Date for the final set subject competition of 2019/2020

The votes are in, and it looks like Thursday, 25th June is the most popular date by just one vote (10 votes for that date and 9 for the others). So our final set subject competition (Old Faces) will take place by Zoom on Thursday, 25th June 2020 at 19:30.

I will send you all a meeting invitation nearer the time. In the meantime, I hope you are all continuing to stay safe.

 

Last chance to vote for next season’s set subjects

After 27 votes the set subjects for next season the top 4 subjects look like this:

  • Nature and Wildlife: 6 votes
  • Flowers and horticulture: 3 votes
  • Abstract: 3 votes
  • Landscapes: 2 votes

If you emailed me your vote or commented on the previous post I have already counted your vote. If you haven’t voted yet, this is your last chance. We are still experimenting with online polling, and I discovered the voting link didn’t appear in the previous message when viewed from my phone. If that happened to you, try this link instead (https://poll.fm/10550218):

 

The final result will be announced tomorrow (Sunday, 16th May).

Message from Mölnlycke Fotoclub

The club has received the following message from Martin Lunden of Mölnlycke Fotoclub.

19 March 2020 (Swedish Inter-club Competition)

Thank you for all the interesting and encouraging comments on the images. We have just looked at them all. Thank you for adding the comments to a PowerPoint presentation as it will make it a lot easier to present it to club members. We don’t know, however, when we will meet next time because of covid-19. If this will take a long time we can share this with the members. It is obvious you have spent quite a lot of time discussing images, so thanks again.

I hope you are all well and that we can stay in touch and be able to visit you in Scotland when this is over.

All the best,
Helen and Martin

MUSSELBURGH CAMERA CLUB MEETINGS CANCELLED

Dear member,

It is with great regret I have to inform you that Musselburgh Camera Club meetings have been cancelled for the rest of the season. I have been in touch with tomorrow evening’s speaker, Derek Clark, and he fully understands. We hope to rebook him next season so we don’t miss learning about documentary and street photography.

The final set subject competition and the club AGM will be postponed until the summer. I will let you know the dates.

In the meantime, I hope you all stay safe and well and continue to enjoy photography. Even if our meetings have stopped, the club carries on. We can stay in touch.

All the best,

Steven

Edinburgh Photographic Society Exhibition This Saturday

The club has received the following message from Doug Berndt, predident of the Edinburgh Photographic Society. It’s short notice but worth a look if you are in Edinburgh today.


EPS is currently displaying the Royal Photographic Society’s Nature Group and Digital Imaging Group’s annual Print Exhibitions.

  1. RPS Nature Group Exhibition – EPS is exhibiting the whole of the Nature Group exhibition consisting of around 130 prints.
  2. RPS Digital Imaging Group Print Exhibition – EPS is exhibiting a selection of the DIG exhibition consisting of 36 prints.

To give non-EPS members the opportunity to view both exhibitions, EPS will open on Saturday Feb 15th between 10:00 am and 4:00 pm (last entry 3:30).
Parking in the immediate vicinity “peripheral zone area” is unrestricted at weekends.

Entrance by £2:00 donation to EPS funds.

Scotland Photographic Roadshow

The club has receive the following message from Colin Jones of The Societies of Photographers, advertising the Scottish Photographic Roadshow in Falkirk on 3rd March 2020.


The Societies of Photographers would like to invite members of Musselburgh Camera Club to attend our next roadshow in Falkirk on Tuesday 3rd March.

These roadshows are the perfect opportunity to catch up with the latest products and services from the trade and gain education from a series of talks.

You can attend these days free of charge and they are open to members and non-members alike.

Register today – https://thesocieties.net/events/stirlingshire/

Trade Show Opening Times: 09:30-15:30

 

Free Masterclass Schedule

10:00-11:00 – Scott Johnson FSWPP Master Photographer – Making MORE money from wedding albums

Have you ever struggled in selling after the wedding has been photographed? Scott will explain his selling strategy has seen his turnover increase by over 40%! Scott will explain how he starts to sell long before the wedding day, and how he gets an average of £500 per wedding AFTER the is over. Strap in, you’re in for a wild ride!

12:00-13:00 – Luke Massey – A Spanish Winter

Join award-winning wildlife photographer & cameraman Luke Massey for a Masterclass on photographing the Spanish landscape. Luke will showcase his imagery from a winter in & around the Picos de Europa national park. An almost unknown area, yet one of Spain’s most stunning destinations.
Sponsored by Sony.

14:00-15:00 – Magdalena Sienicka ASWPP– Inspirations and ideas for Creative children portraits 

What do you think about when you are creating a Child Portrait? Is it only as a photograph to sell to your client or do you think of it as Art for your client to display proudly in their home? For Magdalena, Child Portraits are a piece of Artwork. Like a painter uses their imagination to spread paint on a canvas, a photographer needs to create and prepare for each photo shoot using their imagination, putting little pieces together to create a uniquely beautiful final picture. She will guide you through her unique style in portraiture and share with you how she sees things differently, using her imagination and things she finds around her to create the timeless light airy portraits she is becoming recognised for. Magdalena will show you her images featuring the children and the stories behind these images. You will discover how she works with children and how she poses them. Magdalena will also talk about how she styles each session using simple tricks without spending a fortune on props and dresses.

 

Mentor Me Live At The Roadshow

Have your images critiqued by Christina Lauder FSWPP Master Photographer one of our judges and mentoring specialists – you will get instant feedback and advice on your work from one of our experts.

Each session will give you 30 minutes of individual one-to-one advice.

Please bring with you 20 Images in JPEG format on a USB stick/CD or bring your own laptop.

These sessions will be of particular benefit if you are considering submitting for a qualification, though of course they can be used just to get feedback on your work.

Each session is strictly by appointment only.

Get 30 minutes of one-to-one advice for just £30. To book your mentoring session please email colin@thesocieties.net

 

Exhibitors

Aaduki Multimedia Insurance, Colorworld, Digitalab, Loxley Colour, One Vision Imaging Ltd, Sim Imaging, Sony UK, The Flash Centre, The Societies of Photographers and Wex Photo Videomore exhibitors to be confirmed soon, check our website for the full up to date list.

REGISTER FOR YOUR FREE TICKETS TODAY!

Macdonald Inchyra Hotel, Falkirk, Stirlingshire, FK2 0YB
https://thesocieties.net/events/stirlingshire/

 

16 January 2020 (Members Evening)

On 16th January, Mike Clark introduced club members to trail cameras. These are small, weather-proof cameras which can be left out in the wild for weeks and be programmed to record a video or take a still photograph whenever something triggers the camera’s motion sensor. Mike was surprised at how cheaply you can buy these cameras, and had bought himself a TOGUARD trail camera. Trail cameras are very good at capturing moments you could have spent hours trying and failing to capture with a conventional camera. The camera lies in wait and, if something interesting happens at (say) 4am while you are asleep, the camera will capture it. Every image is time-stamped. Mike’s camera could record images at night using an infra-red light. Mike recommended buying a camera with a good battery life and decent-sized memory card, because the longer you can leave the camera running unattended the better the results.

Mike showed us a collection of images his camera had captured during 2019, from a fox which visited his garden at night, a deer and several birds, to a family of badgers frolicking around their set. The motion sensor was even sensitive enough to pick up a spider walking in front of it! Mike had learned not to be tempted to leave food for the wildlife because you get a lot of similar shots of chewing animals. His best and most natural shots were made by placing the camera in a thoroughfare and waiting for the animals to pass by.

We finished the evening by showing images from the latest Dingwall competition CD.

 

Photo Advice Night This Thursday

This Thursday is photo advice night. Please bring along 1, 2 or 3 prints of any subject. They don’t need to be competition quality. They don’t need to be mounted, but you can bring in a mounted print if you would like feedback on the mounting. We will sit around tables and discuss the prints in front of us. It’s a good opportunity to show your work or get some advice from fellow members.

 

Introduction to Photography

I will be presenting an introduction to photography at Musselburgh Camera Club this Thursday, 19th September 2019. A reminder to bring along a camera if you would like to join the practical demonstrations. A close focusing or macro lens would help, but isn’t compulsory.

The club still needs volunteers to help with the stand at the Musselburgh Communities Day at the Brunton Hall from 11am-3pm on Saturday, 21st September 2019.  If you are passing by the Brunton this Saturday, please drop in.