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.
Thanks to Jim Todd for organising a trip to North Berwick. It certainly was worth the 5 am start. Below are images of photographers I caught doing their thing.
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.
I should have noted that Jim Tod’s seascapes masterclass takes place on Saturday, 21st September 2019. The autumn trossachs shoot takes place on either Saturday, 19th or Sunday 20th October, depending on Scotland’s rugby fixtures.
The opening night for the 2019-2020 season takes place at the Fisherrow centre room G3 at 7:30pm this Thursday, 5th September. Come along to meet new members or try out the club, have some tea and chat and hear what the new season has to offer.
Click here to check out the latest syllabus on the web site.
NOTE: Submission for the Digital Projected Image competition is due on Thursday, 12th September 2019, only one week later. It’s time to select and prepare your three images. Please scale your images so they fit within a 1600 x 1200 rectangle and save them as JPEG files. I can show beginners how to do this on the opening night.
Events Coming Up
There are some events coming up which might be of interest to photographers:
Musselburgh Camera Club will have an exhibit at the 2019 Flower Show hosted by the Musselburgh Horticultural Society.
Click here for a full description.
Please come along to the Brunton Hall this coming Saturday, 24th August between 1pm and 4:30pm and support your club. Better still, bring your camera and photograph some of the exhibits on display.
Click here for a gallery of photos from previous shows.
Tamron SP 150-600mm f5/6.3 lens Nikon Fit Mint Condition.
Glass scratch free, body completely clean with no marks, No dust or mould in lens.
Full working order and pristine condition.
comes with lens hood, both lens caps and original box and paperwork. If you have a Nikon DSLR and want a long zoom lens at a good price this is the lens for you. Ideal for aircraft and wildlife photography
This lens has been well protected and has produced some great results (happy to show images)
Any questions just ask Mike Clark
Good price for club members
For the benefit of any members who couldn’t make it to last week’s AGM, here are the set subjects chosen for the 2019-2020 season:
- A – Travel
- B – Wildlife
- C – Old Faces
The first competition takes place on 9th January 2020, so there is plenty of time to gather some images on those subjects. The next season starts on Thursday, 5th September 2019.
There are no volunteers signed up on the tea list for 4th April or 11th April 2019. Please can someone bring in some milk tomorrow evening.
This week we had our annual Pecha Kucha night, which gives as many members as possible the opportunity to give a short presentation and show 10 images on any subject of their choosing.
Before the evening began, we completed last week’s “abstract” set subject competition by showing 3 images from Kevin Johnson which had not been included. The result gave Kevin one of the top images (a spectacular image of bubbles called “Bubs”, which received 19 points). Kevin’s score of 49 points puts him in joint 4th place and gives him a place on the league table (click here for details).
9 members had brought collections of images, which was just enough to fill the evening with interesting presentations. Joe began by showing some of his travel images from the past and told us the story behind each one (including how he once lost the location of his hotel when staying in New York). I showed my first photography project with a digital camera, in which I borrowed the Bill The Pony cuddly toy from a, now defunct, Tolkien web site called “Imladris”, which featured photographs showing the pony enjoying a tour of the world. Gavin showed us photographs he took during a training exercise for the Scottish Marshalling rescue service, showing how the team need to cover for both the ambulance and fire service. Mike showed us some of the street photography images which he hadn’t submitted for the next set subject competition. Malcolm and Lorraine showed us some fabulous images from their recent holiday in New Zealand, and Jennifer showed us a selection of her wildlife images. Alan showed us some historical photographs from his veterinary career and a large print made with some poster making software. Catriona and Sandra showed images from photographers they admired and would like to emulate. Finally, Liz had brought along a collection of hundred year-old postcards for members to look at while having tea. Overall it was an entertaining and enjoyable evening with a good mix of subjects.
For those of you who saw the pinhole lens I was showing during the tea break, you might find one in the UK by inserting the words “pinhole lens for Nikon” or “pinhole lens for Canon” into a search engine. My own lens is made by Skink Pinhole Pancake in Germany, who are (unfortunately) no longer selling them via Amazon.
Next week we have a members evening. Simon Wilkinson, Ken Sharp and Mike Clark have offered to show us some of their work.
Please don’t forget to sign the tea list. We wouldn’t have had any tea this evening if it wasn’t for Jennifer kindly rushing off at the beginning of the evening to buy us some milk.