Syllabus 2020 – 2021

The Covid-19 crisis has meant that it has taken longer than usual to prepare a syllabus for Musselburgh Camera Club for the 2020/21 season. The Fisherrow Centre, where we normally meet, is not available until further notice, which means most of our meetings will take place by Zoom videoconference unless stated otherwise. After the Fisherrow Centre has opened, our meetings may still be different from the usual format and we may still run some meetings by Zoom videoconference.

Note that we are currently planning to start two weeks later than usual this year. The syllabus is subject to change at short notice as we learn more about the situation. An extra club meeting has been arranged for September 10th to inform current members of the latest plans.


Sep 10       Extraordinary Club Meeting, by Zoom teleconference

                  Learn about our latest plans for the coming season.

Sep 17       Opening Night, Registration, Introduction and Presentation of Trophies from 2019/20. Trophies to be presented virtually by Zoom teleconference and delivered individually.

                  Host: George Todd

                  Digital Projected Image competition submission – 3 JPEGs any subject

Sep 24        Outdoor Photoshoot Round Up

                   Share your experiences of a recent, socially-distanced photoshoot.

Oct 01        Photo advice evening, by Zoom teleconference

                   Bring 1-3 digital images and we will have a round table discussion and advice session by Zoom.

Oct 08        Digital Projected Image Competition, by Zoom teleconference

                   Judge: Dougie Allan

Oct 15        DPI competition review, by Zoom teleconference

                   A review of the DPI competition entries, with advice.

Oct 22      International Swedish Members Evening

                  Join Helen and Martin Lunden, and members of Mölnlycke Fotoclubb, Gothenburg, for an evening of chat and image sharing.

                  “Colour print” competition submission – 3 JPEGs on any subject, with or without a border.

Oct 29       Members Show Their Work, by Zoom teleconference

                  A round-table (round-Zoom?) discussion where members show examples of their images or techniques.

Nov 05      Recorded Lecture, by Zoom teleconference

Nov 12      “Colour Print” Competition, by Zoom teleconference

                  Judge: Fiona Brims

Nov 18      4 Way Competition, hosted by Stirling, format to be announced

                  With Edinburgh, Kirkcaldy & Stirling
Judge: TBA

Nov 19    Outdoor Photoshoot Round Up

              Share your experiences of a recent, socially-distanced photoshoot.

                  Black & White print competition submission – 3 B&W JPEGs on any subject, with or without a border.

Nov 26     Speaker to be confirmed

                Either a  Zoom videoconference with a remote speaker or a photoshoot

Dec 03     International Dutch Members Evening

                Join Hans van der Boom and Denise Gielen for a photographic tour of The Netherlands.

                 Set Subject A submission – 3 JPEGs on the subject of “Nature and Wildlife”

Dec 10     “Black & White Print” Competition, by Zoom teleconference

                 Judge: Doug Berndt

Dec 17    TO BE CONFIRMED: Christmas Social Evening (Dinner)

                 Ravelston House Hotel (Musselburgh)


Jan 07    Set Subject A Competition on the theme of “Nature and Wildlife”

               Judge: Joe Fowler

               Human portrait print competition submission – 3 JPEGs, with or without a border. TO BE CONFIRMED. MIGHT CHANGE TO PRINTS.

Jan 14    Pecha Kucha Evening

               Bring 10 images (yours or others) and talk about each of them for 20 seconds

Jan 21   Speaker – Gordon Terris

               Building of the Queensferry Crossing in pictures

               Set Subject B submission – 3 JPEGs on the subject of “Landscapes”

Jan 28    Human Portrait Print Competition

               Judge:  Simon Wooton

Feb 04    Audio Visual Evening at Musselburgh

                With  Beeslack Penicuik Camera Club

Feb 11    Set Subject B Competition on the theme of “Landscapes”

              Judge: Jennifer Davidson

Feb 18   Speaker – Andy Bennets

              Astrophotography & Action Photography

Feb 23   3 WAY INTERCLUB COMPETITION hosted by Haddington

    With Musselburgh, Beeslack & Haddington

Feb 25     Match An Image competition, hosted by Musselburgh

                 With  North Berwick Photographic Society
Judge: TBA

Mar 04   An Evening with Musselburgh Art Club

               Set Subject C submission – 3 JPEGs on the subject of “Flowers and Horticulture”

Mar 11     Swedish Inter-club Competition
Members judge images provided by Mölnlycke Fotoclubb, Gothenburg

Mar 18     Speaker – Derek Clark

                 Documentary & street photography

Mar 25      Set Subject C Competition on the theme of “Flowers and Horticuture”

                  Judge:  George Todd

Apr 01       Quiz Night

                   Presented by: Joe Fowler

Apr 08       Speaker – Libby Smith

                  Subject: Photoshop

 Apr 15      Digital Knockout Competition

                  Bring a JPEG for a digital knockout competition
Subject: Abstract


                   Subject to weather

Apr 29     Annual General Meeting (AGM) and Presentation of Trophies

                Followed by refreshments (we hope).

Meetings are normally held in room G3 at The Fisherrow Centre on Thursday evenings at 7:00 for 7:30pm. However, for 2020/21 all meetings will be held by Zoom videoconference unless otherwise stated.

Syllabus subject to change at short notice.