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 nature of our club meetings may also change, with some of them face-to-face at the Fisherrow Centre and some presented virtually via Zoom videoconference. There may also be some hybrid meetings where we meet at Fisherrow but also broadcast the meeting via Zoom for members who can’t be present. The balance between videoconference and face to face meetings depends on the availability of the Fisherrow Centre in September 2020.

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.

2020

Sep 17       Opening Night, Registration and Presentation of Trophies from 2019/20

                  Digital Projected Image competition submission – 3 JPEGs any subject

Sep 24       Introduction to Photography and Musselburgh Camera Club

                  Speaker: Steven Beard

Oct 01        Photo advice evening

                   Bring a selection of printed images. They do not need to be mounted.

Oct 08        Digital Projected Image Competition

                   Judge: Dougie Allan

Oct 15        DPI competition review

                   A review of the DPI competition entries, with advice.

Oct 22      TO BE ANNOUNCED

                  Either a local Musselburgh speaker or a Zoom videoconference with a remote speaker .

                  Colour print competition submission – 3 prints on any subject, plus 3 JPEGs

Oct 29       Members Show Their Work

                  Up to 3 members show examples of their images or techniques.

Nov 05      Recorded Lecture

Nov 12      Colour Print Competition

                  Judge: Fiona Brims

Nov 19      4 Way Competition, at Stirling

                  With Edinburgh, Kirkcaldy & Stirling
Judge: TBA

                  Black & White print competition submission – 3 B&W prints on any subject, plus 3 JPEGs

Nov 26     TO BE ANNOUNCED

                 A slot that we hope to fill with an external speaker

Dec 03     Match An Image competition, at Musselburgh

                 With  North Berwick Photographic Society
Judge: TBA

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

Dec 10     Black & White Print Competition

                 Judge: Doug Bernt

Dec 19    TO BE CONFIRMED: Christmas Social Evening (Dinner)

                 Ravelston House Hotel (Musselburgh)

2021

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

               Judge: George Todd

               Human portrait print competition submission – 3 prints plus 3 JPEGs

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:  TBC

Feb 04    Audio Visual Evening at Musselburgh

                With  Beeslack Penicuik Camera Club

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

              Judge: Jennifer Davidson

Feb 18   Speaker – Andy Bennets

              Astrophotography & Action Photography

Feb 23   3 WAY INTERCLUB COMPETITION at Haddington

    With Musselburgh, Beeslack & Haddington

Feb 25  TO BE ANNOUNCED

               Either a local Musselburgh speaker or a Zoom videoconference with a remote speaker .

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:  Joe Fowler

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

Apr 22        OUTDOOR PHOTOSHOOT

                   Subject to weather

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

                Followed by refreshments.

All meetings are held in room G3 at The Fisherrow Centre on Thursday evenings at 7:00 for 7:30pm unless otherwise stated (alternative attendance by Zoom videoconference may be possible).

Syllabus subject to change at short notice.