30th November 2023
Tonight Nadin Dunnigan gave a presentation entitled “From Amateur to Pro – a Photographic Journey”. Nadin was a wedding and portrait photographer for many years, but now mainly does commercial photography. She displayed her early and most recent images.and also explained the camera equipment and software she uses and passed on useful tips for taking portraits in natural light.
Next week's meeting will be the annual Members’ Night, when club members have the opportunity to share images that may not usually be seen by other members.

23rd November 2023
Members were delighted to welcome guest speaker Ken Lindsay who is a member of Eastwood Photographic Society and has visited the club several times over the years. On this occasion we were treated to two presentations. The first one, “Travels to Antarctica” showcased Ken’s images taken on a cruise that visited the Falkland Islands, South Georgia and Antarctica. We were shown images of various species of penguins, seabirds and seals. There were also images of spectacular glaciers and icebergs. Ken’s second presentation “Travels to China” contained images taken on two separate trips to China. The first trip was to Chinese cities including Beijing, Shanghai and Hong Kong. Ken also displayed images of the Great Wall and portraits of local people. The second trip was a specialist photography tour which gave him the opportunity to photograph fishing towns, farmers and people in traditional outfits. The talk was enjoyed by the large turnout of members who thought it was both interesting and inspirational.

16th November 2023
Neil Barlow from Cowal Camera Club judged the second Digital Image Competition of the season tonight. He gave a constructive critique on all the images and the results were as below.

1st “White Lily in Blue Vase” by Margaret Dewar
2nd= “The Slayer Waits ” by Linda Greenhill
2nd= “Push on Through” by Wullie Graham,
2nd= "Bald Eagle" by Rodger Shearer
2nd= "Neon Daylight" by Wullie Graham
3rd= “Calm Down Boys” by Dominic Smith
3rd= “A Blast of Summer” by Margaret Dewar
3rd= “Electrifying” by Douglas McEwen
3rd= "Hide and seek" by Wullie Graham

9th November 2023
At the the meeting tonight the members viewed the Scottish Photographic Federation 2023 Portfolio. This is an annual competition open to member clubs which is judged by three independent judges. In the monochrome print section there were 217 entries from 20 clubs with the top 74 prints accepted into the portfolio. In the colour print section there were 297 entries from 20 clubs with the top 85 prints accepted into the portfolio. In the projected digital image section there were 533 entries from 26 clubs with the top 175 images accepted into the portfolio.
The club was delighted to have the following photographs accepted into the portfolio. In the monochrome prints section William Graham scored 15 out of 15 with “Father’s Love”. In the projected digital image section Rodger Shearer scored 14 out of 15 with “Island of Dreams”. William Graham and Linda Greenhill both scored 13 out of 15 for their images “Time to Clock Off” and “It’s Anyone’s Race” respectively.

SPF Portfolio2 Nov23

SPF Portfolio1 Nov23

2nd November 2023

The annual theme competition took place tonight. This is always a fun night giving the club members the opportunity to become judges for the evening as the members score each other’s images. The themes this year were “A Peaceful Place” for the digital images and ”Liquid” for the prints.
After counting the points awarded in the digital image section there was a three-way tie for first place. After a further round of voting the joint winners were Rodger Shearer with “Ancient Village” and Linda Greenhill with “The Japanese Garden”. Linda Greenhill was also third with “The Quiraing”. Rodger will select the theme for the digital image section of next year’s theme competition.
In the print section Linda Greenhill was awarded first place with “Spin” and second place with “Cheers”. Dominic Smith and Rodger Shearer were joint third place with “Oil and Water” and “Linn Jaw Falls” respectively. Linda will select the theme for the print section of next year’s theme competition.
The overall winner was Linda Greenhill whose print “Spin” received the highest score on the night. Linda will be presented with the Fergus Smith Memorial Trophy at the annual awards evening in April.

26th October 2023
The guest speaker tonight was Hub Singer Camera Club member Angus Johnston. He entertained us with “A Musical Evening with Angus Johnston”, showing a variety of images that he had taken from 1956 up to the present day and were accompanied by carefully selected music. All the images on display were taken in Scotland and included landscapes, cityscapes, seascapes, nature, sport and highland games. The quality of the images was amazing and the members had a very inspiring and entertaining evening.

19th October 2023
The trip to The Falkirk wheel has been cancelled due to the weather forecast.

12th October 2023
There were 51 prints entered across three sections in the first print competition of the season.
Colin McLatchie from Eastwood Photographic Society was the judge for the evening. Colin gave constructive feedback on the prints explaining how he felt they could be improved both technically and in the choice of photographic paper.
In the beginners’ section Ashley Hanlon was awarded first, second and third place with her prints entitled “How to Train your Dog”, “Thingvellir National Park” and “Journey to Bala” respectively.
In the advanced portrait section Dominic Smith was first with “Disdainful Look”, Douglas McEwen was second with “Determined” and Wullie Graham was third with “Cracking Up”.
In the advanced Landscape and General section Linda Greenhill was first with “Leaning into the Bend”, Dominic Smith with “All Weather Sport” and Linda Greenhill with “The Chase” shared second equal place and Linda Greenhill with “Rain-Soaked Puffin”, Wullie Elliott with “Sunrise on the Clyde” and Douglas McEwen with “Electrifying” shared third place.

5th October 2023
The latest meeting was a portrait night. Members had the opportunity to photograph the model, Ashley, in two different outfits. She was was an excellent model and members were delighted with the images they took.

2023 Oct Practical Night