6th June 20241
Motherwell Photographic Society currently have an exhibition of pictures in an empty shop in Motherwell town centre. (Opposite One Beyond)
Next week (13th June) member Douglas McEwen is doing a demonstration on using the club mount cutter. Summer meetings start at 7.00pm.

6th May 20241
Motherwell Photographic Society is now meeting informally from 7pm to 9pm in Holytown Community Centre following a successful season of competitions, practical evenings, portfolio viewings and guest speakers.
A selection of members’ prints is currently on display in the shop window at 61 Brandon Parade South in Motherwell Shopping Centre. The prints, which are on show until 8th July, will be swapped out for different ones in a few weeks’ time.
Motherwell Photographic Society meets on a Thursday evening in Holytown Community Centre, Stevenston Street, Holytown, ML1 4RG. As always, anyone with an interest in photography, no matter your level, is welcome to attend.

25th April 2024

MPS Awards April 2024

The closing social and presentation of trophies took place tonight.
The results are as follows.

The Invercauld Trophy – Photographer of the Year
Winner – Linda Greenhill
2 – Wullie Graham
3 – Rodger Shearer

The Tom Dixon Quaich - Projected Images
Winner – William Graham
2 – Rodger Shearer
3 – Linda Greenhill

Adams Buchers Trophy -Advanced Landscape and General
Winner – Linda Greenhill
2 – Rodger Shearer
3 – William Graham

Holytown Community Centre Trophy – Advanced Portraits
Winner – Linda Greenhill
2 – Wullie Graham
3 – Dominic Smith

The Bill McKelvie Memorial Trophy – Most 1sts in all Main Competitions
Joint Winners – Margaret Dewar, Wullie Graham, Linda Greenhill & Rodger Shearer

The Molly Shearer Trophy – Highest Scoring Print
Winners - William Graham

The Hugh Shaw Memorial Trophy
Winner – William Graham

The Moira J Gore Trophy – Beginners
Winner – Ashley Hanlon

James T Adams Trophy – Beginner scoring the most points in all competitions
Winner – Ashley Hanlon

The Fergus Smith Memorial Trophy - Theme Competitions
Winner – Linda Greenhill
Images - Joint Winners – Linda Greenhill & Rodger Shearer
Prints – Linda Greenhill

18th April 2024
There was a good turnout of members for the AGM
The office bearers gave reports and the accounts were approved.
The following committee was elected
President Colin Cameron
Vice President Rodger Shearer
Secretary Margaret Dewar
Treasurer Bill Robison
Competition Secretary Wilson Murray
Syllabus Secretary Dominic Smith
Ordinary Committee members
David Anderson
Thomas McGinn
Brian Saberton

28th March 2024
Cameron Scott from Carluke judged the last competition of the season. The competition was for the Hugh Shaw Memorial trophy and was won by Wullie Graham with a self portrait entitled "Cracking Up"
The full results are as follows:-
1st “Cracking Up" by Wullie Graham
2nd= "Lost in the Moment" by Linda Greenhill
2nd= "At the Edge of the World" by Rodger Shearer
3rd= “Hobby" by Rodger Shearer"
3rd= "Rain Soaked Puffin" by Linda Greenhill
3rd= "3D Picture" by Wullie Graham

21st March 2024
Owing to a last minute change the guest speaker tonight was Cameron Scott from Carluke Camera Club. Cameron came to the rescue at the last minute when the speaker on the syllabus was taken ill. He is a member of the Progressive Street Gang of Photographers. His work has featured in magazines and exhibitions. He is a supporting photographer at the Centre of British Documentary Photography.
Cameron gave a presentation on documentary photography containing images in his favoured black and white, high contrast style. He takes most of his photographs using a wide-angle lens and gets very close to his subjects both physically and emotionally. Many of the images in Cameron’s presentation were taken at public marches supporting industrial action and anti-racism demonstrations in Glasgow and the West of Scotland. The images were powerful and thought provoking.
The club are grateful to Cameron for filling a void in the syllabus.

14th March 2024
Tonight the members viewed the annual Glasgow District Photographic Union Digital Portfolio. Each club in the GDPU was invited to enter four images from four different Authors in three different sections.
The club had a fantastic result with eight images being accepted into the portfolio. In the monochrome section the club members were delighted to see that “Father’s Love” by William Graham had been awarded twenty points. Also accepted in the monochrome section were “Futurama” by Dominic Smith and “Barbara and Billy” by Linda Greenhill. In the colour section “Eyes on the Prize” by Dominic Smith and “Very Rock ‘n Roll” by Linda Greenhill were accepted. In the nature section “Hobby” by Rodger Shearer, “Buff Tailed Bumble Bee Feeding” by Dominic Smith and “Red Squirrel Reflection” by Linda Greenhill were accepted into the Portfolio.
The club members enjoyed viewing the images on display and giving their own thoughts on them.

7th March 2024
The latest meeting of Motherwell Photographic Society was a practical night giving the club members the opportunity to try some table top photography. There were some vintage cameras and various travel themed items for members to photograph. Members worked together to assist each other with lighting and arranging their chosen items.
The next meeting on the 14th March club members will view the Glasgow District Photographic Union’s annual portfolio. This is also the hand in deadline for entries for the Hugh Shaw Memorial Trophy. Members can enter up to five prints on any subject into this competition.