26th September 2019
The first image competition was judged by Fiona Brimms from Stirling Camera Club, the results were as follows.
1st On the Head Son by Dominic Smith
2nd= Birds-nest Hair by Andrea Fraser
2nd= Purple Tulip by Andrea Fraser
3rd= On the Way Home by Linda Greenhill
3rd= Malta by Carmen Lopez
19th September 2019
At their meeting on 19th September, members of Motherwell Photographic Society had the opportunity to view the Royal Photographic Society’s Wildlife Portfolio for 2019 which comprises the best images from a competition organised by the RPS Nature Group. In previous years the portfolio has provided a stunning selection of images and this year was no exception with some superb pictures of insects, birds, animals and plants photographed in their natural environments. The main portfolio was presented in audio visual style but for the second half of the meeting the members took the opportunity to study the top award winners individually. This proved to be a lively and entertaining session as the members discussed and debated the merits of over 50 pictures and analysed the possible techniques used to achieve such a high standard of photography.
Next week is the clubs' first projected digital image competition of the season and will be judged by Fiona Brimms.
6th September 2019
The new season began with an Open Evening held in Holytown Community Centre. It was very well attended with members old and new enjoying the opportunity to meet and discuss their summer activities. Linda Greenhill, the Club President, welcomed everyone to the start of the new season and outlined the upcoming syllabus. It promises to be very interesting with excellent speakers and a variety of practical nights scheduled over the coming months.
To demonstrate the type of activities club members get involved in, a laptop was running a slideshow of some of the members’ digital images whilst a series of prints were also on display. For some practical experience, the lighting system had been set up in the hall, allowing people to try their hand at portrait and still life photography.
At next week’s meeting the speaker will be Janet Russell whose presentation is entitled “My Pictures”. This promises to be a great night of photography.
It is also the hand-in night for the first Projected Image competition. The rules for the competitions are elsewhere on the web site.