With the judging of our Annual competition last night by Roy Smith from Ayr, we have now completed all of our competitions for the year. The results of the League and announcement of Most Improved Photographer and Member of the Year were made at the Club Night last night and are now available on the website. Congratulations to all the winners and thanks to everyone who enters our competitions and the Jane Turnbull for coordinating all our competition entries. Trophies will be collected in, engraved and distributed in due course. Let’s hope we get to meet for our annual dinner and prize giving in a few months time!!
We are very much looking forward to having David Garthwaite talk to us about ‘Fine Art – A Workflow’ on the 15th April and in advance of his talk we can all have alook at his photos on this site http://www.dgshot.uk/ . Hopefully this will allow us to improve our own workflows especially for those of us interested in Fine Art Photography.
Our line up of events for April looks very exciting. We begin the month on the 1st with our very popular Picture a Quarter where we enjoy seeing photographs our members have taken over the last 3 months. It is always a very relaxed enjoyable evening chatting about where we have all been with our cameras and seeing the interesting things we have snapped. We have our Annual Competition on the 8th when we welcome judge Roy Smith DPAGB AFIAP Hon SPF from South Ayrshire to join us via Zoom and give his appraisal and constructive critique of our images. On the 15th April we are very much looking forward to a Zoom presentation by David Garthwaite a skilled fine art photographer from Leeds. David specialises in Black and White Landscape, architecture, portrait and product photography. On the 22nd April we welcome Colleen Slater a creative, macro photography specialist from Brighton. Colleen has an interest in the smaller things in life, whether insects or flowers, her evocative atmospheric and intimate images draw attention to the ordinary, often unnoticed things in the everyday world. Her latest images reveal close up details found in the urban environment.
Picture of the month for April is ‘Cold and Steamy’ by club member David Hatton
Kinross Camera Club
Kinross Camera Club is a very friendly group and welcomes everyone interested in photography whether you are experienced or a beginner or would just like to meet up with others with a similar interest. We would love to see you at one of our club nights on Thursdays which are held via Zoom at 19.30 ( virtual doors open from 19.20 ) If you would like to join the club or find out more about what we do, please contact firstname.lastname@example.org
We have a great line up of evenings in March. We begin the month with talks by club members Bill Paton and John StClair. Bill will be treating us all, using his fantastic images, to journey with him to Australia and John will be entertaining and inspiring us all with a talk called ‘Another Photo Miscellany’.
On the 11th March we have our League 3 Competition judged by Charles Summers and on 18th March we will be welcoming an exceptionally talented amateur photographer Joe Gilhooley from Loanhead, Midlothian to present his talk ‘If I Can Do It, So Can You’. Our annual joint meeting with Scotish Wildlife Trust will be held on 25th March. This year we are very excited and honoured to be welcoming Moira Gardner FRPS from Fife to present her talk ‘Wildlife of Costa Rica, Peru and Ecuador’. We are very much looking forward to seeing her stunning images of exotic wildlife and to hear first hand about her incredible photography adventures to South America.
This month’s image : European Timber Wolves by Dave Martin
Our next evening on Nov. 19th will be an exciting two-parter with Bill giving us a talk about both Hong Kong and Malaysia and then to be followed by a workshop on converting slides to digital by Gerry and Duncan. So come along and get your future holiday plans updated and those Kodachromes out of the attic.
Our next speaker on Sept. 24th will be Gavin Ritchie. Gavin is a landscape photographer based near Perth who is passionate about the beauty of our local landscape. He runs workshops and one-to-one tuition across Scotland.
Our 2020-21 season has got off to a great start this September. On our opening night on the 10th we were treated to a preview of the new Syllabus, we announced the winners of all of last years trophies, and Stewart Niven gave us an excellent slide show of a circumnavigation round Iceland.
Our first external speaker was Neil Scott on the 17th. Neil is well known in Scottish photography being an SPF judge and a long serving member of both the Edinburgh Photographic Society and Midlothian Camera Club. His talk ‘In my mind’s eye’ was a thought-provoking and visually rewarding exploration of his approach to creating images.
In these times of coronavirus we have had to adapt how we function. As a result we are unable to meet physically so we have developed a fully online ‘virtual’ syllabus. Our meetings will be using the Zoom video conference software.
We have been using Zoom very successfully since lockdown started in March and we continued meeting in that way right through the summer. Attendance has been very healthy and it has been a wonderful way of keeping in touch with each other and up to date with our photography.
You can find out what’s in store for the new season on our Syllabus page.
On Thursday 25th June we welcome back Joe Houghton to our Virtual Club Night at the earlier than usual time of 19:00. Joe will be take images which members have submitted and ‘develop’ them live in Lightroom. It will be a fascinating to see how another photographer processes one’s image and there’s bound to be software tricks to learn too!