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!
An Extraordinary General Meeting (EGM) will be held on 5th December 2019. The purpose of the EGM is to allow Club members to vote on a revision to the Constitution which the committee are proposing. A copy of the proposed amended Constitution can be found here.
Our new Syllabus for 2019-2020 which starts on Thursday 12th September 2019 is available on the Syllabus page. This is packed with excellent speakers, instructional talks, entertaining club nights and helpful practical sessions. Hope you like it! Duncan.
The AGM was successfully and rapidly concluded last week and as a result the club has a new committee for the next year, details of which can be found on the committee page. Thanks to all those who attended the AGM and those who have agreed to serve on the committee – I look forward to working with you over the coming year. Duncan (El Presidente).