Calendar

Nov
22
Thu
2018
North Berwick Competition. @ Abbey Church , North Berwick.
Nov 22 @ 7:30 pm – 9:30 pm

Annual head to head with the bucket & spade brigade.

Note that this is on  THURSDAY. , not Tuesday, because North Berwick is still on the Julian Calendar. As NB are “At home” this year, the event will be in the Abbey Church Hall in Church road, NB at 8:00pm . Don’t be late.

Nov
24
Sat
2018
Scotland- The Big Picture. @ Royal College of Physicians
Nov 24 @ 7:30 pm – 9:30 pm

 

Organised by Peter Cairns, who fronted the (sadly defunct )  Scottish Nature Photography Festivals at Battleby, this is an appeal for a replacement and repair of the natural ecosystems of Scotland, depleted by centuries of human activity. The people involved are photographers , filmmakers , ecologists and communicators who are building a case for the “rewilding” of the Scottish environment that means more than just bears and beavers.

Expect some superb imagery.

Nov
27
Tue
2018
Members’ Night. Review of NB competition and preparation for Monochrome competition. @ Poldrate granary building, floor 3.
Nov 27 @ 7:45 pm – 9:45 pm

A look back at the North Berwick competition and a look forward to the Monochrome competition.

Dec
4
Tue
2018
Guest speaker : Mark Reeves @ Poldrate granary building, floor 3.
Dec 4 @ 7:45 pm – 9:45 pm

Hand in night for the Fiona Govan Nature competition.

Mark Reeves takes landscapes with a twist. Some of his work may be seen here

Landscape can cover a wide range, from absolute realism to abstraction.

Dec
11
Tue
2018
Theme Competition. @ Poldrate granary building.
Dec 11 @ 7:45 pm – 9:45 pm

Theme Competition  Judge: – Neil Spowart

Jan
8
Tue
2019
Review of Theme competition and requirements for Annual competition. @ Floor 3, Poldrate Granary Building.
Jan 8 @ 7:45 pm – 9:45 pm

Hand in night  for Monochrome Competition.

We will look back at the theme competition results and forward to the club’s Annual competition, with some comment on the audio visual competition too.

 

Jan
15
Tue
2019
Fiona Govan Nature competition. @ Poldrate granary building , floor 3.
Jan 15 @ 7:45 pm – 9:45 pm

Nature competitions are subject to stricter, “no editing ” rules than most others.

Except this one.

Fiona Govan , who died in 2016, was a keen photographer of wildlife and nature in general. Fiona was less keen on competitions with too many rules and on some judges, so this one is judged by the members, not by an external judge. We will give out a voting sheet on the night.

 

Jan
22
Tue
2019
How to make money from photography. @ Poldrate granary building, floor 3.
Jan 22 @ 7:45 pm – 9:45 pm

Could you turn your hobby into profit? We will hear from members who have sold images.

Photojournalism is a dying trade. As cellphone cameras continue to improve, members of the public increasingly report news to the media. As a result, newspapers and agencies have been reducing or completely closing their photographic departments.  Passing a dramatic image to local or national papers maybe makes sense – but should you do it for nothing, while they fire their staff photographers? Does the BBC pay for the “weather watchers” images they show every night? Well, no they don’t. But they do pay their newreaders £300-550,000 a year. Time for a rethink maybe?

 

Jan
29
Tue
2019
Rich Dyson LRPS will talk about a recent phototrip to Namibia. @ Poldrate granary building, floor 3.
Jan 29 @ 7:45 pm – 9:45 pm

Hand in for Audiovisual competition.

Rich Dyson LRPS, and Edinburgh based professional photographer will talk about a recent shoot in Namibia.

Rich Dyson’s Website.

Feb
5
Tue
2019
Monochrome Competition. @ Floor 3, Poldrate granary building
Feb 5 @ 7:45 pm – 9:45 pm

Hand in night for DPI entries for Annual Competition.

“Monochrome”, 5 February ’19 – Neil Scott .