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.
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.
A look back at the North Berwick competition and a look forward to the Monochrome competition.
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.
Theme Competition Judge: – Neil Spowart
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.
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.
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?
Hand in for Audiovisual competition.
Rich Dyson LRPS, and Edinburgh based professional photographer will talk about a recent shoot in Namibia.