Next Club Nights
2019-20 syllabus (Note changes to printed Syllabus on 11th Feb, 3rd and 17th March)
February 11th ‘Rucksack Diary: Travelling Around South America’ by Diane Smillie
February 18th ‘Art In Photography‘ by Clive Watkins. Clive will give a talk on the history and development of photography covering its influences from, and its impact on, traditional art. www.siglov.co.uk
March 17th ‘Land of the Midnight Sun‘ by Malcolm Boddie. Our very own Malcolm Boddie will give a presentation on a recent trip to Norway.
The Competition Entry System (Members Only)
Competition Galleries 2019-20
Third Print Competition
Third PDI Competition
Third Beginners PDI Competition
Local Photographic News
The Milngavie CE Centre, where the club meets, is under threat due to some very ill-conceived plans being brought forward by the council. Read more>
Black Grouse Leks: An Important Message Received from The RSPB
“There is a black grouse lek close to Milngavie and Bearsden. In previous years we [the RSPB] have been concerned by the number of photographers approaching and even camping on the lek site and indeed, we believe this may be one of the reasons the birds have been absent from it for the past couple of years. The birds seem to be using the site again and we are really keen to ensure that they remain undisturbed.”
This view has been endorsed by 2 very experienced nature photographers in our club, John and Neil. Members should speak to either of these photographers if they have further questions. Club members and those living in the Greater Glasgow Area are asked to abide by this advice.
As part of our Code of Conduct, Milngavie and Bearsden Camera Club endorses the Nature Photographers’ Code of Practice published by the RSPB (a copy is available here at the Cornwall Bird Watching and Preservation Society) We ask all nature photographers to remember the guiding idea of The Code that “The welfare of the subject is more important than the photograph.”
Former Speaker, David Gilliver, who gave a great lecture at the club in 2016, now has his own solo show.
David Gilliver’s Solo Show at Scotia Gallery
Friday 7th February- Wednesday 11 March, Mon-Sat. 9.00 am to 5.30 pm at the, Scotia Gallery, 7-9 Derby Street, Finneston, Glasgow G3 7TJ. Launch Night Friday 7th February 6-8 pm Meet the Artist. Light Refreshment and Snacks. All Welcome
Lillie Art Gallery Milngavie
Street Level Photoworks – Scotland’s Far North
Saturday 15th February, Doors Open at 2pm. Runs till Thursday 12th March.
Opening Times Tuesday – Saturday 10am to 1pm and 2pm to 5pm
Scottish Photographic Circle
Open 11th January- 14th February 2020, Tuesday-Saturday 10-1PM and 2-5PM, Auld Kirk Museum, Cowgate, Kirkintilloch G66 1HN
Street Level Photoworks (Trongate, Glasgow)
If you would like to see an ongoing programme of photographic exhibitions in Glasgow check out the What’s On page of Street Level Photoworks based at 103 Trongate, Glasgow, G1 5HD. This organisation also has a range of very useful film-based photographic equipment and digital imaging facilities.
Milngavie and Bearsden Camera Club is a photographic society open to those with a keen interest in photography. Club activities are centred on weekly meetings, held on a Tuesday evening between late September and April at the Community Education Centre in Milngavie. For enquiries about membership, please e-mail the club secretary.