Milngavie and Bearsden Camera Club is a progressive and enthusiastic photographic society with 73 members, open to those with a keen interest in advancing their enjoyment and skills in photography. Club activities are centred on weekly meetings, held on a Tuesday evening between late September and April. These normally take place in person at the Community Education Centre in Milngavie although occasional Zoom meetings take place during the season. For enquiries about membership, offers of lectures from experienced speakers, or comments, please read the About page and e-mail the club secretary. Alternatively, you can use the contact form on our ‘About‘ page. Any questions or suggestions for the website will be welcomed by the web editor.
Enter a Competition (Members only)
See the competitions dates page for the club year 2023-2024. Please note the Hand-in Dates. Competition entries for club members only are made through https://compent.photoentry.uk/compent. Members are reminded that all entries in past competitions can also be viewed in photoentry.
2nd Competition 2023/24 – Tuesday 28th November 2023
A special thank you goes to our external judge Campbell Skinner, both for the time taken in evaluating all images and, thereafter, for his positive approach and encouraging critique on the evening
Prints 1st Prize
Prints 2nd Equal
Prints 3rd Equal
DPI 1st Prize
DPI 2nd Equal
DPI 3rd Equal
These pictures together with highly commended images and the full results of the competition can be found in the Competitions Section of the website. All placed and highly commended images will be placed in members’ individual galleries. (If you don’t have a gallery, you should have!!! 🙂 🙂 🙂 )
Season Syllabus 2023-24
Under the management of our Syllabus Secretary Elaine Prior, a wide range of of new speakers and presenters have been secured and the new season is underway. For the coming season 2023-24 we will return to the pre-pandemic situation of meeting in person. Only a small number of lectures will be available on Zoom, that is, generally during some of the winter months or when distant or international speakers present via the internet .
NEXT MEETING Tues 5th My Wildlife Wanderings Speaker: Ron McCombe
Tues 12th Passion for Wildlife Speaker: Kevin Pigney
Tues 19th Members Christmas Social Night Venue: TBC
Tues 9th Black & White Competition Judge: Rob Davis HAND IN BY 9TH DEC
Tues 16th SUBJECT TBC Club Members Evening
Tues 23rd 3rd League Competition Judge: Clive Watkins HAND IN BY 9TH JAN
Tues 30th Totie Photies Speaker: Jacki Gordon
Visit the Syllabus Section of the Website for the full programme for Season 2023-24
MBCC Welcomes Guest Lecturer Colin Prior
On Tuesday 21st November, we were delighted to be joined by Scottish based and internationally acclaimed landscape photographer Colin Prior. His presentation was titled ‘Inspired – My creative influences shaped my own world’. Amongst other topics, it included his travels to the stunning Karakoram Mountains in Pakistan, his British Airways commissions together with the creative images in his ground breaking documentary book , Fragile – Birds, Eggs and Habitats. Later in the evening he gave members a preview into his current ongoing Scottish landscape project. The image below pictures Colin (centre) flanked by Club President Duncan and Syllabus Secretary Elaine.
Returning Member – John Stringer
The Club is delighted to welcome back to the fold former member John Stringer. John has already provided images for his new gallery
New Member Gallery – Ian Watt
Congratulations to Ian for being the first of the 2023-4 New Members to provide images for the creation of his New Gallery. All of Ian’s images can be viewed here
Norman McNab wins Judges Choice at the 2023 Scottish Photographic Federation Annual Portfolios
Many congratulations to Norman for winning an SPF Judges Choice for his Mono Print – Kilchurn Church. Details of MBCC members who submitted commendations for there prints submitted for this year’s awards will follow shortly in the National Recognition section of the website.
A special mention must also go to Competitions Secretary David Ritchie. In addition to organising internal competitions, David has worked tirelessly on constructing our portfolio for these national awards over many years. David’s meticulous selection of current club images has ensured that MBCC is recognised in the upper echelons of Scottish Club Photography.
National Recognition for George Robertson
George recently entered the 2023 Shrewsbury Open Photography Exhibition a National Competition and part of the British Photographic Exhibition series. George had a total of 5 images accepted including one ‘Glacial River’ which was awarded a PAGB Silver Selector’s Medal. Well done George!