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.

Last website update 08/04/2024

 

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 photo entry.


 

Bravo George – C’est Magnifique

Felicitations a George Robertson pour sa reconnaissance internationale dans un concours photographique francais. Son image ‘Final Push’ qui etait dans le top 4% de toutes les entrees sera desormais exposee en Normandie fin Mai. (For those requiring English Translation please see the National Recognition Section of the website)

 

MBCC Win Annual Tie With Kirkintilloch 

On Tuesday 26th March MBCC won a closely fought tie to land the Robert Scott Trophy. In the first half of the evening MBCC won the print event 253pts to 229. After the break Kirkintilloch came back strongly to tie the PDI event 239 pts apiece. David Halliburton took 1st place in each event.

A special thanks go to judge Ken Lindsay, to David Ritchie for organising and hosting the event, to both sets of members for turning out on a cold and wet evening and last, but not least, to everyone who contributed to the eats and refreshments at the break.

1st Place Prints                                                                                                1st Place PDIs

 

George Robertson wins the April 2024 round of N Photo’s Photographer of the Year Competition

This competition encompasses the search for the World’s Best Nikon Photographer of 2024. George’s winning image was Girl In The Window. The judges commented that the image was bursting with character. “The little girl is looking out of the window of a tram. We like how the condensation and raindrops are used to funnel the viewer towards her eyes, as well as the fun and very natural pose of her clutching her teddy. The soft light prevents harsh shadows across the face, too. Overall, this a charming portrait”.

This picture and further details of the competition can be found in the April 2024 edition of Nikon’s N Photo magazine Page 76.

 

MBCC win Annual Tie with Hub Singer

On Tuesday 20th February MBCC retained the trophy in front of a packed CEC. In the first half MBCC won the Print competition but after the break Hub Singer stormed back to take the PDI competition. In extra time the total points were assessed and MBCC declared the winners.

A special thanks from both teams were given to our judge on the evening Libby Smith as well as to everyone who were involved in the teas, coffees and excellent fayre at the break.

 

1st Place Print                                                                                                 1st Place PDI

 
 
 
 
Recognition for George at the Seventh Masters of Print – PAGB Print Competition
 
This year George Robertson entered an image into the above competition and was delighted to discover it had been accepted. The Masters of Print is an annual UK wide competition organised by the Photographic Alliance of GB (PAGB). The purpose of the competition is to encourage photographic prints of the highest quality for a prestigious Print Exhibition, celebrating the best of PAGB Photography for the Year. 
 
The accepted image (below) was titled “A moments Reflection”
 
 
A total of 1385 images were entered and judging took place in Dec 2023 by a team of three judges. Acceptance is restricted to just 60 prints from 60 different photographers. This makes an Acceptance particularly difficult to achieve – Well done George!!! 🙂 🙂 🙂 
 
The accepted prints will be displayed in public exhibitions opening on Saturday 3rd Feb in St Martins in the Bull Ring, Birmingham and then goes on tour around the UK till late Nov 2024. The images will also be on display at The Photography Show at the NEC during March.
 
 

3rd Annual Competition – Tuesday 23rd January 2024

We would like to give a special thanks to SPF judge Dave Ferguson for officiating on the night in his highly professional and often humorous manner.

                                                 Prints 1st Prize                                                                                             DPI 1st Prize

 

These pictures together with 2nd, 3rd, highly commended and commended  images and the full results of the competition can be accessed by members in the Competitions Section of this website.