External National Recognition of MBCC Members


David Muir’s Aurora Time Lapse Video Goes Viral On Social Media

Like many photo enthusiasts nationwide David went outdoors on the evening of Friday 10th May in an attempt to capture the ‘once in a lifetime’ Scottish Aurora spectacular. From a carefully chosen vantage point facing south,  ‘ somewhere in the Trossachs ‘, David captured this time lapse video from around 300 images at 1.6 second exposure each taken 3 seconds apart. Picked up by such Facebook pages as Aurora Research Scotland, Scotland’s Scenery and Scotland From The Roadside the video has now received acclaim on a global basis

Well Done George – That’s Magnificent

Congratulations to George Robertson for receiving international recognition in a French photographic competition. His image ‘Final Push, taken in Glasgow last year, was placed within the top 4% of all entries and will now be displayed in an exhibition in Normandy at the end of May.


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.

Recognition for George at the 7th 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.


George Robertson takes MBCC to new heights at the 2023 Amateur Photographer Of The Year Awards

This year’s APOY awards attracted more than 12,500 entries submitted by around 2,500 photographers from around the world. One of these 2,500 photographers was our very own George Robertson. George won merit awards in 5 of the 10 categories, namely Black & White, Travel, Action, Landscape and Macro. Out of the 2,500 global entrants George finished 73=. Thanks to George’s efforts MBCC finished 19= on the overall club leaderboard and the 2nd highest ranking club in Scotland. If these results can be achieved by George alone, then let us see what we can achieve as a club next year by joining George in his marvellous efforts. 

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 onconstructing 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. In this competition George had 5 images accepted including ‘Glacial River’ which was awarded a PAGB Silver Selector’s MedaL


Neil MacGregor Recognised at the Scottish Nature Photography Awards

The SNPA is an international competition highlighting the wildlife, nature, and landscape of Scotland. His picture Siskin Among Spring Catkins was recognised in the Wildlife Portraits category and was also included in the Exhibition and Yearbook

Margaret Campbell Wins Prestigious RHS Silver Medal

Our club is very proud to announce that our esteemed and long serving member Margaret Campbell has won a Silver Medal at the RHS Botanical Art and Photography Portfolio Exhibition at the Saatchi Gallery in London. The show ran from 16th June until 9th July 2023.

Entries for the show have been through a meticulous pre-selection process by an expert judging panel assessing their scientific accuracy, technical skill and aesthetic appeal. The Red Poppies picture below is one of six in Margaret’s winning panel which can be viewed on Margaret’s own website at Garscube Photography

Margaret’s Still Life in Marble also received acceptance for the London Salon exhibition.