Syllabus 2008-09

September 23rd, 2008
Speaker: Duncan McCallum

Club member Duncan McCallum shows how different approaches to a subject, both pre and post production, can yield a wide range of results.

September 30th, 2008
Speaker: Dave Hunt

Dave Hunt, a professional photographer and former club member, reveals how to get most from your digital camera. Tips and tricks for everyone from beginners to professionals. Including demonstrations of low-cost studio portraiture.


October 7th, 2008
Lecture: “Insect Macros”
Speaker: Bill Higgins and Tom Marshall

Two members of East Kilbride Camera Club provide unique views of little known areas of photography.

October 14th, 2008
Lecture: “Photojournalism”
Speaker: George Wilkie

George Wilkie of Glasgow Met College will take us through the history and practice of photojournalism from its beginnings to the present day. A lively and thought-provoking presentation.

October 21st, 2008
1st Club Competition
Judge: Sadie Turnbull

STEP UP TO THE DISPOSABLE CHALLENGE. What can you do without digital aids? Take a throwaway film camera and show us. It’s the antidote to Photoshop. The results to be displayed on 16 December.

October 28th, 2008
Members’ Gallery

This is a call to EVERYONE. Bring in your favourite prints or digital images for viewing and/or discussion. Have you work you don’t think is quite right for a competition? Are there everyday shots which bring you a pleasure that you’d like to share with everyone? Have you been a victim of a judgement you disagreed with and want a second opinion? No judging is involved so relax and show us what you can do! Alternatively, bring in examples of other photographers’ work which have inspired you. Share your enthusiasms with the club in printed or digital form.

November 4th, 2008
Speaker: Margaret Sixsmith

Top competitor and experienced judge, Margaret will provide an evening of high quality work featuring her adventures in Australia.

November 11th, 2008
Speaker: Douglas McBride

Douglas McBride, a professional snapper who specialises in theatre shots and also takes landscape tours, gives an entertaining and provocative presentation.


November 18th, 2008
Speaker: Val Crookston

Val Crookston shows a varied group of digital AVs from her extensive collection.

November 25th, 2008
SPF Print Portfolio

December 2nd, 2008
2nd club competition
Judge: John Coyle

December 9th, 2008
GDPU print portfolio

DIGITAL AV TEAMS FORMED. Set your shots to words or music. Entry open to all and no judging. Beginners especially welcome.

December 16th, 2008
Disposable challenge

Members, having been handed disposable film cameras a few weeks before, present the results. Each photographer’s favourite ten 6 x 4 prints are displayed. No judging, just appreciating what can be done with basic equipment. Open to all members, the more the merrier.

January 6th, 2009
Speaker: Claire Stewart

Claire Stewart, practising photographer and captivating lecturer, will present a range of successful images and noble failures to illustrate the importance of content in photography.

January 13th, 2009
Speaker: John Gravett

John Gravett: a landscape professional for over twenty years, John’s work inspires and enlightens with equal power.


January 20th, 2009
SPF Digital Portfolio

January 27th, 2009
Lecture: “Lighting on a budget”
Speaker: John Gravett

Award-winning club member Margaret Campbell heads an evening explaining how to produce high-quality still-lives inexpensively and effectively.


February 3rd, 2009
3rd club competition
Judge: Douglas Harris

February 10th, 2009
Speaker: Anne Sutcliffe

A strong style combined with a truly artistic eye make Anne’s work unforgettable.

February 17th, 2009
Interclub competition
Judge: Duncan MacDonald

Interclub competition against Hub Singer, hosted by MBCC.

February 24th, 2009
Lecture: “A Magic Lantern Show”
Speaker: Angus Johnston

The producer of the Paisley International entertains with a musical evening.

March 3rd, 2009
10 x 8 and digital competition

March 10th, 2009
Digital AV teams

Club members form teams to create and present audio visuals. Open to all members.


March 17th, 2009

Content to be confirmed.

March 24th, 2009
Lecture: Fashion photography
Speaker: Bill Fleming

Bill Fleming of the Daily Record. Bill’s digital presentation will reveal the truth behind studio fashion shoots.

March 31st, 2009
Low-light photography

Outing, on foot, to Milngavie shopping precinct led by Euan Fraser whose stunning portfolio of urban night shots testifies to his expertise.


April 7th, 2009
Interclub Competition
Judge: Stephen Lipton

Kirkintilloch interclub at MBCC.

April 14th, 2009
Speaker: Sandy Sharp

Art photography and controversial views are guaranteed from this committed photographer and commentator.

April 21st, 2009
Annual competition
Judge: Robert Copeland

April 28th, 2009

May 5th, 2009
Dinner and prize-giving

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