Syllabus 2010-11

September 21st, 2010
Lecture: ‘Pictures from the Past’
Speaker: Margaret Campbell

The club’s very own Margaret Campbell kicks off the new season with a talk entitled “Pictures from the Past”. Margaret will be using old photos to illustrate early photographic history and processes, also looking at places, travel, fashion and leisure in past years.

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September 28th, 2010
Lecture: ‘Creative Photography’
Speaker: Steve LePrevost FRPS MPAGB

Steven is a creative photographer and digital artist based in Guernsey, Channel Islands. He combines traditional photography along with a variety of art/craft and digital techniques. Steven has presented illustrated talks on his work both nationally and internationally. He has been awarded numerous gold medals in the Salon circuit.

Steven has a fellowship from the Royal Photographic Society and is a panel member for the visual arts distinctions and advisory section of the Royal Photographic Society. We are delighted to have him visit the club.

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October 5th, 2010
Lecture: ‘Stereoscopic 3D Photography’
Speaker: Denis Alyshev of QPCC

A true colour, stereoscopic projection of 3d slides taken in Russia, Japan, Switzerland, Sweden and Scotland using hand-made 3d projectors, polarised glasses and the silver screen. It’s not digital, all pictures were taken on Fuji slide film. It’s the only 3d slide show in Scotland.


October 12th, 2010
Internal Evening: Auction Night

Got any unused photographic kit? Then bring it along and auction it.

October 19th, 2010
Lecture: ‘Panel Work’
Speaker: Dave Hunt ABIPP ARPS and Gill Hunt

Former members Dave and Gill have kindly agreed to do a talk on their ARPS work ranging from fine art to landscapes to flora and figure work. They also do all their own printing and framing which they will talk about.

Margaret Campbell will kick off the evening with a brief talk on her recent panel submission.


October 26th, 2010
Lecture: ‘Irene’s Images’
Speaker: Irene Froy FRPS, EFIAP, MPAGB, HonPAGB, BPE4

After a couple of years break we are delighted Irene and Gerry return to the club, where Irene will be showcasing her latest colour and selected monochrome images.

Irene describes herself as a pictorial photographer, with a leaning towards landscape, but has an interest in all types of photography. She lectures throughout the country and enjoys exhibiting in, and judging, National and International Exhibitions.

Irene now prints exclusively on Permajet art papers to obtain the fine art quality she desires in her pictures.


November 2nd, 2010
1st Club Competition
Judge: Jim Dyas, Lanark

November 9th, 2010
Lecture: ‘Holiday Snaps’
Speaker: Anne Greiner MPAGB and Rod Wheelans MFIAP FRPS MPAGB FIPF Hon.PAGB

After a long break, Anne and Rod re-visit the club to talk about photo travel. Anne & Rod are very successful professional photographers with a busy portrait studio – twice MPA Scottish Portrait Photographer of the Year – however they have never lost their amateur roots.

Between them they have nearly 3000 acceptances and over 200 Awards in National and International exhibitions. Both use Permajet paper and we will bring sample prints on various papers. They will be selling Permajet paper on the night at 20% less than the list price.


November 16th, 2010
Lecture: ‘My work from Landscape to Fashion’
Speaker: David Stanton

David Stanton is a Glasgow based photographer. Working freelance allows him to work in the Beauty/Fashion, Editorial and Press Areas of the business, as well as producing landscapes for fine art buyers. He has been published in many magazines and newspapers, both locally, nationally and internationally. David has taught photography at HND Level and is presently teaching Advanced Photoshop techniques at the Glasgow Metropolitan College in Glasgow. We are delighted to welcome David to the club.


November 23rd, 2010
Practical: Studio Night (Face the Light)
Speaker: Gordon McGowan

Gordon McGowan, has kindly agreed to visit the club again to help run a practical Studio night. Bring your camera and enthusiasm. You may remember Gordon’s varied and successful Fashion and Wedding images from last year. Gordon is holder of highest honour of Fellowship with the British institute of Professional photography and Master photographers association


November 30th, 2010
Milngavie and Bearsden 40th Anniversary Lecture: ‘Using my time machine’
Speaker: The Doctor

To celebrate the club’s 40th year we are delighted to have distinguished photographer and old friend to the club (The Doctor) Danny Beath, returns in his tardis to give a talk entitiled “Using my Time Machine”. The evening will be held at Kilrnardinny House and will cover a range of work from Danny’s portfolio from landscapes to candids to natural history. As you will know from Danny’s previous talks it will be an evening of supberb photography and entertainment. Please note, daleks will not be welcolme.

Danny has recently been commended in the garden photographer of the year and in the Wanderlust travel photographer of the year and has just been shortlisted in the final of the British Wildlife Photographer of the year awards.

December 7th, 2010
GDPU (Glasgow District Photographic Union) Portfolio

A chance to see the recent print work of “Glasgow District Photographic Union” clubs. An evening of informal comment.


December 10th, 2010
2nd Club Competition
Judge: Sandy Wallace, Bishopton

January 11th, 2011
Internal Night – The Competition Winners

After every competition we see the winning entries and then they are gone, never to be heard of again. At the request of members this evening aims to tell “the story” behind some of these successful images. We’ve heard it from judges, but now hear it from the photographers themselves – “the drama, the waiting, and the click of the shutter”. To make this evening a success, we need club competiton winners to volunteer to talk about their winning entries in print/ slide or digital format.

January 18th, 2011
Lecture: ‘Moments in Nature’
Speaker: Ben Hall

We are delighted to have Ben return to the club to show more of his outstanding work. He be showing a selection of images, most of which have been taken in the past 12 months and will be talking about the techniques used and the stories behind the shots. Ben will also be including a series of images from his trip to Patagonia.

Ben has gained worldwide recognition as one of Britain’s foremost professional wildlife photographers. All of Ben’s photographs are true representations of what he saw. Ben’s images are sold world-wide through the following international agencies: Getty Images, RSPB Images, Alamy Images and Environmental Picture Library.

Ben is a regular photographic and editorial contributor to numerous photographic and wildlife magazines.


January 25th, 2011
Bring your own work

an opportunity to show some of your own work. We will focus on prints and audio visuals and these will be given priority. If you have some digital images you would like to share please bring them along but it is possible we will not have time to show them and that will be postponed to another night. If you are bringing work could you let Malcolm know please.

February 1st, 2011
SPF (Scottish Photographic Federation) Portfolio / Auction Night

A chance to see the recent print work of Scottish Photographic Federation clubs. An evening of informal comment.

February 8th, 2011
Lecture: ‘Polar work’
Speaker: Professor Thomas Joshua Cooper

Professor Thomas Joshua Cooper from the Glasgow School of Art will lecture on his polar work.

Interview on
Thomas Joshua Cooper’s Photography

February 15th, 2011
Live retouching of club members

Club member Gordon Saunders will, with audience participation, encourage members to take simple portraits then photoshop them until their mothers wouldn’t recognise them. There will be other inclusive activities so don’t expect to sit down much.

February 16th, 2011
Interclub Competition Hub Singer

Support the club at the Hub Singer/ Milngavie and Bearsden and Clydebank Interclub competition. Held this year at Clydebank.

February 22nd, 2011
Lecture: ‘The Photography of John Edward Kerr Smith – Staff Photographer, John Brown Shipyard’
Speaker: Dr Bruce Peter

Bruce is a lecturer at the Glasgow School of Art and we are delighted to have him visit the club.

John Edward Kerr Smith (1929–92) was the chief staff photographer for the great Clydebank shipbuilder John Brown & Co. from 1950 to 1966, and later for the Upper Clyde Shipyards at Clydebank and Govan. In a career spanning almost a quarter of a century he photographed some of the most important ships to be launched on the Clyde, producing a stunning portfolio of ‘official’ photographs for documentary and promotional purposes as well as an extensive body of self-motivated work.

March 1st, 2011
GDPU Portfolio

A chance to comment on images offered for GDPU competition by local photography clubs, including our own. The best will be shown on this evening. Bring rotten vegetables and ripe comments to throw in a spirit of constructive criticism.

March 8th, 2011
3rd Club Competition
Judge: David Hutcheson, Greenock

March 15th, 2011
Lecture: ‘My Photography’
Speaker: David Yates

David has come along way since he first bought a box brownie from Woolworths for 6d. He has twice been the president of Smethwick Photographic Society and in 2007 was invited by Fotospeed to be one of their associates.

David tours extensively throughout the UK and Ireland giving lectures and judging competitions and we warmly welcolme him to our club to show colour and monochrome prints.


March 22nd, 2011
Lecture: ‘Scotland From Wellies’
Speaker: David Mould

Local photographer David got his first digital SLR in Spring 2007 and now spends much of his free time “waiting for the Light” in many of Scotlands most beautiful places. His body of landscape work is varied and stunning and it is great to have new face (discovered through flickr) visit the club.


March 29th, 2011
The Robert Simpson Cup

This new annual competition, in memory of our late President, will allow members to enter up to four digital images. Each image will be marked out of five during its appearance on the screen. Three respected judges, from within the club’s own membership, will mark and comment on the entries. At the end of the evening the winning entrant receives the silverware. Any images – however old they are and however often they have appeared in any competition – may be entered providing they meet the usual format requirements for the club’s digital competitions seen in Rule 3.

April 5th, 2011
Interclub with Kirkintilloch (hosted at Milngavie)
Judge: Mark Dunnigan, Bathgate

April 12th, 2011
Trip Out

Details to be finalised nearer the time, however if anyone has any suggestions then please pass on to Euan or Malcolm.

April 19th, 2011
Lecture: ‘Another Time Another Place’
Speaker: Leigh Preston FRPS EFIAP

Leigh holds two RPS Fellowships – gaining a pictorial distinction in 1988 and a Fellowship for photographic printing in 1999. He belongs to the ARENA group of photographers, based in Newbury. Leigh was elected a Salon member in 2000.

A best-selling book of his monochrome images, depicting Britain’s industrial landscapes, was published in 1993. He has have had several one-man exhibitions in London, Dublin, Manchester, Birmingham and Belfast.


April 26th, 2011
Annual Competition
Judge: Bill Ham, Houston

May 3rd, 2011

Please attend and support the club for another year.

May 10th, 2011
Annual Meal and Prize Giving

The social highlight of the year, apart from the Tuesday tea/coffee breaks.

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