Syllabus 2011-12

September 30th, 2011
Lecture: ‘Going Beyond Taking the Picture’
Speaker: Steve Campbell

The club’s very own Steve Campbell kicks off the new season. Steve will be talking about the studio portraiture he does professionally and the imaging he does in order to have fun and learn about the world around him.

He will talk about the capture and manipulation of portraits, landscapes, and 3-D.

Free pair of Red-Cyan glasses to members who are there on the night.

September 27th, 2011
Lecture: ‘All Our Own Work’
Speakers: Trevor and Faye Yerbury

We are delighted to have Trevor and Fay Yerbury visit the club. Trevor Yerbury comes from a long and historic family of professional photographers. Trevor’s Great Grandfather established the company in 1864 and Trevor is the 4th generation to carry out the family tradition.

Trevor and Faye will be showing an assortment of their images including Portraits and Art Nudes.

Trevor holds a total of 14 Kodak European Gold Awards. His SWPP awards include UK Glamour Photographer 2006 and UK Fashion Photographer 2006. Faye holds a Kodak Gold Award and, like Trevor, is a Fellow of the Society of Wedding and Portrait Photographers. Her SWPP awards are for UK Architectural Photographer 2006.


October 4th, 2011
Lecture: ‘High Light’
Speaker: Colin Prior

After a very successful talk back in December 2007 we are delighted to have Colin back to the club. I am sure as before, this will be an inspirational talk about some of the stories behind Colin’s latest book “High Light”. Over the past 25 years, he has explored the world’s wildest places, chasing his fascination with landscape, nature and indigenous culture. His award-winning images include some of Scotland’s wildest and most remote mountain landscapes. Colin is a Fellow of theRoyal Photographic Society and a founding member of the International League of Conservation Photographers.


October 11th, 2011
Lecture: ‘Creative Consciousness’
Speaker: Dianne Owen FRPS

We are delighted to have Dianne visit the club. Dianne has always had an interest in photography, but her photography has been defined greatly by the likes of Rikki O’ Neill, a friend and mentor. “In her images she hope’s to bring a memory or special moment back, to sprinkle the image with a little magic for the viewer”. Still Life is her favourite. She will be showing a selection of Monochrome and Colour Prints.


October 18th, 2011
Internal Night: 20 Minutes (or Less) of Fame

If there are any photos that you would like to share with the club then please bring them along. Mini-lectures by club members.

October 25th, 2011
Lecture: ‘My Journey In Images’
Speaker: Stuart Lamont

Stuart is Vice President of the East Kilbride Camera Club and has been interested in Photography for over 25 years His lecture is all Digital, a mix of Colour and Mono, A flavour of most subjects from Street Photography, Events & Landscapes. We are delighted to have Stuart visit the club.


November 1st, 2011
1st Club Competition
Judge: Douglas Harris of Queen’s Park Camera Club

November 8th, 2011
Lecture: ‘Scottish Nature’
Speaker: Fergus Gill

It is great to have such a young and talented photographer as Fergus along to the club. Fergus first began taking photos at the age of nine and was always encouraged by his dad. In 2004 he won Wildlife Photographer of the Year in the 11-14 year category for a picture he took of the Aurora Borealis and his interest became a full time passion after that. Now studying Biology, Chemistry and Geography at Glasgow University, he hopes to continue his hobby after graduation and would love to become a wildlife film maker. Young Wildlife Photographer of the Year- 2009 and 2010 Fritz Polking Junior Award Winner 2009 Young Garden Photographer of the Year 2008.


November 15th, 2011
External Practical Night

Please meet in the club room and be dressed for the outdoors.

Please bring your camera, a tripod, torches and any fireworks that you may have, especially sparklers. Some string might be handy for swinging torches provided they have a secure loop on them.

November 22nd, 2011
Lecture: ‘Going Underground’
Speaker: Colin Cavers

We are delighted to have Colin visit the club. Colin will be talking about a photographic documentary project he undertook (in 2000) at Longannet coal mine, photographing and recording the working life of the only deep coal mine still operating in Scotland at the time. Sadly the mine has since closed in 2002.

The photographs are the subject of the book: Black Diamonds: Photographs of Longannet Mine, Fife.

Colin is a lecturer at Edinburgh College of Art. As a photographer his main area of concern is documentary with a special interest in India. Colin has published books from this work, and a variety of articles and radio features have been made about his work. Colin’s work has been commissioned by national galleries and organisations and is held in public and private collections.

November 29th, 2011
Lecture: ‘Commercial Jewellery Photography’
Speaker: Andrew Neilson

We warmly welcome Andrew along to the club. He run’s a very successful Commercial Jewellery Photography business in Glasgow. In his talk, Andrew will cover the Studio and history of his work. The equipment. The various market sectors he works in. The clients he works for. He will take a few clients briefs from start to finished product.

Andrew has sprung to prominence as an accomplished award wining Commercial Photographer with numerous awards in recent years. He was the winner, 2nd and 3rd place BIPP Commercial photographer of the year Scottish Region 2011, achieved the bronze in the UK Nationals of the BIPP in 2011, the Bronze Award BIPP National Adverting photographer of the year 2010 , BIPP Scotland 2009 awards, 2nd and 3rd place finalist – Nominated for Peter Grugeon award for best ABIPP portfolio, April 2009 – Awarded Associate of the British Institute for Professional Photography for his Jewellery photography (ABIPP) April 2009 – Nominated for best Licentiate portfolio July 2008 – Awarded Licentiate of the British Institute for Professional Photography Jewellery photography (LBIPP) July 2008.


December 6th, 2011
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 13th, 2011
2nd Club Competition
Judge: Hunter Kennedy of Carluke Camera Club

January 10th, 2012
Social Evening, Members Print Display and the Club Test Image

Part 1: The Test Image and Histogram
A free visual test print will be given to all members

In Part 1 Club member Steve Campbell will introduce the idea of test images as a way of visually checking your screen, prints, and projected images. His motivation and that of the club committee is to help you save time and money and allow you to see the images of others as they intend them to be seen and vice versa. Prints of the new club test image produced by volunteer members and professional printers will be on display. Members are referred to the ‘Members Area’ of the web site for more information. Follow-up questions will be dealt with on the workshop on the 7th of February. This will be followed by a short presentation/discussion on how to objectively examine image brightness using the histogram.

Part 2: Print Display and Social Evening with Wine

Members are invited to bring 1 or 2 prints, or a photo book book or album for display on the evening. It doesn’t matter if they have been previously shown in the club. If members wish to speak about their display they will have approximately one minute to do so. Those who do not like pubic speaking will not have to make any comment.

January 17th, 2012
SPF (Scottish Photographic Federation) Portfolio

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


January 24th, 2012
Lecture: Contemporary photography
Speaker: Ben Harman

Ben Harman from GoMA will be giving us a lecture on Contemporary photography. Ben is a curator of Contemporary Art responsible for objects in the fine art collection dating from 1960 to the present day. Ben studied History of Art at Anglia University in Cambridge. Whilst in Cambridge he undertook work experience at Kettle’s Yard and the Cambridge Darkroom Gallery. On moving to London he worked for public and commercial galleries such as Chisenhale Gallery and Sadie Coles HQ. We are delighted to have him visit the club.

January 31st, 2012
Lecture: Photo Journalism
Speaker: Ian Rutherford

Ian is an award winning photographer.

February 7th, 2012
Internal Night: Workshop Evening

Four display stations will be set up to provide help and instruction on photoshop and practical aspects of photography. Four groups will be formed to visit these stations in rotation.

The topics will be:
Making Calibrated Prints – Workshop run by Norman McNab.
Picture Mounting – Workshop run by Jim Keightley. Jim will be happy to help particular people if they want to bring a print and mount board.
Still Life photography – Workshop run by Margaret Campbell.
Off Camera flash and Use of the Grey Card – Workshop run by Steve Campbell.

February 14th, 2012
Internal Evening: Robert Simpson Cup 2012

This will be an internal evening of peer-reviewed appraisal of prints produced by club members. Every member is invited to bring 3 prints for anonymous peer review. Each print will be labeled with a number on the night and put out for display. Members will then anonymously select 5 of their favourite prints without an order of preference. In the event of a tie the previous winner of the Robert Simpson Cup, Duncan McCallum, will act as adjudicator and provide the casting vote.

The detailed conditions for entry are shown in the members area at the bottom of the rules page.

February 21st, 2012
Inter Club Competition
Judge: Charlie Moore from Penilee Camera Club

With Hub Singer/ Clydebank – Hosted by Milngavie.

February 28th, 2012
Lecture: Double Act
Speakers: Guy and Paula Davies

We are delighted to have Guy and Paula visit the club. Guy and Paula will be showing a selection of their photographs from home and abroad (not a travelogue) Guy’s preference is for landscapes but he also love’s waterfalls and seascapes. In 2009, Guy was awarded the AFIAP distinction and later in the year the PPSA distinction of the Photographic Society of America. He was also very pleased to achieve the
Associateship of the Royal Photographic Society with a panel of prints showing details of sandstone rocks. Paula has been using digital cameras exclusively since 2003. She is Honorary Vice-President of Stokesley Photographic Society. She was awarded a Fellowship of the Royal Photographic Society (FRPS) in May 2007. Paula has has many photographs published in books.

Guy – www.
Paula –

March 6th, 2012
Trip to Photo Store

March 13th, 2012
3rd Club Competition
Judge: Lorna McDonald of Alba Photographic Society, Wishaw

March 20th, 2012
Lecture: My Life in Mono
Speakers: Peter J Clarke FRPS EFIAP APSA PPSA

We are delighted to have Peter visit the club. For the past 25 years or so he has specialised exclusively in landscape photography in both monochrome print and colour slide, in both the British Isles and the South-western United States. His talk will be on Monochrome landscapes of the British Isles and of the South western United States – a mix of silver halide and digital prints. Peter has been awarded the Fellowship of the Royal Photographic Society in 1992, the “Excellence” de la Fédération Internationale de l’Art Photographique – Platinum (EFIAP/p) in 2003 and, as a 5* Mono Print Exhibitor of the Photographic Society of America, the PPSA in 2004. In 2006 he was honoured by the PSA with the award of the Associateship APSA for services to photography.


March 27th, 2012
Lecture: Internal Crit Night – Art Not Sport – An Evening of Exhibition and Critique

In a new format (devised by the club’s own Gordon Saunders), we will have a night of friendly and constructive critique about prints that member’s bring along on the evening. Our discussions will be aided by the critique of an invited guest.

New members are particularly encouraged to participate. Each member is invited to bring along 1 of their own prints. Members may also choose to convey a story or narrative content by using more than 1 related print or a montage of images on one print. In this case it is appropriate that the images are seen as one cohesive body of work. Gordon feels this approach will open an avenue of expression that is not available in traditional competitions. If necessary, he will prepare a more detailed guide nearer to the night. In the interim he invites members to consider the way that photojournalists might show a short series of pictures, which say much more than a single image could. Alternatively click on the link above.

Prints may be old or new, of any size or shape and be on any subject the member wishes. There is no need to mount the print. All prints will be exhibited throughout the night. If they wish, members will have 1 minute to introduce their print. The guest will respond for a maximum of 2-3 minutes. The member will then be given the right of reply for 1 more minute. Those who feel uncomfortable about public speaking will not be forced to comment on their own prints.

This is NOT a competition. The invited guest is not a judge in the formal sense and no comparison will be made between prints in the more formal part of the evening. No marks will be awarded and no favourites will be formally identified.

Gordon hopes that this will also be a very sociable and friendly evening with an opportunity for you to discuss photography with fellow members and come to understand more about their ways of thinking concerning the art of photography.

April 3rd, 2012
Lecture: A Passion for Landscapes
Speakers: Brian Clark DPAGB

Brian has been interested in photography for well over 30 years and took his first steps as a member of our club where I first met Malcolm. The last 10 years have been his most productive and he has had many successes in international salons and other competitions. Brain won the landscape section of the Scottish Nature Photography Awards last year and has had images published in several books and photography magazines. He is currently President of Dundee Photographic Society. In 2004 he was awarded an Associate of the RPS and was awarded a Distinction by the PAGB. A book of his images, “Vision and Light” was published in 2008.


April 10th, 2012
Mini lectures by club members.

April 17th, 2012
Trip Out

Last year only four people turned up for our annual trip, but managed to get the shot opposite. Details to be finalised nearer the time, however if anyone has any suggestions then please pass them on to Euan or Malcolm.

April 24th, 2012
Annual Competition
Judge: Robert Fulton of Paisley Colour Photographic Club

May 1st, 2012

Please attend and support the club for another year.

May 8th, 2012
Annual Meal and Prize Giving

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

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