Syllabus 2013-14

September 17th, 2013
Lecture: ‘Have I Got Nudes For You’

Tim’s talk covers his journey from when he began digital photography in 2008, to the ‘how’ and ‘why’ he came to largely focus on nudes. Tim is a member and Vice-President of Smethwick Photographic Society. We welcome Tim to the club.


September 24th, 2013
Internal Night: ‘How to Improve Your Digital Entries’

This evening will focus on how to improve your digital entries for both club competitions and external competitions. We hope this will be an inter-active evening with input from members, where we will be showing successful digital entries from members in previous competitions.

October 1st, 2013
Internal Night

October 8th, 2013
Lecture: ‘Long Exposure Photography’
Speaker: Shahbaz Majeed

Shahbaz’s Long Exposure presentation goes through his work and explains how they were produced, with plenty of technical information and location pointers and advise on how to achieve similar results. Shahbaz is a member of Dundee Photographic Society. We welcome Shahbaz to the club.


October 15th, 2013
Lecture: ‘Wildlife of Tanzania’
Speaker: Zul Bhatia

Zul has been working for the Royal Society for the Protection of Birds as a nature reserve warden/manager for about 30 years, currently he is based at the RSPB’s Lochwinnoch Nature Reserve. Zul has an exceptional knowledge of the wildlife of east Africa, especially Tanzania, which is what his talk is about this evening. He has lead wildlife tours for many years. Zul is also a member of Paisley Colour Photographic Club. We are delighted to have Zul visit the club.


October 22nd, 2013
1st Club Competition
Judge: Jim Dyas LRPS

October 29th, 2013
Lecture: ‘Scottish Circle Centenary Prints’
Speaker: Douglas Harris

The Scottish Circle Centenary Prints Exhibition will be shown with a commentary by Douglas Harris. Douglas is a member of Queen’s Park Camera Club. We welcome Douglas to the club.


November 5th, 2013
‘Trip to Glasgow Fireworks Display’

Come and join the fun and crowds at Glasgow Green and get snapping at Glasgow’s spectacular firework display. Equipment needed – tripod (for long exposures), remote shutter release, small torch.

November 12th, 2013
Lecture: ‘In My Mind’s Eye’
Speaker: Neil Scott FRPS EFIAP DPAGB

Neil has been taking photographs seriously since 2005 when he joined Midlothian Camera Club. He joined Edinburgh Photographic Society (EPS) in 2006. His photographic interests are quite wide ranging, preferring people, abstracts and still life, and his favourite format is mono print work. Neil achieved his FRPS in 2012 and currently has over 600 acceptances in International salons from around 140 different images, including around 30 medals and ribbons. Neil is a Scottish Photographic Federation judge. Neil tonight presents a digital Lecture followed by display of prints. We are delighted to have Neil visit the club.


November 19th, 2013
Internal Night: Mini Lectures by Members

Internal 20 minsWe are looking for volunteers to do mini lectures of up to 20 minutes. Anyone is welcome to talk about their photography or photographic subject of interest. Have you any recent photo’s you would like to share with the club. Please let Malcolm or Euan know in advance, so we can plan the evening out.

November 26th, 2013
Lecture: ‘Press Photography’
Speaker: Martin Shields

Martin has been working in press photography for over twenty three years. The last twenty two have been with the Herald and Times newspapers based in Glasgow. He has won numerous Scottish Press Awards and also runs photographic workshops. We welcome Martin to the club.


December 3rd, 2013
Internal Night: ‘Digital Tuition Night’

An internal evening of digital tuition. Further details will be decided nearer the time.

December 10th, 2013
2nd Club Competition
Judge: Findlay Rankin LRPS

Merry Christmas and a Happy New Year

January 7th, 2014
Lecture: ‘Our Work’
Speakers: Ted Leeming and wife Morag Paterson

Ted Leeming and his wife Morag Paterson are landscape photographers based in Dumfries and Galloway in southwest Scotland. They have both had many successful exhibitions and workshops. They have had articles published in numerous photography magazines and newspapers and undertake commissioned work for various clients. We are delighted to have them both visit the club.


January 14th, 2014
Lecture: ‘My Photography’
Speaker: Suzanne Galloway

Suzanne is a Photography Lecturer at Clydebank College. She is Co-Founder of “Box with a hole” Photography. She has worked as a Photography lecturer for 10 years. We are delighted to have Suzanne visit the club.


January 21st, 2014
Lecture: ‘Glasgow 1955 + 55 Project’
Speaker: Tom Docherty

In 1955, several Glasgow camera clubs undertook a photographic survey of the city. In 2008, this work featured in an exhibition at the People’s Palace in Glasgow – “Glasgow 1955: Through the Lens.” Queen’s Park Camera Club, as the only surviving club of those that took part in the original survey, decided to undertake an update project. In the course of carrying out this work throughout 2010, Queen’s Park members tried to record as many aspects as possible depicting Glasgow in 2010 to feature in an exhibition to show the comparison between Glasgow in 1955 and 55 years later. We welcome Tom to the club.

January 28th, 2014
Internal Night: SPF (Scottish Photographic Federation) Portfolio

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


February 4th, 2014
Lecture: ‘Practical Studio Night’
Model : Emma Porter

A studio evening – details to follow.

February 11th, 2014
Internal Night: 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.


February 18th, 2014
Internal Night: Club Auction

auctionTime to clear out the cupboards and bookshelves and bring along any unwanted photo equipment. This can included camera’s, lenses, books, magazines, accessories, in fact anything photographic. The last one we held was highly entertaining and successful. A small commission will go to the club from any sales.

February 25th, 2014
Internal Evening: Robert Simpson Cup

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. Members will then anonymously select 5 of their favourite images without an order of preference. In the event of a tie members will vote on the tied entries.

March 4th, 2014
3rd Club Competition
Judge: Alistair Sinclair AFIAP CPAGB

March 11th, 2014
Internal Night: “Mini Lectures by Club Members 2

We are looking for volunteers to do mini lectures of up to 20 minutes. Anyone is welcome to talk about their photography or photographic subject of interest. Have you any recent photo’s you would like to share with the club. Please let Malcolm or Euan know in advance, so we can plan the evening out.

March 18th, 2014
Lecture: “Beneath the Waves”
Speaker: Jack Morrison

We are delighted to have Jack visit the club to talk about his dive photography.

March 25th, 2014
Lecture: ‘Butterflies and other Wildlife.’
Speaker: Ian Freshney

Ian gives a presentation on wildlife photography of butterflies, birds and mammals taken in tropical locations mostly from Venzuela, Brazil, Southern Africa and Borneo. We welcome Ian to the club.

April 1st, 2014
Lecture: ‘Commonwealth Games’
Speaker: Duncan McEwan

We are delighted to have Duncan visit the club once more.

Duncan was the Official photographer with Team Scotland at 2006 (Melbourne) and 2010 (Delhi) Commonwealth Games. This evening he shows images from the Games in Melbourne 2006 and Delhi 2010 where he was an accredited photographer with Team Scotland. His talk illustrates the issues and demands of covering a multi-sport event where each sport requires a different approach.


April 8th, 2014
Trip Out

If anyone has any ideas for a photo-trip please let Euan or Malcolm know.

April 15th, 2014
Lecture: ‘Virtual Realities’
Speaker: Marc De Ridder

The club’s very own Marc De Ridder talks about “Virtual Reality” photography. Marc’s longstanding passion for panoramas became the natural stepping stone to his specialisation in virtual realities. The skills to stitch multiple images seamlessly into one single panoramic landscape are more or less identical to stitching multiple images into a virtual sphere that forms the basis for interactive virtual realities. This evening he show us how.


April 22nd, 2014
Annual Competition
Judge: Mark McColl DPAGB

April 29th, 2014
Internal Evening – The Annual General Meeting

Please attend and support the club for another year.

May 6th, 2014
Annual Meal and Prize Giving

The social highlight of the year, apart from the Tuesday tea/ coffee breaks. Venue to be advised nearer the time.

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