Syllabus 2014-15

September 23rd, 2014
Lecture: ‘Northern photography – from Scotland to Iceland’
Speaker: Neil McGregor LRPS DPAGB

We are delighted to have Neil kick off the season with a talk about photography from Scotland to Iceland.

September 30th, 2014
Lecture: ‘Wildlife Close Encounters – from Bugs to Birds’
Speaker: Robert Trevis-Smith

Robert is a Getty Images Artist. His real passion and inspiration is the wildlife we share our planet with. Robert will be talking about the various tricks and techniques he uses to get ‘up close and personal results’ with ALL groups of animals – from bugs to birds – with the main focus on macro.

We welcome Robert to the club.


October 7th, 2014
Lecture: ‘Photoshop Processing’
Speaker: Shahbaz Majeed

We are delighted to have Shahbaz revisit the club. What he will require is a selection of images (landscape to portraits etc) from the members (2 per club member), ideally RAW files, at least 2 weeks in advance of this date. This will allow him to process a selection of the images (around 10) in advance of the day and record the process to make them available for download for members. On the night Shahbaz will process around 5 images.


October 14th, 2014
Internal Night: “Mini Lectures by Club Members

03=-Highland AutumnWe 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 Diane know in advance, so we can plan the evening out.

Norman McNab is our 1st volunteer. His presentation will be on ‘Scotland’s Sub Arctic Landscape’.
Duncan McCallum has also volunteered to give a short Audio Visual presentation
Elaine Johnston has titled her talk ‘Life on the Ocean Wave’
Diane Smillie would like to share some images taken on North and South Uist

October 21st, 2014
1st Club Competition
Judge: Robert Brown

October 28st, 2014
Lecture: ‘ Is Getting it Right Enough? The truth, lies and myths of photography
Speaker: Billy Currie

Billy will be doing a digital presentation with the emphasis on post production. Billy has had work published from National Geographic to National newspapers including The Times. He has regular sales within the UK, USA and various other countries. We are delighted to have Billy visit the club.


November 4th, 2014
Lecture: ‘Arctic Light – Photographing Remote Wilderness Areas’
Speaker: Vladimir Donkov

Vladimir has worked as a photographer for the past 11 years in the United States, Bulgaria, Norway and the UK. Clients include: Hasselblad, Ogilvy,  National Forestry Board, Berghaus, The Royal Embassy of Norway, Pure Moments agency (France), Canon Bulgaria. We are delighted to have Vladimir visit the club.


Wednesday November 5th, 2015
‘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 11th, 2014
Lecture: ‘Beginners Guide to Astro-photography’
Speaker: David Warrington

David Warrington will lecture on astrophotography, a specialised type of photography for recording images of astronomical objects and large areas of the night sky.

If you’ve ever wanted to capture the night sky, this talk will show you some of the basic methods and equipment used to photograph the cosmos, some practical demonstration of imaging techniques, and a display of astro-images taken from the Scottish Dark Sky Observatory.


November 18th, 2014
Lecture: ‘My View of The Alps’
Speaker: Neil Barlow

Neil’s talk is mostly spoken but includes some audio visual sequences and some time lapse photography. He has been going to the Alps for 18 years now.


November 25th, 2014
Mini Lectures by Club Members

1st Part Evening: ‘Glasgow Street Photography and Portraits’
Speaker: Charles Hamilton

During the 1980’s Charles became interested in black and white photography and learned to process film and print in black & white. More recently, using a Nikon D90 and a Nikon D7000 with 18-105mm, 50mm or 35mm 1.8 lens and editing/post processing using Photoshop Elements. Charles favourite subjects to photograph are the colourful characters on the streets of Glasgow. We are delighted to have him visit the club.


2nd Part Evening: Mini Lectures by Club Members 2
Speaker: John Hannah

Wildlife Photography.

December 2nd, 2014
2nd Club Competition
Judge: George Neilson

December 9th, 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.


December 16th, 2014
Internal Night: Christmas Social Night

To end this year, we have a social evening where we eat Christmas pies (home made of course), drink mulled wine, chat, compete in a Christmas quiz and, of course, enjoy good old festive cheer.

Merry Christmas and a Happy New Year

January 6th, 2015
Lecture: ‘Hallmarks, Lament and Performance’
Speaker: Leigh Preston FRPS, EFIAP, MPAGB

Leigh will be talking about the photographic style he has always worked in  – urban landscape and also covers more serious perspectives. He will also be taking a light-hearted look at Stage,musicians and street photography. We are delighted to have Leigh visit the club.


January 13th, 2015
Internal Night: Two members and Two Lectures

Two members of the club speak for half an evening each on their photography.

George Robertson will give a presentation on ‘High Altitude Mountaineering & Photography on Elbrus – Europe’s Highest Peak’
Stephen Philip is the second club member to give a presentation. His topic to be advised shortly

January 20th, 2015
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.


January 27th, 2015
3rd Club Competition
Judge: Libby Smith

February 3rd, 2015
Practical Evening: The Art of Black and White Photography
Speaker: Marc de Ridder

Marc will takes on a practical journey through the art of digital black and white photography, from capturing digital images in camera to post processing in the lightroom using mainly Adobe Lightroom and Silver Efex Pro against a back drop of the good old days of black and white film photography and processing in the traditional darkroom.


February 10th, 2015
Trip Out – Glasgow Night Photography

A chance to capture the beauty of Glasgow. Bring warm clothes, camera’s, and tripods.

February 17th, 2015
Lecture: ‘Pet Photography – Barking up the Wrong tree
Speaker: Paul Walker FRPS, FMPA, FBIPP  

Paul Walker Fellowship of the Year 2013 (RPS)


February 24th, 2015
Interclub with Hub Singer and Clydebank – Hosted by Milngavie.
Judge: Duncan MacDonald

March 3rd, 2015
Lecture: ‘Mainly Landscapes’
Speaker: Robert Fulton MPAGB, EFIAP, BPE5*

Robert will be talking about his landscape photography.


March 10th, 2015
Lecture: “My Passion for Photography”
Speaker: William Cheung FRPS

We are delighted to invite William to the club. His talk contains a mix of images from landscape and portraits to street and candids.


Venue to be confirmed.

March 17th, 2015
Internal Evening: Robert Simpson Cup

This will be an internal evening of peer-reviewed appraisal of digital images produced by club members. Every member is invited to bring 3 digital images 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 24th, 2015
Practical Evening: Audio visual techniques
Speaker: Reuben Mclean

This talk will cover the simplest approach for all to understand how to get basic stills and video from cameras, smart phones or existing files on to best quality DVDs.
They can then be shown on any DVD player. No sophisticated software or techniques will be used other than those readily available on existing PC an MACs.

March 31st, 2015
Lecture: ‘Travels to Bhutan’
Speaker: Ken Lindsay DAPBG AFIAP

Ken Lindsay will present images from his visits to Bhutan in the form of a travelogue with explanations on post processing.


Book: Travels to Bhutan

April 7th, 2015
Interclub Competition with Kirkintillock hosted by Milngavie
Judge:Robert Fulton EFIAP, MPAGB, ARPS, BPE4*

April 14th, 2015
Lecture: ‘My Journey in Photography’
Speaker: Louis Agius

Louis will be taking about his photography from the beginning till now.


April 21st, 2015
Trip Out – 3 Titles: 3 Photos

This year, we have hired one of the BBQ sites at Murdock Country Park from 6pm – 9pm where we can explore the area to take 3 photos to represent 3 given words. At the end of the evening, we can meet up to download the images, have a burger & chat. Last year we struggled with the fading light and this is the reason we have made it a little earlier. Obviously this will be weather dependant!

April 28th, 2015
Annual Competition
Judge: Hunter Kennedy MPAGB EFIAP ARPS

May 5th, 2015
Internal Evening – The Annual General Meeting

Please attend and support the club for another year. Results from trip out.

May 12th, 2015
Annual Meal and Prize Giving

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

This year we have hired a private room at the Burnbrae from 7pm – late. Space are limited to 34ish. Cost and details of the menu will given soon.

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