Syllabus 2015-16

September 15th, 2015
Pre Tea: Opening Night – Introductions and Announcements
Post Tea: Members Presentation: David Ritchie has very kindly ‘volunteered’ to give a presentation of a variety of the images he has taken over the years ūüėČ titled ‘A Journey through my lens’

September 22nd, 2015
Lecture: Updating members’ photos
Photographer: Stephen Phillips

An evening when new and current members will have the opportunity to have their portrait taken to be added to or updated on the website. It will also be an evening of socialising and a chance to learn new techniques in portrait photography.

September 29th, 2015
Lecture: ‘The Neglected – Street Children of Ukraine’ & ‘The 13th Floor’
Speaker: David Gillanders

David was born and educated in Glasgow, Scotland where his first interest in photography arose at the age of 14 through a love of boxing. He has since then produced a wonderful variety of media including film and documentaries.


Hand in date for the first club competition

October 6th, 2015
Lecture: ‘Let’s Talk Photography’
Speaker: Alan Cameron, MSPC

Alan was first introduced to “serious” photography when he borrowed his fathers 20yr old Agfa 35mm camera and when he had the transparencies developed, he was immediately hooked on photography. He has spent the last 30yrs or so since trying to capture that all elusive perfect picture.

Tonight, Alan, a member of Kirkintilloch Camera Club, will give an informal discussion on his approach to photography, with prints & digital projected images.


October 13th, 2015
Practical Night: TBA


October 20th, 2015
1st Club Competition
Judge: Roy Gibson

Hand-in Date: September 29th, 2015

October 27th, 2015
Lecture: ‘Food and Product Photography’
Speaker: Geo Sneddon

Geo has been a professional product photographer for 8 years however, he has been in the darkroom since he was 6 years old. He has had the privilege to help run a number of studios, work for agencies and his past client base has been the likes of M&S, Greggs, Waitrose, BBC Food and Number 1 Magazine and he is also the Canon Representative for Scotland.

November 3rd,  2015 
Members’ Lecture: ‘Photography and Beyond’
Speaker: Margaret Campbell

Margaret is a member of Milngavie and Bearsden Camera Club, the Scottish Photographic Circle and an Associate member of The Royal Photographic Society. Tonight she will be presenting some of her projects from recent years

November 10th, 2015
Lecture: ‘Historical Buildings’
Speaker: Steve Wallace

Steve is the Field Photography Projects Manager for The Royal Commission on Ancient and Historical Monuments of Scotland.

Website: RCAHMS and Historic Scotland

Hand in date for the second club competition

November 17th, 2015
Lecture: ‘Perpetually in Motion’
Speaker: Claire Carter

Claire will present her talk with digital images and some audio visuals. She will challenge photographers to agree with her that landscape photography is one of the most action packed forms of photography.


November 24th, 2015
Members’ Lecture: ‘Editing¬†Photos to exe’
Speaker: Duncan McCallum

Tonight will be a practical night¬†when Duncan will demonstrate the techniques used to create slideshows using the ‘picturestoexe’ software.

December 1st, 2015
2nd Club Competition
Judge: Douglas Harris

Hand-in Date: November 10th, 2015

December 8th, 2015
Event: SPF Prints and DPIs

An evening with an opportunity for members to make informal comments on the recent prints and DPIs from Photographic Federation clubs

December 15th, 2015
Christmas Social Night

An evening filled with festive fun, fab food, fairy lights and fierce group quiz competition.


January 5th, 2016
Lecture: ‘Prints Past and Present’
Speaker: Hunter Kennedy, MPAGB,EFIAP,ARPS

Hunter has been a member of Carluke CC for over 30 years but has taken his photography seriously since 2000 and by 2009 had achieved both EFIAP and MPAGB. He is a regular supporter of International Salons and is in demand in the UK as a lecturer and judge.

Tonight, Hunter will bring along a selection of colour and mono prints dating from the darkroom to present digital.


Hand in date for the third club competition

January 12th, 2016
Lecture: ‘Time-Lapse Photography’
Speaker: Kirk Norbury

Kirk Norbury is an English landscape & portrait photographer based in Ayrshire, Scotland. As well as photographing landscapes he also does a lot of time-lapse photography which involves taking single images of a scene and turn them into a video.


January 19th, 2016
Lecture: ‘Eric Watts’ Glasgow’
Speaker: Tom Doherty, CPAGB

Since 2012, Tom, Exhibition secretary from QPCC,¬†has been working as a volunteer to catalogue the Glasgow Photography collection of Eric Watt – one of Queen’s Park CC distinguished former members, who bequeathed several thousand photographs of social and historical importance to the City of Glasgow. Tonight, Tom is coming to the club to present his latest talk ‚ÄėEric Watt‚Äôs Glasgow‚Äô which covers Eric‚Äôs observational photos of Glasgow and its people for about 40 years from the mid-60s on.


January 26th, 2016
3rd Club Competition
Judge: Charlie Moore

Hand-in Date: 5th January 2016

February 2nd, 2016
Lecture: ‘Iona’
Speaker: Barbara Sellers, LRPS

Barbara will present images of the Isle of Iona – a personal perspective. Imagery includes the intimate landscape as well as the bigger view of an island in its differing moods. Drawing on a year long project of photographing the island every month for 12 consecutive months. Lecture to include the challenges of the project and how the photography developed and changed in response.


February 9th, 2016
Lecture: ‘3D Photography’
Speaker: Denis Alyshev

Denis will bring along slide images on Stereoscopic 3D Photography and explain the technique he uses .

February 16th, 2016
Members’ Lectures: ‘Drone Photography’
Speakers: Malcolm Boddie


February 23rd, 2016
Event: Inter-club competition hosted by Hub Singer

This year Hub Singer will host the annual inter-club competition at:

The Hub Community Education Centre
405 Kilbowie Road
G81 2TX

and there will be no event at MBCC this evening. Anyone needing transport or willing to car share please contact Malcolm or Diane.

March 1st, 2016
Lecture: ‘TBA’
Speaker: Kevin McGarry

Kevin McGarry’s CV is extensive having worked internationally as a photographer, and lecturing as a fine artist globally.¬† He has also accrued multiple degrees and doctorates along throughout his professional career in fine art.

March 8th, 2016
Lecture: Glasgow Interior Architecture
Speaker: Neale Smith

Neale is based in Glasgow and works nationwide. He has been shooting architectural photography since 2006 and also specialises in interior photography. As well as architectural photography and interior photography, He also works in the following areas:

Industrial & corporate photography
Landscape photography
Editorial photography
Portrait photography
Visual impact assessment photography


March 15th, 2016
Robert Simpson Cup (Prints)


March 22nd, 2016
Members’ Lecture: ‘My Travel Stories’
Speaker: Marc De Ridder

Throughout the ages, myths and story telling has been at the heart of communicating the experiences of explorers and adventures travelling to foreign cultures. Illustrated with my own travel photography, I will show how elements of story telling can be incorporated into your stills photography to make your images more engaging and compelling.

March 29th, 2016
Lecture: ‘Iceland’
Speaker: Leigh Woolford, EFIAP AWPF 

Leigh will give a digital presentation revolving around his travels in Iceland.


April 5th, 2016
Members’ Lecture: ‘From Phone Camera to Microscope Lens’
Speaker: Steve Campbell

Steve will show how different types of cameras and various lenses can be used in close up photography. He will illustrate the use of each camera in more conventional photography and explain how they can be adapted for taking close ups, as well as the use of microscope lenses, both on and off of the microscope, starting with the ‘smart’ phone. His main focus will be on insects and flowers, featuring within the size range 5 cm to 1/5,000 of a millimetre. Steve will also show some 3D macro anaglyphs, which the audience will view with red-cyan filter spectacles that will be provided.

Hand-in Date for the Annual Competition

April 12th, 2016
Lecture: ‘Portrait and Sport Photography’
Speaker: Terry Donnelly, MPAGB ARPS ABPE AFIAP

Terry is a commercial photographer specialising in a number of genres including:

Architectural since 2006, and specialise in supplying images from initial construction through to finished projects, and anywhere in between. My client base is in The UK and Middle East.

Sports –¬†suppling sports images to a number of UK sports press agencies serving national and international press.

People –¬†photographing people, singularly, in groups, whether it be in social or commercial environments.


April 19th, 2016
Event: Annual Competition
Judge: Bob Collins SPF

Hand-in Date: 29th March 2016

April 26th, 2016
Lecture: ‘Glimpse Through The Cloud Forest – Costa Rica’ ¬†and Spain – Where Raptors Soar”
Speaker: Mark Caunt

¬†Mark was born in East Yorkshire, England but has lived in Angus, Scotland for nearly 20 years. He has had many photographs published in various magazines, newspapers and books, including the Cornell Lab of Ornithology magazine ‚ÄúAll About Birds‚ÄĚ, and regularly contributes to magazines ‚ÄúBirdwatch‚ÄĚ, ‚ÄúBirdwatching‚ÄĚ & ‚ÄúBritish Birds‚ÄĚ to name but a few.


May 3rd, 2016
Outdoor Event: Mugdock Country Park

BBQ evening with Macro and Landscape Practical session.

May 10th, 2016

Please attend and support the club for another year.

May 17th, 2016
Annual Dinner
Venue: TBA

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

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