Syllabus 2019-20

As a consequence of the latest government briefing on the 16th of March the club has now suspended  all lectures.  The club secretary will be in contact with members.

September 2019

17th  Opening Night Introduction Welcome to the first night of the session for all returning and new members.and a talk by the Club’s very own Margaret Campbell in the second half ‘Glasgow, an Alternative View’  over 25 years of photographing Glasgow, the book and exhibition of the images.

September 24th  ‘My Relationship With Judges & Haw Eddie, Whit’s Yir Genre?’ by Eddie Telford. Eddie aims to encourage beginners to enter club competitions and enjoy their hobby. He will be showing a recent mixture of his work including travel, landscape, nature, portraits and sports.

October 2019

October 1st  Humanitarian Vision’  by Jim Holmes. Jim is a freelance documentary photographer specialising in documenting humanitarian work worldwide and especially the issues, needs solutions and outcomes of the development process.

October 8th ‘Wabi Sabi-Beauty of Things Imperfect’ by Alan Cameron
Alan will present  prints and projected images. Alan’s talk will discuss the printing & finding of beauty in things modest and humble and unconventional.

October 15th Members Mini Presentations. Members will make short presentations of their work.
Willie MacGregegor – Toaty Woaty to Boatey Floatey (Macro to Ships)
John Adam – Street Art
1st Competition Hand-In

October 22th ‘How to Prepare an Audiovisual Presentation.’ by Bernard Longley ARPS and Keith Fisher ARPS DPAGB. Bernard and Keith will talk on how to put together a successful AV presentation and are recognised experts in this field. During this tour of Scotland, Bernard and Keith will also be visiting Dundee PS and Perthshire PS.

October 29th 1st Club Competition  Judge: Peter Paterson

November 2019

November 5th ‘The River Clyde’  by Ann-Marie Coull LRPS. Ann-Marie is now a full time photographer with a particular interest in landscapes, pets and horses.

November 12th Nature and Wildlife’ Our very own John Hannah will give a talk and presentation of his nature and wildlife work followed by a presentation on Botswana in the second half of the evening.

November 19th  Technique Night A practical evening consisting of tutor groups on a number of photographic topics.
2nd Competition Hand-In

November 26th  SPF Portfolio A chance to see the recent print work of SPF clubs. An evening of informal comment.

December 2019

December 3rd  ‘Street Photography’ by Stephen Cosh. Stephens lecture will be an introduction to street photography. Check out his website  for a stimulating range of monochrome photography in  a variety of locations.

December 10th  2nd Club Competition – Judge:Roy Smith of Ayr Camera Club 

December 17th  Christmas Social Night

January 2020

January 7th Out of Africa’– Our very own Derek, Duncan and Dai will give presentation of their African experiences.
3rd Competition Hand-In

January 14th  ‘My Journey in Photography‘ by Campbell Skinner DPAGB, BPE2A selection of Campbell’s print work spanning the last 30 years and covering a wide range of subjects. In recent times he has become better known for his sport and event photography.

January 21st ‘Wedding Photography- where to now?’– Speaker Stuart Wood Stuart set up 1500 photography in 2007 after years of working for other top studios. In just 3 years, they were crowned MPA ”Scottish Wedding Photographer of the Year”, been nominated for the VOWS awards 3 years in a row, and have consistently won other awards since. He will talk about his career path to date and where photography is headed.

January 28th  3rd Club Competition – Judge: Ross Eaglesham

February 2020

February 4th ‘In search of Nature’s Images’ by Richard Bennett. Richard is a retired media professional based in Scotland. His presentation will be on wildlife photography in Scandinavia, UK, India, Tanzania, Kenya, and Yellowstone.

February 11th  ‘Rucksack Diary: Travelling Around South America’ by Diane Smillie 

February 18th  ‘Art In Photography by Clive Watkins. Clive will give a talk on the history and development of photography covering its influences from, and its impact on, traditional art.

25th  Interclub Competition – Hub Singer,  Venue Milngavie

March 2020

March 3rd Robert Simpson Trophy Competition – Prints judged by members

March 10th ‘Beneath the Waves and Discovering Photography above the Waves” by Jack Morrison. Although predominantly an underwater photographer, Jack has more recently been discovering parts of Scotland and elsewhere above the waves. He is enjoying this new lightweight photography without having to lug around a ton of diving gear.

Due to government advice on the 16th of March all  further lectures this season are cancelled.

March 17th   ‘Land of the Midnight Sun‘ by Malcolm Boddie. Our very own Malcolm Boddie will give a presentation on a recent trip to Norway.

March 24th ‘Behind the lens, Beyond the lens’ by Peter Cairns
Peter is a freelance nature and conservation photographer since 1998 and is a founding director of The Wild Media Foundation. He will talk about his dramatic journey spanning two decades of wild adventures and changing personal perspective.

Hand-in for Annual Competition

April 2020

April 7th Members Mini Presentations  Some members will give some short presentations of their work.

April 13th Interclub Competition with Kirkintilloch at Kirkintilloch.

April 14th ‘My year in Photography 2019′ by the club’s own Peter Grant (given online)

April 21st Annual Competition – Judge: Guy Phillips Online Digital Competition

April 28th  Club Barbeque Details nearer the time.

May 2020

May 5th AGM Please come along and support the club to ensure we have another successful year.

May 12th  Online Meeting with Guest Photographer from Dublin Joe Houghton – Joe Houghton will run a Webinar on Long Exposure Photography. He is based in Dublin so this should be a first (link will be sent by email). Please note that members must register for this one meeting only using the email that the secretary sent.

June 2020

June 2nd Online tutorial on focus stacking with a members’ Q and A. Reuben McLean