Syllabus 2023-24


Under the management of our Syllabus Secretary Elaine Prior, a wide range of of new speakers and presenters have been secured for the new season. For the coming season 2023-24 we will return to the pre-pandemic situation of meeting in person. Only a small number of lectures will be available on Zoom, that is, generally during some of the winter months or when distant or international speakers present via the internet . 


Tues 19th    Members Summer Portfolio & Launch of the Members Panels Challenge. An opportunity for members to illustrate their summer activities in pictorial form.

Tues 26th    Using AI Technology in Adobe Photoshop & Lightroom      Speaker: Martin Sproul   


Tues 3rd     Scotland : An Underwater Journey      Speaker: Mark Kirkland

Tues 10th    Landscapes and Seascapes      Speaker: Roger Hance

Tues 17th    1st League Competition     Judge: Duncan MacDonald    

Tues 24th    Nepal – Khumba Valley and Kathmandu      Speaker: George Robertson

Tues 31st     Macro Practical for Club Members



Tues 14th    Fantastic Beasties & Where to Find Them    Speaker: Paul Fraser

Tues 21st    Inspired – ” My creative influences that shaped my own work”   Speaker Colin Prior

Tues 28th    2nd League Competition      Judge: Campbell Skinner       HAND IN BY 7th NOV


Tues 5th      My Wildlife Wanderings     Speaker: Ron McCombe

Tues 12th    Passion for Wildlife    Speaker: Kevin Pigney

Tues 19th    Members Christmas Social Night    Venue: TBC

January 2024

Tues 9th     Black & White Competition    Judge Rob Davis   HAND IN BY 9th DEC

Tues 16th    SUBJECT TBC    Club Members Evening

Tues 23rd    3rd League Competition     Judge: Clive Watkins TBC   HAND IN BY 9th JAN

Tues 30th    Totie Photies     Speaker: Jacki Gordon


Tues 6th     The Abandoned Journey    Speaker: Rodger Shearer

Tues 13th   Internal Presentation of the 2023 SPF Portfolio

Tues 20th   Inter Club Competition V Hub Singer      Judge: Libby Smith

Tues 27th    From Harris to Hokkaido   Speaker: Ian Tully  Ian will bring us up to date on his long term project to photograph the Isle of Harris and pose the question, what’s it all about anyway?. Ian will give also give us a first impression of his trip to Hokkaido in Japan in January


Tues 5th     Evolving a Creative Eye: Glasgow & Beyond     Speaker: Margaret Rainey

Tues 12th    Robert Simpson Trophy    Judged by the Club Members      HAND IN BY 5th MAR

Tues 19th    High Speed Photography of Birds in Flight     Speaker: Marko Trebusak

Tues 26th    Inter Club Competition V Kirkintilloch CC     Judge: Ken Lindsay


Tues 2nd     Street & Documentary Photography       Speaker: Cameron Scott

Tues 9th      My Photography Journey    Speaker: Gaille Gray

Tues 16th    Glasgow Wanders    Speaker: Tom Docherty

Tues 23rd    Annual Club Competition   Judge: Eddie Telford    

Tues 30th    Club Outing  TBA & weather dependent 


Tues 7th       Club AGM & Annual Dinner   Douglas Park Golf Club  Commencing 7pm

The AGM will start at 7:00pm in a theatre style room. Cash bar available. Members wishing to attend the AGM only can do so.

The Dinner will start at 8:00 pm in an adjacent room, again cash bar available. 

We need the numbers for the dinner by Friday 26th so if you are planning to attend please let us know soon.
For menu choices and payment details please refer to Malcolm’s email of Wed 17th April.







On Tuesday 21st November, we were delighted to be joined by Scottish based and internationally acclaimed landscape photographer Colin Prior. His presentation was titled ‘Inspired – My creative influences shaped my own world’. Amongst other topics, it included his travels to the stunning Karakoram Mountains in Pakistan, his British Airways commissions together with the creative images in his ground breaking documentary book , Fragile – Birds, Eggs and Habitats. Later in the evening he gave members a preview into his current ongoing Scottish landscape project. The image below pictures Colin (centre) flanked by Club President Duncan and Syllabus Secretary Elaine.