Author Archives: Duncan Robertson

Start of new season

Our 2020-21 season has got off to a great start this September. On our opening night on the 10th we were treated to a preview of the new Syllabus, we announced the winners of all of last years trophies, and Stewart Niven gave us an excellent slide show of a circumnavigation round Iceland.

Our first external speaker was Neil Scott on the 17th. Neil is well known in Scottish photography being an SPF judge and a long serving member of both the Edinburgh Photographic Society and Midlothian Camera Club. His talk ‘In my mind’s eye’ was a thought-provoking and visually rewarding exploration of his approach to creating images.

‘Virtual’ syllabus for 2020-21

In these times of coronavirus we have had to adapt how we function. As a result we are unable to meet physically so we have developed a fully online ‘virtual’ syllabus. Our meetings will be using the Zoom video conference software.

We have been using Zoom very successfully since lockdown started in March and we continued meeting in that way right through the summer. Attendance has been very healthy and it has been a wonderful way of keeping in touch with each other and up to date with our photography.

You can find out what’s in store for the new season on our Syllabus page.

Digital Developing Live!

On Thursday 25th June we welcome back Joe Houghton to our Virtual Club Night at the earlier than usual time of 19:00. Joe will be take images which members have submitted and ‘develop’ them live in Lightroom. It will be a fascinating to see how another photographer processes one’s image and there’s bound to be software tricks to learn too!

New committee!

The AGM was successfully and rapidly concluded last week and as a result the club has a new committee for the next year, details of which can be found on the committee page. Thanks to all those who attended the AGM and those who have agreed to serve on the committee – I look forward to working with you over the coming year. Duncan (El Presidente).

Happy New Year!

Our syllabus gets off to a start in 2019 with a talk on ‘Astrophotography for beginners’ by Steven Gray of Cosmos Planetarium on January 10th. The following week we get to hear from fellow club members about ‘My 3 best pictures’ and ‘What’s in my bag’. Roy Robertson, HonFRPS is speaking on the 24th about his travels as ‘A photographer in China’ and will explain about the RPS Licentiateship distinction. Finally we round off the month with our League 2 competition on the 31st, judged by Doug Berndt.

Latest competition winners

Congratulations to Julie Close for wining the Thackery trophy for her triptych of prints on the theme of Food, entitled ‘Carrot and Lemon’, ‘Carrot and Apple’, ‘Carrot and Coriander’, and to Doug Carrie for winning the Creative Digital competition with ‘Provost Fleeing’. Our thanks too to judge Stan Farrow for doing such a great job and providing much thoughtful analysis.