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).
Congratulations to our recent League 2 winners: Richard Dibley, Maureen Crozier, David Sharman and Gerry Leeper. Details are on the competition results page here.
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.
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.
The club now has a Data Protection Policy which sets out how members personal information is handled. You can find a copy here.
For the first Thursday of each month we are reverting to using the back room of the Church Centre, Kinross. Please access by the side door off Piper Row.
For 2018-2109 we have thoroughly revised the wording of the competition rules to make them clearer and more consistent – please take a look here.
Our exciting new syllabus for 2018-2109 is now published and available at the Syllabus page.
You can find a very handy guide on how to Optically Centre your window mounts on the Links page, coutsesy of Andrew Macpherson. It looks complicated when you first read through it but it’s aatcually quite easy and is elegantly simple in practice!