Our programme of Thursday evening photo outings is now available on the Syllabus page.
Congratulations to all the winners in the Annual Competition, recently judged by Charles Summers. You will find all the results on the Competition Results page.
Congratulations to all our winners in League 3 last night! Judge Gordon Scott had a big task with such a large entry – great to see so many members submitting work. You can find all the winners on the Competition Results page.
The 23rd March is our annual joint evening with the Scottish Wildlife Trust, which will be in the Thistle Hotel, Milnathort.
The speaker will be Tracey Dixon who is a zoology graduate of the University of Dundee and now works as Visualization & GIS Officer for the School of Social Sciences. Since Tracey first picked up a camera for a 2002 trip to the Arctic, her photos have featured in a range of projects, from Al Gore’s “An Inconvenient Truth” and Eric Chivian & Aaron Bernstein’s “Sustaining Life How Human Health Depends on Biodiversity” to the definitive guide to squirrels of the world! She enjoys extended off-track bush walking expeditions and has also had photos reach the semi-final of the NHM Wildlife Photographer of the Year.
In a change to the syllabus entry, our speaker this coming Thursday (9th March) will now be Robert Ormerod, a documentary photographer based in Edinburgh. You can learn more about him and see some of interesting work at his website http://www.robertormerod.co.uk/
KCC members may be interested to know of a couple of photography related programmes coming up on BBC4:-
“Britain in Focus: A Photographic History” is a 3-part series with Eamonn McCabe which starts on Monday 6th March at 21:00
“The Man who shot Tutankhamun” Wright looks at the work of Harry Burton in the 1920s with modern photographer Harry Cory and is on Wednesday 8th March at 21:00.
We were entertained and educated in equal measure at the 10-min talk / AV competition in which we were treated to a very wide range of material – thanks to all those who took part. In what was a difficult competition to judge, President Dallas finally awarded two first places as follows: Francis Gillespie for his highly entertaining and novel talk / demonstration of photogrammetry (creating 3D digital maps from multiple 2D images), and Bill Paton for his evocative and very seasonal AV entitled ‘Winter’. Congratulations to both!
The committee recently decided on next year’s subjects for the Thackery and Fortune and Greer competitions. They will be:-
Thackery: “Flora” – i.e. plants, flowers, trees etc. but not fungi
Fortune & Greer: “Portraits” – could be people or animals
So that’s plenty of notice to start thinking of subject matter or collecting images on those themes so you have some excellent photos to submit next year!
On April 6th (in the Thistle Hotel), after our 10 minute talk / AV competition, we will hold a Bring & Buy event. Please bring any photographic equipment or materials which you wish to sell (or give away) and bring some cash so you can purchase other items from fellow Club members. I’m sure we’ve all got some bits & bobs in our photography cupboard which we could part with, especially to make room for some new goodies!
Congratulations to Tom Smith for winning the Fortune & Greer competition on the theme ‘Movement’, judged by club members, with his excellent image of a young boy speed skating on a Beijing ice rink. Bill Paton was second and David Sharman was third.