New Season, New Syllabus!

Our 2017-2018 season is about to begin on Thursday 14th September in the Church Centre Kinross, at 19:30.  We’d love to see you there!

We will be previewing the Syllabus for the year ahead, hearing about the Clubs plans for the year, and you’ll have the chance to catch up with old friends and make new ones. We look forward to seeing on the 14th or any subsequent Thursday night.

The new syllabus is available on the Syllabus page.

Joint evening with SWT – Tracey Dixon

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.

Photography programmes on TV

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.

10-min talk / AV competition winners

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!

Thackery and Fortune & Greer subjects for next year

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!

Bring & Buy – April 6th

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!