Mid Argyll Camera Club

About MACC

The Mid Argyll Camera Club is a friendly club of people interested in all aspects of photography. We are centred on Lochgilphead in Argyll & Bute, Scotland. We welcome visitors and beginners to photography.

If you are not sure about joining, come to a few meetings to see what it's like. Meetings are held on Wednesdays, between 26th September 2018 and 27th March 2019 at 7.00pm to 9.30pm in the Community Centre, Manse Brae, Lochgilphead see maps.

You can see our 2018/2019 programme of events, or download it as a PDF file of the leaflet or as a DOC text table.

seeking-shelter We mainly enjoy digital photography - using cameras, phones & tablets, computers and inkjet printers. We are mostly amateur photographers, some very experienced and others just starting. Members range from school age to long retired, 50% male and female.

Most events aim to include and help beginners. This year we are starting "Photoschool" sessions. We have talks, photo shows, demonstrations, hands-on practical workshops (with cameras or with laptops), activities with other groups, projects and competitions. About 2/3 of members (some as beginners) often enter digital images or prints in club competitions.

Concentration Exhibitions of members' prints are mounted in the Community Centre, the most recent being a solo show by Walter Ritchie from October 2018 (open 9 - 9.30 Mon - Thu, 9 - 6.30 Fri).

Prints by members had also been on show at the Mid Argyll Art Society's August 2018 annual exhibition in Lochgilphead. and several were sold.

At a meeting in October members quickly chose photos and had 2019 calendars printed within a week.
2019 Calendar

There is usually a social evening before Christmas, and an informal prize giving meal in the Spring. There are also occasional summer outings, sometimes at short notice as an opportunity arises.

Facebook users can join our MACC group at MACC on Facebook

Some club equipment is available for loan to members, eg an A4/slide/negative flat scanner, a computer screen profiler and a 35mm slide projector.

MACC is affiliated to the Photographic Alliance of Great Britain (PAGB) and to the Federation International de L'Art Photographique (FIAP) through the Scottish Photographic Federation (SPF), and the club takes part in their activities. Individual members also submit prints and digital images to competitions and exhibitions run by other organisations under the patronage of British Photographic Exhibition (BPE) and the FIAP , and some seek their awards and distinctions.

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