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Mid Argyll Camera Club

Mid Argyll Camera Club

Programme of events 2010/11

Meetings are on Wednesdays, and usually last from 7.30 to 10pm, with a refreshment break.

2010 October to December

6 Oct
  • Welcome to old & new members
  • Looking Back, short presentation of selected best images from Club website
  • Back to Basics
    1. Presentation - Gordon Doughty -Composition and using light
    2. Practical - Camera Functions & settings; paired working with cameras
Bring camera and instruction book if you can
13 OctTarbert Photoshoot
Bring maximum of 10 images from Tarbert, taken during our club outing or on your own visit

If you have any images, bring them on a key drive or CD (+ pen/cil & wee torch for scoring)
20 OctMonochrome images James Kinloch
  • Mono in general and Jimmy’s approach in particular: comparing colour and mono - what is most appropriate for that image?
  • Discussion - the various programmes and techniques for converting to mono

If you have one handy, bring a laptop with an image editing program
27 OctColour printing & management
  1. colour printing presentation
  2. colour management (Epson training DVD)
3 Nov
  • Portrait Competition - In House voting Bring 3 JPG images
  • Idea exchange - useful websites, forums & blogs

3 images - prefer no more than 1400 pixels wide or 1050px high (+ pen/cil & wee torch for scoring)
10 Nov
  • Workshop: using software programmes to improve images
    Bring laptops and selected images for improvement
  • hand in entries for first competition; colour prints, mono prints, digital images, & special subject competition (Flora & Fauna - which must contain at least one flora & one fauna image) (see rules)
If possible bring laptops and some images for improvement

Bring entries for 1st competition
17 NovBlood Donors - No Meeting
24 Nov
  • calibration demonstration, on the new digital projector
  • 2010 PAGB Great British Cup - show of the Small Clubs open section which we entered
1 Dec Before and after images.
please bring for discussion 5 pairs of digital images as before and after your editing

Bring digital images - this time size and format as you like
8 DecFirst Competition show postponed by weather to 12 Jan
15 DecSocial evening
Digital Christmas Card - 2 images per member

Bring us all a couple of Christmas card images - with text if you like
and something to eat or drink

2011 January to Summer

12 Jan
  • First Competition show, judged by Dr Robert Cumming (Milngavie), postponed from 8 Dec
  • Bring entries for second competition; colour prints, mono prints, digital images, & special subject competition Hills & Glens (see rules)
Bring entries for second competition. If you need mount board, ask Jimmy who holds a low-cost supply for members.
19 JanSPF Portfolio 2010
Show of best digital images from the annual Scottish Photographic federation's inter-club competition, which MACC entered

26 JanSelect entries for Frank Walton Inter Club competition
Please bring your best images (up to 10) - ideally JPEG files, size up to 1400 x 1050 pixels (on CD or USB flash drive if possible) - see rules.

Bring best images - as on left
2 FebSecond Competition show, judged by Guy Phillips (Helensburgh)

9 FebWorkshop: using software programmes to improve images
This is a change of programme
If possible, bring laptops and selected images for improvement
16 Feb
  • Show of images accepted by the Dingwall Camera Club's 2010 Exhibition
  • Bring entries for final/annual competition
    colour prints, mono prints, digital images, & special subject competition Special Subject (Harmony Trophy) - Buildings See rules.
Bring entries for final competition
23 FebBlood Donors - No Meeting.
2 Mar
Workshop "Still Life, Macro & Painting with light
presented by Stan Millar (Carluke)

9 MarAnnual/Final Competition show, judged by Keith Long (Daventry)

Tuesday 15 MarFrank Walton Inter Club Trophy Competition
(Cowall, Helensburgh, MACC, Oban), at Helensburgh
Judge - Bob Collins

16 MarAnnual General Meeting

9 AprInformal dinner & prizegiving (at Argyll Arms, Ardrishaig)

15 JunePhotoshoot at a Knapdale beaver loch, led by Scott Murray.Bring wellies, midge protection and camera
24 JulyMinibus outing to Kintyre (book with Mary)
9:30am: Meet at the Lorne car park Lochgilphead
5:00pm: Arrive back at Lorne car park

The next session starts on Wed 5th October 2011, with a break after 14th Dec, restarting 11th Jan 2012, and ending on 21st March 2012.

You can also see what we did on our 2006/2007 programme, our 2007/2008 programme, our 2008/2009 programme and our our 2009/2010 programme.

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