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Mid Argyll Camera Club

Mid Argyll Camera Club

Programme of events 2012/13

Meetings are on Wednesdays (except Thursday 24th January), and usually last from 7.00 to 9.30pm, with a refreshment break. Most are in the Community Centre, but some may be elsewhere.

We don't all actively participate every evening. But if you want to learn new skills hands-on, or hear comments on your photos (which should be helpful and constructive), the list below suggests what to bring if you can.

. . .kinds of events
.Presentation, by visitors, by members, or on DVD
.Members' show & tell with ideas exchange.Activity with other groups
.Practical workshop - with laptops or with cameras.Photoshoot outing
.Competition.Social evening, AGM

2012 September to December

date.eventswhat to bring if you can
26 Sept
  • Introduction & welcome to old & new members
  • Virtual tour of the clubs website
  • Syllabus, competitions, finance
  • project with Fyne Art Club
  • Best 4 from Benmore - bring along your images from the club outing or your on visit to Benmore.
Bring up to 4 images of Benmore if you can
3 Oct
Presentation - Wildlife photography A lifetimes work - British & Kenyan
by John Bauckham - Kilmichael
Bring a portrait image for next week's workshop
10 Oct.Portrait workshop, led by Jordan Young (Kilmartin)
Hints and tips on taking portraits - a short presentation followed by a workshop taking portraits with and without flash plus studio lights. Member to supply a portrait image a week before the workshop.
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  • hand in entries for first competition; colour prints, mono prints, digital images, & special subject competition ("The Beauty of Plants - Flowers and Gardens" (see rules)
Bring your camera

Bring entries for 1st competition. If you need mount board, ask Jimmy who holds a low-cost supply for members.
17 Oct.Macro tabletop workshop
Brief presentation, then practical photography close up.
Bring camera, and lens/adaptor for close up if you have one
24 Oct.Blood donors - no meeting
31 Oct.
1st Competition show, judged by David Fiddes (Cowal)

7 Nov.
Presentation - landscape photography
Calum Morrell (Glasgow)

14 Nov.
Doors and Windows in Mid Argyll - in-house fun competition

bring 5 images each of memorable windows and doors in and around Mid Argyll for members to try and recognise

CD of the 2012 SPF Portfolio including our club's accepted images - see all our entries

Bring maximum 5 images of windows and doors
21 Nov

How to Judge or not to Judge - PAGB CD lecture by John Wigmore FRPS, EFIAP, MPAGB, APAGB

What a judge would be looking for from the images presented and also what not to say, followed by 2 halves of images and relevant comments; from John's long and highly acclaimed experience in judging at all levels. This is then followed by John marking each image out of 20, the images covering excellent, good, and not so good.
28 Nov.
Black & White workshop, led by Scott Murray (Lochgilphead)
Hints and tips on converting colour images to monochrome - bring 2 colour images and laptop

2 colour images and laptop if you can
5 Dec.
Member's evening - Walter Ritchie
Collection of photos and stories following the successful evening with Walter last session

12 Dec.Continuation of Black & White workshop, led by Scott Murray (Lochgilphead)
Hints and tips on converting colour images to monochrome - bring 2 colour images and laptop

Also bring (or send later) baby photos to Verina for next week's fun competition.
Bring 2 colour images and laptop if you can, and baby photos
19 Dec.Christmas Fun Night
  • Christmas card designs (Caroline Woolf)
  • Baby photo fun competition (Verina Litster)
  • Small buffet

Bring digital Christmas cards
and something to eat or drink

2013 January to Summer

date.eventswhat to bring if you can
9 Jan.Light in the landscape - workshop led by Scott Murray (Lochgilphead)
on how to create light in your landscape photographs,
  • Bring entries for second competition; colour prints, mono prints, digital images, & special subject competition Life in Monochrome - Black & White (see rules)
Bring bring landscape photographs & your laptop if possible.
Bring entries for 2nd competition up to 6 images
16 Jan.
Select images for Frank Walton competition

- bring maximum 6 images, eg ones that have already done well in competitions
Bring up to 6 images
THURSDAY 24 Jan 7.30pm

Joint meeting with NHASMA

Presentation - Nature, the Scottish landscape and Taynish Nature Reserve by Lorne Gill (SNH photographer)
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30 Jan.
Second Competition
show, judged by Alison McAlpine (Lochgilphead)

6 Feb.
Presentations by members

  • Photography and the Law: Trish Collins and Verina Litster
  • RAW v JPEG: Gordon Doughty
  • Sizing images: Gordon Doughty

Bring entries for final/annual competition
colour prints, mono prints, digital images, & Special Subject (Harmony Trophy) - Water in the Landscape, See rules.

Bring entries for final competition
13 Feb.Dingwall 2012 Exhibition CD presentation

20 Feb.
Presentation - by wildlife/landscape photographer Chris Kidd
Christopher Kidd
Dr Christopher Kidd is a social anthropologist and professional photographer. Originally from Lochgilphead and now living in Uganda, he arrived here this week back for a 2 month holiday and has agreed to fill in for Dominic Ryan who had to be elsewhere. Chris will give us hints and tips on taking photographs, and also show us some of his work and give advice on planning a safari holiday to Africa.
27 Feb.
Annual/Final competition show, judged by Neil MacGregor (Kirkintilloch)

This meeting will be held in the Lochgilphead Baptist Church see map

6 Mar.
Members' evening
  • Sporting images by Mary Gillies
  • Show by Baxter Nisbet
  • tea break
  • Visit to Ethiopia by Jan Hrdlicka (slides)
    Beginners can have another class from Walter Ritchie and maybe others

Bring 3 images
13 Mar
Frank Walton Inter-club Trophy Competition
(Campbeltown, Cowall, Helensburgh, MACC, Oban)

This meeting will be held in the Lochgilphead Resource Centre- see map starting show at 7.30pm (doors open earlier)

judged by Duncan McEwan (Bridge of Weir).

Duncan McEwan
20 Mar.
Annual General Meeting

27 Mar.
Prize giving and buffet dinner (location to be decide )

Summer.Outings, probably at short notice as good photographic opportunities arise, eg for project

You can also see what we did on our 2006/2007 programme, our 2007/2008 programme, our 2008/2009 programme, our 2009/2010 programme, our 2010/2011 programme and our 2011/2012 programme.

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