Musselburgh Camera Club

Scottish Salon 2015

I have just received the Catalogue for the 2015 Scottish Salon.

This is an annual international exhibition, held this year in Aberdeen, and a competition involving prints and digital images in mono and colour. There are some stunning images and some are distinctly weird !  For ideas and inspiration click on link below to see the full catalogue in PDF.

Catalogue for 2015 Scottish Salon


Safari Park trip

Hi All now the weather is getting better (fingers crossed). its time to organise the Safari park trip. Who would be interested this weekend. If we get numbers i will set a day and time.

respond and list your name with preference for day.

Cheers

Mike


Laurie Campbel Workshops

Hi All,

laurie campbel has been in touch. is anybody up for this workshop?

I am. Can anybody organise it and get 6 of us together?

Cheers

mike

Hi Mike,

Just been going over past emails and wondered if you received the one forwarded below from mid-March…….?

If not, I’d hate you to think that I hadn’t bothered!

Sometimes, I’ve had instances where emails weren’t received because they were rejected by ‘spam filters’ due to attachments / image files but in this case I’ve removed them.

Best,

Laurie
Laurie Campbell Photography
Hestia, Paxton,
Berwick-upon-Tweed, TD15 1TE
Scotland, UK
email: laurie@lauriecampbell.com

www.lauriecampbell.com

Tel:+44(0)1289 386 736

From: Laurie Campbell

Sent: Sunday, March 15, 2015 11:14 PM

To: Mike Clark

Subject: Re: Show 6/3/15

Hello again Mike,

Sorry again for the delay in getting back to you but now that I’ve had a little time, I’ve prepared the following overview on what I can offer in the way of nature photography workshops.

I’m assuming that weekends are best for most Club Members but if weekdays are possible, then do let me know and I’ll get back to you with further dates. Meantime, possible weekends are as follows:

21st / 22nd March

4th / 5th April

2nd / 3rd May

About workshops. I’ve been teaching photography since before I turned professional 30 years ago and I’ve long since learnt that everyone attends photographic workshops for different reasons – they are interested in learning how to photograph different subjects, need help in different areas etc. So I deal with this by offering one-to-one help by going round the group throughout the day. For this reason, and to be fair to everyone, then I suggest a maximum group size of six.

Group numbers can affect costs and so smaller groups are possible, but would obviously be slightly more expensive (per person) so my rates are as follows:

Two participants      £150.00 each

Three participants    £100.00 each

Four participants      £75.00 each

Five participants      £60.00 each

Six participants        £50.00 each

This would be for a full 9.00am – 5.00pm day, but then if the weather is fine, and anyone wishes to stay a little longer, then I would pleased to extend this.

As with all my workshop days, the emphasis is showing guests how to get the best from the equipment that they already happen to own, rather than specifying a list of ‘must have’ items which can make some feeling a little uncertain. Items such as tripods are important but then I always have mine available should anyone need to borrow one. Similarly, I have a range of reflectors, diffusers and filters with a range of adaptor rings so that they can be fitted to most people’s lenses. What I wouldn’t want is for anyone to rush out any purchase anything specially for the workshop!  Indeed, they should have a better idea of what they might need (if anything) afterwards so I can give advice on that subject too.

About locations / subjects. These vary enormously but a combination that has worked very well and which I have staged several times for visiting groups has been to spend a morning at Burnmouth and then the afternoon at Eyemouth Harbour. There is a great range of subjects between the two locations, starting with mostly static subjects at Burnmouth, including still life macro subjects, of rock formations, plants and shorelife through to landscapes. And then at Eyemouth there are the more challenging birds (gulls, eider ducks, cormorants etc) and grey seals in the harbour so there is a natural progression to the day.

If a smaller group only wanted to photograph one type of subject for the whole day, such as birds or macro, then this would be possible and I would come up with a bespoke itinerary to suit.

Meantime the attached ‘contact-sheets’ shows samples of just a few images from Eyemouth that are perfectly possible to achieve in a single day.

There are other possibilities, including:

The Scottish Deer Centre, by Cupar, Fife – birds of prey and access insides of enclosures to work with subjects such as fallow deer and foxes – samples attached. This spring / summer – cost: (including refreshments, lunch, entry to Park, hire of falconer £90.00 each for six or £135.00 for four.

St Abbs Head – seabirds (obviously) but fantastic plants, insects and landscapes – samples attached. Later this spring – cost: as for Burnmouth / Eyemouth day.

Gannets feeding – Sailing around (but not landing) on the Bass Rock on a trip designed for action photographs of gannets feeding – samples attached. July / August – cost TBA.

Do just feel free to call me anytime on the number below should you wish to discuss – and I don’t mind fielding questions from interested members too.

Regards & thanks,

Laurie
Laurie Campbell Photography
Hestia, Paxton,
Berwick-upon-Tweed, TD15 1TE
Scotland, UK
email: laurie@lauriecampbell.com

www.lauriecampbell.com

Tel:+44(0)1289 386 736

From: Mike Clark

Sent: Friday, March 06, 2015 10:31 PM

To: info@lauriecampbell.com

Subject: Show 6/3/15

Hi Laurie,

Really enjoyed your show and images. I along with some of my friends in Musselburgh Camera Club are very interested in workshops with you. Can you supply me with a link to what you have on offer?

Kind regards

Mike Clark

www.underwater-photos.co.uk

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Rosslyn Chapel

The dates that are available are 18th and 25th June from 6pm to 8pm when there will be no normal visitors.

The charge will be £10 per person with a minimum total overall of £100. Each photographer will have to sign an agreement

on arrival assigning joint copyright of the images and a restriction on how the images may be used.

I need to know which is the best date with a minimum of ten to keep the cost down.

I will get a copy of the agreement as soon as possible.

 

Regards

gavin


Lee Filters online photography magazine

Lee – the manufacturer of a huge range of Photographic and Lighting equipment has started “Xposure” an online magazine. It looks good and the website also has a fascinating view of the use of lighting filters in theatre and architecture.

Xposure Issue 03 Highlights       

  • The subtle and ethereal infrared landscape photography of Paul Gallagher.
  • Getting the most from a Polariser.
  • Composition masterclass in the Lake District with Mark Gilligan.
  • Filter know-how with 5 professionals.

Liz

liz.sowler@virgin.net


Central Scotland Greenspace photo competition

8/4/15  Just received an email about this competition.

£250 prize per category . Maximum of five entries per person.

Must have been taken within the past  two years.

To enter you simply email image to photocomp@csgnt.org.uk by Monday 27th April 2015. There is a maximum of five entries per person and the images must have been taken within the last two years. A condition of entering is that the images can be used for our marketing and communications purposes including on our websites.

For full details and terms and conditions about the CSGN Photography Competition, please visitwww.centralscotlandgreennetwork.org/photocomp.


Jessops Training Course Saturday May 16th

See info below from Jessops . The Course runs from 1300 – 1600 at Glasgow Caledonian University. Tickets cost £8 in advance or £10 on the day and are available from Jessops Glasgow by phone ( see below ) or http://www.jessops.com/academy online. Hello   I’m contacting you on behalf of Jessops Glasgow with details of a photography training day that may be of interest to you and your members.   Jessops Academy Live will take place on Saturday 16th May, with workshops and presentations by Damian McGillicuddy and Michael Wayne Plant, the former focusing on studio and portrait photography, the latter social documentary and street shooting. Manufacturers exhibiting include Olympus, Sony, Manfrotto and Lastolite Many thanks,   Richard Wainman, Jessops Glasgow   Jessops

Units 3-5 Buchanan Galleries.

Glasgow

G2 3GF
(0141) 3540069

www.jessops.com


Safari park tickets

I will require to know and receive money for safari park tickets on Thursday.  £8 oap £9 youngsters.  Sorry re rush but offer is through my work and it ends 31mar.  Please contact friends in club if u know they don’t look at website. I will organise a club trip or you can go individually if u prefer.  Thanks Mike


Laurie Cambell Workshops

Hello again Mike,

 

Sorry again for the delay in getting back to you but now that I’ve had a little time, I’ve prepared the following overview on what I can offer in the way of nature photography workshops.

 

I’m assuming that weekends are best for most Club Members but if weekdays are possible, then do let me know and I’ll get back to you with further dates. Meantime, possible weekends are as follows:

 

21st / 22nd March

 

4th / 5th April

 

2nd / 3rd May

 

About workshops. I’ve been teaching photography since before I turned professional 30 years ago and I’ve long since learnt that everyone attends photographic workshops for different reasons – they are interested in learning how to photograph different subjects, need help in different areas etc. So I deal with this by offering one-to-one help by going round the group throughout the day. For this reason, and to be fair to everyone, then I suggest a maximum group size of six.

 

Group numbers can affect costs and so smaller groups are possible, but would obviously be slightly more expensive (per person) so my rates are as follows:

 

Two participants      £150.00 each

 

Three participants    £100.00 each

 

Four participants      £75.00 each

 

Five participants      £60.00 each

 

Six participants        £50.00 each

 

This would be for a full 9.00am – 5.00pm day, but then if the weather is fine, and anyone wishes to stay a little longer, then I would pleased to extend this.

 

As with all my workshop days, the emphasis is showing guests how to get the best from the equipment that they already happen to own, rather than specifying a list of ‘must have’ items which can make some feeling a little uncertain. Items such as tripods are important but then I always have mine available should anyone need to borrow one. Similarly, I have a range of reflectors, diffusers and filters with a range of adaptor rings so that they can be fitted to most people’s lenses. What I wouldn’t want is for anyone to rush out any purchase anything specially for the workshop!  Indeed, they should have a better idea of what they might need (if anything) afterwards so I can give advice on that subject too.

 

About locations / subjects. These vary enormously but a combination that has worked very well and which I have staged several times for visiting groups has been to spend a morning at Burnmouth and then the afternoon at Eyemouth Harbour. There is a great range of subjects between the two locations, starting with mostly static subjects at Burnmouth, including still life macro subjects, of rock formations, plants and shorelife through to landscapes. And then at Eyemouth there are the more challenging birds (gulls, eider ducks, cormorants etc) and grey seals in the harbour so there is a natural progression to the day.

 

If a smaller group only wanted to photograph one type of subject for the whole day, such as birds or macro, then this would be possible and I would come up with a bespoke itinerary to suit.

 

Meantime the attached ‘contact-sheets’ shows samples of just a few images from Eyemouth that are perfectly possible to achieve in a single day.

 

There are other possibilities, including:

 

The Scottish Deer Centre, by Cupar, Fife – birds of prey and access insides of enclosures to work with subjects such as fallow deer and foxes – samples attached. This spring / summer – cost: (including refreshments, lunch, entry to Park, hire of falconer £90.00 each for six or £135.00 for four.

 

St Abbs Head – seabirds (obviously) but fantastic plants, insects and landscapes – samples attached. Later this spring – cost: as for Burnmouth / Eyemouth day.

 

Gannets feeding – Sailing around (but not landing) on the Bass Rock on a trip designed for action photographs of gannets feeding – samples attached. July / August – cost TBA.

 

Do just feel free to call me anytime on the number below should you wish to discuss – and I don’t mind fielding questions from interested members too.

 

Regards & thanks,

 

Laurie
Laurie Campbell Photography
Hestia, Paxton,
Berwick-upon-Tweed, TD15 1TE
Scotland, UK
email: laurie@lauriecampbell.com

www.lauriecampbell.com

Tel:+44(0)1289 386 736

 

From: Mike Clark

Sent: Friday, March 06, 2015 10:31 PM

To: info@lauriecampbell.com

Subject: Show 6/3/15

 

Hi Laurie,

Really enjoyed your show and images. I along with some of my friends in Musselburgh Camera Club are very interested in workshops with you. Can you supply me with a link to what you have on offer?

Kind regards

Mike Clark

www.underwater-photos.co.uk


E-news from the Photographic Alliance of Great Britain – FREE

The PAGB is the  GB organisation which organises inter club activities and provides advice and education on photographic matters. They produce an e-news letter approximately six times a year. Anyone can subscribe to the newsletter for free through the PAGB website   http://www.thepagb.org.uk.

The most recent newsletter, which has just arrived, has a good article on how to make AV presentations and one on data protection, as well as prizewinning images and details of competitions and meetings etc.

Liz


FOR SALE

i have a brand new 32″ 5 way reflector for sale. Folds up into its own case. Im after £10 for it.

let me know if you are interested.

Mike


Glen Coe trip

Weather is looking good for a trip on Friday. If you are interested let me know.

Mike


Ordnance Survey Photography Competition

A friend has draw my attention to a photography competition organised by the Ordnance Survey. The competition gives you the chance of winning a holiday and having your photographs on the front covers of the next set of OS maps. You can find the details on this link:

https://os.uk/photofit/

You can also browse the photographs that have already been submitted and vote for your favourites.

Steven.


Eclipse of the Sun – 20th March 2015

At this evening’s club meeting, folk were asking for information about the total eclipse of the Sun on 20th March this year. The eclipse is total if you are lucky enough to view it from the Faroe Islands or Svalbard. From Scotland, we should see a significant partial eclipse, with the Sun shrinking to a small crescent. The further North and West you can get, the better the eclipse will be.

Having said that, the eclipse happens around sunrise (from 08:30am until 10:44am when viewed from from Edinburgh), so it is going to be visible in the East. To photograph the eclipse you need a place with a good, unobstructed view East and East South East. The East coast would be a good place. The very best place (if the weather holds up) would be the Western side of a loch, or Eastern side of an island, up in the far North West of Scotland. Here are some links to more information about the eclipse:

http://www.solareclipse2015.org.uk/

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Solar_eclipse_of_March_20,_2015

Be aware that it is still dangerous to look at the Sun during a partial eclipse. You will need dark glasses to protect your eyes. A wide-angle shot with a short exposure should be ok, but if you use a telephoto lens your camera will need protection with solar film. (You might get away with a 10 stop ND filter and a short exposure, but don’t look through the viewfinder.) An alternative way to photograph the eclipse is to project the Sun’s image onto a white card through a pinhole. The obvious shot is one looking towards the Sun, but you might notice some weird effects happening away from the Sun. Look what happens to shadows. The eclipse will create some interesting light.

Let’s hope the weather holds up. The last time we had an event like this I ended up driving down the A68 chasing the nearest gap in the clouds. Best of luck.

Steven.


Photo trips

Hi All,
Firstly
I am still planning to visit Glen Coe. It may be mid week and when the weather looks good. There are tame deer in Glen Etive. I plan a day trip to the area. Let me know if you are interested.
Secondly
i fancy a day at edinburgh zoo. Its likely this will be mid week and when the light is good.
let me know if you are interested
Mike


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