Musselburgh Camera Club

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


Tomorrows Club Night

To all members attending tomorrow night, our speaker Mark Davey has suggested that we bring our camera/lens, flash and a sheet of white paper.
Cheers
George


Camera for Sale

I have a Panasonic G3k micro 4/3 camera with a 14-42mm kit lens for sale on behalf of my neighbour. The camera was bought approximately two years ago for her husband just before his health failed. It is effectively unused apart from a few indoor test shots.

It comes with several other goodies bought at the same time and also in as new condition: A good quality bag; UV filter; a couple of 8gb SD cards; a Serif productivity software suite and an LED light attachment for indoor videos.

The Panasonic DMC G camera is an SLR alternative with a wide range of interchangeable lenses available. Utilizing a high resolution sensor in the eyepiece in place of the traditional SLR prism/mirror arrangement and a pivoting rear screen. It is very light and compact and extremely well made.

The whole kit cost approximately £500 new and I am looking for £250 for it.

Contact me at ken19ud@blueyonder.co.uk if you are interested.

Ken Sharp


35mm Film Negative Storage Binder and Pages

Although I’ve gone digital, I have a load of 35mm film negatives which I still want to keep.  I bought some Kenro folders and inserts to store these safely, but have some spare.  I’ll pass them on FREE to anyone who wants to keep and file their old negatives (or perhaps you are still using a film camera).

I have one binder (see http://kenro.co.uk/products/kenro-storage-binders/) and 5 packets of storage pages (see http://kenro.co.uk/products/film-storage-pages-35mm-translucent/) – enough for the negatives from at least 125 rolls of 35mm film.

Contact me on sgpwilliams@outlook.com if you would like them.

Thanks

Steve Williams


New Digital Photography weekend course

Leith Academy has just published its Adult Education programme for next term.There is a weekend course on Digital Photography on costing £35 for 2 days. I went to the  last course and found it very helpful for people with all levels of knowledge. Small class size  allows one to one tuition with your own camera. There are only 10 places so you need to book early.

The website is ww.joininedinburgh.org and search for Leith Community High School


Christmas lights

Hi all Monday looks good for shooting Christmas lights.  Anybody up for it add your name here.

Mike


Scottish Nature Photography Awards 2014

The entry deadline is approaching for the Scottish Nature Photography Awards 2014, the annual photographic competition celebrating nature, wildlife and landscape photography in Scotland. This is the 5th annual competition to seek the Scottish Nature Photographer of the Year. It is open to professional and amateur photographers from around the world, but images must be taken in Scotland.

****     Entries close at 24:00 hours GMT on Sunday 30th November 2014 ****

 The categories are:

Scottish Nature Photographer of the Year 2014:

Scottish Wildlife Portrait

Scottish Wildlife Behaviour

Scottish Landscape – Sea & Coast

Scottish Landscape – The Land

Scottish Landscape – Urban Greenspace

Scottish Botanical

Natural Abstract

Environmental

Junior Scottish Nature Photographer of the Year 2014 (open to under-18s). Up to 5 images on any Scottish nature subject.

Student Scottish Nature Photographer of the Year 2014 (for full or part-time students over-18 undertaking a photography element in their course).

Portfolio of 3 images on the theme of “Natural Drama”.

Judges:

Lorne Gill – Photographer, Scottish Natural Heritage

Niall Irvine – Digital Imaging Practitioner and Co-organiser of the Awards

Neil McIntyre – Wildlife & Landscape Photographer

Colin Prior – International Landscape Photographer

Winning images will be featured in a Touring Exhibition in 2015. Winning and shortlisted images will be featured in the Portfolio Yearbook.

Full details of the competition, prizes, rules and how to enter are on our website

www.scottishnaturephotographyawards.com

where you can also subscribe to our free monthly e-newsletter for updates on the competition and Awards news


 Printing information October 2104 Most

 Printing information October 2104

Most Camera Club members print their images at home. Most of these have been doing this for many years. We have new members and others (me included ) have lots of images on file but just can’t get round to organising their home printer to produce top quality photographic images. We collected the information below at the Club meeting yesterday. If anyone spots any errors or has any extra information to  share please add a comment.

Basic information:

Local printers process images saved in the form of .jpeg or .tiff files on some sort of file storage e.g.CD/DVD/memory stick,  or a memory card from your camera. If you’re wanting to print direct from camera don’t forget to take connecting lead to USB port. Some equipment e.g. smartphones can transfer images by Bluetooth.

For competitions most Club members print their images in A4 or A3 size. See below for size tables. You can also make square, or letterbox  prints but similar scale.

                               International paper sizes Size mm × mm in × in A0 841 × 1189 33.1 × 46.8 A1 594 × 841 23.4 × 33.1 A2 420 × 594 16.5 × 23.4 A3 297 × 420 11.7 × 16.5 A4 210 × 297 8.27 × 11.7 A5 148 × 210 5.83 × 8.27

To help the printer, label your CD/DVD/flash drive with your name, make sure you clearly identify the images you want to print, how many copies of each you want and whether you want matt or gloss paper. You should ask to see samples of prints on different sorts of paper as it can make a huge difference to the final result.

If you’re not happy with the result of the printing e.g. red or green tinge to colour not apparent on the screen, discuss with the printer and ask their advice. If it’s a processing problem they should redo it for free.  Over time you will find a source of prints that you like and trust and which best shows off your work.

Local printers listed in geographical areas :

Edinburgh

www.trumpslab.co.uk

Trumps Photolab, 29 South Clerk Street, EH8 9JD (07827 589 527)  (within Newington Stationers) Near to University. Experts on site. Turnaround depends on workload but usually within I day.

www.amimage.co.uk

A+M Imaging, Unit 3, Stewartfield, Newhaven Road EH6 5RQ (0131 553 3548) Bonnington area with free parking. Same service as Trumps. No personal experience of service but good prices on website and v helpful on phone.

Musselburgh

www.eastern-info.co.uk

Eastern Exhibition and Display, 108 Market Street, Musselburgh EH21 6QA   (0131 653 5700) Next to LIDL, Fisherrow. Mostly do large scale commercial work.

Eskbank

www.southfield-stationers.com

Southfield Stationers, 25 Hardengreen Industrial Estate, Dalkeith EH22 3NX (0131 654 4300)  Commercial printers. Will do small orders. Good price but can be variable quality depending on other workload.

Very near to IKEA

www.warehouses.costco.co.uk

Upload images online and collect next day at Costco Edinburgh, Costkea Way, Loanhead EH20 9BY (0131 440 7075) Have to join Costco as individual member. Mike Clark club member recommends. Very helpful on phone.

Online only

www.photobox.co.uk

Very good reviews from customers and recommended by Jennifer Davidson. Prints sent rolled by first class post 1 – 5 working days or can do special or courier delivery.

Don’t forget to give us feedback on your experiences !

Liz Sowler

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

For competitions most Club members print their images in A4 or A3 size.

See below for size tables. You can also make square or letterbox prints.

 

Make sure you can clearly identify the images you want to print and how many copies you want.

Decide whether you want matt or gloss paper.

 

Over time you will find a method/source of prints that you like and best shows off your work.

 

Edinburgh

 

www.trumpslab.co.uk

 

Trumps Photolab, 29 South Clerk Street, EH8 9JD (07827 589 527)

(within Newington Stationers) Near to University. Experts on site.

Turnaround depends on workload but usually within I day.

 

www.amimage.co.uk

 

A+M Imaging, Unit 3, Stewartfield, Newhaven Road EH6 5RQ (0131 553 3548)

Bonnington area with free parking. Same service as Trumps.

No experience of service but good prices on website and v helpful on phone.

 

Musselburgh

 

www.eastern-info.co.uk

 

Eastern Exhibition and Display, 108 Market Street, Musselburgh EH21 6QA   (0131 653 5700)

Next to LIDL, Fisherrow. Mostly do large scale commercial work.

 

 

 

 

 

Eskbank

 

www.southfield-stationers.com

 

Southfield Stationers, 25 Hardengreen Industrial Estate, Dalkeith EH22 3NX (0131 654 4300)

Commercial printers. Will do small orders. Good price but can be variable quality depending on other workload.

 

Next to IKEA

 

www.warehouses.costco.co.uk

 

Upload images online and collect next day at

Costco Edinburgh, Costkea Way, Loanhead EH20 9BY (0131 440 7075)

Have to join Costco as individual member. Mike Clark club member recommends

 

 

Online only

 

www.photobox.co.uk

 

Very good reviews from customers and recommended by Jennifer Davidson.

Prints sent rolled by first class post 1 – 5 working days or can do special or courier delivery.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 


Members Gallery Updated

Stuart McMillan has been added to the members gallery.  Why not check out his photos.

If you would like to be added to the members gallery, email musselburghcameraclub@gmailcom


New Photos In Members Gallery

New photos by Joe Fowler, Mike Clark and Bill Wightman have been added to the members gallery.

If you have photos that you would like included please email them to musselburghcameraclub@gmail.com


National Geographic Fellow Photography Course – Special Offer

As advertised by the National Trust for Scotland; the NTS Priority Code for the special offer is 103127.   The Great Courses.co.uk (phone number 0800 298 9796) has a DVD (or download) of a series of twenty four 30 minute videos setting out the Fundamentals of Photography. This course normally costs £54.99 but is on special offer for £24.99 until 19/11/14. £2.99 p&p.

The lecturer is Joel Sartore who is a National Geographic Fellow in Photography. The Great Courses site describes the course in more detail.


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