Sunday, 21 June, 2015 - 23:29
The Camera Club has been approached to see if members may want to get involved in this. Tesco has donated funding for a public art project in Musselburgh. The Council has commissioned ice cream architecture – a Glasgow based community art group to consult Musselburgh ( Fisherrow and Inveresk ) residents about what form they’d like the art to take and where it should go. There has been one meeting so far, a school consultation project and a walk around Fisherrow and the west of Musselburgh to talk about and look at possible sites for art.
The next walk is on Tuesday 23rd June meeting at Fisherrow Centre at 6pm. The walk lasts about 11/2 hrs. Full information about the project can be seen on the Facebook page or the Blog titled The Musselburgh Public Art Dabble. How about projected photographs on public buildings ? Once ideas have been further developed, a short list of artists, selected by the East Lothian Council, will be asked to suggest possible artworks for installation. The public will be able to decide which they like best. Over to you …….
Wednesday, 17 June, 2015 - 20:55
Due to my tripod legs breaking i am selling my Ball head.
It is a Hahnel BH-40 which is 1 year old and in mint condition.
RRP is £30 but i am after £15 for camera club members before i advertise it elsewhere. i can bring it to rosslyn tomorrow if anybody wants a shot.
If interested call mike on 07722887278
Saturday, 13 June, 2015 - 16:49
A member may submit up to 3 images in each competition. All images must be entirely the member’s original work. No image may be used that is too similar to one used in an earlier competition by the same author. Any subject is allowed – except the competitions for the Set Subject and Human Portrait.
Prints may be commercially or home printed. Prints must be mounted on mounting board. To avoid damaging other members’ work, neither masking tape nor Sellotape is allowed. Minimum size of the mount 16 x 12 ins (40 x 30 cm). Maximum size 20 x 16 ins (50 x 40 cm). The title and member’s number ONLY should appear on the back.
Each print should also be accompanied by a digital version see below.
Projected images must be submitted with titles and in a folder with the member’s name and number. Images can be either on a disc/flash drive or sent to George Todd by email firstname.lastname@example.org The images must have the longest side being 1400 pixels
Closing dates for entries in Competitions 2015 – 16
3rd September Opening night
17 September Digital Projected images
8th October Colour Prints
5th November Human Portrait Prints
10th December Set subject – Coast
14th January Black and White Prints
4th February Set subject – Dereliction
3rd March Set subject – Abstract
Saturday, 30 May, 2015 - 20:39
Tuesday, 26 May, 2015 - 17:41
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.
Sunday, 24 May, 2015 - 20:34
laurie campbel has been in touch. is anybody up for this workshop?
I am. Can anybody organise it and get 6 of us together?
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.
Laurie Campbell Photography
Berwick-upon-Tweed, TD15 1TE
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 Campbell Photography
Berwick-upon-Tweed, TD15 1TE
Tel:+44(0)1289 386 736
From: Mike Clark
Sent: Friday, March 06, 2015 10:31 PM
Subject: Show 6/3/15
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?
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