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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Sunday, 24 May, 2015 - 20:38
Sunday, 24 May, 2015 - 20:59
Notes of Meeting for FISHERROW WATERFRONT GROUP MEETING, May 19th, 7.30, at Fisherrow Yacht Club
Clive Andrew(Chair), Laura Young, Kaz Langlands, Shirley Banks, John Williamson, Fraser MacAllister, Veronica Noone (note taker)
Aileen Grant, Kaela Scott, Kirsty Preston, Gaynor Allen
Minutes of meeting of April Meeting – Veronica approved, Laura seconded
Matters Arising from minutes of April meeting
Kirsty had sent an email with an update on the harbour improvements
Approval of new members - none
Correspondence – none that we are aware of however as Gaynor, the Secretary, who would normally update on correspondence, is likely to be occupied elsewhere for some time it was agreed that her work would need to be shared among members
Treasurers report- £287.00 in bank. The group agreed that some fund- raising would need to be done to increase our budget and thereby be able to cover any expenditure. Laura referred to some additional work to be done on the OSCR – she will update at next meeting.
Action - John to check position with regard to potential for license to raise money at events at the harbour.
Update projects – capital spend and budget
Showers – update at next meeting
Interpretation boards- going up this week to complement the RSPB event
Pipe- update at next meeting
Murdoch Green soak away- update at next meeting
Clive offered to pay for up to 2 small wooden boats to be filled with flowers and placed on the waterfront at or near his house.
Action – Fraser to follow up query about small boat or similar to Stewart Pryde
HUG are happy with the feasibility but less positive about the Pontoons however the group agreed that the study would simply set out the feasibility of such an option and would not determine whether they would happen or not. Gaynor submitted the funding application for £10k and we should hear within 4-6 weeks. A further £2K has been committed by East Lothian Council Economic Development. Sandra Macrae is keen to tender for the work and reckons that it will take about 3 months from start to finish. Veronica highlighted the need for the group to think carefully about the use of the feasibility study as it could potentially be quite a powerful/ influential document if used correctly.
Family fun day update – 2 dates were discussed – June 28 or August 16th
Action – Shirley to set up a doodle to get agreed date
Riding of the Marches update – Shirley described the build-up and signature events and the Waterfront Group to think through how to build in relevant/ appropriate activities.
Harbour maintenance – see Kirsty email
Laura mentioned the Beach clean- up which had gone well. More than a tonne of rubbish had been collected. Laura suggested and all agreed that these should be done each quarter
Tesco money is to be spent and some interesting art work is about to appear
Date for next meeting – 16 June, 7.30 at the Yacht Club
Thursday, 7 May, 2015 - 22:47
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.