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A Passion for Landscapes - Brian D Clark MPAGB

This coming Tuesday we have a terrific guest speaker in store, Brian D Clark from Crail. Brian is a multi-award winning landscape photographer, and will be showing us a selection of his work. Another evening not to be missed! To see some more of Brian's work, please see his own website: - https://www.brianclarkphotography.com/ Isle of Harris - Commended Image - Landscape Photographer of the Year '17 - (c) Brian D Clark In other news, please remember to book your seat for the Christmas Buffet on the 11th December - we need all names and payments no later than the 4th December. Entries for the 'Rust' topic - the final round of the Annual Image Competition - must also be submitted by the 4th

Mini Panel Results

Thank you o everyone who came along last night to listen to Steve Whittaker's excellent feedback on our mini panels. I don't think anyone could argue with his decision to choose Sally Mack's 'Simple Straight Lines' as his top panel for 2018! Simple Straight Lines - Sally Mack - 2018/19 Mini Panel Winner Congratulations to Sally, and also to Ian Hastie and Ian Bain who finished 2nd and 3rd respectively. Steve's feedback was as entertaining and informative as ever, and I think the overarching theme was his enjoyment of photographs 'about things' rather than photographs 'of things'. It's an interesting way to think about photography, and keeping it in mind when out taking pictures is a really

Mini Panel feedback and Carnoustie Camera Club Exhibition

Tonight we welcome back Steve Whittaker ARPS from Arbroath to give us his feedback on the mini panels. Steve is a big fan of the panel format, and his feedback is always really constructive and informative, so not to be missed. Maggie's by Karen MacKay was last years' runner up We have been contacted by Carnoustie Camera Club with details of their forthcoming exhibition. On Mon 19 Nov 2018 from midday, the annual photographic exhibition will be on display on the upper floor of Carnoustie Library. Entry is free and the exhibition runs until Fri 14 Dec 2018. For more details on the club please follow www.carnoustiecameraclub.org.uk/ Closer to home, the BPS Christmas Buffet has been reschedu

Brechin Photographic Society awarded Big Lottery Fund support

Brechin Photographic Society have had much to cheer this year. Earlier in the year, the club celebrated its 130th anniversary of existence culminating in a tremendously well received exhibition at Brechin Museum helped immeasurably by the terrific efforts of the ladies at Brechin Townhouse Museum, Wendy and Gill. However, just this week Brechin members were delighted to learn that a club application to the Big Lottery Fund for £5,025 had been approved. The welcome funding had been earmarked to purchase new state of the art equipment from which all members of the club will benefit. Images can now be seen with great clarity and in accurate colours which will allow training and demonstrations o

YOUR magazine, and People entries

This week at BPS we have a members' night with lots to get excited about. Hayley will be presenting details of issue three of the club magazine, and seeking your input more than ever, including a fun contest for the cover image. Ian Hastie will do 10 in 10, and we'll have a look ahead to next season - aiming to get members more involved in the planning stage. There are several other announcements too. It is also the night to hand in your prints for the 'People' competition, so the box will be at the back of the room for these. Look forward to seeing you all there.

Scottish Nature Photography Awards

Notice to members - entries are open for the Scottish Nature Photography Awards 2018. This is an individual competition, so if you wish to enter then please do so directly by following the link to the website below. We received the following message from the organisers: - Hello, I hope that your members will be interested to know that the entry deadline is approaching for the Scottish Nature Photography Awards 2018. This annual photographic competition celebrating nature, wildlife and landscape photography in Scotland is open to professional and amateur photographers from around the world, but images must be taken in Scotland. Entries close 24:00 hours GMT on Friday 30th November 2018. This

Architecture and the New Projector

Last night we welcomed judge Robert Smith HonSPF from Aberdeen to give us his expert feedback on our Architecture images. Personally I thought his feedback was excellent, and in particular his measures to show some of the improvements that could be done to the division 3 digital images were really constructive. The whole evening felt like a positive critique rather than a judgement. The winning images are shown in the gallery at the foot of the page, but the results were as follows: - Div 3 3rd Brechin High Street - Lindsay Cameron 2nd Liturgy of the Hours - Kevin Thomson 1st Elgin Cathedral - Andrew Hall Div 2 3rd The Architect - Ben Freeman 2nd Nature's Intricate Architecture - Charlie A

Architecture Judgement Night

Tomorrow night, we have Robert D Smith HonSPF from Aberdeen kindly coming along to judge our architecture images. Tomorrow will also be the debut of our new projector, so be sure to come along and see the amazing new kit that the Big Lottery Fund award has allowed us to acquire. We would also like to get a group photo of members gathered round the new projector and laptop, in order to put together a press release relating to the award. In other news this week, it looks as though the light painting/fire spinning night on the 25th will have to be postponed, due to unforeseen circumstances. We will announce a new date as soon as possible. Apologies for this.

Simon Harbord's talk

Well last Tuesday was one of the best evenings I can recall at BPS. Simon's talk was fascinating, but the demonstration of wet plate collodion photography in the second half was absolutely brilliant. Many thanks to Simon for putting so much hard work into the evening and making it really memorable. It is particularly of interest to Brechin Photographic Society, as it is undoubtedly a photography process employed by our founding members back in 1888. Dennis and something spooky for Hallowe'en Below is a couple of video clips put together to show the process of exposing the wet plate for a photograph (despite the 'portable sun' lighting, the photograph still requires around a 15 second expos

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