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Main Project Results

On Tuesday Harry Scott visited the club to deliver his feedback on our main projects. He put a huge amount of work into his careful assessment of the images, and provided tonnes of constructive advice - in the end his presentation was more than 400 slides. We were really keen to make the process as much of a learning experience as possible - the concept of the Main Project is to introduce the idea of preparing a cohesive project, rather like you would if attempting an RPS distinction process. We are therefore very grateful to the work Harry put into his part of the process, and I'm sure everyone who was there on Tuesday went away with ideas to work on in the photography, whether as a resul

Main Project judging, Upcoming events and the Club Magazine

MAIN PROJECT Tomorrow night, 26th February, we welcome Harry Scott to give his expert feedback on our Main project entries. It promises to be a really entertaining evening, with a great diversity of topics and photography styles to go through - I don't envy Harry's job of picking out a winner! As with the Print of the Year a couple of weeks ago, we have a LOT of images to go through, so it will be a prompt start at 7:15, a short tea break and no promise of being finished by 9pm, but I'm sure everyone would rather hear Harry's comments than rush unnecessarily. DAVID PICKFORD The following week, 5th March, we welcome David Pickford DPAGB back to the club to give a talk on Audio Visual work, w

96th Scottish International Salon of Photography

Entries are open for the 2019 Scottish international Salon of Photography. As always, we would encourage members to have a go. The competition is open to photographers worldwide, with six categories - Mono, Colour and Nature, both print and digital. Entrants can submit up to 4 images in each category - so a maximum of 24 images. There are wildlife prizes within the nature section, but these must conform to the strict wildlife image rules, which can be found on the Salon website. Click here to visit the Salon website Entering as a club means the cost to members is reduced, so instead of having a minimum entry fee of £12, you only pay per image - £1.20, so if you want to dip your toe in the

Stonehaven Outing - Sunday 24th February

I hope everyone enjoyed the feedback from Carnoustie Photo Group last night on our images. It's always very interesting to see how other people would approach the editing process in practice. As mentioned last night, we have a club outing in the programme for Sunday, in Stonehaven. The intention was to look at some architecture photography, although Stonehaven offers a range of photo opportunities, from wildlife to seascapes, street to architecture. Several people expressed an interest in attending last night, so we have agreed to meet at Stonehaven Harbour at 12 noon, and we can take it from there. We can do some photography in the town, and potentially move on to other locations as the

Carnoustie Twenty20 part 2

This evening we welcome members from Carnoustie Photo Group to give us feedback on 20 images from members sent to them earlier in the season. I think everyone enjoyed looking through their images a few weeks back, but tonight they get revenge for your brutal critique! However, Hayley and I will be visiting Carnoustie Photo Group on Thursday to do the same thing for their members, so if you want your president and secretary alive for next week, lets be nice to them tonight!! Depending on how the evening goes, I can do a quick demonstration of focus stacking landscape images - something that occurred to me based on a couple of images shown at the Donald Ford night that I think might be helpfu

Brechin Arts Festival Trophy - Jock Elliott

"Aberfeldy" by Jock Elliott Each season we have eight trophies - seven of which are for the individual competitions, and one chosen by the Committee to go to the 'most improved photographer' in the club - called the Brechin Arts Festival Trophy. Since the award was established in 2007 there has typically been one stand-out candidate, but this year it has been a much harder decision, with the general standard throughout the club improving significantly. However, after putting the matter to the Committee to vote on, those that responded all chose Jock Elliott as the worthy winner. "Warbler" by Jock Elliott (the debate as to whether it's a chiffchaff or a willow warbler will rage on for years t

Clean Sweep for Hayley-Jane

Thank you to everyone who came along tonight for the judging of our Colour and Mono Print of the Year competitions, and special thanks to Ian McCurrach, who despite poor health made a massive effort to come along and give typically detailed, enthusiastic an constructive feedback on our pictures. Massive congratulations to Hayley-Jane Stanley who won BOTH the competitions, with her images "The Silent Witness" and "Weary" The Silent Witness by Hayley-Jane Stanley - Colour Print of the Year 2019 Weary by Hayley-Jane Stanley - Mono Print of the Year 2019 The full results are as follows (slideshow at the bottom): - Colour Print of the Year 1st - The Silent Witness - Hayley-Jane Stanley 2nd - Juve

Print of the Year! (and other news)

Well, the big one has come around again!! Next Tuesday we welcome Ian McCurrach back to the club to deliver his verdict on our Colour and Mono Print of the Year images. But first, I hope you all enjoyed Donald Ford last night. Always hugely entertaining, and full of constructive advice, it's always a popular evening, and you'll be delighted to know he has agreed to come back next season for another appraisal night. Next time we'll also get to see some of his images (sadly he brought a DVD with him last night but our wonderful new laptop doesn't have a disk drive!!) Thank you to those who brought in donations to the auction/raffle. We already have a selection of great items building up, s

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