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Your Club Needs You!

Tomorrow night we have the final members' night of the year, before Christmas Dinner the following week and then a couple of weeks to take stock and relax over the festive period. However, it promises to be a busy night. This time of year is always quite hectic, with competitions galore. This year we also have an additional exhibition to prepare for, so we need your input. The club has had a terrific atmosphere all season, with club nights really well attended and competition entries surpassing anything we've had before. However, we still have less members than we have in the past, so the club needs everyone to engage with the syllabus to keep it moving. We therefore have a number of anno

Annual Image Competition Round 3

On Tuesday evening, we welcomed Neil McGoldrick to the club for the first time, to assess our PDIs. Neil is a member of both Craigewan Photography Group and Ellon Camera Club, and has a particular interest in landscape photography. We are very grateful to the time and effort Neil clearly put into preparing his thorough and constructive feedback, and the long journey. The results were therefore, as follows: - Div 3 1st Safety First by Norman Mackenzie 2nd Two-Tone by Chris Beattie 3rd You Shoot First by Peter Reilly 2nd Div. 1st Blooming Forks by John Griffith 2nd Lossie East Beach by Andrew Hall 3rd Autumn Sunset, Loch Venachar by Charlie Allison 1st Div 1st Simone High Key by Alec Hunter

Tutorials, Masterclass in Photoshop?

Over the last year or so I’ve been touched by the compliments I’ve received for my artistic takes on photography whether it has been texturally enhanced still life work or more surreal composite work. I’ve also been asked several times if I’d consider doing a ‘masterclass’ on my methods and share my knowledge on how I put such pieces together. While in theory it would be beneficial to others to know these techniques so they may apply them to their own work in practice there is no set formula to my processes as every image is unique and demands a different approach to achieve the desired effect. There is also the reality that if you get tied down to one style you limit your chances of person

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