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Donald Ford

On Tuesday the 4th February, we are delighted to be able to welcome Donald Ford back to the club to offer his expert appraisal of some of our images, and also speak about his own photography. Donald has been to the club a number of times, and those who have been to previous evenings will know how entertaining he is. This season, we will ask Donald to give us some feedback on digital images, so please submit a couple of images to the usual bpscomps@gmail.com address for him to view. A former professional footballer AND cricketer, he has represented Scotland in both sports. He made 254 appearances for Hearts in the 60s and 70s, then going on to captain West Lothian Cricket Club in the late 7

Be the Judge, and Main Project Entries

Tomorrow night we will be selecting the club's entries to the Angus Cup (digital) and John Senior Trophy (print) competitions. For those new to the club, each season we compete against Carnoustie Photo Group, Carnoustie Camera Club, Kirriemuir Photography Club and Mearns Camera Club. Each club submits 7 images to each competition, with a maximum of one image per author for each. Last season Brechin retained the John Senior Trophy, and lost out on the double by a single point. It would be great to take both trophies home this year. A substantially more rotund president with the John Senior Trophy last March The judging will take place on the 10th March, at 7pm in the Cathedral Hall. Kirri

Annual Image Competition Final Round

Thank you to everyone who came along tonight for the judging of the final round of the Annual Image Competition. With each of the three divisions still up for grabs, it was an exciting night, and my brain hurts from trying to calculate the results on the hoof! Particular thanks to Nicola Shepherd LRPS CPAGB EFIAP for her detailed and constructive feedback tonight. We've been spoilt with quality judges this season, and Nicola was no exception tonight, and I'm sure everyone will have picked up some great information from her comments tonight. However, tonight's results first... Division 1 - 1st " Black Darter" by Ben Freeman 2nd "Boddin Limekilns" by Ben Freeman 3rd "Leading Lines" by Ian Ha

Print of the Year 2019/20

The deadlines are coming thick and fast now! Thank you to everyone who submitted images for the Meffan Exhibition, I think we have 39 prints, which will be a great advert for the club. The opening of the exhibition will be confirmed soon - it'll be Friday 24th or Saturday 25th January. You can subscribe to Angus Alive's mailing list by following this link http://www.angusalive.scot/visualartssignup in order to receive an invite to this and other events. You can unsubscribe at any time. We now move on to the Print of the Year, our main competition for the year. We are absolutely delighted to be welcoming Roy Robertson HonFRPS back to the club to judge the competition. The format remains

Long Exposures with the Professor of Light - Ian Cairns

Sunday 19th January 2020 Long Exposures with the Professor of Light – Ian Cairns! Hi Folks, It’s taken a bit of time to get this event together for various reasons but I’m sure you’ll have an enjoyable time and hopefully get some very different images. I’ve been lucky to attend a couple of similar events hosted by Ian and no doubt he will bring along a bootful of interesting gizmos to keep us all guessing. Hope to see you there., this is one you don’t want to miss. WHERE: Meet beside Seafront Splash, Montrose Beach. WHEN: 4pm WHAT TO BRING: Tripod, Torch (if you have), shutter release cable (if you have), a spare battery PREPARATION: Make sure you know how to switch BULB mode on. The shutte

Happy New Year!

Well, 2020 is here - 2020! Sounds like something from a futuristic sci-fi drama, but it really is 2020! I hope everyone had a terrific Christmas and New Year! Andy Hayes ARPS DPAGB EFIAP/b PPSA Club nights return this Tuesday (7th) with a much anticipated talk from our own Andy Hayes. When Andy was competition secretary before me, we tended to get quite regular updates on his photography, but it has been a couple of years since we have seen his work. Andy specialises in Aviation photography and Wildlife (which will be the basis of this evening) including work on Scottish Wildcats, Golden Eagles, Tigers in India and Big Cats from Kenya. We will see a mix of digital, A/V and printed media,

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