Highly acclaimed wildlife camera man has announced tour dates ….
The initial rota has been based on last season’s membership list but this may be revised when the membership list for the coming year is finalised. It would help me manage the process if you could let me know if you are not intending to return to the Club for the new season. We hope, of course, that such thoughts are furthermost from your mind. For any revised list I will ensure that new members are again paired up with more experienced members so that they can be guided through the process.
If you are unable to make it to the club on your appointed night I would ask that you arrange for someone else to take over your duties for that night, so that we are not placed in the difficult situation of trying to find a volunteer at late notice. If you need to rearrange your allotted night and require contact details for other members, I will be able to provide you with the required information.
Kirkintilloch Camera Club
With just 4 weeks to go until the Scottish Nature Photography Festival returns to Battleby on 13 and 14 September, we’d like to offer camera club members a special discount on tickets.
Group bookings of 5 or more tickets will receive a discount of 10% off this year’s ticket prices. Simply contact us with names, email addresses, dates and ticket type required, plus payment, and we will email tickets to individuals. If individual cheques are easiest they should be made payable to The Wild Media Foundation and sent to 12 George Wilson Road, Auldearn, Nairn, IV12 5TN. Alternatively, people can send payment via PayPal to firstname.lastname@example.org, reference “SNPF2014_CC”.
Discounted ticket prices will be as follows:
Day ticket – Sat 13 Sep (Lunch included) – £47.70
Day ticket – Sat 13 Sep (No lunch) – £40.50
Day ticket – Sun 14 Sep (Lunch included) – £47.70
Day ticket – Sun 14 Sep (No lunch) – £40.50
Weekend ticket – 13 & 14 Sep (Lunch included) – £95.40
Weekend ticket – 13 & 14 Sep (No lunch) – £81.00
We have a fantastic line up of nine speakers over the two days including Arctic Photographer of the Year 2013, Roy Mangersnes, renowned wildlife photographer, Andy Rouse, plus a strong cast of nature and conservation photographers made up of Niall Benvie, Terry Whittaker, Ian Cameron, Jodie Randall, Fergus Gill, Charlie Phillips and Matt Doggett. A huge variety of topics will be discussed, from Matt Doggett’s extraodinary experiences in an underwater world to Roy Mangersnes’ stunning Svalbard encounters.
There will be lunchtime workshops from Niall Benvie, Mark Hamblin and Terry Whittaker on subjects ranging from remote photography and camera traps to macro photography and creating composites and “old prints” in Lightroom and Photoshop. A number of other lunchtime activities will also be on offer and there’s the chance to mingle with friends and like-minded photography enthusiasts.
Trade stands will again be available throughout the weekend and this year we’re joined by market leaders, Canon and Epson; photographic retailer, JRS Photo Hardware; outdoor specialist, Mountain Leisure; photo tour operators Ron McCombe Wildlife Photography and Northshots; plus the John Muir Trust and Scotland Outdoors Magazine.
The SNPF photo competition also returns, with a session in Northshots’ osprey hide up for grabs on each day. This specially built hide offers a unique opportunity to photograph one of Scotland’s most charismatic raptors on natural perches in front of a clean background, with both feeding and flight shots possible. The overall winning image from each day will also be displayed on the main auditorium screen. Competition entries close on 1 September so do make sure you have your tickets and send us your images if you’d like to be in with a chance of winning.
It all promises to be a great weekend of inspiring presentations and stunning images from some of the best photographers at work today, and we hope your members may be able to join us this year.
If you have any queries or would like to take advantage of this exclusive offer, please don’t hesitate to contact me.
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Invitation to Season 2014 – 15
I enclose a copy of the syllabus for the forthcoming season, which commences on Monday 1st September 2014. This year we have decided to start the year with a Welcome night which we hope will be useful to new members and will set the scene for a busy and enjoyable season ahead. As a way of encouraging our new and less experienced members take part in our club competitions, we will run a couple of breakout groups after tea, in a question and answer session format led by a few of our more experienced members. Those groups could cover issues relating to basic photography and camera operation, so why not bring along your camera on the night. You can rest assured that the Syllabus Team of Paul Neil MacGregor, Paul Monaghan and John Logan have made great efforts to ensure that the new season will be an interesting one.
Just a gentle reminder that the submission date for the Summer Portfolio is Monday 15th September, so you should, by now, be sorting through possible entries for the competition. As the weather has been particularly kind to us over the summer we hope that will have boosted your enthusiasm and we will be rewarded with a bumper entry. We look forward to seeing the fruits of your labour in this opening competition, which will be judged by Bob Wark of Beith CC on 6th October. The Portfolio subjects and the guidelines for entering a digital image competition can be found on our website at kirkintillochcameraclub.org.uk.
Those of you who attended the AGM will know that members voted to maintain subscription levels at their current levels for the coming year. The subscription levels for the new season are, therefore, as follows: -
Junior (up to 18 years)£ 10
I will again be preparing an initial tea rota for the coming season using our membership list from last year but in the interests of fairness, I will be starting at the opposite end of the alphabet so that the same people are not involved twice in the same season. When the membership list for the new season is finalised I will then issue a revised rota. However, it would help me manage the process if you could let me know if you are not intending to return to the Club for the new season. We hope, of course, that such thoughts are furthermost from your mind and we look forward to welcoming you all back on 1st September. In regard to the rota I will ensure that any new members are paired up with more experienced members so that they can be guided through the process.
Over the summer months a small (but elite) group of members have been working tirelessly to give the clubhouse a makeover following the work to replace the 1st floor joists and flooring. This has included addressing a number of maintenance issues such as crumbling plasterwork, followed by redecoration of a major part of the clubhouse. The Committee looks forward to showing off our refreshed clubhouse to you on Monday 1st September however I should advise you that we have not yet managed to secure funding to replace the faulty central heating boiler, so warm clothing will be the order of the day.
The subjects list for the Summer Portfolio are:
All images must have been takes after the date of the AGM.
a) A panel of 4 images representing 4 of the above subjects to be submitted.
b) More than one panel of each may be submitted by each competitor
Paisley Colour Photographic Club
Landscape Photographer of the Year 2012
Presenting “Secret Scotland”
Paisley Colour Photographic Club is pleased to announce the visit of Simon Butterworth, Landscape Photographer of the Year 2012, to present “Secret Scotland”. Visitors are cordially invited.
Thursday 13th March at 7.30 pm
The William McMaster Community Centre,
Renfrew PA4 8LX
Entry fee £2