Club diary

Unless otherwise stated, meetings are at the World Horse Welfare Belwade Farm visitor centre and begin at 7.30pm.

The visitor centre is currently closed and our programme of face-to-face meetings is on hold. In its place we are running a programme of virtual Club evenings over Zoom. Meetings will begin at 7.30pm and information to enable members to join online will be sent by email.

10 June 2020Virtual Club evening: A talk from Club member Bob Thorp titled ‘Arctic Adventure’.  It will include images and stories from his 2010 trip on a Russian survey vessel starting in Svalbard then crossing the Greenland sea to cruise some of the fjords of Greenland to watch icebergs calving and finally to Iceland visiting the island of Hymae before doing waterfalls and geysers on the mainland.  
17 June 2020Virtual Club Evening.  Talk on wildlife photography from professional photographer Guy Edwardes  
1 July 2020Virtual Club Evening.  Image share  – photos taken by members since 23 March 2020.  
15 July 2020Virtual Club Evening.  Talk on close-up photography, principally insects and wild flowers, from professional photographer Ross Hoddinott  

Last submission date for informal Open Assignment ‘A’ – you can submit up to two images.
29 July 2020Virtual Club Evening.  Informal Open Assignment ‘A’ (results not counting to Photographer of the Year 2020-21).
Judges:  A team of the three members who were placed in their groups in Photographer of the Year 2019-20 – Louise Black, David Hendry and Peter Whalley.
5 Aug 2020Last submission date for informal Open Assignment ‘B’ – you can submit up to two images
19 Aug 2020Virtual Club Evening.  Informal Open Assignment ‘B’ (results not counting to Photographer of the Year 2020-21).
Judges:  A team of the three members who were first placed in the three groups for Informal Assignment ‘A’ on 29 July.  
26 Aug 2020Virtual Club Evening. Talk on sports photography from professional photographer Mark Pain
2 Sept 2020Virtual Club evening: Start of Club year.  Welcome and general discussion evening
9 Sept 2020Virtual Club evening: Developing vision and style. Talk by Club member Nigel Corby with thoughts on how to set about developing your own personal approach to photography.

Last submission date for Assignment 1 – Open  
16 Sept 2020Virtual Club Evening.  Talk on landscape photography from professional photographer Guy Edwardes  
23 Sept 2020Virtual Club evening: Assignment 1 – Open
Judge:  Ben Freeman
30 Sept 2020Evening outing – Aberdeen Harbour Lights at Dusk.  Details of when and where to meet will be provided later.
7 Oct 2020Virtual Club Evening. Talk on travel and street photography by professional photographer – Melissa Viviers
14 Oct 2020Virtual Club evening: Photo share from the Aberdeen Harbour trip – discussion of members’ photos taken on 30 September.  

Last submission date for Assignment 2 – Abstract  
21 Oct 2020Virtual Club evening: Post Processing Demonstration
28 Oct 2020Virtual Club evening: Assignment 2 – Abstract
Judge:  David Packer
4 Nov 2020Virtual Club Evening.  Talk from Doug Allan, the wildlife photographer and videographer. Doug has worked with David Attenborough on programmes such as ‘Life on Earth’, ‘Life in the Freezer’ and ‘Blue Planet’ and is the author of a beautifully illustrated book entitled ‘Freeze Frame’.
11 Nov 2020Virtual Club evening: Review and critique of SPF competition winning images: Viewing and discussion of some of the winning images from recent Scottish Photographic Federation competitions.  We will ask: What makes a winning image?  
18 Nov 2020Virtual Club evening: Three Club members will talk about their photography
25 Nov 2020Virtual Club evening: Image share – members will be invited to process each other’s images.  

Last submission date for Assignment 3 – Black and White  
2 Dec 2020Virtual Club Evening.  A talk from professional photographer Lizzie Shepherd titled “Mood versus composition”.
9 Dec 2020Virtual Club evening: Assignment 3 – Black and White
Judge:  Ian Hastie  
16 Dec 2020Virtual Club evening: Quiz Night

Archive: Club diary 2019-20