Thursday, 1 October 2015

25 September - Mark Medcalf

Our first lecturer of the season was Mark Medcalf and what a fabulous set of images he presented to us.  Image after image depicting excellent wildlife shots and then some instruction on how best to achieve these results ourselves.  Well, we will certainly try, but Mark is a hard act to follow!  Here is his website;

Thursday, 17 September 2015

Opening Night 18 September 2015

Summer is over and it's time to get back to the Club meetings!  We kick off the season tomorrow night - 18 September - at 7.30 pm.  Hope to see you there!  Prospective members are welcome to come along and 'try us out' for a few weeks before deciding whether to join - you will receive a warm welcome.  All levels of ability and interest are welcome.

Sunday, 3 May 2015

Trophy Holders for 2014_2015 Season

Another season over and congratulations are due to our new trophy holders pictured below:

Picture by Ronnie McFadyen

From left to right;

Martin McGeehan - Overall winner of the annual digital section and open digital sections.
Matt Erskine - Overall annual print winner and winner of best monochrome and best colour print in the annual competition and winner of the print league.
Gregor Roach - winner of the annual print portrait award.
Ann-Marie Westwood - winner of the digital league.
John Carey - winner of the annual digital nature section.
Alastair McKenzie - winner of the annual digital landscape section.

Well done to everyone who took home a trophy.  Make sure you keep it polished!

Sunday, 5 April 2015

Annual Print Competition 2014_2015

Well done to Matt Erskine and Gregor Roach who took the top prizes in our Annual Print Competition.

Matt was the overall print winner with this beautiful print which also won the colour section.

Gregor won the portrait section with this lovely image;

Saturday, 21 March 2015

Annual Digital Competition 2014_2015

Best Overall – Beach Hut Abstract – Martin McGeehan

Winner – Summer Evening - Alastair McKenzie

HC – Indian Maidens Lochan – John Carey
C- Lonely Lighthouse – Bob Dougans
C – Misty Morning in the Med – Bill Barry
C- Crepuscular Rays – Ann-Marie Westwood 

Winner – Mallard – John Carey

HC – Four Spotted Chaser – Bill Barry
C – Golden Frog – Gaie Brown
C – White Tailed Bumble – Bill Clark
C – Fly Agaric – Gaie Brown
C – Life’s a Predicament – Bill Clark

Winner – Beach Hut Abstract – Martin McGeehan - see above
C – Bee – Gaie Brown
C- Stormy Sky Venice – Ann Sloane
C- Black Headed Gull – Gaie Brown
C – Wild Water – Bill Clark

Monday, 16 February 2015

4th Monthly Competition

The final digital monthly competition theme was 'Seasons'.  Here is the winning image from Bill Barry entitled 'The Well Park'.

Sunday, 15 February 2015

3rd Monthly Competition

The digital section entitled 'Glasgow' was won by Raymond McElroy with this lovely image - 'Overview'.

Sunday, 8 February 2015

GDPU Away match with Hamilton

I'm happy to post that Inverclyde CC won the last GDPU tie with Hamilton.  It was VERY close right through and we came out on top by just a few points with Hamilton submitting some very strong images.  There was some very good judging by George Neilston ARPS.  Hamilton made our members very welcome on the night and we would like to extend our thanks.

Saturday, 20 December 2014

Merry Christmas and Happy 2015 from everyone at Inverclyde Camera Club

That's the last club night finished.  See you all at the clubhouse on January 9th for Ann-Marie's presentation 'The River Clyde and Beyond'.

Wednesday, 17 December 2014

2nd Monthly Competition 12 December 2014

Well done to Martin and Matt who won the digital and print sections respectively with these lovely images.  The digital section theme was '21st Century' and the print section 'Scapes'.  Well done to all who entered and made this such a well supported competition.

Above image by Martin McGeehan.

Above image by Matt Erskine.

Saturday, 13 December 2014

1st Monthly Competition 7 November 2014

Here are the winners of the first monthly competition.  Well done to all who entered!

Prints - Open

'Martin and Mila' by Martin McGeehan

Digital - Shapes

'Flooded' by Ann-Marie Westwood

Sunday, 30 November 2014

GDPU Home Match with Beith

Last Friday saw our second inter-club competition of the season, this time against Beith at home.  Bob Collins did a great job judging and at half time there were only a few points in it.  Inverclyde eventually came out on top.  Thanks to the Beith members who drove down to support the night and share some tea and cake with us at half time. 

Monday, 27 October 2014

Close Season Assignment 2014

Well done to John McCue who was highest placed in this competition this season.  Here are his images:

Friday, 12 September 2014

Club Season Starts Tonight

Just a reminder that our new season kicks off tonight.  Remember to allow extra time to park as the roadworks are causing havoc with traffic and parking locally!

Sunday, 24 August 2014

Syllabus 2014_2015

The syllabus is now finalised and full details are to be found on the syllabus page.  There is lots to look forward to this season thanks to the hard work of the committee over the summer.

Tuesday, 29 April 2014

Summer Season 2014

Every Friday night is outing night! (Subject to there NOT being horizontal rain!).  Turn up at the club ready for a 7.30pm start WITH your camera and we will decide on the night where to go.  First outing this Friday.

Looking for more formal instruction?  Then Matt's 'Photography - back to Basics' night on 23 May is for you.  7.30pm in the clubhouse for some instruction followed by a practical photography session where you put into practice what you've learned.  This session is designed to get you off the auto setting!

Prospective members are also welcome!

Prospective members, feel free to call in - drop us an e mail first if you can and we'll make sure there is someone there to welcome you.

Trophy Winners

Congratulations to our trophy winners for the 2013_2014 season!  (left to right)

Bill Barry - Annual Digital competition overall winner, open winner and landscape winner!

Bill Clark - Print League Winner and Digital League Winner

Albert Burrows - Annual Print competition Portrait winner

Gaie Brown - Annual Digital competition Nature winner

Matt Erskine - Annual Print competition overall winner and colour winner

(John Carey - not pictured - Annual Print competition Monochrome winner)

Saturday, 5 April 2014

Annual Digital Competition 2013_2014

Here are the winners of the Annual Print Competition.  Well done to everyone who received a commendation.

Overall Digital Image Winner and Winner of the Landscape Section
Sunrise on the Loch - Bill Barry

Winner - Nature Section - 6 Spot Burnett - Gaie Brown

Winner - Open Section - Bandstand by the Sea - Bill Barry

Saturday, 29 March 2014

Annual Print Competition 2013_2014

Here are the results for our Annual Print Competition along with a selection of some of the winning and placed images.  Well done to all who entered.

Overall Print Winner

Winter - Matt Erskine

Portrait Section

1st - Michael - Albert Burrows

2nd - Cubbie - Ann-Marie Westwood

Monochrome Section

1st - Black Rock Cottage - John Carey

2nd - Shore Line - Bill Clark

Colour Section

1st - Winter - Matt Erskine ( see above)
2nd - Village Life - Bill Clark

Head on over to our Facebook page to view more of the images from the competition.

Sunday, 9 March 2014


We recently ran a Facebook informal competition to find the new Facebook cover image.  Here are the top 2 images for 'likes';

 The above image received the most 'likes' - Raindrops by Raymond McElroy

This was a close second - Spring Awakening - John McCue

Thanks to everyone who submitted images and to those of you that took the time to 'like' them.

Thursday, 20 February 2014

4th Monthly Competition

Here are the results for the last monthly competition of this season;

Prints - A Shot in the Dark

1st - Moonlight Glow - Jack Leitch
2nd - Reflections - Ian Johnston
3rd - Ghostly Ferry - Matt Erskine

Moonlight Glow by Jack Leitch

Reflections by Ian Johnston

Digital - Perspective

1st - Space and Time - Bill Barry
2nd - A Walk in the Park - Bill Barry
3rd - Clyde View - Bill Barry

Space and Time

A Walk in the Park

Clyde View

Well done to everyone who entered!

Sunday, 19 January 2014

3rd Monthly Competition

On Friday we had the presentation of our 3rd Monthly Competition and here are the results;

Digital - A Touch of Yellow

1st - At the Turn - Bill Clark

2nd - Bow Lines - Bill Clark

 3rd - Odd Man Out - John McCue


Print Section - Old

1st - Bolt - Ann-Marie Westwood

3rd - Container Colour - Bill Clark

Wednesday, 1 January 2014

January images

Club members were asked to submit images to epitomize 'January'.  Here is a selection;

John McCue

Bill Clark

Bill Clark

 Gaie Brown

 Bill Clark

Ronnie McFadyen

Matt Erskine

To vote for your favourite image and to see it featured as the cover photo on our Facebook page, please visit

Sunday, 15 December 2013

2nd Monthly Competition Winners

Congratulations to Bill Clark who was the winner of both the digital and print section.  Here are Bill's winning images;

This one is 'Fishmonger' and the judge commented that it really fitted the competition title of 'People at Work or Play' and was a worthy print winner.

The digital section was 'Nature' and this image is entitled 'Juvenile Blue Tit'.

Well done Bill and congratulations to everyone who placed.  The standards were really high.

Sunday, 10 November 2013

1st Monthly Competition  2013_2014 Season

Here are the winning entries;

Open Prints Section - 'Coast' by Bill Clark

'Contrasts' - Digital Section - Sunrise on the Loch by Bill Barry