Tuesday, 29 August 2017

Upcoming Season

The competitions page and the syllabus page are now updated with the forthcoming season's details.  We look forward to welcoming everyone back in September.

Sunday, 23 July 2017

Summer Season

Whilst we are not running formal evenings, the clubhouse is open throughout the summer for members to meet up and discuss all things photography. 

Monday, 8 May 2017

Annual Prizegiving 2016_2017

Congratulations to those members who received silverware at our recent prize-giving night.

The trophies were awarded as follows;

Print League - Bill Clark
Digital Image League - Ronnie McFadyen

Annual Print
Best Monochrome Image - Chris Pilling
Best Colour Image - Matt Erskine
Best Portrait - Chris Pilling
Overall Best Print - Chris Pilling

Annual Digital
Landscape Section - Ann-Marie Westwood
Nature Section - Robert McKenzie
Open Section - Ronnie McFadyen
Overall Best Digital image - Robert McKenzie
Most Creative/Innovative image - Robert McKenzie

Thanks to Ronnie McFadyen and Bill Barry for the following images;


(below) Ronnie McFadyen receives one of his trophies from current President Bob Dougans.


(below) Chris Pilling receives one of his trophies from Bob Dougans.


(below) Robert McKenzie receives one of his trophies from Bob Dougans.


(below) Ann-Marie Westwood receives her trophy from Bob Dougans.



Saturday, 15 April 2017

Annual Print Competition 2016_2017

Here are the results for the Annual Print Competition.  Congratulations to all members who entered and received a commended/highly commended.  Here are the 1st - 3rd in each section;

Portrait Section:
1st  "You Will Come Into My Show" - Matt Erskine
2nd "Angus" - Martin McGeehan
3rd "Me and My Shadow" - Chris Pilling

Monochrome Section:
1st "Hotel Camera Cameraman" - Chris Pilling
2nd "Winter in the Glen" - Matt Erskine
3rd "Loch Katrine" Matt Erskine

Colour Section:
1st "The Last Barrel" - Chris Pilling    *This was also the overall Best Print*

2nd "Mackerel Sea" - Chris Pilling
3rd "Dirt Track" - Bill Clark



Saturday, 18 March 2017

Annual Digital Competition 2016_2017



Last night was our Annual Digital Competition. Congratulations to our members who were commended, highly commended and won as follows;

Open Section

Commended
Evening Paddlers - Martin McGeehan
Fast Footwork - Martin McGeehan
Roses are Red – Robert McKenzie
Soulful – Ronnie McFadyen
Splash Zone – Bill Clark
Autumn Piles – Ann-Marie Westwood
Highly Commended
Intersecting Lines – Bill Barry
Cathedral Kaleidoscope – Martin McGeehan
Storm Imminent – Bill Barry
We are Sailing – Ann Sloane

3rd – Markerel Sky and Tiny Plane – Ann Sloane
2nd- Sonnie Bean Flyboarding – Ann Sloane
1st – Power – Ronnie McFadyen


Landscape

Commended
Sunrise on Isle of Palms – Robert McKenzie
Fresh Snow – Ann-Marie Westwood
Highly Commended
V Shaped Valley – Bill Clark

3rd – Iconic Scotland – Ronnie McFadyen
2nd – Snowfields and Bens – Ronnie McFadyen
1st – Moonset and Birds – Ann-Marie Westwood



Nature Section

Commended
Goldfinch - Bill Barry
Gentoo Penguin - Bill Clark
Mallard Duck Stretching - Ann-Marie Westwood
Robin - Gregor Roach
Highly Commended
Life on the Rock - Ronnie McFadyen
House Fly - Robert McKenzie
Dancing Robin - Gregor Roach


3rd - Gannet in Flight - Bill Barry
2nd - Duckling - Bill Barry
1st - Green Hunter Spider Robert McKenzie – This image was also best overall image and most innovative image.




For more images, please visit our Facebook page.

Saturday, 26 November 2016

1st Monthly Competition 2016_2017

Here are the results of our 1st Monthly competition of the season.  Congratulations to all who entered and thank you to Angus Campbell from Greenock Camera Club for judging.

Prints Section - 'Open'

1.    ‘Effort’                Bill Clark       
2.    ‘Loch Lomond’            Matt Erskine         
3.    ‘Storm Clouds Gathering’    Robert McKenzie         
4.    ‘Robin’                Gregor Roach        
5.    ‘Twin-shock Rider’        Bill Clark         
6.    ‘Southern Ocean’        Bill Clark       
7.    ‘Loch Katrine’            Matt Erskine         
8.    ‘Grass Track’            Matt Erskine   


Digital Section - 'Reflections'

   
1.    ‘Escalation’        Bill Clark
2.    ‘Ripple Effect’        Bill Clark
3.    ‘Busy Bridge’        Martin McGeehan
4.    ‘Enlightenment’    John McCue
5.    ‘Jamaica Bridge’    Robert McKenzie
6.    ‘Windows6’        Bill Clark
7.    ‘Inverary Bridge’    John McCue
8.    ‘Hotel Cameraman’    Chris Pilling


Esclalation


Ripple Effect
Busy Bridge



Tuesday, 15 November 2016

Close Season Assignment

Thanks to member Gaie Brown for judging the entries for this, the first of our season's competitions.  The winning set of 4 images came from Bill Barry, with Bill Clark and John McCue respectively taking a very close 2nd and 3rd.

Here are Bill Barry's winning images;

 Sport Section

Colour Impact Section

On Holiday
 People

Saturday, 24 September 2016

Slip in Mounts for Prints

Last night was opening night at the club and we welcomed a number of new potential members.  There was some discussion about printing and how best to mount prints.  Here is the supplier we generally use for slip mounts for monthly competitions.  There is a minimum order of £20 before VAT and carriage costs.  The club usually orders several batches in a season as required but if you prefer to order your own the usual size for the mount is 14 x 11" for A4 prints.

http://www.cotswoldmounts.co.uk/products/slip-mounts/white-core-slip-mounts

Monday, 22 August 2016

2016_2017 Season

Our new syllabus has now been finalised and we are looking forward to welcoming old and new members alike on 23 September for the official opening night of the new season.

Remember the club is still open every Friday night from around 7.30/8pm.  If you are interested in photography and would like more information on the club, please drop in and visit us or send an e mail using the address on the contact page.


Sunday, 1 May 2016

Summer Season 2016

Although camera club organised events are finished for the season, the clubhouse is open every Friday throughout the Spring/Summer for members and potential members to meet.  Doors are usually open 7.30/8 pm.  Exceptions to this are if a trip out has been organised - check our Facebook page for details of any upcoming summer excursions.  Prospective members or those interested in photography are welcome to come along  to the club on a Friday night for informal chat and advice.  For further information, please contact us using the information on the contact page.

Saturday, 16 April 2016

Prizegiving night 2015_2016

We had our final night of the season last night and the silverware was given out.  Here's how the trophies were allocated;





Print League GCCC Championship Cup Premier Award in Annual Exhibition Matt Erskine

Digital Image League GCCC Shield - Edward Auld memorial Trophy - Colour Slide League – Bill Barry



Annual Print
Best Monochrome GCCC Presidents' Trophy – Matt Erskine
Best Colour Johnny Campbell Memorial Shield – John Carey

Best Portrait The Campbell Smith Trophy – Ann-Marie Westwood
Best Overall The J. Smith Memorial Trophy – Ann-Marie Westwood


Annual Digital Image
Landscape Section Tommy Turner Memorial Trophy – John Carey
Nature Section Joseph Shirley Nature Shield – Bill Barry
Open Section ICC Shield – Robert McKenzie
Overall Winner Best Slide in Annual Competition – Robert McKenzie
Most Creative/Innovative Duncan Ferguson Memorial Trophy – Martin McGeehan

Sunday, 3 April 2016

Annual Print Competition 2016

We recently had the judging of our Annual Print Competition - congratulations to those who won and were commended;



COLOUR SECTION
COMMENDED – TREE – MATT ERSKINE

HIGHLY COMMENDED – FEW STARS AND AURORA – GREGOR ROACH


BEST COLOUR PRINT – EILEAN DONAN CASTLE – JOHN CAREY




MONO SECTION
COMMENDED – MOORING – JOHN CAREY


HIGHLY COMMENDED – INDIAN MAIDENS LOCHAN – JOHN CAREY


BEST MONO PRINT – FLOODING – MATT ERSKINE


PORTRAIT SECTION
COMMENDED – VIOLINIST – MATT ERSKINE

HIGHLY COMMENDED – EMMA – JOHN CAREY

BEST PORTRAIT – LIP SMACKING GOOD – ANN-MARIE WESTWOOD



BEST OVERAL PRINT – LIP SMACKING GOOD – ANN-MARIE WESTWOOD