Thursday, 27 May 2010

Trip to Kelburn Country Park

Last Friday club members travelled to Kelburn Country Park to photograph the birds of prey.

I must say that Dougie Hendry (pictured) put on a very informative and educational display that made the visit very enjoyable.

Being a photographer himself he was able to give advice to our group to ensure good pictures.

Expect to be seeing a lot of pictures from this evening in upcoming competitions.

Tuesday, 25 May 2010

Competition Winners 2009 to 2010

Bill Barry, John Carey, Anne Marie Westwood, Karen McGuinness, John McCue and John Smith

Congratulations to our club winners for the season 2009 - 2010 with a high standard of entries this season.
The winners were as follows:-

Monthly Competitions
Print       Open Section                Matt Erskine
Digital     Open Section                Bill Barry
Print Intermediate Section            Karen McGuinness
Digital Intemediate Section           John Smith

Annual Prints
Portrait Section                            Matt Erskine
Monochrome Section                   Matt Erskine
Colour Section                             Matt Erskine

Best Print                                     Matt Erskine (Double Take)

Annual Digital
Landscape Section                       Anne Marie Westwood LRPS
Nature Section                             John Carey
Open Section                               Anne Marie Westwood LRPS

Best Overall Image                       John Carey (Mallard)
Best Creative Image                     John McCue (Redskins)

We would also like to give a special thanks to Karens mum for volunteering to present the trophies to the winners

Saturday, 15 May 2010

Birds of Prey Kelburn Trip

Just to re-iterate: Kelburn next week, meet at clubhouse at 6.15 unless making your own way there - let  Gaie know if you are, so folks don't wait unnecessarily.

Dougie says it will be on unless a downpour - a little drizzle won't stop him, though you may of may not fancy getting those expensive cameras ruined in the rain!

Guidance for Members on the Competition Subjects for 2010-11

Bill Clark has kindly provided some guidance for this years competition subjects.
Hopefully this should be of benefit for the clubs newer members or people interested in joining our club.
Competition #1
PRINTS - "Silhouettes or Shadows" - Either or both may appear in the picture, but should comprise a significant / important element.
DIGITAL - "A Touch of Red" - Images in which a small patch of red (not purple, pink or orange!) is critical to the success of the picture.
Not a 'blob' or 'blotch' - just a touch!
Competition #2
PRINTS - "Photojournalism" - The definition of this always causes problems - it does NOT mean a picture that might appear in the press.
What’s required are pictures in which the story-telling element is paramount.
DIGITAL - "Portraits" [Formal or Informal] - The tag (formal / informal) means that only pictures of people are eligible.
Competition #3
PRINTS - Open - No restrictions here then - this should let you give rein to your creativity!
DIGITAL - "Illustrate a Book or Film Title" - Now, here’s a challenge – let’s see you do something interesting with this one!
Probably best to stick to better-known titles, but otherwise the only limit here is your own imagination!
Competition #4
PRINTS - “Sport or Action”  - No guidance necessary here, surely! Just go and capture something happening!
DIGITAL - "The Natural World" - Anything representative of the biological or the earth sciences – “animal, vegetable or mineral”, you may say.
However, human-bred domestic animals are NOT eligible

Good luck to everyone.

Tuesday, 4 May 2010

Anne-Marie Westwoods Website

Ann-Marie has had her own website added to our site showing good examples of her wedding, equestrian and travel photography.

Take a look at it at