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ARCHIVE JANUARY to MARCH 2017
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Welcome to the
Berwick and District Camera Club.
We are a small but friendly club with members of all ages. The programme includes talks by talented photographers.
Advice given by judges in the print and digital image competitions can help you develop your skill.
Meetings are held in the Village Hall, East Ord on Tuesday evenings at 7.30pm.
The season runs from September to March.
Fees: Adult: £30.00
- Under 18: £10.00
ARE YOU UP TO DATE WITH THE COMPETITION RULES ?
The revised version has a change to image sizes.
Projected digital images must be in the following
size and format:
They must be sized to
1400 x 1050 pixels maximum for landscape format and
must be sized to
1050 pixels maximum height for portrait format and
1050 x 1050 for square format
They must be on JPG files
This webpage is supported by the "image rich"
The Competition was judged by Ian Fullerton
Members of the Berwick Camera Club had an enjoyable and informative evening when Ian Fullerton braved the onset of the severe winter weather to travel down from Haddington to judge the Competition.
The results were .............
Landscape 1. Barbara Bogacka, 2. John Tully 3. Chris Jary
Artistic 1. Allan Rogers 2 Anne Christie 3. Alex Aitcheson
Illustrative. 1. Michael Barron 2.Colin Smurthaite 3. John Tully
Portraiture 1. Chris Jarry 2. Pamela Wright 3. Allan Rogers
Nature 1. Anne Christie 2. Maurice McNeely 3. Michael Barron
General 1. Alan Brown 2 Barbara Bogacka 3, Anne Christie
27th February 2918 2nd Projected Competition Click on an image to view
13th March 2018 Best of the Year Competition
The competion was judged by Malcolm Kuz and the winners were
Barbara Bogacka, Best over all print of the year.
Alan Brown, Best over all projected image of the year
Ann Christie projected images Alex Aitcheson Sunday Shoot Maurice McNeeley Panel - & Mono Projected competietion
Best Beginner Pamela Wright
Overall Championship & Colour Print
After the annual dinner at the Cobbled Yard in Walkergate the club chairman Ian Cartwright presented cups to competition winners pictured here.
Other winners who were not with us on the evening were, -
Best Projected Image
Best Print competition
& Themed Competition
The results were. First, Annie Watt. Second, Michael Barron. Joint third, Chris Jary & Michael Barron
The 2018 -2019 season started at the Ord Village Hall in September
On the first Saturday in June the 'Friends of Berwick Castle Parks' held an open Parks and Gardens Day. It included a trail that enabled folk to take a peek into about a dozen private gardens. There was a chance to relax in most, soak up the sun and perhaps find some ideas for your own garden.
Also on the trail was an exhibition in the nearby William Elder Building. It was mounted by the Berwick & District Camera Club and featured pictures of the Parks through out the Year.
Visitors were able to vote for their favourite.
PICTURES IN THE PARKS
Members travelled out to Coldstream for the July Summer Shoot. It was held amid the rhododendrons at the Hirsel.
Michael Barron, Derek Hood, Maggie & Chris Jary braved the odd midge and enjoyed a beautiful evening.
Pictured here doing some colourful picturing are Alex Aitcheson and Annie Watt.
SUMMER EVENING SHOOT
SUMMER EVENING SHOOT AT PAXTON HOUSE
Members enjoyed a warm and enchanted evening for the July Summer shoot when they visited Paxton House.
Those who were'nt captivated by the Fairy Trail with iits house in the trees headed off to the woods and the grounds to take pictures in glorious sunshine
DONT MISS THIS
The first programme in an excellent series covering the history of photography is currently available on
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DOLPHIN EVENING SHOOT
AT BERWICK PIER
Six members of the club joined the small crowd of enthusiasts with their telephoto lenses at the ready.
The dolphins broke surface well out to sea and a few images were captured.
It was the last of the summer shoots and proved toi be a most enjoyable and tranquil evening
Picture by Michael Barron
A WALK ON THE WILD SIDE WITH RON
IT WAS A KNOCK OUT
It was a 'Club Night' and members added five images each to a pile which was divided. Votes were cast as the photographs were displayed two at a time and the loosing ones discarded. The process was repeated until all but one had been knocked out.
The winning picture was by Colin Smurthwaite and the runners up were Michael Barron and Barbara Bogacka
Members of The Berwick Camera Club had a most enjoyable evening when Ron McCombe was welcomed back to the club as the first speaker of the new season. Ron, a former member of the club now devotes his energies to running wildlife photography workshops, giving lectures and travel that takes him even beyond the UK to places like Sweden, Finland, Norway and even Mallorca where he captures beautiful, rare and interesting images.
He has just returned from Africa and is preparing his next lecture using pictures taken there but it was the wide range of his work that was enjoyed by a very well attended Tuesday evening meeting at Ord Village Hall. Over 300 pictures flitted across the screen as Ron explained the technique used to capture them. Pine Martins, Badgers, Otters, Kingfishers, Arctic Skuas from the North to Hoopee birds in the Mediterranean all were beautiful.
To see more of Ron's work visit his website.
When the Sunday Shoot was held on 7th October the camera club members were practically the only folk on Eymouth's rather wet streets. Later they met at a rearranged venue to have a warming coffee and to transfer their required six images on to Laptops operated by John and Alex.
The pictures will be judged by Ian Cartwright at the club meeting on 6th November.
THE DAMP DOZEN DO EYEMOUTH
On the 9th of October the club considered the distinctions awarded by the Royal Photographic Society; namely Licentiate and Associate. Michael Barron and Maggie Jary, both Associate members of the RPS, and Barbara Bogacka, who is a Licentiate member, will talked about the processes involved, and presented the images they used.
R P S
First Print Competition 2018-19
The competition was judged by
Allan Semple who has had a long association with the club.
He was chairman some thirty years ago backin the days when meetings were held in the old Community Centre
Over sixty prints were entered and the results were :
1st A. Brown,
2nd A Aitcheson,
3rd C Jary.
1st B Bogacka,
2nd M Jary,
3rd A Watt.
1st M Jary,
2nd C Jary,
3rd C Smurthwaite
1st R Simpson,
2nd C. Smurthwaite,
3rd M Barron
1st J Conlan,
2nd B Bogacka,
3rd P Wright
1st A Watt,
2nd R Simpson,
3rd B Bogacka
In his talk 'Angels with Dirty Faces' John Race, who is based in the North East, explained his approach to a superb selection images. His subjects varied. Landscapes, abandoned farm houses, rusty contraptions, and people. Rural locations throughout the UK were featured and in the cities, many moving pictures of homeless people.
23rd October 2018
A most imaginative array of print and projected images were submitted. There were a lot unexpected holes
and John Tully looked into them throughly before declaring the winners of the projected and print displays.
THE THEMED COMPETITION
1st Pamela Wright
2nd Pamela Wright
3rd Michael Baron
1st Sandra Thornton
2nd Jeanette Conlaw.
3rd Chris Jary
30th October 2018
6th November 2018
Pictures taken during the recent Sunday Shoot at Eyemouth were judged by Ian Cartwright
First Barbara Bobacka
Second Maggie Jary
Third Alex Aitchison
THE SUNDAY SHOOT
13th November 2018
At awell attended meeting members presented a variety of stimulating projects.
Allan Rogers displayed a short animation in which chicks avoided being cooked.
Annie Watt spoke of the difficulties encountered when trying to capture good iimaged at a gymkhana.
Michael Baron explained the images that he had extracted from photographs taken when capturing the work of the Spanish architect Santiago Calarava
Alan Brown demonstrated devices that enabled him to paint with light and showed the results that could be obtained when processed in the computer.
called his collection of excellent images
'The Black Dog'
and spoke of the part photography played in his recovery from depression.
showed what can be achieved with long exposures. His pictures were of the coast around Eyemouth.
Chris Jary focussed our attention on Borders and the reasons for having them.
There are 26 crossing points between England and Scotland and he visited all of them.
LAINE, JANE, MOBILES & THE STUCK DUCK
GUEST SPEAKERS 20th November 2018
Jane Coltman & Laine Baker. 'OUT & ABOUT'
In an evening packed with excellent pictures, Laine Baker and Jane Coltman, well known as the Berwick Advertiser Photographer, treated the club to images from, Morroco, Dubhi, London and else where. Intriguing customs were observed, architecture was stunning, graffiti had impact and Street Photography was 'spot on'.
Photography on mobile phones came in for approval with mention of new attachments that included wide angle lenses and some excellent results were shown.
The evening ended with some short movie clips.
They included a large litter of captivating sheepdog puppies and an encounter with a large rubber duck floating on the flooded causeway to Holy Island. It belonged to a happy young French couple who wanted to take him there. There was much laughter.
1 Janete Conlan
2 Annie Watt
3 Maggie Jary
1 Maggie Jary
2 Paul Anderson
3 Barbara Bogacka
1 Alex Aitcheson,
2 Paul Anderson,
3 Janete Conlan
1 Paul Anderson,
2 Anne Christie
3 Maggie Jary
1 Andy Colls,
2 John Tully
3 Barbara Bogacka.
1 Maggie Jary,
3 Colin Smurthwaite
The competition attracted seventy-three entries and was judged by Derek Snee who in a departure from the normal style of presentation added music to the screening of each catagory and then gave a detailed adjuication on the winner's work..
The results were
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INTENTIONAL CAMERA MOVEMENT
Maggie Jary demonstrated how to use the camera to create abstract images.
A combination of longer exposure and neutral density filters enabled more to be extracted from the scene than first met the eye.
Prictures shown were taken in Venice and captured movement and colour
A SEA OF RAINBOWS was the title of the video produced by Ian Cartwright.
The superb images, some of great complexity and beauty were merged together in a kaleidoscope of colour. They were accompanied by the soothing music of the Flower Song by Delibes.
The pictures were taken at close range by Ian during dives in Indonesia. During a question and answer session he explained the importance of flash in capturing the vivid colours
FIRST PROJECTED IMAGE 27th November 2018 Judge Derek Snee
SURPRISE EVENTS I.C.M. AND SURREAL SUB AQUA 11th December 2018
ARCHIVE March to December 2018