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Monochrome Competition Results
Posted on Tue 1 Dec 2020

Our Monochrome competition this year was judged by George Ledger. His constructive and insightful comments made for an entertaining and enlightening evening and the final results can be viewed in our Results gallery

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A talk by Berwick Visual Arts Artist in Residence
Posted on Tue 24 Nov 2020

After a few technical hitches, we were treated to a fascinating talk by Joan Coates, the current artist in residence for Berwick Visual Arts. Joanne's project explores gender in agriculture but she also shared images from her previous projects. See more of her work at

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2nd Projected Image competition results
Posted on Tue 17 Nov 2020

There were some strong entries for our second Projected Image competition and our judge for the evening, Patrick Sheard, provided plenty of helpful feedback. You can view the winning entries in the Results Gallery

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Up n under
Posted on Thu 12 Nov 2020

Thanks to Neil and Andy we had a great evening on Tuesday.We were able to view a good selection of their images. Both photographers illustrated both the frustration and the rewards of their chosen genre. It was good to get the story behind images and to be able to understand some of the ...

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Landscapes with a difference
Posted on Thu 29 Oct 2020

We were treated to an evening of very different landscapes by our visiting speaker, Mark Reeves. Many of them were created using ICM (intentional camera movement) and Mark was kind enough to share some hints and tips about his techniques. We finished with a thought-provoking AV presentation on...

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First projected image competition results
Posted on Tue 20 Oct 2020

The club welcomed Harry Hall as our first external judge to decide the outcome of the first Projected Image competition. All the winning entries can be seen in our Results Gallery but the winners were:

Landscape - 1st Neil Forster; 2nd Neil Forster; 3rd Paul Anderson

Illustrative -...

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An Inspiring Evening
Posted on Tue 6 Oct 2020

This meeting was given over to everybody sharing a photograph that had inspired them and we had a very varied collection. In fact it inspired so much discussion that we ran out of time and will have to repeat the excercise so that we are able to give everybody a chance to share the kind of...

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An evening of Distinctions
Posted on Tue 29 Sep 2020

Four members shared their experiences of applying for (and gaining) an RPS Distinction. Jeanette told us about how she put together her LRPS panel while Maggie and Basia spoke about their ARPS journey. Finally Michael brought us up to date on his quest for the elusive FRPS. Plenty of helpful...

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Marvelous Macro
Posted on Tue 22 Sep 2020

Andrew Green treated us to an amazing selection of Macro photographs, giving us a glimpse into the hidden worlds all around us as well as showing some helpful tips on equipment and technique

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Show and Tell - member's images
Posted on Wed 16 Sep 2020

This weeks meeting included photos from 7 members on topics that included a tour of some of the lesser known parts of Berwick; the life cycle of a frog; 'a year in the kitchen'; a trip to newcastle to see the Knife Angel sculpture; views of Niagra Falls and getting up close with bears; salmon...

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Film Night - the Genius of Photography
Posted on Wed 9 Sep 2020

After last week's AGM our 20-21 season got underway properly last night, starting with a showing of the episode from the 2007 BBC series 'The genius of Photography'. This was another meeting conducted over Zoom so naturally we had a few technical hiccups with some people experience some...

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Our first Zoom meeting
Posted on Tue 16 Jun 2020

The club held a trial meeting using Zoom, partly just so we could all meet up again after what feels like ages and partly to test whether or not we could move some of our activities online should we not abe able to resume our usual meetings in September. 12  members managed to navigate the...

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This season's competition results
Posted on Mon 23 Mar 2020

We may have had to cancel our last few meetings but at least we were able to complete all the competitions.

And the winners were...

Colour Print Competition                                    ...

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Special announcement.
Posted on Mon 16 Mar 2020

I hope everyone has received Annies email explaining that we have closed our season early due to the pandemic. This was a difficult decision but in light of the deteriorating situation I am sure it is the safest thing to do. Hopefully as things settle down we shall be able to start again in...

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Best Overall Images - Prints and Digital
Posted on Wed 11 Mar 2020

This week saw our keenly contested "Best Overall Image" contest for Prints and Projected Images. The winners were Jeanette Conlan for her print "Hydrangea" and Barbara Bogacka for her digital image "In a glacial cave".

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2nd DPI results
Posted on Wed 26 Feb 2020

We had some excellent entries for our second Projected Images competition, judged this year by Patrick Sheard.

Landscape: 1st Neil Forster; 2nd Chris Jary; 3rd John Tully

Artistic: 1st Anne Christie; 2nd Jeanette Conlan; 3rd Allan Brown

Illustrative: 1st Michael Barron; 2nd...

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Still life and much more
Posted on Wed 19 Feb 2020

Our last speaker for this season was Duncan Wherret who gave us a fascinating evening showing a huge variety of images and demonstrating some of the large format film cameras that he uses to create his unique images. While some effects can be recreated digitally, many can only be achieved using...

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Panel of Three competition
Posted on Wed 12 Feb 2020

We had some excellent entries for our Panel of Three competition on the theme of 'Light and Dark'. It was judged by Jane Coltman and the winners were:

1st - Maggie Jary

2nd - Barbara Bogacka

3rd - Michael Barron

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Show and tell
Posted on Sat 8 Feb 2020

Last Tuesday we had a members night when we were able to look at some of the work members had been doing. Six people showed their work. In spite of minor glitches with the IT we had an enjoyable stimulating evening.

Next week is the Panel competition. Entries for the second digital...

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2nd Print Competition
Posted on Thu 30 Jan 2020

Mike Allport was our judge for the second print competition and he gave some useful and constructive feedback on all of the photographs entered. The results were:

Landscape

1st Paul Anderson 2nd Barabara Bogacka 3rd Annie Watt

Artistic

1st Maggie Jary 2nd Jeanette Conlan...

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Shooting for the stars
Posted on Thu 23 Jan 2020

We had a fascinating talk on Astrophotography from Ford Renton this week. He talked us through some of the technical issues involved in getting good images of the heavens such as calculating the maximum exposure time to gather as much light as possible but to avoid getting star trails using the...

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Learning Zones night
Posted on Tue 14 Jan 2020

This weeks meeting gave us all a chance to learn something new. Three of our in-house 'experts' ran a series of short workshops covering the basics of Photoshop, Lightroom, & Affinity. We also had a fine selection of photo books to browse through.

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Happy New Year
Posted on Thu 9 Jan 2020

Our first meeting of the year was a members night. It was an opportunity for members to bring along some images and get feedback. We had a lively session with a wide range of all types of images. It was good to see what people are doing and especially when they are trying new things. The evening...

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Monochrome competition results
Posted on Sat 14 Dec 2019

Our Monochrome competition this yearwas judged by Derek Snee who gave every image a carefully considered and helpful critique, including the importance of giving photo an appropriate title that helps the viewer interpret image. The winners were:

Print:  1st Chris Jary (Girl in light...

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Who knew what you could do with sea water?
Posted on Wed 4 Dec 2019

Our visiting speaker this week was world-renowned local photographer Paul Kenny. It was fascinating to hear how he creates his amazing images, often with the help of sea water dried on glass plates. We were also privileged to get a world-premier of his new short film, and a chance to see some of...

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Our first projected image competition
Posted on Thu 28 Nov 2019

This week saw the judging of our first digital projected image competition and it was keenly contested! Keith Suddaby, our judge for the evening,  had great advice for everyone who entered. We will all be checking out the photoshop 'feeling button' for our future entries I am sure! Here are...

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Projects to inspire your photography
Posted on Tue 19 Nov 2019

On Tuesday we hosted Carol Palmer who showed prints from her wide ranging travel portfolio. She has travelled in USA, Africa and Europe as well as to more local destinations. Carol often works on projects and has some wonderful images. I particularly liked her images of the...

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Sunday Shoot competition results
Posted on Wed 6 Nov 2019

The club decided on the winners of the Sunday Shoot competition last night. 35 images were shown and scored by the members. Thanks to Maggie and Annie for totting up the scores over the coffee break. The worthy winners were:

3rd place - Chris Jary

2nd place - Andrew Green

1st...

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Theme Night
Posted on Wed 30 Oct 2019

This year's theme night was left wide open with the topic being "A subject of your choice". Not surprisingly we had a very varied set of paired photographs to enjoy. Lots of members contributed images and there was a lively discussion about the merits of each! Here a just a few of the...

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Geoff Williams
Posted on Wed 23 Oct 2019

Last night we had a fascinating talk from Geoff Williams. Geoff is interested in how we see and interpret images. He reminded us of the importance of changing your viewpoint, remembering to look up, down and behind you as this may give a more interesting image. We were able to see how he...

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First Print Competition
Posted on Wed 16 Oct 2019

The first Print Competition of the season was keenly contested and our judge, Geoffrey Bradford, had clearly debated long and hard about the results. He gave us some very informative feedback about each and every photograph and supplied a printed copy of his comments which is attached here for...

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Constructive Critique
Posted on Tue 8 Oct 2019

Basia Bogacka gave us a lot to think about with an interesting presentation on how we can analyse a photograph and hopefully suggest ways in which it might be improved. She shared some examples from her own experience before we all went on to try and put it into practice, commenting on some of...

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We're in the news!
Posted on Thu 3 Oct 2019

Berwick Advertiser this weeks carries a short article about the club and Andy Gray's presentation to us.

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Edinburgh Festival
Posted on Wed 2 Oct 2019

Five photographers showed their images from the festival. They explained why and how they took the shot. The audience then made comments leading to a lively discussion. The evening was a good example of how we can learn from one another. The images ranged from stunning mono through more...

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Sunday Shoot
Posted on Sun 29 Sep 2019

Eight brave members ignored the BBC forecast and spent the morning walking around Etal searching for inspiration. It is always a surprise when photographers visit the same location but all end up seeing different things. Once again John worked his magic with the laptop and we all downloaded our...

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An evening of unique images
Posted on Wed 25 Sep 2019

Our first visiting speaker of the season was local photographer Andy Gray who gave us a fascinating insight into his journey from taking 'standard' landscape photographs to developing advanced ICM and Multiple Exposure skills to creat abstract and painterly images that reinterpret the scenes...

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An instructional evening
Posted on Wed 11 Sep 2019

The second meeting of the new season was packed with information. First Maggie Jary took us through the changes to competition rules that have been introduced this year. The main ones were that the maximum permitted entries in any competition has been reduced from 5 to 4 (we were sometimes...

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Camera Club is back!
Posted on Tue 3 Sep 2019

The opening evening of our new season saw us welcoming some new faces, and finding out just how little we knew about photography in our 'get to know you' quiz. We also got to see the new display stands that our talented Chairman had made over the summer, put to good use to show off some...

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Street Photography in Edinburgh
Posted on Tue 6 Aug 2019

This months Summer Evening Shoot was during the day rather than the evening. Five of us went to Edinburgh for a day of street photography during the festival. And amazingly it didn't rain!

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July's Summer Evening Shoot
Posted on Wed 3 Jul 2019

This months summer evening shoot saw us visiting the standing stones at Duddo. It was a beautiful sunny evening with some interesting clouds to help boost the pictures as well.

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2nd Summer Evening Shoot
Posted on Tue 4 Jun 2019

The second of our Summer evening shoots took us to Cocklawburn beach

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1st Summer Evening Shoot
Posted on Tue 7 May 2019

6 intrepid club members braved the cold for the first of our Summer Evening Shoots. St Abbs was the chosen destination on this occasion.

 We didn't expect it to turn into a portrait session but we found a couple of very obliging models!

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Annual Exhibition
Posted on Sat 13 Apr 2019

The Club mounted a well attended exhibition on Saturday 13th April in St Aidans Hall, Church Street, Berwick.

 Visitors enjoyed some seventy pictures plus coffee and cakes.

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Annual Dinner
Posted on Wed 27 Mar 2019

Maggie hit by a Tsunami of Silver! Cups were presented to Maggie Jary ARPS by the Clubs President James Walker FRPS. She received five trophies Overall Club Championship, Colour Print Competition, Projected Images and Monochrome Print.

It was a fun event and...

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Best Overall Competition
Posted on Tue 12 Mar 2019

Malcolm Kus was our judge for the evening, someone who has had a long association with the club and his comments have always been  helpful and deliverd witt an entertaining style.

He is retirng (after 30 years of judging) so his humour and expertese will be...

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2nd Projected Image competition
Posted on Tue 26 Feb 2019

Nature              

1 Jeanette Conlan,   2 Barbara Bogacka, 3 John Tully

Portrait            

1 Alex Aitcheson  2 Paul Marshall  3 Paul...

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TAKEN, FOUND, ARCHIVED by Cameron Robertson
Posted on Tue 19 Feb 2019

The club enjoyed a fascinating evening when guest soeaker Cameron Robertson delved into the detective work involved in puting together s photograhic archive.

One of the main subjects was recording the history of William Cowes  confectionary business in Bridge...

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PANEL COMPETITION - HUMOUR Judged by Jane Coltman
Posted on Tue 12 Feb 2019

It being a difficult theme to tackle there were ony eight members who entered panels.

Jane Coltman in judging expressed the opinion that panels of three images tended to work better than just two photographs.

It was a fun evening and the...

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Monochrome competition
Posted on Tue 5 Feb 2019

Judged by Bill Hume

PRINT             1st Maggie Jary,      2nd  Colin Smuthwaite   3rd Jeanette Conlan

PROJECTED  1st Chris Jary,          2nd Alex Aitcheson,  ...

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SECOND PRINT COMPETITION
Posted on Tue 29 Jan 2019

Judge by Ian Fullerton

Landscape

1st Paul Anderson

2nd Jeanette Conlan

3rd Maggie Jaty

 

Artistic

1st Paul Anderson

2nd Maggie Jary...

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THE PHOTOGRAPHY OF LES McLEAN
Posted on Tue 22 Jan 2019

It  proved to be a very popular evening and there  was not a  chair to spare for  the talk given by Les McLean .

 

Photography that captured the essence of humanity with images that ranged from lovers in a clinch to...

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Members Night
Posted on Tue 15 Jan 2019

Instruction was given by Alan Brown, Maggie Jary, Annie Watt, Ian Cartwright, and Michael Barron on Sports Photography  and improving images in the computer using Photoshop and  Light Room software.

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Light Trails
Posted on Tue 8 Jan 2019

The workshop was so popular that there was hardly room to fit in another tripod.

Under Alan Brown's direction members used  long exposures to capture the fascinating patterns traced in the dark.

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I.C.M. AND SURREAL SUB AQUA
Posted on Tue 11 Dec 2018

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...

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Competition - first projected image
Posted on Tue 27 Nov 2018

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.

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GUEST SPEAKERS Jane Coltman & Laine Baker. 'OUT & ABOUT'
Posted on Tue 20 Nov 2018

n 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...

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Members Night
Posted on Tue 13 Nov 2018

At a well 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...

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Sunday Shoot competition results
Posted on Tue 6 Nov 2018

Pictures taken during the recent Sunday Shoot at Eyemouth were judged by Ian Cartwright.

First         Barbara Bobacka

Second     Maggie Jary

Third    ...

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THE THEMED COMPETITION
Posted on Tue 30 Oct 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 display

Prints:

1st  Pamela...

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Angels with Dirty Faces
Posted on Tue 23 Oct 2018

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...

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First Print Competition 2018 - 2019
Posted on Tue 16 Oct 2018

Over sixty prints were entered  and the results were :

 

Landscape

1st A. Brown,

2nd A Aitcheson,  

3rd C Jary.

 

Artistic

...
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RPS evening - a celebration of distinctions
Posted on Tue 9 Oct 2018

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...

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THE DAMP DOZEN DO EYEMOUTH
Posted on Sun 7 Oct 2018

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...

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Members Night
Posted on Tue 2 Oct 2018

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.

 

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A walk on the wild side with Ron
Posted on Tue 25 Sep 2018

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...

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Competition - first projected image
Posted on Tue 28 Nov 2017

The first projected image competition for the 2017-18  season was judged by Jane Coltman

The winners in the various categories were:

Landscape:

1st Colin Smurthwaite,

2nd Chris Jary,...

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Presentation by Ian Cartwright
Posted on Tue 21 Nov 2017

Ian Cartwright gave an excellent presentation on  

 

'The Parks of the American

South West'.  

 

Using images taken during three different visits, Ian took us through some...

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PANEL COMPETITION 'TIME'
Posted on Tue 31 Oct 2017

The competition was judged by John Tully who selecrted these winning pictures from the twenty nine entered.

First and second place going to Alex Aitcheson and third to Allan Rogers.

Andrew Manley received an honorable mention

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INDIA OFF THE TOURIST TRAIL
Posted on Tue 24 Oct 2017

The club was treated to colourful images of happy children when Pamela Wright gave an excellent illustrated talk on the work of the Goodwill Childrens Homes in the South of India.

 

It was humbling to see their zest for life and to appreciate just...

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First Print Competition 2017 - 2018
Posted on Tue 17 Oct 2017

The first print competition was judged by Mike Allport from the Wooler Camera Club.

 

The results were

 

LANDSCAPE

1st Robin Simpson,    2nd Colin Smurthwaite,  ...

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WHEN LESS IS MORE
Posted on Tue 10 Oct 2017

When colour is removed from the equation monochrome images can be much more powerful.

 

Bob Craig and John Tully demonstrated how the use of filters, in camera, in photoshop or hustorically in processing in the darkroom can dramatically alter...

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AS LONG AS ITS BLACK AND WHITE
Posted on Tue 26 Sep 2017

Guest Speakers Mick Howe and Edward Foster gave an excellent presentation of their images in glorious monochrome.

 

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Tuesday 8th October
Posted on Wed 9 Oct 2013

A MEMBERS' NIGHT

The Learning Zone - a chance to learn new skills from other members

LENSES

In a busy and sucessful evening Paul Marshall offered tips on using lenses

FLASH

Clive McGuinness splashed vegetables into a water tank and demonstrated how...

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Tuesday 1st October
Posted on Wed 2 Oct 2013

Guest speaker:   Geoffrey Bradford on 'Building a Portfolio...

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Tuesday 24th September
Posted on Wed 25 Sep 2013

Pictures from the Summer evening phpto shoots were among those featured in the members' "Show and Tell" evening.

Slide Shows were presented by Sylvia Grant form a trip to Switzerland which was accompanied by lovely music.

Carolyn Mcgreggor also presented a slide show from the temples...

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Tuesday 17th September
Posted on Wed 18 Sep 2013

Changes to the Club's Competitions were presented to members.

Report back from the Heritage Open Day Arts and Craft Fair:

There was some interest in the camera club but a disappointing day for members selling their prints.

The date for the Sunday Shoot was voted on and is to be...

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Open Day Arts and Craft Fair
Posted on Sun 15 Sep 2013

The club's profile was raised when it was was invited  to have a stall at the Guildhall  at  the Heritage Open Day Arts and Craft Fair at the Guildhall on Saturday 14 September.  Many people commented   the quality of the pictures that we put on display 

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The September Photoshoot
Posted on Wed 4 Sep 2013

On the 3rd of September, members caught the magic of an early autumn evening when they visited St Abbs for the last of the montlhy evening photo shoots.

Picture by Alan Dunnett

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The August Photoshoot
Posted on Sat 31 Aug 2013

On Tuesday 6th August members visited the Honey Farm at Horncliffe and explored the photographic possibilities of a vast array of equipent in the grounds,and vehicle museum. There was also a fascinating gallery of household and everyday items from years gone by. It was generally agreed...

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The July Photoshoot
Posted on Wed 31 Jul 2013

The Tuesday evening photoshoot for July took members to Ord Farm. They spent  a happy couple of hours in the warm sun rummaging through ancient wrecks. Cars, tractors, bikes and industrial equipment all were there to test their creative abilities.

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