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Welcome to Livingston Camera Club

Based in Livingston, West Lothian, Scotland, the club offers a wide range of activities for photographers of all skill levels.

Although most members are now using digital cameras, all forms of photography are encouraged.

Before you explore the rest of our website, why not take a few moments to view some outstanding images, below, taken by some of our members?

Brown eyed girl by Peter Lawson
The Wee Westie by Graham Young
Shag - Farne Islands by Iain Glen
Sharp eyed Vixen by Iain Glen
Glacier and mountains, Svalbard by Rodger Shearer
The Cuillins from Elgol by Rodger Shearer
JUMP by Jacqui Turnbull
Monkey Puzzle by Bruce Harley
Dark Future by Peter Lawson
Red Allure. by Peter Lawson
Atmospheric Kilchurn by Kyle Baptie
Hay Marie by Matthew Tailford
Impact in 3..2.. by Billy McCourt
Lone Tree at Buttermere by Billy Stuart
Abandoned by Sandra Taylor
Final Three by Sandra Taylor
Anguish by Sandra Taylor
Barn Owl Portrait by Rodger Shearer
The Fairest of Them All by Dorcas Akyeampong
F1 Frozen by Kenny McGuckin
mystic rocks by Paul Ferguson
stormy bamburgh by Paul Ferguson
Misty Magical Kilchurn by Russell Walker
In Control by Bob Hosie
Where does this go? by Ruta Nicol
Bookworm Betty (v1) by Janey Cringean
Jumping for joy by Bob Anderson
Mr Gray by Ian Coyle
Wild west coast otter by Billy McCourt
Rachel by Peter Lawson
Clean landing by Martin Ross
Where's my Mum by Billy Stuart
Alone at the fair by Jacqui Turnbull
Black Hmong Grandmother by Gordon Jackson
Where'd It Go? by Steve McHarg
Day Dreaming by Paul Smith
The Undertaker by Bruce Harley
Guide Me Beyond the Horizon by Nils Härtel
Rachel by Peter Lawson
Preening Kingfisher by Rodger Shearer
Sarah by Iain Glen
Autumn Kingfisher by Martin Ross
Loch Leven Egret by Martin Ross
Twilight foxes by Billy McCourt
Snow Lines by Janey Cringean
Rod with Care by Janey Cringean
Female House Sparrow by Tom Gilland
Pelican by Katrina Smith
Smailholm Tower by Jacqui Turnbull
Ready for the battle by Sandra Taylor
The Golden Smile by Bruce Harley
Sweet Sorrow by Harry Stewart
Sunlight on the Buachaille by Bruce Harley
Flying Scotsman by Graham Young
La Dame Au Chapeau Rouge by Ian Coyle
Young Robin by Gordon Jackson
The Thespian by Gavin Black
Great Spotted Woodpecker - Male by Kenny McGuckin
Moorish by Gary Fyfe
Bridge to Nowhere by Gary Fyfe
South African Sea by Richard McMillan
Born to be Wild by Bruce Harley
Winter on the Black Mount by Bruce Harley
Gannet with seaweed by Billy McCourt
Fox Cub by Martin Ross
Grey Heron by Martin Ross
When Darkness Falls by Adrian Duffy
Blackness Castle by Jacqui Turnbull
Male Kingfisher by Rodger Shearer
Woman in Red. by Johnny Edwards
Mirror Thames by Katrina Smith
Rugby Girls by Alejandro Alcala

News

"Livingston Camera Club - Through The Lens"

This exhibition of members' images can be viewed at the Howden Park Centre, Livingston. It highlights the varied styles of the camera club whose members are frequently inspired by nature, people, urban activity and the abstract. This is a perfect opportunity to view an outstanding collection of high quality images which are superbly printed, mounted and framed.

The exhibition runs from 1 June until 4 November. Entry is free. The exhibition is open Monday to Friday from 9:00 until the Centre closes; and on Saturdays and Sundays from 10:00 until 17:00. http://www.howdenparkcentre.co.uk/article/27316/Livingston-Camera-Club-Through-the-Lens_

 

 

Membership now open for 2018-19 Season

Membership opens from mid-July for the 2018-19 season which starts on Monday 3 September at 7:15 pm.

If you are interested in joining please email the Secretary at secretary@livingstoncameraclub.org.uk for more information or you are welcome to come along to one of our meetings at the Crofthead Centre, Livingston on a Monday evening.

Membership costs are £25 for full members and £10 for students, together with a session payment of £2.50 for each evening's attendance.

 

Funding Grants

As a community camera club, we are fortunate to get some financial support via a West Lothian Council Community Arts Grant to help in the running of the club.

 

Club Projects

New members, especially those who are just starting out on the road to more serious photography, may be interested to learn about the club's monthly photography project which takes place on the club's website. This is strictly a members' only project, members of the public will not be able to view any images submitted to a project. It's also a "fun" project; it's not a competition and there are no prizes. Its purpose is to encourage members, especially Beginners, to submit images based on a theme which will change from month to month. And it's also meant to be a challenge for more advanced members to come up with something different. It doesn't matter about the quality of the image - although we hope over time that these will improve with experience. It's more about scanning your catalogue of images for something suitable or perhaps creating something specially to meet the theme.

Submitting images is reallysimple. First, login to the Members page and click on My Images in the left hand menu. When the My Images page opens there are full instructions there on how to add an image to the website and how to submit it as an entry in a Club Project. The same process is used to submit images for Competitions and for Members' Galleries.

Why not take a look now at some of the existing projects and view some really great images. Login to the Members page and click on Club Projects.

 

Members' Galleries

Why not share your experiences with the rest of the club and submit new, replacement or additional images for the Members’ Galleries? Members have full control of the images they want to include in their galleries. Just click on Members in the menu bar and, after logging in, choose My Images in the left menu list and follow the instructions. Nothing could be simpler!

Looking Ahead ...

Mon, 17/12/2018

DVD SPF Portfolio results

Tonight will be a presentation of the results of the Scottish Photographic Federation's 2018 Portfolio

Mon, 24/12/2018

Crofthead Closed - Public Holiday

Mon, 31/12/2018

Crofthead Closed - Public Holiday

Tue, 01/01/2019

SPF Print Competition

This is a reminder for the External Competitions Secretary

Mon, 07/01/2019

Members Night 2 - AV Night

This will be a members' Audio Visual (AV) evening where members will get the chance to show off some of their images in a slideshow format set to music.

This is usually a great evening with a splendid variety of images and accompanying sound tracks on view. But the success of the evening depends on members so please consider creating an AV for the evening. Bring it along on the night on a memory stick or CD/DVD; or you can email it (or a link to a cloud copy of it) to Brian in advance at web@livingstoncameraclub.org.uk.

Please try to limit the length of your AV to around 5 or 6 minutes; any longer and it can become, dare I say, boring? But don't feel you're restricted to just one slideshow as much will depend on numbers. If time permits, we can always show more than one slideshow per person.

There are a variety of software packages which can produce a slideshow including Lightroom, PowerPoint and ProShow Gold; but you only have to enter “slideshow maker” into Google to find a whole lot of free downloadable ones.

Mon, 14/01/2019

Bill Ward - "Emmerdale Actor and Photographer"

Bill Ward is an award winning British actor and photographer, born and raised in Newcastle-upon-Tyne.

He is probably best known for playing the badly behaved builder Charlie Stubbs in the UK TV show Coronation Street, a role he played for over 300 episodes and three and a half years, and for which he won a number of awards. He recently finished playing the long suffering farmer, James Barton, in Emmerdale, for which he was also nominated for a number of awards, and is currently touring the UK with the Bath Theatre Royal production of Shakespeare in Love.

As a photographer, Bill is essentially self-taught, and has been taking photographs since the age of 6. He is a brand ambassador for Pentax Cameras. He was awarded the inaugural Adobe Prize for his photograph "Rainbow Falls" at the 2015 Take a View UK Landscape Photographer of the Year Awards. He has had over a dozen photographs shortlisted at the Outdoor Photographer of the Year Awards, as well as various Nominations and Honourable Mentions at the International Photographer of the Year Awards, and Fine Art Photographer of the Year Awards. His work has also been featured in a number of books, newspapers, magazines, advertising campaigns, and on the BBC website.

Constantly in search of peace and quiet, his photography is a response, and in many ways an antidote, to the time he spends as an actor working in the public eye. His primary photographic interest is landscapes, whether natural, urban or industrial. A native of Newcastle-upon-Tyne, he is specifically drawn to water, and has a strong interest in history. Things that were once great, faded glory, a wistfulness for a time when, loom very big on his radar.

He has for some time now been experimenting with ICM (Intentional Camera Movement - the process of deliberately moving the camera whilst taking a picture) and in-camera Multiple Exposures, which he finds particularly revealing of the "essence" of any meeting between a person and wherever they happen to be.

Here's a link to his website where you see some examples of his work: http://billwardphotography.co.uk/ .

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