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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, 26/11/2018

Martin Kitching - "Marine Wildlife / Field Astro"

Martin is a tour leader for Northern Experience Wildlife Tours. He provides expert guidance and support for visitors to Northumberland as they search for some of that region’s most enthralling, but rarely observed wildlife.

He’s also an author and former editor of the highly rated annual report, “Birds in Northumbria”. He possesses an extensive knowledge of Northumberland. His special interests are birds of prey, cetaceans, photography and moths, but he still finds himself fascinated and captivated by all of the wildlife that is around us.

Here’s a link to the Northern Experience Wildlife Tours website: http://www.northernexperiencewildlifetours.co.uk/ .


Mon, 03/12/2018

Competition 2 - Print results

This is the results of our first print competition of the year. An independent judge will award scores for each image with a maximum of 20 points. There are three categories of entries: Beginner, Intermediate and Advanced. Scores from this competition count towards the annual league table.

Sat, 08/12/2018

Christmas Dinner at Harburn Golf Club

Mon, 10/12/2018

Karen Thorburn - "Scottish Landscapes and Wedding Photography"

Karen is a freelance wedding, portrait, commercial, events and landscape photographer and writer based on the Black Isle in the Highlands of Scotland.

Karen has enjoyed various successes over the years, including being featured on BBC Countryfile, in addition to photographing a front cover for Scottish Islands Explorer, and writing for Walkhighlands, Scottish Islands Explorer and the St Kilda Mail. She’s also worked for a number of commercial clients doing landscape, portrait, interior and animal photography, in addition to Landscape and Visual Impact Assessment (LVIA) photography.

According to her website shooting landscapes at dusk and dawn is Karen’s greatest passion but she also enjoys capturing small-scale details when the light is flat. She also very passionate about wedding and portrait photography, which occupies most of her time! She aims to perfect her images in-camera and keep her photographs true to life, only using filters and post-production technology to do justice to what is already there, and capturing natural moments as they unfold before her.

Here’s a link to Karen’s website where you can read more about her and see some examples of her work: https://karenthorburn.com/ .

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

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