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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


"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 ...

Sun, 17/02/2019

SPF Print Championship

Mon, 18/02/2019

Peter Cairns - "Behind the Lens - Beyond the Lens"

Peter has been a freelance nature and conservation photographer since 2000 and is a founding director of The Wild Media Foundation, the Social Enterprise behind projects such as Tooth & Claw, Highland Tiger and 2020VISION. He was a co-founder and Business Director of the pan-European photography initiative Wild Wonders of Europe and in 2015 he founded SCOTLAND:The Big Picture. As part of a dedicated team, he produces compelling visual media that amplifies the case for a wilder Scotland.

He’s never considered himself a proper photographer, not really. Now don’t get him wrong, he loves working in wild places and he loves close encounters with wild animals, but photography itself - all the geeky stuff – it leaves him a bit cold. What he’s really passionate about is what photography can do. And what it can do is make you think and make you feel. It's that potential for informing and inspiring people about the role of wild nature in our lives, through visual storytelling, that gets him out of bed in the morning.

He lives in the Cairngorms National Park in the Scottish Highlands. A friend once told him: Work hard. Have fun. Do good. He tries to do all three.

Here’s a link to Peter’s website: https://www.petercairnsphotography.com/Home .

Mon, 25/02/2019

Ross Parker - "Sports Photographer"

Ross is a sports photographer who works for the Glasgow-based agency SNS Group. He doesn't have a website but you can see some of his images here on his Facebook page:  https://www.facebook.com/RossParkerPhoto?lst=100001868515267%3A744299413%3A1539343390 .

Hand in Buddy Presentations

This is the hand-in date for the Buddy Competition. Members participating in the Buddy Scheme will have been separately alerted to this.

Mon, 04/03/2019

Dougie Cunningham - "Photographing Scotland"

Dougie is the author of the book “Photographing Scotland” (https://www.amazon.co.uk/dp/0992905176/ref=pe_3187911_185740111_TE_item_... ) which is a guide to photography across the breadth of Scotland. He is a renowned landscape photographer but can turn his hand to virtually any kind of photography including weddings and commercial work. He contributes regularly to the likes of The Great Outdoors Magazine and had a total of five covers for them last year including a bookazine on Scottish Walking. He believes that at a fundamental level photography is about storytelling and each discipline brings him a new set of skills that he can draw from on any given job.

Here’s a link to Dougie’s website: https://www.leadinglines.net/ .

Mon, 11/03/2019

Members Buddy Presentations

Here is the plan for this year’s LCC Buddy Scheme.

Members who wished to participate put their name forward agreeing where they want support from another member or to support another user. From this a list of ‘Buddies’ was drawn at random. The pairs then work together as and when they could over the winter months, the subject matter and the skills exchange completely at their discretion. The purpose being to pass on skills, assistance or advice and to offer a more in-depth welcome to the club and foster some positive relationships.

The output will be that each pair will produce a set of four images (2 from each in the pair) that will evidence their personal journeys and skills exchange. Billy Stuart (who set up the Buddy Scheme) and our Competitions Secretary, Jim Flynn, will judge these sets of images. There will be a small prize for the set Jim and Billy think is the best.

Some of the pairs will be invited to give a short presentation on how they found their experience. Submission date for the competition will be 25 February and results presented on 11 March.

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