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Winter Landscape by Kenny McGuckin

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?

A Bridge Too Far by Bob Hosie
Shelby by Davy Wright
Blue Tit by Jim Flynn
Haulage, vintage and modern by Heather Holmes
House Sparrow by Tom Gilland
Corpach Wreck by Rodger Shearer
Daybreak on Loch Morlich by Gordon Jackson
So where to next by Linda Tailford
Lazy Sunday by Susan Roberts
Low flying Gannet by Billy McCourt
Winter Cycle by Geoff Donnelly
Male Kingfisher by Kenny McGuckin
cathedral steps by Gavin Black
Market Street by Jim Flynn
Beauty on the beast by Peter Lawson
Angelique by Susan Roberts
Before the work starts-1 by Heather Holmes
Backlit Breakfast by Kenny McGuckin
Up in the City by Martin McKeown
Moonstruck by Gavin Black
Arctic walk by Ruta Nicol
Deer Friends by Russell Walker
Call Me Anytime by Janey Cringean
Booted Maybe Suited by Susan Roberts

News

Membership now open for 2017-18 Season

Susan Roberts, our President, welcomed new and returning members to the 2017-18 season at our opening night on 4 September. She outlined the syllabus for the season and, for the benefit of new members, introduced the Committee.

New members are welcome and a limited number of membership places remain to be filled. If you are interested in joining us please come along to one of our meetings at the Crofthead Centre, Livingston on a Monday evening or email the Secretary at secretary@livingstoncameraclub.org.uk for more information.

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 dead simple. 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.

LCC Tee-shirts and caps

- now available for sale to members. Please speak to a member of the Committee if you would like to order a tee-shirt or a cap. You can view more information about the tee-shirts and caps at the Inch Embroidery website: http://www.inch-embroidery.co.uk/index.php?id=lcc

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 now 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. It’s dead easy!!

Looking Ahead ...

Mon, 20/11/2017

International Competition with Apsley Camera Club (Australia)

This is our annual competition with Aspley Camera Club of Queensland, Australia.

The format is that each club submits 15 images for each of the following 3 categories: General, Landscape/Nature and People; 5 images each for Beginner, Intermediate and Advanced - that's 45 images in total for each club. We send our images to Aspley and they send theirs to us. Each club then submits all 90 images to a Scottish judge and an Australian judge who mark the images independently not knowing which club has submitted which image (although images of the Forth Bridge or Sydney Opera House are usually a dead giveaway!). Each club then presents their judge's scores on their respective club night. The combined scores of the two judges determine the winner of the competition.

Last year, Livingston won by 45 points, although previous years' competitions have produced a much closer result.

Hand In Internal Competition 2 - Prints

Tonight is the hand-in for our second internal competition: Print 1. Results of this competition count to wards the annual league table.

The Print format requirements for club competitions are:

•The visible area of the print must be no less than 35 square inches e.g. 5 x 7 inches or any other size with an area of 35 square inches or greater.

•Prints may be monochrome or colour

•All prints submitted must be mounted on stiff mount board.

•Maximum size of the mount is 16 x 20 inches or 40 x 50 cm.

•Membership number, title, classification and ranking should be clearly written on the back of the mountat the bottom left hand corner when viewed with the image face down. This is important as judges expect the image title to be in this position; especially for abstract prints or prints where it is not clear which edge is meant to be the top. Prints with no classification included will be entered in the advanced class.

Where possible, print entries should be accompanied by a digital submission of the image entered, submitted via the club website on the My Images page. This copy may be used for collating, selection and projection on judging evenings; and also for presentation on the club website after the competition has been judged. Digital copies may also be handed in to the Competitions Secretary on digital media, as per DPI competition entries.

Mon, 27/11/2017

Mo Thomson - "Sand In The Boots"

Tonight's presentation is by Mo Thomson and is entitled "Sand in the Boots".

As a photographer based in Edinburgh he covers the whole of Scotland, including our fantastic islands and our more remote locations. He has a passion for capturing images of Scotland's remarkable landscapes, landmarks and natural beauty.

He didn't pick up a DSLR until 2012 but since then it has become a real passion of his. He has his own style of photography and tries not to mimic other photographers' work. As well as providing photography and video services he also offers a time-lapse photography service. He has Civil Aviation Authority permission for aerial work.

Here's a link to Mo's website: https://mothomson.com .

Sat, 02/12/2017

LCC Annual Christmas Evening & Themed Competition "Winter Cheer"

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