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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?

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, 25/09/2017

Members' Evening - 1

Our first members' night will be held on 25th September. We will be organising a mixed bag to offer beginners and seasoned members alike.

We will be offering tutorials on image resizing in Photoshop, Light Room and FastStone and you can learn about uploading your images to the website to the maximum size of 1920 x 1200 - very important for club member activity.

Billy Stuart will be to hand to talk about the new 'Buddy Scheme' - an excellent way to learn new skills. And for both seasoned and new members alike who just want to sample a studio set-up, we have a model arranged and will also be setting up a still life station, so bring your camera as well.

Sun, 01/10/2017

Hand in SPF DPI Competition

This is a reminder for the External Competitions Co-ordinator

Mon, 02/10/2017

Kathryn J Scorah - "Changing Perspectives"

This evening’s presentation is by Kathryn J Scorah MPAGB & FBPE and is entitled “Changing Perspectives".

Kathryn’s passion for photography began in the late 1990s. She describes herself as being neither technically minded nor particularly artistic. Her approach to photography is entirely visceral. Her view is that the ability to inject feeling into an image is paramount. Pictures devoid of emotion are merely records of what was in front of the lens. Knowing when something “looks right” and the use of digital technology allows her to take an image forward beyond the moment of capture. For her, the seeing eye and having the vision to know what she wants in the way of the finished image, go hand in hand. Nothing in her photography is as it seems.

Here’s a link to Kathryn’s website if you want to learn more about her photography: http://www.kathrynscorahphotography.mfbiz.com/

Mon, 09/10/2017

Jo Hanley - "Editorial Portraiture"
This evening’s presentation is by Jo Hanely and is entitled “Editorial Portraiture”.
 
Jo is a commercial photographer. She specialises in portrait and advertising photography, based in Edinburgh. She produces editorial, corporate and campaign photography for clients and publications internationally. Working in studio or on location, in Scotland, across the UK or throughout the EU, Jo generates advertising images, editorial and corporate portraits of the highest quality. Her expertise and calm competence combined with her creative instinct make her one of the UK's most sought after commercial photographers.
 
Here’s a link to Jo’s website if you want to learn more about her: https://www.johanley.com/

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