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Serenity by Bruce Harley

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?

The Dancer by Peter Lawson
The Approach by Ruta Nicol
Cherry Blossom by Ana Taylor
The smoker by Peter Lawson
Over Here by Peter Lawson
Money by Peter Lawson
Summer colour by Ross Sutherland
Stronachalachar Loch by Ana Taylor
Simplicity in Pink by Ana Taylor
Luskentyre Beach by Billy Stuart
Caught in a blizzard by Billy McCourt
Golden Eagle & Magpie by Billy McCourt
Cuillin Sunset by Craig Graham
European Eagle Owl (captive) by Geoff Donnelly
Fly and Dine by Geoff Donnelly
Monarch of the Glen by Clare Harte
Guarding the Herd by Sandra Taylor
Ural Owl by Iain Glen
Miya by Iain Glen
Karan (Indian name meaning - Warrior) by Jacqui Turnbull
The Camp Fire by Jacqui Turnbull
Large Red Damselfly on Tufted Vetch by Bruce McDowall
Red Squirrel on tree by Margaret Cefferty
A Feather In Her Hat by Dwayne Telford
January Will Be Over Soon by Dwayne Telford
Ardvrek Castle by Rodger Shearer
Wood Mouse by Tom Gilland
Night Prowler by Aileen Louden
Wee Timorous Beastie by Aileen Louden
Indian Beggar Girl by Bruce Harley
Robyn by Paul Smith
A Little Blue Tit by Jim Flynn
Winter Hare by Clare Harte
Early bird catches the fish by Clare Harte
EVE by Gary Kerr
Darling of the Night by Jacqui Turnbull
Fearless by John McKay
Aimee by Peter Lawson
Searching for paradise by Peter Lawson
Gazing by Ross Sutherland
Victoria Quay by Graham Young
Rickshaw for Hire by Bruce Harley
Ole! by Geoff Donnelly
Tranquil Loch Tay by Rodger Shearer
Stargazer Lily by Gordon Cameron
Steam by Dwayne Telford
High Key Portrait by Ian Coyle
A Portait in Nature by Ian Coyle
Ghost Bus v Ghost Truck by James Wilson
My Seaweed Blanket by Aileen Louden
Holy Smoke by Paul Smith
Have they gone yet by Billy Stuart
Contentment by Billy Stuart
Locked Out by Dwayne Telford
Something to lean on by Aileen Louden
Common Blue Damselfly by Bruce McDowall
A Fresh Kill by Rodger Shearer
Lady in Red by Paul Smith
BATH TIME by Gordon Cameron
Rebound by Jim Flynn
innocence by Richard Howitt
Sea Thrift by Iain Glen
Feed Me by Tom Gilland
Itch by Kate Stevenson
Large red damselfly feeding by Bruce McDowall
Courting gannets by Billy McCourt
Feed me! by Ruta Nicol
That one? by Bill Sinclair
Stirling Old Bridge and Wallace Monument by Craig Graham
Cleared for Take Off by Aileen Louden
The Duke of Cumberland's Boathouse by Jim Hutcheon
A Song For The Birds by Jacqui Turnbull
Reluctant to be shown by Sandra Taylor
Rachel by Peter Lawson
Rachel by Peter Lawson
Preening Kingfisher by Rodger Shearer
Young Robin by Gordon Jackson

News

Membership open for 2019-20 Season

We are now enrolling for the 2019-20 season, which starts on 2nd September. If you wish to join, please contact the Secretary on secretary@livingstoncameraclub.org.uk to be added to the list and get instructions for payment. Application forms can be dowloaded from http://www.livingstoncameraclub.org.uk/file-downloads.

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 ...

Sat, 25/01/2020

SPF Print Championship - closing date

This is a reminder for the External Competitions Secretary

Mon, 27/01/2020

Ken Lindsay - "Travels & Making the most of your images""

A member of Eastwood PS for over 20 years and the Scottish Circle for 9 years, Ken has a wide range of photographic interest including phototravel, landscape, people and more recently wildlife.

His first talk tonight is based on a 12-day holiday to Myanmar. Although partly a travelogue, the talk approaches the subject from the photographer’s viewpoint, in many instances showing how the raw image was acquired, and the processing involved to achieve the end result.

In his second talk, Ken selects images including many that have gained awards in National and International competition. These range from ‘grab’ shots to images involving much planning. As with his previous talk he describes processing from the raw image to the final result.

Mon, 03/02/2020

Studio Night 2

Monday is our second studio night of the season. We usually have two models.

One of our studio photographers will show us how set up the lights etc, one in the Tack Room (that's the room on the right opposite the Caretaker's room) and one in the main hall. We'll try to organise a fair queuing system so all participants can take their shots. The length of time available with each model will depend on the number of members on the night.

Please feel free to bring along any props and accessories, including any items that could be used for still life subjects for anyone who doesn't wish to take portraits.

And don't forget to bring your camera(s)!!

Mon, 10/02/2020

Competition 3 - Digital 2 Results

This is the third competition of the season comprising only digital images. The results from his competition count towards the Annual League Table.

The RULES for submitting entries for digital images are available on the Information page of the website. If you want to submit images to this competition go to the Members page of the website, login with your username and password and then select the My Images menu option. If you have previously submitted images onto the website, you can browse through them here and select up to a maximum of four for this competition. If you have yet to submit images to the website select the blue Add Image button and follow the instructions; then select up to a maximum of four for this competition.

Digital images or prints submitted to a previous club competition MUST NOT be resubmitted for this competition.

Sun, 16/02/2020

SPF Print Championship

This is the Scottish Photographic Federation's annual Digital Projected Image competition which takes place at the Stirling Court Hotel

Mon, 17/02/2020

Hunter Kennedy - "Prints past and present Darkroom to Digital"

Hunter is a ‘well-kent’ face at LCC having given us the benefit of his experience at various presentations over the years. This evening his talk is on “Prints Past and Present, Darkroom to Digital”. An intriguing title. But I’m sure all will revealed during the evening.

Here’s a link to Hunter’s gallery page at Carluke CC if you want to see some example of his images: http://www.carluke-cc.org.uk/kennedy,-hunter.html .

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