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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, 23/10/2017

Thomas Haywood - "Drone"

Tonight's presentation is by Thomas Haywood and is entitled "Drone". With drones becoming more popular by the day here's a chance to see and hear from an expert.

Thomas is a self-taught photographer (with the exception of a few 1 day courses) who started taking photos at age 13. It is one of his passions. He has travelled all over the world, taking photos on the ground.

He is a fully insured and qualified UAV (drone) pilot. He is authorised by the UK CAA with a Permission for Aerial Work (PFAW) and currently owns 3 main DJI Drones: a Phantom 2, an Inspire 1 and an S900 Hexacopter. This gives him 4K video footage and 15 megapixel still photos from the air. Clients have included : The BBC, 21cc Fireworks, the Edinburgh Reporter, Detours Travel, RAIL Magazine and many others.

Here's a link to Thomas's website: www.thomashaywood.photoshelter.com/index .

Mon, 30/10/2017

Competition 1 - Digital Images

Tonight is the results of our first internal competition of the season: Digital Images 1. An independent judge will review each image submitted to the competition and award his or her score for the image out of a maximum of 20. Images are split into three categories - Beginner, Intermediate and Advanced - and the scores awarded count towards the annual league table for each category.

Mon, 06/11/2017

Fiona Brims - "Creative Portraiture"

Tonight's presentation is by Fiona Brims and is entitled "Creative Portraiture".

Fiona lives in Central Scotland with her partner Alan, who also assists at many of the photo shoots. Their work includes family gatherings, weddings big and small, corporate events for the NHS, individual portraits, charity sport events and now recently moved into studio work, ceating images that are dynamic, creative and fun.

Fiona's work has been exhibited in the Radisson Hotel in Edinburgh, Eilean Donan Castle Visitor Centre, used in jewellery campaigns and Book Covers in the USA, and for promotional and publicity literature and websites here in the UK.

Fiona's and Alan's philisophy is "There's nothing that can't be photographed" and with that in mind they will go out of their way to give you the photographs that you are looking for.

Here's a link to Fiona's website: www.fionabrimsphotography.co.uk .

Sun, 12/11/2017

SPF DPI Competition

This is the annual Scottish Photographic Federation Digital Protected Images Inter-club competition. Location and timing to be confirmed.

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