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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


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.

Looking Ahead ...

Mon, 02/03/2020

Al Buntin - "Building a Picture"

This is a return visit by Al following his successful presentation last season.

Al worked as an artist in the UK and the USA mostly in the greeting card industry, and has also had several children’s books published. His main interest is photographing people. They are everywhere. People at work, at play, on the street, in pubs, in clubs, at sporting venues and festivals. Digital photography has opened a new chapter with explorations of digital imagery and manipulation. He says that his manipulated images don't come from a camera, but from between his ears. All you need is a little bit of imagination.

Here’s a link to Al’s website: https://www.albuntin.com/ .

Thu, 05/03/2020

North Berwick PS - Match An Image competition

LCC has accepted North Berwick Photographic Society's invitation to participate in their Match An Image competition

Mon, 09/03/2020

Social Evening with Mid Calder CC / Members' Night 3 - Pecha Kucha evening

Mon, 16/03/2020

Hand-in Internal Competition 4 - Print 2

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

The RULES for submitting print entries are available on the Information page of the website. Summarised, 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 mount at 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.

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.

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

John McVie - "Every Picture Tells A Story"

John is a born and bred Doonhamer (Dumfries) and worked in Education as a teacher and officer for some 40 years before retiring in 2011.

He has been and continues to be heavily involved in the Scottish camera club scene including judging photographic competitions at various levels for over 10 years including judging at National and International Salon level for various events. He has also been a member of the SPF Executive Committee for the past few years and co-ordinates the inter club portfolio competition as well as the SPF entry to the PAGB inter-club competitions and is currently the President of the Scottish Photographic Federation.

He’s predominantly a print worker and started off back in the darkroom days, although now all of his work (prints and projected images) is produced digitally. He has been a keen supporter of national and international salons and exhibitions over the years as well as exhibiting locally. Having the attention span of a gnat (his words!) he tends to become easily bored so doesn't concentrate on any one particular type of photography. Instead, he'll have a go at most subjects and techniques and particularly enjoys working on panels of pictures based on a theme. Since retiring, however, he’s had the opportunity to travel fairly widely to a range of places he had never previously dreamt of to further his hobby e.g Cuba, Vietnam, Cambodia, Burma, China.and India. His last trip was to the Hill Tribes of North Vietnam and Halong Bay in September 2017.

Mon, 23/03/2020

Margaret Elliot - "Photography My Way"

Margaret’s photography started in earnest when she retired from her hair and beauty salon in 2003. In 2006 she graduated from Dumfries and Galloway College with an HND. She is an active member of the Dumfries Camera Club and received her Credit award with the Photographic Alliance of Great Britain (CPAGB) in 2007 and her Distinction award (DPAGB) in 2012.

Her talk reflects the varying subjects she works through from the early years and gives an insight into the progress that can be made over time. She is apt to work in projects then move on to another which gives the variety. She says she likes mono, but possibly that has been because at times she says she struggles to get her colours correct.