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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?

Brown eyed girl by Peter Lawson
The Wee Westie by Graham Young
Shag - Farne Islands by Iain Glen
Sharp eyed Vixen by Iain Glen
Glacier and mountains, Svalbard by Rodger Shearer
The Cuillins from Elgol by Rodger Shearer
JUMP by Jacqui Turnbull
Food for Thought by Bruce Harley
Dark Future by Peter Lawson
Red Allure. by Peter Lawson
Atmospheric Kilchurn by Kyle Baptie
Hay Marie by Matthew Tailford
Impact in 3..2.. by Billy McCourt
Lone Tree at Buttermere by Billy Stuart
Abandoned by Sandra Taylor
Final Three by Sandra Taylor
Anguish by Sandra Taylor
Barn Owl Portrait by Rodger Shearer
The Fairest of Them All by Dorcas Akyeampong
F1 Frozen by Kenny McGuckin
mystic rocks by Paul Ferguson
stormy bamburgh by Paul Ferguson
Misty Magical Kilchurn by Russell Walker
In Control by Bob Hosie
Where does this go? by Ruta Nicol
Bookworm Betty (v1) by Janey Cringean
Jumping for joy by Bob Anderson
The Chapatti Lady by Andy Donald
Mr Gray by Ian Coyle
Wild west coast otter by Billy McCourt
Rachel by Peter Lawson
Deer Deer Deer by Ronnie Taylor
Holy Place by Ronnie Taylor
Clean landing by Martin Ross
Where's my Mum by Billy Stuart
Alone at the fair by Jacqui Turnbull
Scream by Jacqui Turnbull
Black Hmong Grandmother by Gordon Jackson
Where'd It Go? by Steve McHarg
12 Apostles by Andy Donald
Day Dreaming by Paul Smith
The Undertaker by Bruce Harley
Guide Me Beyond the Horizon by Nils Härtel
Rachel by Peter Lawson
Preening Kingfisher by Rodger Shearer
Sarah by Iain Glen
Autumn Kingfisher by Martin Ross
Loch Leven Egret by Martin Ross
Twilight foxes by Billy McCourt
Snow Lines by Janey Cringean
Rod with Care by Janey Cringean
Female House Sparrow by Tom Gilland
Pelican by Katrina Smith
Smailholm Tower by Jacqui Turnbull
Ready for the battle by Sandra Taylor
The Golden Smile by Bruce Harley
Sweet Sorrow by Harry Stewart
Sunlight on the Bockle by Bruce Harley
Flying Scotsman by Graham Young
La Dame Au Chapeau Rouge by Ian Coyle
Young Robin by Gordon Jackson
The Thespian by Gavin Black
Lonely Tree by David Ferguson
Great Spotted Woodpecker - Male by Kenny McGuckin
Moorish by Gary Fyfe
Bridge to Nowhere by Gary Fyfe
South African Sea by Richard McMillan
Born to be Wild by Bruce Harley
Winter on the Black Mount by Bruce Harley
Guard Duty by Dean Ogley
Gannet with seaweed by Billy McCourt
Fox Cub by Martin Ross
Grey Heron by Martin Ross
Fly by Ronnie Taylor
When Darkness Falls by Adrian Duffy
Blackness Castle by Jacqui Turnbull
Male Kingfisher by Rodger Shearer
Woman in Red. by Johnny Edwards
Mirror Thames by Katrina Smith
Chatting up the birds by Andy Donald
Santa Croce, Dolomites by Andy Donald
Graveyard I by Charlie Cairns
Rugby Girls by Alejandro Alcala

News

"Livingston Camera Club - Through The Lens"

This exhibition of members' images can be viewed at the Howden Park Centre, Livingston. It highlights the varied styles of the camera club whose members are frequently inspired by nature, people, urban activity and the abstract. This is a perfect opportunity to view an outstanding collection of high quality images which are superbly printed, mounted and framed.

The exhibition runs from 1 June until 4 November. Entry is free. The exhibition is open Monday to Friday from 9:00 until the Centre closes; and on Saturdays and Sundays from 10:00 until 17:00. http://www.howdenparkcentre.co.uk/article/27316/Livingston-Camera-Club-Through-the-Lens_

 

 

Membership now open for 2018-19 Season

Membership opens from mid-July for the 2018-19 season which starts on Monday 3 September at 7:15 pm.

If you are interested in joining please email the Secretary at secretary@livingstoncameraclub.org.uk for more information or you are welcome to come along to one of our meetings at the Crofthead Centre, Livingston on a Monday evening.

Membership costs are £25 for full members and £10 for students, together with a session payment of £2.50 for each evening's attendance.

 

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 ...

Mon, 03/09/2018

Opening Night - Meet and Greet and Exhibition

Tonight is the first night of our new season: time for well kent faces to reappear and time for new members to join us. As well as opportunities for our traditional "meet and greet" discussions there will be an exhibition of members' images to whet new members' appetites.

Mon, 10/09/2018

Shahbaz Majeed - "Long Exposures"

Shahbaz hails from Dundee and is a member of Dundee Photographic Society. He began taking photos as a hobby to try to capture some of the great sights he has on his doorstep and very quickly his work started to progress far quicker than he could have imagined. He is entirely self-taught, learning a lot from Dundee Photographic Society and a lot from trial and error.

He’s had the honour of being awarded the ‘Landscape Photographer of the Year 2011 – National Rail Award‘ as well as having won several other awards and prizes for his work at local, national and international levels. HIs images have appeared in magazines and brochures, and on billboards, foyers, walls, buses and even currency.

But don’t take my word for it – have a look at his website at : https://www.framefocuscapture.co.uk/ .

Mon, 17/09/2018

Dean Bricknell - "African and UK Wildlife - Welcome to my world"

Dean is a wildlife and landscape photographer with a lifelong passion for inspirational nature photography. He’s based in Bathgate. He has been involved in photography for many years and he enjoys all aspects of photography, from landscapes to wildlife portraits, but it's the beauty and wonder of nature and wildlife that really causes delight.

Dean is a Wildlife Ranger on the Argaty Red kite project. His photographs of animals range from pine martens/badgers to red kites/crested tits. His landscape photography covers many terrains - mainly covering Scotland's mountains, lochs and historical features.

Here’s a link to Dean’s website: https://www.deanbricknellphotography.com/ .

Mon, 24/09/2018

Document Scotland - "Documentary Photography"

Formed in 2012, Document Scotland is a collective of five Scottish documentary photographers brought together by a common vision to witness and photograph the important and diverse stories within Scotland at one of the most important times in our nation's history. 
They work on their self-initiated projects, as well as undertaking assignments for clients worldwide, helping them to achieve their photographic project needs.

The five Scottish documentary photographers, who are passionate about documentary photography and passionate about Scotland, are: Colin McPherson, Jeremy Sutton-Hibbert, Sophie Gerrard, Stephen McLaren and Sarah Amy Fishlock. 

Here’s a link to the Document Scotland website which also has link to each of the photographer’s websites: http://www.documentscotland.com/ .


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