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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 closed for 2017-18 Season

We welcomed our 100th member at the first event of 2018. Membership is now closed for the 2017-18 season. However, if you are interested in joining us you are welcome to 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 and we will add your name to a waiting list.

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, 23/04/2018

Tim Pile - "Have I Got Nudes For You"

According to his website, Tim believes the female form is a most beautiful thing, and he tries to capture that beauty in his images, using man-made and natural environments. He generally prefers to take pictures that include models, rather than just pictures of models. He has no artistic background, and he feels that his eye for composition comes from having studied Mathematics.

He believes that the images on his website are not his images, every one of them is the result of a creative partnership with the model concerned. He freely acknowledges that the improvement in his photography is because of working with such creative individuals.

Here's a link to his website if you want more information about Tim: http://timpile.co.uk/ .

Wed, 25/04/2018

(Wed) West Lothian 4-Way Inter-club Competition

Hosted by Mid Calder Camera Club, Institute Hall, Market Street, Mid Calder EH53 0AL

Starts at 7:30 pm

Mon, 30/04/2018

Tom Manley - "Architecture"

Architectural photography is Tom's main area of focus and in addition to purely documenting a building and taking on commissions within the construction industry and creative sectors, he tries to bring context and atmosphere into these images. He believes that by playing with the textures and composition within a viewfinder, it is important to establish views that do more than purely document a building, but capture the essence of its design, the way light enters the building and its spatial arrangement.

Glasgow has inspired his photography; a very vibrant city, with a raw and gritty urban aesthetic that balances style and culture, yet with a rich and unique urban heritage and proud foundations. He hopes his passion for this city comes across in some of his images and artwork.

Here's a link to his website if you want to learn more about Tom: http://tommanleyphotography.com/.

Hand in Annual Competition - Print and/or Digital

This is the hand-in date for the internal Annual Competition. There is no theme. Both digital images and print images are acceptable with a maximum entry of four images per member. This number may have to be reduced in order to keep to the "80-images-rule". Results do not count towards the annual league table for each category.

Images or prints that have been entered in previous internal competitions may be entered in this competition.

You can submit digital images up to 8 weeks before the competition date by logging on to the Members page of the website, selecting My Images from the left hand menu and then following the instructions. Print images can be handed in to the club usually up to two weeks in advance of the hand-in date. Instructions for submitting print images can be found on the Information page of the website.

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 mountat 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, as per DPI competition entries.


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