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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


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, 26/03/2018

Hand in Internal Competition 4 - Prints

Tonight is the hand-in for our fourth internal competition: Print 2. Results of this competition count towards the annual league table.

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.


Michal Šúr - "Infra-red B&W Photography"

According to his website, Michal is an artist, a self taught photographer specialising in infrared B&W photography. His preferred photography subject is nature – landscape and landscape detail. Over the years he worked with B&W and colour negative film, transparency, and eventually with digital. Switching to digital in 2009 allowed him to start with infra-red B&W photography, something that fascinated him long before the arrival of digital medium. Over the past few years he has gradually moved away from colour wildlife and nature photography to infra-red B&W photography.

Here's a link to Michal's website if you want to learn more about him: http://www.michalsur.sk/ .

Mon, 02/04/2018

Easter Monday - Crofthead Closed

Mon, 09/04/2018

Competition 4 - Prints

Tonight is the results of our fourth internal competition of the season: Print 2.  

An independent judge will review each print submitted to the competition and award his or her score for the print out of a maximum of 20. Prints are split into three categories - Beginner, Intermediate and Advanced - and the scores awarded count towards the annual league table for each category.

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