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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
Monkey Puzzle 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
Mr Gray by Ian Coyle
Wild west coast otter by Billy McCourt
Rachel by Peter Lawson
Clean landing by Martin Ross
Where's my Mum by Billy Stuart
Alone at the fair by Jacqui Turnbull
Black Hmong Grandmother by Gordon Jackson
Where'd It Go? by Steve McHarg
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 Buachaille 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
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
Gannet with seaweed by Billy McCourt
Fox Cub by Martin Ross
Grey Heron by Martin Ross
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
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, 29/10/2018

Competition 1 - Digital 1 Results

This is the results of our first digital competition of the year. 

 

An independent judge will award scores for each image with a maximum of 20 points. There are three categories of entries: Beginner, Intermediate and Advanced. Scores from this competition count towards the annual league table.


Mon, 05/11/2018

David Mould - "Fine Art Landscapes"

David is a self-taught photographer who can be found most weekends by a loch or mountain in Scotland, waiting for a sunrise or change in light that has him returning to favourite haunts again and again.

David dabbled, as a teenager, in photography... but only developed a passion since getting his first Digital SLR in spring 2007, when megapixels caught up with film… and now spends most of his free time in wonderful parts of Scotland… waiting for the light!

To quote David, “Some people say photography is luck, well, I believe that you make your own luck…knowing where the sun rises and sets, knowing when the leaves change colour; luck is all the elements coming together at once... its knowledge that puts you in the right place to capture the image”.

Here's a link to his website: https://david-mould.squarespace.com/ .


Mon, 12/11/2018

Rosita Mackenzie - "Blind Photography"

Rosita is a contemporary photographer interested in the permission and denial of the visual and the interplay of dark and light. Her intense fascination with the multiple qualities of light and its ability to transform and colour, shape, intensify and shadow our physical world, is influenced by her experience as a blind person.

Her work spans abstracts, interiors, portraits, landscape and urban photography. It has a strong focus on collaboration and learning: working in collaboration with sighted assistants who describe her environment to her; in sharing her skills and knowledge with sighted and non-sighted people alike in delivering alternative photography workshops; and in her collaborations with other artists to develop her work into formats that extend beyond the visual, such as sculptures, 3D or tactile drawings, fragrance, taste and sound-work.

Here’s a link to Rosita’s website: http://rositamckenzie.co.uk/ .


Hand in Internal Competition 2 - Prints

This is the second 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.

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