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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?

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

News

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.

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 ...

Sun, 17/11/2019

SPF DPI Championship

This is the Scottish Photographic Federation's annual Digital Projected Image competition which takes place at the Stirling Court Hotel

Mon, 18/11/2019

International Competition - LCC vs Aspley CC, Australia

This is our annual competition with Aspley Camera Club of Queensland, Australia.

The format of the competition is that each club submits 10 images for each of the following three categories: General, Landscape/Nature and People; 5 images each for Intermediate and Advanced - that's 30 images in total for each club. We send our images to Aspley and they send theirs to us. Each club then submits all 60 images to a Scottish judge and an Australian judge who will mark the images independently not knowing which club has submitted which image (although images of the Forth Bridge or Sydney Opera House are usually a dead giveaway!). Each club then presents their judge's scores on their respective club night. The combined scores of the two judges determine the winner of the competition.

Last year, Aspley won by 2 points!

Mon, 25/11/2019

Margaret Soraya - "Creativity & Inspiration Through Landscape Photography"

Margaret works in some of Scotland’s most remote areas. She takes photographs, creates time-lapses and makes short films of some of the most peaceful places she can find. She believes that being in such places is the best way to nurture well-being and a balanced lifestyle. Not only for her as the photographer, but for the viewer as well. So her hope is that her photography gives to you the same sense of calm and tranquillity as both the scene before her and the way she felt in recording these images.

She has a passion for the Scottish islands and is exploring and documenting these islands frequently, finding wonderful places to stay and explore and bringing them to visitors to her website.

If you’d like to see what she means then take a look: https://www.margaretsoraya.com/ .

Mon, 02/12/2019

Competition 2 - Print 1 Results

This is the second competition of the season. It will be an open competition (no predetermined subject) 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.

Mon, 09/12/2019

Ross McKelvey - "Passion For Prints"

Ross’s presentation tonight is on his passion for prints. His preferred genre is portraiture, both in the studio and on location.

Exhibition Photography is what 'floats his boat' - particularly the print exhibitions where your images are put on display. It doesn't matter whether it is in the local community centre, in an art gallery, a museum or a shopping centre - getting prints up on the wall is what it is all about!

He has his own large commercial photographic studio close to the Centre of Belfast. He runs workshops for studio portraiture, natural lighting, and Photoshop, and regularly gives talks and presentations to camera clubs throughout the UK and Ireland.

Here’s a link to Ross’s website: http://www.rossmckelvey.co.uk/ .

Mon, 16/12/2019

SPF Portfolio - DVD of images

Tonight is a showing of the images which made it to the SPF Portfolio.

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