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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?

Sitting Pretty by Clare Harte
Red Kite in the Snow by Clare Harte
A Portrait of ME by Ana Taylor
Follow the Art by Ana Taylor
The assassin by Peter Lawson
Far from home by Peter Lawson
Portrait in gold by Peter Lawson
The Grand Canal by Gordon Kennedy
The Grand Canyon by Gordon Kennedy
Lady in red by Iain Glen
Beinn Alligin by Ross Sutherland
Zoom Zoom by Ross Sutherland
cracked it by Margaret Cefferty
Old Phone box Reinvented by Sandy Calder
Citrus Splash by Sandy Calder
Moody bridges by Hendrik Nahler
Early Autumn in Princes Street Gardens by Maureen O'Neill
Large Red Damselfly by Bruce McDowall
Emerald damselfly (female) by Bruce McDowall
Azure damselflies mating by Bruce McDowall
St. Monans Girl by Bob Anderson
This Is My Town by Sandra Taylor
I want to ride my bicycle by James Wilson
Great Spotted Woodpecker by Martin Ross
Dunnock in the grass by Martin Ross
Living in the Moment by Bruce Harley
Happy Pilgrims at the Golden Temple, Amritsar, India by Bruce Harley
Monks visiting the Ruins of Angkor Thom, Cambodia by Bruce Harley
Redpoll by Ian Cook
Lisbon Street Car by Michael Langton
Squirrel by Michael Langton
Prague Dawn.` by Ian Cook
LIZARD2 by Gordon Cameron
Kenmore Fishing Hut by Graham Young
Chelsea by Iain Glen
Puffin wars by Clare Harte
The Buachaille by Craig Graham
Last of the Autumn sun by Craig Graham
Red Kite by Bob Anderson
Framework by Bob Anderson
Robin by Billy McCourt
Kingfisher in the rain by Billy McCourt
Love Nest by Susan Roberts
Blue Tit Study by Susan Roberts
Clock Tower Circus Lane by Sandy Calder
Nigg Bay by Rodger Shearer
Back to the future by Ross Sutherland
Tram dodging by Ross Sutherland
Watching by Margaret Cefferty
On the way to market by Bruce Harley
Goldcest by Ian Cook
Stoat. by Ian Cook
About to break off by Maureen O'Neill
Bannockburn House Kitchen by James Wilson
Oh no you don't by Peter Lawson
Welcome to my home by Peter Lawson
Dunstanburgh Castle by Billy Stuart
Sparrowhawk in the Rain by Billy Stuart
Murano Reflections by Gordon Kennedy
Three Bridges by Gordon Kennedy
Sun over the hills by Sandra Taylor
After the rain by Bruce McDowall
Azure damselfly feeding by Bruce McDowall
A Close Encounter by Russell Walker
Little Red by Alasdair Mackenzie
Through the Arch by Sandra Taylor
Calm by Barrie Mulligan
72nd Street by Barrie Mulligan
Snowy Stag by Aileen Louden
Haring Along by Aileen Louden
Kolkata Taxi Rank by Bruce Harley
The Relaxed Otter by Clare Harte
The lady with the skull tattoo by Iain Glen
Look at me by Margaret Cefferty
Bab Example by Bob Anderson
Mouth to mouth by Ian Cook
Open wide by Ross Sutherland
The Palace by Ross Sutherland
Trapped by Ian Burke
Brimstone Butterfly by Gordon Cameron
Wood Duck by Gordon Cameron
Stranded by Kate Stevenson
Emerald Damselfly (Female) by Billy McCourt
Long-tailed Tit by Billy McCourt
White Water by John McKay
White Tailed Eagle by Linda Tailford
Chilled Mists by Susan Roberts
Bullfinch Portrait by Martin Ross
Tree Hugger by Martin Ross
Staying Calm In The Storm by Martin Ross
A Tasty Morsel by Russell Walker
Intense eye contact with a dragonfly by Gaisma Kalna
Autumnal Reflections by Billy Stuart
Dunstanburgh Castle Sunrise by Billy Stuart
Buzz Off It's Mine by Billy Stuart
Azure damselflies mating by Bruce McDowall
Traditional view from the Vennel by Sandy Calder
Stormy Leith Reflections by Sandy Calder
What Big Eyes You Have by Maureen O'Neill
Happiness is - a frozen melon by Alasdair Mackenzie
Moody Leaderfoot Viaduct by Hendrik Nahler
Mill under Prebends Bridge, Durham by Hendrik Nahler
Caithness Icehouse by Lorne Kidd
Cluster of shells by Patrick Growdon
Dug and the gramophone by Peter Lawson
Tempting Distraction by Bruce Harley
Who's There by Barrie Mulligan
Piggyback Ride by Craig Graham
Juvenile Robin by Billy Stuart
End of the Line by Ian Burke
Heaven on Earth by Agnes Rekasi
Red Squirrel by Kate Stevenson
Dandelion's last days by Gaisma Kalna
On The Hop by Susan Roberts
Angry Livingston Sky by Graham Carlin
HOVERING HAWKER by Gordon Cameron
argaty red squirrel by Margaret Cefferty
Mobile phone by Gary Fyfe
Steampunk Arch by Gary Fyfe
Deja Vu by Russell Walker
Badger Emerging from Sett by Russell Walker
Daydreaming by Iain Glen
You've got my attention by Clare Harte
Let's go fly a kite by Clare Harte
Breakfast on the fly by Martin Ross
Shapes by Richard Illman
Keeping in touch by Bob Anderson
Festival Fireworks by Bob Anderson
Male emerald damselfly by Bruce McDowall
Puffin & Flowers by Clare Harte
Just Chilling by Gordon Kennedy
Did you say my name by Fiona McGinty
Focus by Barrie Mulligan
Eye of the tiger by Barrie Mulligan
Leith Reflections by Sandy Calder
Leith Reflections by Sandy Calder
Food Fight by Aileen Louden
Path to Enlightenment. by Bruce Harley
Siskin Vs Blue Tit by Ian Cook
We're a couple of swells by James Wilson
Stop the Press by Sandra Taylor
The School Run from the Floating Village by Bruce Harley
Preston Mill reflective by James Wilson
The Approach by Ruta Nicol
Rickshaw for Hire by Bruce Harley
Calcutta Cobbler by Bruce Harley

News

Membership now open to new members

Livingston Camera Club is now open to new members. If you would like to join head to the Information section of the club website where you will find the application form. Once you fill in your form you will be sent details about payment.

At the moment we are operating as a Zoom-only club and will be doing so until at least January. The fees are £25 per annum with no weekly fee at the moment. However, when we resume at Crofthead, there will be a £2.50 fee on the door at each meeting.

2020-21 Season

The new season is well under way at the moment. The meetings are not what we are used to but are still a good chance to hear great speakers and to meet up with old friends, albeit virtually. We have some great talks lined up for the rest of the season so keep an eye on the programme. 

Looking Ahead ...

Mon, 02/11/2020

Damian Shields - "Landscape Work"

Damian acquired his first film camera in 1992 and so began a love affair with the medium. His perseverance subsequently gained his acceptance to the Fine Art Photography department of the Glasgow School of Art. He believes that landscape photography is his nourishment. He loves big weather, standing in fast changing conditions witnessing the drama of nature’s theatre fills him to the brim.

Damian currently resides in North Lanarkshire with his family. When not out shooting the landscape he is deputy picture editor for The Herald & Times group in Glasgow and regularly undertakes commissioned shoots for a variety of clients, including portfolios for Visit Scotland.  Damian is also a regular contributor to several photographic/outdoor magazines and his work has been widely published. Here’s a link to Damian’s website: https://damianshields.photoshelter.com/index .

Mon, 09/11/2020

No event

Meeting cancelled so that members who wish to submit entries for the Print 1 competition can hand them in to Gordon Kennedy at Crofthead this evening between 7.00 pm and 8.00 pm.

Hand-in Internal Competition 2 - Print 1

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.

Mon, 16/11/2020

International Inter-club 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, LCC won by 23 points!

Sun, 22/11/2020

SPF Digital Championship

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

Mon, 23/11/2020

Peter Paterson - "Photography My Way"

Peter has been taking photographs for over 50 years starting mostly in Monochrome which he processed in the darkroom. During this time he gained the Fellowship distinction from the Royal Photographic Society and also gained the MFIAP award and the Photographic Alliance of Great Britain Masters Distinction MPAGB. His main subject interests are Landscape, Still Life and Abstract, both in colour and mono using Sony Digital Cameras. He exhibits his photographs Nationally and Internationally in various Photo Salons around the world. He has also had photographs published in a large variety of publications. He was runner-up in the Scottish Landscape Photographer of the Year 2018.

 

He gets great pleasure from sharing his photo technique with others through his talks to Camera Clubs and Societies. He is a member of Edinburgh Photographic Society and the Scottish Photographic Federation of which he is a past President. Here’s a link to Peter’s website: https://www.peterpaterson.com/ .