Draft 2019-2020 programme

2019-2020 (subject to updates)

The competition dates and the two named speaker dates are now fixed for this season. All other events are provisional and subject to change. 

All meetings are at 7.30pm in the A K Bell Library, York Pl, Perth PH2 8EP.
The Soutar Lecture Theatre is the venue on all nights except those marked ‘Sandeman’ when we will meet in the Sandeman Room upstairs (same entrance) but may then split up into other areas of the Library First floor. See the ‘Finding us’ page for full venue information. Meetings conclude around 9.30 – 9.45pm

Oct 9 President’s Night and Welcome. Soutar Theatre (downstairs). PresidentMalcolm Lind will welcome you all to a new season at Perthshire Photographic Society. Registration will also take place during these first few meetings and membership cards will be issued. Please see our Information Page

Oct 16  Workshop evening – Sandeman Room (upstairs). 

Oct 23 – Bernard Longley ARPS and Keith Fisher ARPS DPAGB. ‘How to Prepare an Audiovisual Presentation.’ 

Bernard and Keith are experts in the field of audiovisual work and they will show us how to put together an effective audiovisual presentation. They visited Dundee PS five years ago and their presentation has encouraged members there to get involved in video production. During this tour of Scotland, Bernard and Keith will also be visiting Dundee PS and Milngavie & Bearsden Camera Club.

Oct 30 Speaker TBA
• HAND IN for MAIN CUP (See details on Competitions Page)

Nov 6 Speaker TBA 

Nov 13  Workshop evening – Sandeman. 

Nov 20  Main Cup Competition – 3 digital files. Your choice of subject. (See Competitions Page)
• HAND IN for PKM TROPHY  (See details on Competitions Page)

Nov 27 Four Way Battle Competition between Perth, Dundee, St Andrews and Glenrothes, hosted by Perth

Dec 4  Workshop evening – Sandeman.

Dec 11  PKM Competition – Up to 3 monochrome prints. Your choice of subject. (For definition of ‘monochrome’ see Competitions Page)
• HAND IN for GRANT CUP  (See details on Competitions Page)


Jan 8  Grant Cup Competition – Up to 3 digital filesThe theme for this year is “Isolation”. (See details on Competitions Page). We will be judging this competition ourselves and so you might find it useful to have a pen and paper with you to make notes as we show the images.
• HAND IN for NAN BORTHWICK SALVER and PETER ROURKE SALVER  (See details on Competitions Page)

Jan 15  Members Night – Sandeman. 

Jan 22 – Niall Benvie. ‘> 2 Seconds’ (‘Greater Than 2 Seconds’) 

The biggest challenge that photographers face today is retaining the audience’s attention for more than a couple of seconds. Even extraordinary images of, for example, diving kingfishers or shows of northern lights, barely earn a glance. Niall’s presentation looks at some of the innovative techniques that he uses to catch the viewer’s eye and hold their attention.

Jan 29 Nan Borthwick and Peter Rourke Competitions. These are print competitions. (See details on Competitions Page)
• HAND IN for COLOUR ROSE BOWL  (See details on Competitions Page)

Feb 5 Speaker TBA

Feb 12 Colour Rosebowl Competition (Sandeman) – Up to 3 colour prints. Your choice of subject. (See details on Competitions Page)
• HAND IN for DALL CUP (SELFIE COMPETITION)  (See details on Competitions Page)

Feb 19  Speaker TBA 

Feb 26  Scottish Photographic Federation Portfolio 2019 evening. The SPF Annual Portfolios is a competition featuring Monochrome Prints, Colour Prints and Digital Images. The competition is open to clubs and individuals and takes place in May each year. The event is judged by three judges and the highest scoring entries form the ‘Annual Portfolio of Accepted Prints and Projected Images’ for the year. Portfolio shows of the accepted entries are then made up on a disc for clubs to show on a club night. So, this evening we will be showing you those projected images and prints that came top in the competition in 2019. Along with the images you will see the scores that they were awarded, the title of the photo, the name of the photographer and the name of the club that they represented. 

Mar 4 Selfie Competition (Dall Cup) and Audiovisual Showcase. (description based on last year – subject to change) This evening will be split into two different activities. We start with a Selfie Competition. A ‘selfie’ is a picture of yourself taken by yourself using a handheld camera/phone camera. Selfie sticks are allowed, but tripods and remote controls are not allowed. You can enter up to 3 photos, for digital projection, but please rate them in order of importance e.g. A, B, C etc, in case we have to restrict the number of photos that we show. More information is available here: Competitions Page. The audience will be the judges and will vote for 1st, 2nd, 3rd places, Highly Commended and Commended. The Dall Cup will be awarded to the winner of this competiton. The second part of the evening will be an Audiovisual Competition – details still to be decided.

Mar 11  Members Night – Sandeman. 

Mar 18 AGM / Member talk. The first part of the evening will be devoted to our Annual General Meeting. There should be time later for a member presentation, or an auction of equipment, if required.

Mar 25  End of Term Dinner with prize-giving. All PPS members and partners are welcome.