2017 – 2018
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 ‘Workshop’ when we will meet in the Sandeman Room but will then split up into other areas of the Library First floor. See the ‘Finding us’ page for full venue information.
Meetings conclude around 9.30pm but members and visitors are encouraged to join us afterwards for a drink at the New County Hotel at the corner of County Place and New Row.
Oct 11 – PRESIDENT’S NIGHT – Meet the President (Mike Bell) / Introduction to new members / Meet some of the committee / A word about workshops and competitions / Mike’s photographic year (This meeting and the next are designed to be a good introduction to the club).
Oct 18 – Workshop evening (sharing expertise) – We split into three groups and visit three stations in turn: 1. Setting up your camera (Malcolm Lind & Tom Ryan) / 2. Surprisingly serious photo processing on an iPad (Tim Haynes) OR Processing from RAW in Lightroom (Mike Bell) / 3. Mounting a print (Ellis Welch of Dunn’s Art Stores). In addition there will be a rolling demonstration throughout the meeting of 3D scanning and 3D printing by Les Sutherland of the A K Bell Library using their newly acquired HP Sprout http://www8.hp.com/uk/en/sprout/home.html
Oct 25 – Malcolm Lind, demonstration of studio portrait photography using Polaroid film then ‘Sex and death – is that all he photographs?’
- HAND IN for MAIN CUP (see Competitions page for details)
Nov 1 – Karen Thorburn, a freelance landscape, commercial and wedding photographer and writer based on the Black Isle near Inverness in the Highlands of Scotland, recently featured on BBC Countryfile. https://karenthorburn.com/
Nov 8 – Workshop evening – Image critique. Bring along prints (A5 or A4) on the themes Shadow, Blur, Reflection, Fantasy, Still Life. We would like each member to take a photo under each of the headings and bring them along on that evening. We propose to put everyone into groups to discuss and show photos (critique) within that group. After the break everyone will gather and put photos under headings for everyone to see, followed by discussion e.g. which photo under each heading did a group prefer and why? This will be as much a social evening as anything else so a good way for new members to get an idea of the variety of photos which can be produced.
Organisers – Fiona and Malcolm Lind.
Nov 15 – MAIN CUP COMPETITION NIGHT
- HAND IN for PKM COMPETITION (see Competitions page for details)
Nov 22 – Hugh Goring, Director of Frames Gallery, Perth – Hugh has agreed to talk to us specifically about our NAN BORTHWICK/PETER ROURKE SALVER COMPETITIONS (see Competitions page for details) to help clarify the meaning of their entry specifications and how to approach meeting them. Examples will be shown. He has also agreed to contribute his own expertise/examples on the history of photography/art relating to the two competitions.
Nov 29 – Workshop
Dec 6 – PKM COMPETITION NIGHT
- HAND IN for GRANT CUP (see Competitions page for details)
Dec 13 – TBA
CHRISTMAS AND NEW YEAR BREAK
Jan 10 – Philip Price from Loch Visions – wildlife photographer and tour guide on beavers and why a camera club should care
Jan 17 – GRANT CUP COMPETITION NIGHT
- HAND IN for NAN BORTHWICK/PETER ROURKE SALVERS (see Competitions page for details)
Jan 24 – SPEAKER/Member talk
Jan 31 – Workshop evening – Portrait Photography. Please bring along costumes and props to add interest to the portraits we will make using studio lights. We will be our own models – volunteers please! Organiser – Jimmy Herd
Feb 7 – NAN BORTHWICK/PETER ROURKE COMPETTION NIGHT
- HAND IN for COLOUR ROSEBOWL (see Competitions page for details)
Feb 14 – SPEAKER/Member talk
Feb 21 – Workshop
Feb 28 – COLOUR ROSEBOWL COMPETITION.
Mar 7 – Shahbaz Majeed from Frame Focus Capture
Mar 14 – Workshop
Mar 21 – Member talk/AGM
Mar 28 – AWARDS DINNER