Programme 2020-2021

If you’re new, details on how to join are on our Information page.

Further speakers and topics will be posted here as details become known.

All meetings this coming season will be held on Zoom – Wednesdays at 7.30pm, unless otherwise noted.

07 October 2020

AGM for 2019-20

Hand-in: Four-Way Competition

14 October 2020

President’s Night

PPS President Malcolm Lind’s will speak of how the images and rewritten tales from around Rattray have been inspired by one lesser known tiny glen, Glendams

Hand-in: Main Cup

21 October 2020

Members’ Talk – Mike Bell: Almeira

Mike will talk about the Almería region of Spain, and cover seascape and long exposure photography, including the use of tilt and shift lenses and graduated filters

28 October 2020

Members’ Talk – Tom Ryan: Photographing cities, at night, in the rain

04 November 2020

Competition: Main Cup

Judged by David Sadler

11 November 2020

Members’ Talk – Roben Antoniewcz: A selection of Roben’s favourite photos

Hand-in: PKM Trophy

18 November 2020

Members’ Talk – Wol Gilbraith: Finding Neowise

Stumbling around in the dark, with a mixed bag of images, personal stories, beginner’s techniques, tools for planning, and maybe even singalong favourites

25 November 2020

Members’ Talk – Graham Robb: Lockdown music videos: sacred and profane

“Right now there is almost no recognisable music industry anywhere in the world. These are my efforts to keep some kind of flame burning for the future.”

30 November 2020 (Monday)

Four-Way Competition

02 December 2020

Competition: PKM Trophy

Judged by Dougie Allan

09 December 2020

Members’ Talk – Alan Craig: Macro

Having started with an instamatic in the 1960s, and progressed through a Rollei B35, to an SLR, further upgrades enabled me to better photograph flowers and other details which the B35 couldn’t handle, and this allowed me to develop my interest in macro.

16 December 2020

Members’ Talk – Ian Mackay: Travel and landscape photography

“Breaking away from traditional wide-angle landscape photography, I will look briefly at colour space, colour grading, cropping and mini-panoramas, before looking further afield to Iceland, China, and beyond.”

23 December 2020

Christmas holidays

30 December 2020

Christmas holidays

Hand-in: Grant Cup

06 January 2021

Competition: Grant Cup; click for
Scoring Slip
List of Image Titles
Online Voting Form

Hand-in: Nan Borthwick / Peter Rourke Salvers

13 January 2021

Members’ Talk – Tim Haynes: Landscape photography, technique and thoughts

Members’ Talk – Graham Robb [to be confirmed]

20 January 2021

Members’ Talk – Stewart Riddick: Street photography

27 January 2021

Competition: Nan Borthwick Salver

Judged by Gill Hunt

Competition: Peter Rourke Salver

Judged by Gill Hunt

Hand-in: Colour Rosebowl

03 February 2021

Members’ Talk – Sandie Smith: Landscape, people and place – imagining an island
Selecting works for a photographic exhibition

10 February 2021

External Competition: SPF Portfolio

From the DVD produced by the SPF, we look at the high-scoring images as entered to last year’s Portfolio competition from clubs around Scotland

17 February 2021

Competition: Colour Rosebowl

Judged by Neil MacGregor

21 February 2021 (Sunday)

SPF Print Championship (TBC)

24 February 2021

Members’ Talk – David Stanghon: Lumix and Me

David will chat about his involvement with photography since the early 60’s to 2021. This briefly includes standard 8mm movie stuff, onwards. Also a short video about where he lives and immediate surroundings.

Members’ Talk – Tom Ryan: Images for PR

“In 2018 I worked on an EU project in the Georgian Institute for Standards and Metrology in Tbilisi. On my last visit they discovered I was a photographer and asked me to take pictures of their laboratories for PR purposes. What followed was a time-trip back to the days of the Soviet Union.”

03 March 2021

Members’ Talk – Malcolm Lind: Buzzart Dykes

A very short look at the making of a photographic essay concerning the archaeology and ecology of Buzzart Dykes

Members’ Talk – Annette Forsyth: Tryptych

Annette will show us how to create a triptych template in Photoshop, using images taken on her trip to Morocco in February 2020

Hand-in: Dall / Simpson Cups

10 March 2021

Competition: Dall / Simpson Cups

17 March 2021

Members’ Talk – Kate Slattery: Colour

Kate will talk about Josef Albers book – Interaction of Colour

Members’ Talk – Dave Moran: Alpaca – animal to fibre

Dave will share some of his AV slideshows

24 March 2021

AGM for 2020-21

31 March 2021

End of season, Prizes, etc