Programme Archive


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

Oct 25  – Malcolm Lind, demonstration of studio portrait photography using Polaroid film then ‘Sex and death – is that all he photographs?’

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.

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 20 (Monday) – 4 way Battle in Dundee

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 evening – Still Life. Please bring along a camera, a tripod and some objects to photograph. Some backdrops will be provided. Annette Forsyth, Vicky McNamara, Jimmy Herd and Roben Antoniewicz have each volunteered to lead a small group based around a table. Hopefully, there should be time at the end of the evening to review some of our images.


Dec 13 – Member talk evening. We have two presentations to look forward to this evening! David Hay will start off the evening with a talk about ‘Tokyo Street Photography’ in which he will show us photos from his recent visit to Japan. That will be followed, after the break, by a presentation from Raymond Leinster who will talk about both wildlife and sports photography.


Jan 10 – Philip Price from Loch Visions ‘Beavers, why a camera club should care?’ This evening we welcome one of Scotland’s leading wildlife photographers, Philip Price. Philip is founder and guide for ‘Loch Visions’, an award winning Scottish Wildlife Photography and Tour business based in Argyll. Philip offers wildlife photography workshops and a variety of other wildlife photography services. He has been involved in natural history film making, as a guide, presenter and expert contributor, for wildlife centres, for the BBC, and for numerous production companies. He has appeared on ‘Countryfile’, ‘Landward’ and ‘Scotland Outdoors’, and also in many publications, including magazines and national newspapers. This evening’s talk will be about beavers.


  • HAND IN for NAN BORTHWICK/PETER ROURKE SALVERS (see Competitions page for details)

 Jan 24 – Dougie Cunningham – ‘Photographing Scotland.’ We are delighted to welcome one of Scotland’s leading photographers this evening, Dougie Cunningham. Dougie first became interested in photography during the days when he did a lot of climbing and kayaking. He enjoyed being outdoors and so it was easy for him to transition to landscape photography. He became a regular contributor to ‘The Great Outdoors’ magazine and had a total of five covers for them last year. He has featured on the BBC’s ‘One Show’, the ‘Fred MacAuley Show’ and on ‘Scotland Outdoors.’ However, perhaps his biggest challenge has been putting together his book ‘Photographing Scotland’, which has just been published (November 2017.) It is an extensive photo-location and visitor guidebook of Scotland. It lists 280 photo locations in Scotland and contains over 800 photographs. Dougie will show us some of his photographs this evening and talk about his book. He will bring some copies of his book for sale, so be prepared for that! Dougie also specialises in events and wedding photography. You can see some of his images here:

 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! Stations to be led by Jimmy Herd, Roben Antoniewicz and Mike Bell


Feb 14 – Scottish Photographic Federation Portfolio 2017. 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 2017. 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. David Hay will provide an authoritative and entertaining commentary to accompany the photos! If you want to see some great photos, and if you are looking to improve your own photography, then you need to be here this evening!

Feb 21 – Workshop/Member Talks – Projected Images. This meeting will take place upstairs in the Sandeman Room. We will use a laptop to project images onto a larger screen. It is intended to be a relaxed and informal evening where some of our members can show some of their photos and either talk about them, or invite comment. At the moment, we have 6 members participating – Vicky, Wallace, Kelly, Tony, Graham and Ian. There is no need to prepare a speech or formal talk. You can sit in front of a laptop and select a number of photos that you would like to show us. They don’t have to be your best photos! You can show us photos that caused you a problem or that didn’t work out well, and we can discuss them if you wish. The idea is to get to know each other and to learn from each other. In particular, we invite newer members to get involved. Please contact Ian Mackay at for more information. For those who are giving presentations, please bring your photos on a pen drive suitable for use on a Windows laptop.

Feb 28 – (COLOUR ROSEBOWL COMPETITION.)  MEETING CANCELLED DUE TO WEATHER. Colour Rosebowl is now rescheduled to 14th March.

Mar  7 – Shahbaz Majeed from ‘Frame Focus Capture’, Dundee – ‘A Little Bit of Everything.’ This evening we welcome Shahbaz Majeed who is a multi-award winning landscape photographer from Dundee. Shahbaz runs workshops and courses, particularly on long exposures and on digital processing. During the first part of the evening, as the title of his presentation suggests, he will cover a variety of topics. He will show us examples of his latest photography, which includes commercial work, aerial work and landscape photography. Later in the evening, he will show us some post processing using Photoshop. You can find out more about Shahbaz here:

Mar 14 – Workshop – COLOUR ROSEBOWL COMPETITION. This meeting will take place upstairs in the library in the Sandeman Room. This competition was rescheduled from 28th February because that meeting was cancelled due to weather. This competition is for colour prints. More details are available on the competition page of the website.

Mar 21 – AGM and Auction. The evening will start off with our AGM. That will be followed by an auction of cameras and other equipment that have been donated to the Society. It will include a Fujifilm X-T1 16.3 MP Digital Camera and Lens, and a number of compact cameras. Bring a cheque book or cash with you, just in case!



Oct 5 – Guest Speaker: George R Neilson ARPS. George talked about the role of an SPF judge and showed some of his Sports photography. David Hay explained how to prepare digital images for competitions.

Oct 12 – Members Night: David Cameron. Underwater photography

Oct 19 – Members Night: Richard Hunter & Chas Sievewright. Fine Art Photography

Oct 26 – Competition: Main Cup (digital projected images)

Nov 2 – Guest Speaker: Louise Anne Kennedy. Louise is a fashion photographer who is well known for documenting a the fascinating sub-culture of Japanese-style costume play in Scotland

Nov 9 – Competition: PKM Trophy (monochrome prints)

Nov 16  – Workshop – Image Critique Evening

Nov 23  – Workshop on Portrait and Still Life Photography

Nov 30 – Guest Speaker: Andy Howard. Andy is an Inverness-based Nature Photographer.

Dec 4 (Sunday) – 4 Way battle in Glenrothes

Dec 7 – Competition: Peter Rourke Salver / Nan Borthwick Salver

Dec 14 – Members Night – David Hay, Carolyn Bell, Annette Forsyth, Mike Bell

Jan 11 – Guest Speaker: Billy Currie. Billie is one of Scotland’s most impressive landscape photographers.

Jan 18 – Competition: Grant Cup (digital projected images)

Jan 25 – SPF Projected Image & Print Portfolio

Feb 1 – Members Night – Duncan McNab and Chas Sievewright

Feb 8 – Invited Speaker. Paul McDonald. In the age of the i-Phone it is refreshing to hear an expert describe his passion for large format cameras

Feb 15 – Members Night – Jimmie Herd and Tim Haynes

Feb 22 – Competition: Colour Rosebowl (colour prints)

Mar 1 – Guest Speaker: Cat Burton:

Mar 8 – AGM then “The Story behind the Image” by members of the committee

Mar 15 – Members Night – Roben Antoniewicz

Mar 22 – Awards Dinner / Presentation of Prizes in The Bothy, Kinnoull Street, Perth


2015 – 2016

Oct 7 Wed – Ron O’Donnell, “Transitions – Film to Digital”

Oct 14 Wed* – Members Night. Tim Haynes and Raymond Leinster

Oct 21 Wed – Members Night. Mike Bell and Kay Menmuir

Oct 30 Wed* – Main Cup (digital projected images)

Nov 4 Wed – Jenni Gudgeon, “I Love Scolawi”

Nov 11 Wed – PKM Trophy (monochrome prints)

Nov 18 Wed – Members Night. Chas Sievewright and Annette Forsyth

Nov 25 Wed* – Glyn Satterley, “Going to The Hill”

Dec 2 Wed – Four Way Battle hosted by Perth

Dec 9 Wed – Peter Rourke Salver / Nan Borthwick Salver

Jan 6 Wed* – Workshop / Members Night

Jan 8 Fri – PSNS Open Meeting in Perth Museum and Art Gallery.  Speaker: Tom Ryan

Jan 13 Wed – Members Night Tom, Margaret and Isabelle “Tokyo and Kyoto”

Jan 20 Wed – Grant Cup (digital projected images)

Jan 27 Wed – SPF Projected Image & Print Portfolio

Feb 3 Wed – Workshop / Members’ Night.

Feb 10 Wed* – Alister Benn, “Creative Landscape Photography”

Feb 17 Wed – Workshop on Image Processing. Tom, John and Mike.

Feb 24 Wed – Colour Rosebowl (colour prints)

Mar 2 Wed – Duncan McEwan, “The Games”,

Mar 9 Wed – Simpson (AV), Stanley Taylor (multiple print media) evening

Mar 16 Wed – AGM

Mar 23 Wed – Awards Dinner / Presentation of Prizes


2014 – 2015

Oct 8 Wed – Stan Farrow ( ‘The Use of Layers in Photoshop’

Oct 15 Wed* – Workshop / Members Night

Oct 22 Wed – Photographic Alliance of Great Britain, Digital Portfolio

Oct 29 Wed* – Main Cup (digital projected images)

Nov 5 Wed – Peter Cairns ( ‘New Frontiers’

Nov 12 Wed – PKM Trophy (monochrome prints)

Nov 19 Wed – London Salon Portfolio

Nov 26 Wed* – Shahbaz Majeed ‘Very Long  Exposures – technique, process and settings’

Dec 3 Wed – Four Way Battle hosted by St Andrews

Dec 3 Wed – Workshop / Members Night

Dec 10 Wed – Peter Rourke Salver / Nan Borthwick Salver

Jan 7 Wed* – Workshop/Members’ Night

Jan 11 Fri – PSNS Open Meeting in Perth Museum and Art Gallery

Jan 14 Wed – Neil McIntyre ‘Visions of Nature’

Jan 21 Wed – Grant Cup (digital projected images)

Jan 28 Wed – SPF Projected Image & Print Portfolio

Feb 4 Wed – Workshop/Members’ Night

Feb 11 Wed* – Peter Paterson ( ‘Photography My Way’

Feb 18 Wed – Workshop/Members’ Night

Feb 25 Wed – Colour Rosebowl (colour prints)

Mar 4 Wed – Speaker to be confirmed

Mar 11 Wed – Simpson (AV), Stanley Taylor (multiple print media) evening

Mar 18 Wed – AGM

Mar 25 Wed – Awards Dinner / Presentation of Prizes


2013 – 2014

Oct 9 Wed – Speaker, Bruce Percy, “Travel Photography including South America , Iceland and Norway”

Oct 16 Wed* –Workshop / Members Night

Oct 23 Wed – Photographic Alliance of Great Britain, Digital Portfolio

Oct 30 Wed* – Main Cup (digital projected images)

Nov 6 Wed – Speaker, Dimitri Vasileiou,, “Dreams and Nightmares”

Nov 13 Wed – PKM Trophy (monochrome prints)

Nov 20 Wed – SPF Projected Image & Print Portfolio

Nov 27 Wed* – Speaker, Libby Smith, Scottish Photographic Federation “Seven years in the life …”, a talk on exhibition quality printing

Dec 2 Mon – 4 Way Battle hosted by Dundee Photographic Society

Dec 4 Wed – Workshop / Members Night

Dec 11 Wed – Peter Rourke Salver / Nan Borthwick Salver

Jan 8 Wed* – Workshop/Members’ Night

Jan 10 Fri – PSNS Open Meeting in Perth Museum and Art Gallery – Speaker, Mike Bell, Photographic Section, ‘My Photographic Year – Raasay to Patagonia’

Jan 15 Wed – Speaker, Glen Campbell,,                       ” Lightstalking the Australian Outback and the Scottish Highlands”

Jan 22 Wed – Grant Cup (digital projected images)

Jan 29 Wed – London Salon Portfolio

Feb 5 Wed – Workshop/Members’ Night

Feb 12 Wed* – Speaker, Jo Cound,, “Close Up Photography of the Natural World”

Feb 19 Wed – Workshop/Members’ Night

Feb 26 Wed – Colour Rosebowl (colour prints)

Mar 5 Wed – Speakers, Gill and Dave Hunt,, “Thinking in the Abstract” Dave will also speak briefly on “From Capture to Edit with your wee mobile.”

Mar 12 Wed – Simpson (AV), Stanley Taylor (multiple print media) evening

Mar 19 Wed – AGM

Mar 26 Wed –Awards Dinner / Presentation of Prizes


2012 – 2013

Oct 10 Wed – Speaker, Ian Cameron, ‘Transient Light’ (AK Bell)

*Oct 17 Wed – Members’ Night/Workshop (AK Bell)

Oct 24 Wed – Photographic Alliance of Great Britain, Digital Portfolio (PMAG)

*Oct 31 Wed – Main Cup – Digital (AK Bell)

Nov 7 Wed – Speaker, Dave Hunt, ABIPP, ARPS, ‘Studio Work’ (AK Bell)

Nov 14 Wed – PKM Trophy (PMAG) – 2nd half Harry Petrie demonstrates Mount Cutting

Nov 21 Wed – SPF Projected Image & Print Portfolio (AK Bell)

*Nov 28 Wed – Speaker, Dimitri Vasiliou, Earth’s Beauty, ‘Within Landscape’ (AK Bell)

Dec 5 Wed – Members’ Night – Mike Bell, Landscape Photography (AK Bell)

Dec 6 Thurs – 4 x way battle between Dundee, St Andrews, Glenrothes & Perth at Glenrothes

Dec 12 Wed – Peter Rourke Salver & Nan Borthwick Salver (PMAG)

Dec 14 Fri – PSNS David Hay ‘Digital Diversions’ (PMAG)

*Jan 9 Wed – Photo Clinic – Malcolm Lind (AK Bell)

Jan 11 Fri – PSNS Open Meeting – Speaker, Harry Petrie, Photographic Section, ‘My Photographic Year – including Tales of Jersey’ (PMAG)

Jan 16 Wed – Speaker, Rikki O’Neill, FRPS, MPAGB ‘My Photography & Photoshop’ (PMAG)

Jan 23 Wed – Grant Cup (digital projected images) (AK Bell)

Jan 30 Wed – London Salon (AK Bell)

Feb 6 Wed – Workshop/members’ night – Alan & Sheila Borthwick, Polaroid, Pinhole, Argyrotype & Cyanotype. (AK Bell)

*Feb 13 Wed – Speaker, Felicity Martin, Comrie ‘Walks with a Camera’ (PMAG)

Feb 20 Wed – Members’ Night – Harry Petrie, ‘My Photographic Year – including Tales of Jersey’ (PMAG)

Feb 27 Wed – Colour Rosebowl (AK Bell)

Mar 6 Wed – Speaker, Laurie Campbell, Scottish Natural History Photographer ‘Taking Stock – Part Two’ (AK Bell)

Mar 13 Wed – Simpson AV Stanley Taylor evening (PMAG)

Mar 20 Wed – AGM (AK Bell)

Mar 27 Wed – Presentation of Prizes (Murrayshall Hotel)