2nd League - 4/12/18

06/12/2018

Tuesday saw the judging of the club's second Internal League Competition. Our judge was Ton Robley from Carluke Camera Club who gave a very thorough and constructive critique on all of the photographs.

Willie Gray and Bob Arnott shared first place in the Print Competition with 'Woody Hanging On' and 'Gate House' respectively. New member Anne Stubbs was second with 'The Three Blondes'. Willie also took third place with 'Red Squirrel With Peanut'.

Robert Wilson took the first two places in the Projected Image Competition with 'Grandtully Adventure' and 'Garland Burn'. 'Clyde Path' by Ber Wilson was placed third.

Next Tuesday (11/12/18) we will view the selected images in the SPF Portfolio 2018.

The following meeting on Tuesday 18th December will be a Quiz Night and this will be the last meeting this year.

27/11/18

04/12/2018

On Tuesday the club held an Image Improvement Workshop. Comments from the judge in a recent competition suggesting some improvements were considered. A number of images were then projected and some of the suggestions tried. As with all digital software there is always more than one way to achieve similar results and this led to a lively discussion as to how the improvements should be achieved.

Next Tuesday (4/12/18) Tom Robley from Carluke Camera Club will judge the entries in the second of our internal league competitions.

The following Tuesday 11th December members will view the accepted images in the recent Scottish Photographic Federation Portfolio.

Meeting - 20/11/18

22/11/2018

At Tuesdays meeting was a theme night the subject being 'Close Up'. Five members projected a total of 48 images, all of which were judged to meet the theme.
Some of the images were considered good enough for use in future competitions.

On Tuesday (27th November) we have an image improvement night. We will give further consideration to the comments from the last external judge and make adjustments should we agree with her.
Members are welcome to bring along any images they wish help with.

The following meeting on Tuesday 4th December will be the judging of the second internal league competition.'

Meeting on 13/11/18

15/11/2018

On Tuesday, following the hand in for the second Internal League competition, members viewed a number of videos by professional photographers on landscape , aircraft and street photography.
Some of the images from the last external competition were viewed and some of the suggestions from the judge were considered.

Note that next Tuesday (20/11/18) first we will meet in the Church. Members will be showing photographs themed on 'Close up or Macro'. Themed nights have proved very popular in the past so should be an interesting evening.

On Tuesday 27th November, the main activity at the next meeting when we will apply some of the suggestions made to the images and consider the results.'

Tuesday 6/11/18 GDPU League

08/11/2018

On Tuesday the club hosted the GDPU Image League battle against Armadale Camera Club. The competition was judged by Fiona Brims, a professional photographer and member of Kirkitilloch Camera Club. Fiona gave a very honest and constructive critique and also gave advice which in her opinion would improve many of the photographs entered. Lanark came out winners in the competition.
Congratulations to Billy Gray who scored top marks with 'Squirrel on a Branch'

Note that on Tuesday13th November we have the hand in for the next internal league competition. Those of you who can, please bring your entries on a disc which you can leave with Dave to save some time.

The following meeting on Tuesday 20th November will be on the theme 'Close up'.

30/10/18 First League competition

01/11/2018

On Tuesday the club held the first of this sessions Internal League Competitions.
The competition was judged by Mr Bob Copeland an accomplished judge and member from Carluke Camera Club. Bob gave a very interesting and constructive critique on all of the images together with his advice on how some improvements could be made.
The Print Competition was won by Bob Arnott with 'Jetty'. Willie Gray was second with St Connans Kirk' and Bob Arnott gained third place with 'Turnberry Sunset'.
The Projected Image Competition was won by Rosemary Leishman with 'Blooming Blue'. Alasdair McFetridge was second with 'Young'. Third place was shared by Alasdair's brother Robert with 'Grazing in the Warmth' and Rosemary with 'Innocence'.

Try and be early next Tuesday first for the battle with Armadale.

The following meeting on Tuesday 13th November will be the hand in night for the second league competition'.

23/10/18 Meeting

25/10/2018

Tuesday's meeting was an informal workshop on tips on portraiture. Members viewed a number of tutorial videos demonstrating the use of a standard 50mm lens when shooting outdoor portraits. A tutorial giving suggestions in enhancing a portrait using digital software was also viewed.

Once again my apologies for the disaster and frustration experienced with the club equipment. At the very end it was discovered that we were connected to the Church website and that something had been working in the background, possibly a software update. Once disconnected we were able to show a video faultlessly. Lessons learned hopefully.

Next Tuesday (30/10/18) we have our first internal league competition which will be judged by Bob Copeland a member at Carluke Camera Club and a very good friend at Lanark.

The following Tuesday 6th November members will welcome members from Armadale Camera Club to take part in an image league battle sponsored by The Glasgow and District Photographic Union.

16/10/18 Meeting

19/10/2018

On Tuesday the club held the first of this sessions 'Theme' evenings when the subject was 'Clouds'. Six members submitted over 70 images all of which complied with the set theme. A composite image submitted by member Ber Wilson depicting cloud formations with annotations proved very interesting prompting a lot of discussion. Thereafter every other image led to a debate as to what type of cloud had been photographed. Member Scott Campbell's photographs of cloud inversion taken during a recent mountain hike in the Alps proved most interesting.

The meeting on Tuesday first will be in the Church. Members are asked to bring along any images they wish help with or any photographic questions they wish advice on.

The following meeting on Tuesday 30th October will be the judging of the first internal league competition.'

9/10/18 meeting

13/10/2018

'Last week was the hand in night for the first internal league competition. Twelve members have entered both prints and digital image files for adjudication.

Following the hand in members viewed several tuition videos by Yorkshire based photographer Simon Baxter on Woodland Photography and more videos by Danish photographer Mads Peter Iversen on his workshops in Iceland.

Note that next Tuesday (16/10/18)t we have the first of our 'Theme' nights the subject being 'Clouds'. Should be interesting.

The following meeting on Tuesday 23rd October will be a workshop. Members should bring along any images they wish advice on or any questions on any other photographic topic they may have.

Tuesday 2/10/18

07/10/2018

On Tuesday members chose the final bank of images for use in forthcoming club external competitions.

The remainder of the evening was spent viewing tutorial videos giving tips and ideas in both landscape and street photography.

Note - Tuesday is the hand in night for the first of our internal league competitions. Hopefully we will also have time to view more tutorial videos.

The following Tuesday (16th October) is a theme night the subject being 'Clouds'.

Tuesday 25th Sept

27/09/2018

Tthe club held a 'Workshop' evening consisting mainly in the use of 'Photoshop' digital software to improve images. Many of the images submitted the previous week were chosen and the methodology in the making of the improvements was demonstrated to members.

This provoked much comment and discussion as the software can be used in different ways to achieve the same result.

On Tuesday first we need to select our entry for the first of our GDPU Image League Battles against Armadale on 6th November.

On Tuesday 9th October members should hand in their entries for the first of the sessions internal league competitions. It is also intended to view some Video Tutorials.'

Meeting Tuesday 11th Sept

27/09/2018

This week members considered a large number of images in order to create a bank of images that may be used in forthcoming club competitions. Opinions were sought and given on each of the images and it was agreed that some may need improvement. Hopefully this will be achieved over the next two meetings before the final selection is agreed.

This final selection will be made at the meeting on Tuesday 2nd October.'

Note that on Tuesday first we have a workshop and should use this to make the improvements to some of the images we discussed on Tuesday.

New Season 2018-2019

29/08/2018

Lanark Camera Club will start their new session on Tuesday 11th September.

The evening will be for registration and an outline of the new Syllabus. It is also intended to view some of the photographs members have taken since the end of last session.

The club meets on Tuesday evenings at 7.30pm in Greyfriars Church Hall, Bloomgate, Lanark, from September until May.

The club are always seeking new members, no matter what level of experience they have in photography, so come along and see what the club has to offer with no obligation to commit to joining until you feel ready and think the club has something to offer you.

In addition to print and projected image nights, the syllabus includes discussions. invited speakers and inter club competitions.

End of the season 1/5/18

03/05/2018

The final two weeks of the club session were the AGM and the end of session dinner. The AGM on 24th April had a good attendance. The existing committee was re-elected and discussion followed on syllabus matter for the new season.

Five 'Theme' nights will be held the subjects being as follows - 'Close-Up' - 'Candid' - 'Transport' - 'Seascape' - 'Clouds'

We will also compete in all available local, GDPU and SPF competitions.

The final dinner was held at 'The Inn on the Loch' Lanark with an attendance of 18 members and friends and it proved to be a very enjoyable evening.

Trophies and Certificates were presented as follows:-

Willie Gray - Winner of Annual Print Competition
Scott Campbell - Winner in Annual projected Image Competition
Bob Arnott - Winner of Print League Competition
Willie Gray and Ber Wilson - Joint Winners of Projected Image League Competitions.

President Bob Arnott thanked all for their attendance and for the support they continued to give the club.

The new session will commence on Tuesday 11th September 2018.

17/4/18 Annual Competition

18/04/2018

Tuesday was the clubs Annual Competitions which were judged once again by Jim Dyas, a good friend of the club.

The results were as follows:-

Annual Print Competition
1st Place 'Highland Stag' by Willie Gray
2nd Place 'Canoeist' by Willie Gibson
3rd Place 'Stones' by Bob Arnott

Annual PDI Competition
1st Place 'On The Edge' by Scott Campbell
2nd Place 'Chaffinch On Top' by Willie Gray
3rd Place ''Final Chip' by Ber Wilson

Next Tuesday will be the Annual general Meeting.

3/4/18

04/04/2018

Two weeks ago we had the last of the Theme evenings when the subject was 'Street Scenes' This was well supported with an entry from seven individual members. Following our own efforts a video by Craig Roberts, a You Tube blogger was shown where he demonstrated his night shots in the lanes and alleyways in London.

A discussion followed on the venues for the Annual Presentation where Mike had obtained sample menus from local restaurants. It was agreed that we should go to 'The Inn on the Loch' and Mike was asked to go ahead and book it for 1st May 7pm for 7.30pm.

On Tuesday evening members viewed several videos on Landscape Photography techniques and also on the use and methodology of Focus Stacking.

PLEASE NOTE THAT THERE IS NO MEETING NEXT TUESDAY - 10TH APRIL - AS THE HALL IS BEING USED BY THE SCHOOL HOLIDAY CLUB.

The next meeting on Tuesday 17th April will be the judging of the Annual Print and Projected Image Competitions. The entries will be judged by Jim Dyas who is well known to the club.

Tuesday 20/3/18

22/03/2018

Seven members attended the Scottish Life Competition hosted this year by Lesmahagow. We took a real hammering ending up bottom of the pile. The scores were as follows Carluke 182 points, Lesmahagow 170 points, Armadale 155 points and ourselves 153 points. This has been the trend all session so we need to try a different selection process next year.

Our next meeting is a theme night the subject being 'Street Scenes'.

This is also the night for handing in your entries for the Annual Competitions

We also need to consider and decide what we want to do for our Annual presentation meet on 1st May.

Meeting on 13/3/18

18/03/2018

Tuesday was a tuition night. Billy Gibson brought an image taken in St Conan's Kirk, Loch Awe and wanted some advice on converging verticals. This was given and at the suggestion of Dave Thompson the image was converted to monochrome. All agreed that this improved the picture. An image on Glasgow Cathedral, taken from the Necropolis by Rosemary, was also viewed and converted to monochrome which also improved the overall appeal of the picture. The sky in this one proved more difficult but suggestions from Dave and Steve proved helpful. The use of selections and the free transform tool in Photoshop was also demonstrated. Following this members viewed two videos by Danish photographer Mads Peter Iversen giving his advice and tips on landscape photography.

Next Tuesday 20th March the club are away at Lesmahagow for the Scottish Life Trophy competition. The meeting will be held in Auchenheath Village Hall commencing at 7.30pm.

The following week 27th March is our final theme evening the subject being 'Street Scenes'. Note that this is also the night for the hand in for the Annual Competitions, both Prints and PDIs.

6/3/18 Meeting

18/03/2018

On Tuesday the club viewed the accepted entries in the GDPU Digital Portfolio newly introduced last year. Two members Willie Gray and Robert Wilson were successful in having images accepted so this added to the enjoyment of the viewers.

Next Tuesday we have a Tuition night so if you wish help with an image bring it along and it can be discussed with fellow members.

27/2/18 Meeting (or not)

01/03/2018

As some of you are aware Tuesday's meeting did not go ahead as the speaker could not make it due to the weather conditions. Seven members did make it however and made do with a blether, putting the world to rights. and a coffee.

Next Tuesday we will view the selected entries in the GDPU Projected Image Portfolio. Hopefully the snow will have gone by then.

20/2/18 Theme Night Meeting

21/02/2018

'Movement' was the subject of this week's theme evening. Seven members participated showing a varied approach to the subject some of which were more creative than others.

Douglas Harris from the Scottish Photographic Circle will visit the club next Tuesday to present the accepted photographs in their current exhibition.

Meeting on 6/2/18 - 3rd League

08/02/2018

On Tuesday the club held the third internal league competition for prints and projected images. The results were as follows:-

PRINTS - 1st Place - 'Highland Stag' by Willie Gray
2nd Place - 'Laid Up' by Bob Arnott
3rd Place - 'Old Bridge' by Bob Arnott

PDI's - 1st Place - 'Chaffinch on Top' by Willie Gray
- 2nd Place - 'Bamburgh Castle' by Willie Gray
- 3rd Place - 'Oompah' by Ber Wilson

The competition was judged by former club member David Gemmell. David had obviously spent considerable time over the entries giving detailed and constructive comments on all the photographs. He pointed out the many good points and some where in his opinion improvements could be made. He has left detailed notes on his critique for the information of any member who wishes to read them.

On Tuesday we have a fun night to see what manipulations you have achieved with the five images handed out just before the Christmas and New Year break.

Meeting on 30/01/2018

31/01/2018

On Tuesday we had a visit from Phil Morrow who gave us an excellent show of his prints which were really outstanding.
Phil explained his approach at the taking stage of a photograph and gave examples of many of the personal projects he has embarked on.
This was a very inspirational lecture and one which will be remembered at Lanark for a long time.

Next week we have the third Internal League Competition which will be judged by David Gemmell.

Happy new Year - Meeting on 9/1/2018

13/01/2018

last week the club resumed meetings following the Christmas and New Year break. This first meeting was the annual Audio Visual night and three members presented various shows for the entertainment of members. A tutorial video was also shown on the methodology used in producing AV shows.

On Friday 12th January the club took part in the annual 4-Way print competition involving Hamilton, Motherwell and Carluke. This year the competition was hosted by Carluke Camera Club who once again proved to be worthy winners. Lanark finished in third place behind Hamilton. Many thanks to Carluke members for hosting the event and the hospitality provided.
On Tuesday 16th we have the hand in night for the 3rd internal league competition followed by image assessment and selection for external competitions

The following week (23rd Jan) will be an image assessment exercise. Members should bring along any images they wish help with.

Tuesday 12th December 2017

14/12/2017

'Last week the club held a theme night the subject being 'People at Work'.
Eight members submitted over ninety images which depicted people working in a great variety of situations. Proved to be a very interesting and entertaining evening.

Next Tuesday (19th Dec) is a 'Quiz Night' which according to Dave will be World Pictures not just Scotland. Should have some fun.

The club have no meetings over the Christmas and New Year holidays and meetings will resume on Tuesday 9th January when it will be a members Audio Visual Night.'

5/12/17 - 2nd League Competition

06/12/2017

On Tuesday we had the judging of the second internal league competitions for prints and projected images.
The judge was Chris Bonnington from Carluke Camera Club who gave a thorough but fair critique on all the entries. He also added many useful hints and tips on how in his view the entries could be improved.

The Print competition was won by Bob Arnott with 'Two Bridges'. 2nd. place with 'Tiger Flower' went to Willie Gray. Bob and Willie also shared 3rd place with 'Lochside Trees' and 'Getting Wet' respectively.

Ber Wilson was the winner in the Projected Image competition with 'Final Chip'. Scot Campbell was 2nd with 'Autumn Above' while 3rd place went to Willie Gray with 'Morning at Eilean Donan'

Following the judging Chris gave a presentation on his successful prints which gained him the 'Distinction' award in the recent Photographic Alliance of Great Britain adjudications. His 15 prints were excellent and were enjoyed by all present.

Next Tuesday (12/12/17) we have a Theme night the subject being 'People at Work'. We also have to select 10 prints for the 4 way Print Battle at Carluke on Friday 12th January. I have the prints from the 1st and 2nd League competitions this year but it would be helpful if print workers could bring along anything recent that has not been used in this battle before.

The following Tuesday 19th December will be a quiz night and will be the last meeting of this year.

A busy week - 21/11/17

24/11/2017

Through this week the club were involved in three inter club competitions. Two in the Glasgow and District Photographic Union's Image League Battles against Kilmaurs and Strathaven and also against Lesmahagow and Carluke in the 'Campbell McNair Clydesdale Trophy' competition. Three very enjoyable evenings however Lanark didn't win any of the competitions. Congratulations once again to Carluke who retain the 'Campbell McNair Clydesdale Trophy and to Lesmahagow for hosting the competition and for their excellent hospitality'.
On Tuesday 28th November there is a Viewing of the accepted entries in the SPF Annual Portfolio 2017.
The meeting on Tuesday 5th December will be the judging of the second internal league competition.'

7/11/17 Meeting - Photoshop Tutorial

09/11/2017

On Tuesday members viewed two Photoshop Masterclass tutorial videos. One showed how by use of the basic tools in the software, a picture of a castle, taken on a dull day, was transformed into a beautiful moonlit scene. The second tutorial was a step by step guide on how to produce a stunning montage using several individual images. Proved to be an interesting and enjoyable evening and hopefully all members learned some new techniques.

Next Tuesday (14/11/17) we have a 'Theme' night the subject being 'Dereliction' and it is also the hand-in for the second internal League Competition.

The following Tuesday (21st November) the club will visit Lesmahagow Photographic Society who are hosting this years 'Clydesdale Trophy Competition'. Members should also note that we have two further GDPU Image League Battles that week, the first at Kilmaurs on Monday 20th. and at Strathaven on Thursday 23rd.'

31/11/17 Club League competition 1st round

01/11/2017

On Tuesday the club held the first of the sessions internal league competitions. The judge for the evening was Mr Bob Copeland, Hon Member of the Scottish Photographic Circle and member of Carluke Camera Club, who gave a thorough and constructive critique on all the photographs submitted.
Scott Campbell took first place in both the print and projected digital image sections with 'Moalboal Sunset' and 'On The Edge' respectively.
Second place in the print section was 'Gunnerside Barns' by Bob Arnott and third place was taken by Willie Gibson with 'Festival Clown'.
Second in the projected image section was Ber Wilson with 'Lanimers is a Long Day' and Bob Arnott was in third place with 'Crail harbour'. The vote of thanks was given by Bob Arnott.

Note that on Tuesday first we have more Video Tutorials on Photoshop. Any member wishing copies of the tutorials I have are welcome to bring along a memory stick to copy what they want.

The following Tuesday (14th November) will be a theme night the subject being 'Dereliction'. This is also the hand-in night for the second internal league competition'.

24/10/2017 Photoshop Tutorial

26/10/2017

On Tuesday members viewed several tutorial videos on digital manipulation techniques. These covered current versions of software but also some earlier versions still in use by a few members. Hopefully most gained some helpful knowledge from the presentations.
On Tuesday (31st) we have the judging of our first League Competition.

The following meeting on Tuesday 7th November will be another tutorial evening with a viewing of 'Photoshop Masterclass' videos.

10/10/17 Meeting

13/10/2017

Tuesday was the hand in night for the first of the club's internal competitions which will be judged on 31st Oct..
Following the hand in members viewed the club entry for the Glasgow and District Photographic Union's Digital Image Portfolio.

Tuition on Photoshop software followed with particular reference to complex selections.
Next Tuesday (17th) we have the first of our Theme nights when the subject will be 'Sport'

The next meeting on Tuesday 24th October will be a further tuition night on digital software.'

3rd October Meeting

04/10/2017

On Tuesday members collectively chose a bank of digital images which can be used in forthcoming external competitions this session.

Instruction and discussion followed in the various ways to size images for these competitions.
Some further instruction and demonstrations took place on how a few of the images chosen could be improved by cropping and colour adjustments.

Note that on Tuesday first we have the hand in for the first internal league Competition. Up to four prints or four PDI's per member. Digital images should be submitted on a CD.
The subject of the following meeting on October 17th will be the theme 'Sport'. A good entry is anticipated.'

Meeting 26th Sept - Holiday Snaps

27/09/2017

Tuesday's meeting was a members Image night when members were asked to show a number of photographs taken recently. Eleven members participated showing a large number of pictures covering a large variety of subjects.
This was a great effort from those involved and it led to a very interesting and enjoyable evening.

Note that on Tuesday first (3.10.17) we have to pick PDIs to create a bank of images for forthcoming competitions.

The next meeting will be on Tuesday 10th October which will be the hand-in of Prints and Projection Images for the first Internal League Competition.
Discussion and ideas relative to for the forthcoming Theme Projects will also take place.'

A New Season Starts

23/09/2017

Lanark Camera Club commenced their new session on Tuesday 19th September.
The evening consisted of registration and an outline of the new Syllabus.
The club meets on Tuesday evenings at 7.30pm in Greyfriars Church Hall, Bloomgate, Lanark, from September until May.

The club are always seeking new members, no matter what level of experience they have in photography, so come along and see what the club has to offer with no obligation to commit to joining until you feel ready.

In addition to print and projected image nights, the syllabus includes discussions. invited speakers and inter club competitions.
Click the Syllabus tab to see what's happening.
Tuesday 26th Sept. - Members (or visitors) Digital Night - Bring along up to 15 Images which describes your best photo shoot over the break.

On Tuesday 3rd October members are invited to bring along images they consider fit for use in interclub competitions in order to create a bank of images. Instruction in the process of 'sizing images' will also be given.

New Season

19/08/2017

Members please note that the opening night will be on 19th September

Water sports night out

01/06/2017

Five members turned out on Tuesday 30th May and went to the Pinkston Water Sports Centre in Glasgow. We spent a great fun night photographing stunt canoeists. Motor drives were in use so no doubt the delete key will be in full use when editing the results on our computers.

We will try another outing in about two weeks.

Meeting 2/5/17

03/05/2017

Nine members turned out on Tuesday and we had an enjoyable local walk around Lanark Loch. Some good lighting in the woodland and not to bad at sunset. The walk was followed by some enjoyable banter on all subjects photographic in the Clydesdale Hotel.
Suggested that we try another evening out to Douglas and perhaps we can do this on either Tuesday 16th or Tuesday 23rd May.

Club Annual Competition 18/4/2017

20/04/2017

Last week the club held it's Annual Print and Projected Images Competitions. The entries were judged by Jim Dyas, an experienced judge and member of Motherwell Camera Club who gave a very honest and constructive critique on all of the photographs. His comments, hints and tips together with his humorous anecdotes and stories all added to the enjoyment of the evening.

Member Scott Campbell had a clean sweep in the Beginners Print Section winning the top three places with 'Cold Mountain Grass', 'Clyde Valley Falls' and 'Footsteps in the Snow'.

The Advanced Print competition was won by Bob Arnott with his print 'Eventide'. Willie Gray took 2nd. place with 'Fox Over a Barrel' and also 3rd. place with 'Brambling'.

The Beginners Projected Digital Image competition was also won by Scott with 'Freezing Point'. he also took 2nd. place with 'Skye Falls'. Rosemary Leishman was 3rd with 'Wispy Clouds'.

The Annual Advanced Projected Digital Image competition was won by Willie Gray with 'Blue Tit Landing Approach'. Willie was also second with 'Mission Over Mountains'. Third place was 'Ullswater Boat House' by Bob Arnott.

Note that on Tuesday first we have the Buffet and Presentation of Certificates. The cost will be held at £8. per head.

Any ideas for our last meeting of the season on Tuesday 2nd May will be welcomed. Let me know your thoughts.

AGM 4/4/17

05/04/2017

Tuesday was the Annual General Meeting with a good turnout of 13 members.

Note that the 'Theme' subjects for next year are as follows:
PEOPLE AT WORK' - 'MOVEMENT' - 'DERELICTION' - 'SPORT' - 'STREETSCAPES'

We have no meeting on Tuesday 11th April. Our next meeting is the Annual Competitions on 18th April. These will be judged by Jim Dyas.

Meeting on 28/3/17

29/03/2017

'Last week the club held its final 'Theme' event for the session the subject being 'Big Toon Wee Toon'. Compared to the other 'Themes' this session this one proved to be the most difficult as only three members participated. Dave Thompson filled the rest of the evening with a presentation of many of his most recent photographs and also a two part Quiz to identify places in Britain from many cryptic clues. This also proved difficult to most members but was good fun.
Next Tuesday (4/4/17) we have the AGM. This was a change to the syllabus. Think about what you might wish for in next years syllabus and any other club related matter you wish to raise.

There is no meeting on Tuesday 11th April
The next meeting on Tuesday 18th April will be the Annual Print and Projected Image competitions,'

Meeting on 21 March

27/03/2017

On Tuesday the club held a tuition night led on this occasion by member Steve Alexander. Steve demonstrated several simple and straight forward methods of making image improvements. Some of these were new to some of the more experienced members so all present benefitted from the demonstration.
Next Tuesday (28.03.17.) is the hand-in for the Annual Competitions. Members may submit up to four PDI's and six prints. It is also your opportunity to present you images on the theme 'Big Toon Wee Toon'. If time permits due to the suspected low entry in the 'Theme' project, Dave has a quiz lined up to tax your minds.

The next meeting on 4th April will be the club's Annual General Meeting.'

Meeting on 14/3/17

16/03/2017

Last week the club had a visit by Douglas Harris ARPS, who gave a presentation on the entries submitted to this years exhibition by 'The Scottish Photographic Circle'. The presentation consisted of 88 excellent photographs and the commentary and anecdotes given by Douglas gave members a very entertaining and interesting evening.
Next Tuesday(21/3/17) we will have a tuition night. Members are asked to raise any points they may wish help or advice on.

The following meeting on 28th March is the hand-in night for the entries to the Annual Print and Projected Image competitions. This will be followed by members images on the theme 'Big Toon - Wee Toon'.

Tuesday 7/3/17

08/03/2017

On Tuesday the club hosted the Annual Projected Image Battle for the 'Scottish Life Trophy'. Competing this year were Lanark, Carluke, Lesmahagow and Armadale. Unfortuneately Biggar and Clydesdale could not take part this year. The competition was judged by Gill Williamson from Eastwood Camera Club and she gave a very thorough and constructive critique on all the images. Carluke Camera Club were once again worthy winners of the trophy scoring highly against the others. Lesmahagow took second place with Lanark and Armadale following in third and fourth places. Thanks to all members who competed which resulted in a very enjoyable evening.

Next Tuesday (14/3/17) we have a presentation from Douglas Harris showing the accepted prints in this years Scottish Photographic Circle's Exhibition.

The following meeting on Tuesday 21st March have yet to be finalised but tuition and image assessment are likely.

Meeting on 28/2/17

01/03/2017

Last week the club viewed the accepted images in the Glasgow and District Photographic Union's 'John Duffy Portfolio'. This consists of fifty prints selected from the overall entry from affiliated clubs. Lanark had three photographs selected notable among which was Robert Wilson's print 'The Pinch' which gained nineteen points out of the maximum twenty.
On Tuesday (7/2/17) we host the annual Scottish Life PDI Battle with Carluke Lesmahagow and Armadale. We don't know how many visitors are likely to arrive however could members be as prompt as possible to set the hall out so we can start as sharp as possible.

The meeting on Tuesday 14th March will be a visit by Douglas Harris who will present a selection of the photographs from the 'Scottish Photographic Circle's' current exhibition.'

Meeting on 21/2/17

22/02/2017

'Last week the club held a members night with each member presenting up to 15 photographs and giving a commentary on each. Of particular interest was the submission of images by two recent potential members, the quality of which showed good potential. Hopefully they will remain with the club as we are always seeking new members.
Next Tuesday (28/2/17) t we will view the 'John Duffy Portfolio' sponsored by the GDPU. (50 Prints).

The following Tuesday (7th March) the club will play host to members from Carluke, Lesmahagow and Armadale clubs for the Annual 'Scottish Life Trophy' competition.'

Meeting on 14/2/17

18/02/2017

Last week was the viewing of members interpretation of 5 images which had been handed out earlier in the session. Seven members took part having produced many photographs demonstrating imagination and creativity. This was an excellent exercise enjoyed by all. The remaining part of the evening was spent choosing the entry for the next external competition.

Next Tuesday 21/2/17) will be members talk on the 15 images collected earlier in the session. Lets have a open discussion on the entries.

The following Tuesday, 28th February, will be the viewing of the accepted photographs in the Glasgow and District Photographic Union 'John Duffy Portfolio'.

Meeting on 7/2/17

08/02/2017

'At last weeks meeting the President announced the overall winners of this sessions League Competitions.
The Beginners Print League was won by Scott Campbell. Rosemary Leishman won the Beginners Projected Image League.
In the Advanced Leagues Willie Gray won the Print Competition and Robert Wilson was first in the Projected Image Competition.

The evening continued with a viewing of all the submissions in the theme 'Waterfalls'. This proved enjoyable with a large entry of photographs taken both locally and in other parts of the UK.

Remember that we have an invitation to attend Carluke Camera Club on Friday first and also a week on Friday to hear presentations from visiting speaker they have arranged.

Our meeting next Tuesday, 14th February, gives members the opportunity to show their interpretation(s) of the five images given out last October.

The following meeting on Tuesday 21st February will be another opportunity for members to display and talk about their own photography'.

31/1/17 3rd league competition

02/02/2017

Last week the club held the final Internal League Competition of this session. The judge for the event was previous club member David Gemmell who gave a very constructive and fair critique on all of the entries.

New member Scott Campbell won all three top places in the Beginner's Print Section with 'House on the Hill', 'Clyde Valley Falls' and 'Icy Summit'. In the Beginner's Projected Image Section Rosemary Leishman took all three top places with 'View of Lights Calton Hill', 'Swan Family' and 'Victoria Street' .

This winning pattern continued in the Advanced Print Section with Willie Gray taking the first three places with 'Highland Castle', 'Brambling' and 'Red Squirrel at Lunch'.

The Advanced Projected Image Section was won by Robert Wilson with 'Evening Light'. Robert and Willie Gray shared second place with 'Lone Tree' and 'Skye High' respectively.

Note that on Tuesday (7/2/17) we have a Theme Night the subject being 'Waterfalls'

The following week, on 14th February will be a viewing of members interpretations of five images which were handed out earlier in the session. Should be some fun.

Meeting on Tuesday 24th Jan

26/01/2017

On Tuesday we had an image improvement session aimed particularly at less experienced members. Scott and Sandy brought along images and some simple improvements using digital software were demonstrated which they both appreciated. The evening also proved beneficial to others owing to the number of suggestions and questions from other members.
Unfortunately we overran on time and intended tutorials by Steve will be covered at a future date.
Next Tuesday will be the final Image League competition. The judge will be ex member David Gemmell.

Meeting on 17/1/2017

18/01/2017

'Last Tuesday the club had a pleasant evening viewing Audio Visual Shows provided by members Dave Thompson, Steve Alexander and Bob Arnott. The shows varied greatly in nature with some showing local scenes, foreign travel, family memories and others totally creative.
An video tutorial by Audio Visual Guru Barry Beckham was also shown to give some members, who have not tried audio visual, an idea on how to set one up.
Next Tuesday 24/1/2017 we will have a workshop on image improvement. Anyone, particularly beginners, bring along any image(s) you want help with.

The Following Tuesday, 31st January, will be the judging of the final Internal League Competition.'

Meeting on Tuesday 10/1/17

11/01/2017

Tuesday (10/1/17) was the hand-in night for the final of the club's internal League Competitions.
Following the hand-in six members showed a large number of images based on the 'Theme - Bridge Structures'. Photographs of bridges, both grand and small, from all over Scotland, the north of England and far off Venice were projected to the enjoyment of all members.
On Tuesday (17/1/17) we have our Audio Visual night.

The following Tuesday (24th January) will be a practical workshop hoping to help members with some of the photographic problems they may be experiencing.'

Happy New Year to all..

04/01/2017

Just a quick reminder that on Tuesday we have a Theme Night the subject being 'Bridge Structures'
Tuesday is also the hand-in night for the 3rd League Competition which will be judged at the end of January.
PDI entries and Digital files for prints on a CD for Dave please.

Tuesday20th December

22/12/2016

On Tuesday 20th the club held a Guess Where or What Quiz. The club President selected 50 images, all in Scotland, and issued a question and answer sheet to members. The winner was Ber Wilson who got 29 of the questions correct. Other participants enjoyed a laugh however all showed a distinct lack of knowledge of Scotland. Perhaps we should try Spain next time. The winner and all participants received chocolate bars for trying. Following the quiz Dave Thompson entertained members with a showing of two of his more recent Audio Visual shows.
The club will resume meetings after the Christmas and New Year break on Tuesday 10th January which will be the hand in night for the final Internal League Competitions. Members should also note that this is a theme night the subject this time being 'Bridge Structures'.
Compliments of the season to all,

2nd League 6th December

08/12/2016

'Last week the second internal league competition was judged by Tom Robley, a member from Carluke Camera Club. Tom gave a very interesting and fair appraisal of the images together with advice which in his opinion some of the images could be improved.

Scott Campbell was a clear winner in both the beginners print and projected image sections. His prints 'Remember Remember'. 'Monster Mountain' and 'Pollen Hunting' took first three places. His projected images 'Skyfalls' and 'Taking in the View' were first and second while Rosemary Leishman took third place with ''Walk in the Gardens'.
The advanced print competition was won by Bob Arnott with 'Winter on Rannoch'. Willie Gray took second and third places with 'Early Light on Eilean Donan' and 'Glasgow Evening'. The advanced projected image section was won by Robert Wilson with 'Winter Trees', Ber Wilson was in second place with 'Castlebank Colour' and Robert also took third place with 'Amber'
Next Tuesday (13/12/16) Bring your best from the15 Images for Explanation on 21st February 2017. Also, any questions regarding Photoshop will be addressed. Bring along some photographs you think could be improved.
The following meeting of the club on 20th December will be a 'quiz night'. This will be the last meeting this year and meetings will resume on 10th January.'

Meeting on 29th November 2016

02/12/2016

'Last week the club viewed the accepted entries in part one of the Photographic Alliance for Great Britain's Cup for small clubs. The second part will be viewed at a future meeting. A number of images which had been submitted for external competitions were also viewed and Club Competition Secretary Dave Thompson displayed some improvements which he had made and which could be considered by members before the images are finally used.

Next Tuesday (6/12/16) we have the judging of the second internal league competition. Judge is Tom Robley.

The following meeting of the club on 13th December members are invited to bring along up to 15 images which will be viewed and appraised at the meeting on 21st February next year. More tuition on digital software will also be given.'

Meeting on 22/11/16

24/11/2016

Last Tuesday members welcomed David Wilson who was a member of the club some thirty years ago. David was a member whist a pupil at Lanark Grammar School and had to leave when going to university. Since then his career has taken him first to England and for the past twenty two years he has lived in Austin, America. He is an expert on the use of the high dynamic range process in his photography and it was on this subject that he gave members an excellent presentation. For part of his explanation and demonstration on how to use the process and the software involved David used photographs of the interior of St Mary's Church in Lanark, taken on a visit home about two years ago. This added local interest to the presentation. He followed by showing a portfolio of his photographs the quality of which will be remembered at Lanark for a long time. Member Steve Alexander thanked David for his presentation expressing his appreciation, both for David's enthusiasm which came across during his delivery, and for an of the excellence of David's photographs.

On Tuesday (first of December) we will select prints for the forthcoming 4 way print battle with Carluke, Hamilton and Motherwell.

The following week (8th December) Tom Robley from Carluke Camera Club will judge the second internal league competition.

Meeting on 15/11/16

18/11/2016

'Last Tuesday was the hand-in for the second of the club's internal League Competitions. Following the hand-in members had a session demonstrating image improvement. Three images from new member Scot Campbell and one from Willie Gray, an existing advanced member, were worked on with plenty of suggestions and opinions on how the images could be improved on. The new member accepted all of the advice while Willie, as expected, thought his image was already perfect. Good fun was enjoyed by all.

The Following meeting on 29th November will be the viewing of the accepted entries in the PAGB -GB Cup for small clubs.'

Next Tuesday (22nd November) we have David Wilson, a previous member of the club, giving a talk on the 'Qualities of High Dynamic Range' imaging. ...more

8/11/16 Meeting

10/11/2016

'Last week the club hosted the annual 'Campbell McNair Clydesdale Trophy' completion between Lanark, Carluke and Lesmahagow. The judge for the evening was John McVie from Dumfries Camera Club. John is the current vice president of the Scottish Photographic Federation and is a well known and respected judge and lecturer. His critique was very interesting and constructive, expressing the feeling he got from many of the images and giving points of advice on how things may have been improved. Carluke were well deserved winners scoring 272 points over their 15 images and of note was the fact that four of their images scored maximum points. In second place Lesmahagow did well scoring 259 points. Lanark were well behind on 239 points. Many congratulations to Carluke who retain the trophy,

On Tuesday 15th November is the hand in for the second League competition.

The next meeting of the club on 22nd November will be a presentation by David Wilson, a former member of the club. David is currently visiting from America and will talk on the qualities of High Dynamic Range Photography'

Tuesdays meeting 1/11/16

03/11/2016

On Tuesday the club held a tuition evening working with 'Layers' in digital software. The tuition was led by club member Dave Thompson who gave excellent demonstrations using two of his own images and also one from another club member. Dave went through the process, demonstrating the versatility of layers in Photoshop software, making improvements to the images in easy to understand steps and answered numerous questions raised from fellow members particularly those new to the club.

Note that next Tuesday 8/11/16 we will host the 'Campbell McNair Clydesdale Trophy' competition. Carluke and Lesmahagow are the only other two club taking part this year.

The meeting on Tuesday 15th November is the hand in night for the second of the club's internal league competitions. Members are also invited to bring along images they may consider worthy of improvement'.

Meeting om Tuesday 25th October

26/10/2016

'Last Tuesday the club held the first of it's internal League Competitions.
Following the judging by Mr Bob Copeland from Carluke Camera Club, which as usual was very thorough and constructive, the results were as follows.

New member Scot Campbell took all three top places in the Beginners Print League with 1st. - 'Passing Ship', 2nd. - 'Lost Valley Falls' and 3rd. - 'Rain Soaked Caterpillar' In the Beginners Projected Image category, Rosemary Leishman took 1st and 2nd places with 'Autumn Butterfly' and 'Squinty Bridge'. Third place was won by Scot Campbell with 'Above the Clouds'.

The Advanced Print Section was won by Willie Gray with 'Loch Duich'. Bob Arnott took 2nd and 3rd places with 'Morning Calm' and 'Harvest'. Bob also took 1st place in the Projected Image Section with 'Ullswater Boathouse', while 2nd and 3rd places were won by Robert Wilson with 'The Runner' and 'The Pinch'.

Following his critique judge Bob Copeland allowed a showing of three of his Audio Visual shows to complete an enjoyable evening.

Next Tuesday (1/11/16)we have another tuition night the subject being 'Discovering The Versatility of Layers'

On Thursday 3rd November the club will compete in the first GDPU Digital Image League tie against Eastwood at Eastwood. Dave will appreciate any support from members to accompany him travelling to Eastwood.

The Following Tuesday (8th November), the club will host the 'Campbell McNair Clydesdale Trophy' competition. Competing this year will be Lanark, Carluke and Lesmahagow'.







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Meeting on Tuesday 18th October

23/10/2016

Last Tuesday the club held a tuition night covering contrast adjustment to photographs followed by methods of producing you own Christmas Cards. Bob Arnott demonstrated the use of the Levels command in Photoshop CC while Willie Gray demonstrated the similar process in Photoshop Elements. This was followed by a demonstration by Dave Thomson showing how to produce Christmas Cards using pre set templates. Steve Alexander followed by demonstrating his tried and tested method of producing Christmas cards from scratch. All in all a very interesting evening.

OnTuesday first (25th October), Bob Copeland of Carluke Camera Club will judge the first of this sessions internal League Competitions.

The following meeting on 1st November will be a second tuition night with Dave Thomson demonstrating the versatility of 'Layers' in digital software.

11th October Meeting

13/10/2016

'Last week the club held the first of this session's 'Theme' nights, the subject being 'Sea Shore'. Seven members submitted a very good entry of images showing scenes from throughout Britain and abroad, all of which were enjoyed by the members.

Following the presentation members were given a selection of five images chosen by the club president. They are asked to manipulate these images, as far as their skill and imagination takes them, and all will be viewed on 14th. February 2017.

Note that next Tuesday we have a Tuition session covering Photoshop Levels and the use of templates to make greetings cards. Bring along suitable Christmas card images if you have some.


The following Tuesday (25th October) the first of the club's internal league competitions will be judged'.

Meeting on 4th October

08/10/2016

Tuesdays meeting, following the hand in for the first internal league competition the club held a workshop on indoor/tabletop photography.

The workshop was led by Dave Thompson assisted by Willie Gray, Willie Gibson and Steve Alexander. The use of different lights and lighting angles was demonstrated showing how these affect the final image and hopefully some of the less experienced members will have learned something.

Next Tuesday (11/10/16) we have the first of our 'Theme' nights the subject being 'Sea Shore'. Hope for a good entry.

The following Tuesday (18th October) will be a tuition night discovering the value of contrast adjustments using digital software followed by a dip into the prospect of making you own Christmas cards. Members should bring along suitable images.'

Tues 27/9/16

29/09/2016

'Last week members selected images for consideration in forthcoming inter club competitions. The request for images was well supported by members and a healthy bank of images was selected. This will give the selection group plenty to work with when final selections are made.
Potential new members Sandy McEwan and Scott Campbell also showed some of their images and these were very impressive . Both show very good potential for the future.
Next Tuesday (4/9/16) is the hand in night for the 1st League Competition. Hopefully use of the new entry forms will run smoothly. It is also intended to hold a studio/table top exercise so bring along you cameras and some items you wish to photograph in a studio set up.

Tuesdays Meeting 20/9/16

27/09/2016

'Last Tuesday club members were invited to show a selection of their recent holiday photographs. Many members put on a very interesting show with pictures ranging from places in the north of this country to the south of France. Gardens, wild life and local landscapes also featured. Thanks to all members who took part.

The club are still seeking new members who are welcome to come along and see what the club has to offer.'

Note that on Tuesday first (27th Sept) we hope to select a bank of images for use in external competitions so bring along your best images. We also hope to make members aware of the method of sizing images for both internal and external competitions.
Instruction of the new method of submitting entries to our internal competitions and the forms used will be explained by Dave.

New Season, 2016 - 2017

26/09/2016

Lanark Camera Club started the new session last Tuesday when the President welcomed members.

Following a summary of the new syllabus members had a general discussion on the content and all things photographic.

The club are seeking new members so if you have an interest in photography, no matter what level, please come along and see what the club has to offer.

Meeting are held every Tuesday at 7.30pm in Greyfriars Church Hall, Bloomgate, Lanark.

On Tuesday 20th Septembert remember to bring along some of the images you took recently and lets have an open discussion on the content.

Session 2016 - 17

31/08/2016

Lanark Camera Club will commence the new session on Tuesday 13th September when existing and new members will be made welcome.
The evening will consist of registration and an outline of the Syllabus. ...more

Annual Competition Awards 2016

09/05/2016

On the clubs final night on Tuesday 3rd May 21 members and friends enjoyed a buffet supplied by a local Indian restaurant. The President in his welcome made mention of the departure of member Jean Bousted who sadly lost her husband earlier in the session and is moving to a new home where she will be among personal friends and within easier reach of her son. Bob wished her well and invited her to present the certificates to the winners of the League and Annual competitions which she was delighted to do.

The competition results were as follows:-

Beginners PDI League Competitions - Rosemary Leishman


Advanced PDI League Competitions - Robert Wilson

Advanced Print League Competitions - Willie Gray


Beginners Annual PDI Competition - Rosemary Leishman


Advanced Annual PDI Competition - Andrew B Wilson

Advanced Annual Print Competition - Bob Arnott


The club Quaichs for the Annual Advanced PDI and Print competitions were presented to Ber Wilson and Bob Arnott.

The President also complimented our youngest member Kathryn Hattie who had second third and fourth places in the Annual Beginners competition

Annual Competition 19/4/16

21/04/2016

This Tuesday the club welcomed Jim Dyas from Motherwell Camera Club who judged the entries in the club's Annual competitions. Following a very thorough and constructive critique, together with Jim's many humorous anecdotes, the results were as follows.

Beginners Projected Image Competition: Winner - Rosemary Leishman with her image of the Suspension Bridge in Glasgow.

Second and third places were by our youngest member Kathryn with her images of North Bridge in Edinburgh and a portrait of her father.

Advanced Projected Image Competition: Winner - Ber Wilson with 'The Shoemaker'

Second and third : Robert Wilson with 'Bouquet of Barbed Wire' and 'Redpole'.

Print Competition: Winner - Bob Arnott with 'Natural Arch'

Second - Robert Wilson with 'The Pinch'

Third - Willie Gray with 'Chaffinch in Profile'

Next Tuesday 26th April,will be the clubs AGM

The club's final meeting of the session will be the Buffet and Awards Presentation on Tuesday 3rd. May.

Something you Love - Meeting on 12/4/16

14/04/2016

Tuesdays meeting (12/4/16) the club held its final theme night of the session. The subject 'Something You Love' proved a little difficult for some however 10 members managed to submit a total of 50 images all of which were enjoyed by those present.

Next Tuesday, 19th April, Jim Dyas will visit the club to judge the Annual Competitions.

Tuesday 26th April will be the club's Annual general Meeting. We hope for a good attendance.'

Tuesdays Meeting - 22/3/16

23/03/2016

'Last week following the hand in for the club's Annual Competitions, member Dave Thompson gave an interesting demonstration on the blending of two photographs to create a montage. Dave demonstrated his method in cutting out part of one image and then preparing a second background in which to place the cut out. His presentation was enjoyed by both beginners and the more advanced.
The next meeting on Tuesday 29th March will see members efforts on the Image Edit Exercise on the image handed out in January. Should be fun.
There is no meeting at Lanark on Tuesday 5th April.
At the meeting on 12the April the theme will be 'Something or someone you love'. Have fun with this one.'

Tuesdays Meeting 15/3/16 - Scottish Photographic Circle's annual exhibition

18/03/2016

'Last Tuesday members welcomed Douglas Harris who gave a presentation and display of the accepted entries in the Scottish Photographic Circle's annual exhibition.
Many first class and inspiring photographs were on display and the comments by Douglas were interesting and informative.
Note that Tuesday 22/3/16t is the hand in night for the Annual Competitions. Help will be given to anyone needing help with their entry, eg. basic adjustments or sizing.
Reminder that there will be no meeting on Tuesday 5th April as the Hall is being used for Church use.

The meeting on Tuesday 29th March will see members efforts on the Image Edit Exercise on the image handed out in January. Should be fun.'

Indoor Photography - Tuesdays Meeting 8/3/16

09/03/2016

'Last week the club held a 'Theme' night the subject being 'Indoors'. Nine members participated showing upwards of 50 images, most meeting the subject criteria, and all of which led to an interesting and entertaining evening.

On Tuesday15th March we have a presentation by Douglas Harris showing the entries in this years 'Scottish Photographic Circle' exhibition.

Also note that the following week - 22.03.16 - is the hand in night for the Annual Competitions. Up to six prints and four PDI's per member.

We will have a further 'Theme' night on 12th April. The subject, chosen by our youngest member, will be 'Some Thing or Someone that you love'.

John Duffy Portfolio

02/03/2016

On Tuesday (1/2/16) members viewed the accepted images in the Glasgow and District Photographic Union 'John Duffy Portfolio'. Of particular interest were the photographs by club members Dave Thompson and Willie Gray.

Please note that we have a Theme on 'Indoors' this coming Tuesday. Also it's only three weeks until we submit entries for our Annual Competitions - Up to six prints and up to four Projected Images per member. Hoping for a good entry.

The Scottish Life Trophy Competition involving ourselves, Carluke, Biggar, Clydesdale and Lesmahagow, is being hosted by Carluke on Friday first. The meeting is in St Andrerws Church, Mount Stewart Street starting at 7.30pm.

What's on

28/02/2016

The next meeting , on Tuesday 1st March will be the viewing of the Glasgow and District Photographic Union 'Joh Duffy Portfolio'.

Meeting 16/2/16 Presentation on 3D by Jess Graham

25/02/2016

Last week members enjoyed a night with a difference. The club welcomed Jess Graham an accomplished photographer who runs several local workshops on digital photography.

Jess gave a short presentation on three dimensional photography and then led members in a workshop creating 3D images from a selection of images and material supplied by her. The evening was both interesting and informative but most of all it was good fun and a change from the normal.


Next Week it is intended to have an image appraisal evening with suggested improvements where appropriate. Any member, particularly the new members, should bring along any images they wish advice on.

Meeting 16/2/16 3D Presentation by Jess Graham

25/02/2016

Members enjoyed a night with a difference. The club welcomed Jess Graham an accomplished photographer who runs several local workshops on digital photography.
Jess gave a short presentation on three dimensional photography and then led members in a workshop creating 3D images from a selection of images and material supplied by her.
The evening was both interesting and informative but most of all it was good fun and a change from the normal

Next Week (23/2/16) It is intended to have an image appraisal evening with suggested improvements where appropriate. Any member, particularly the new members, should bring along any images they wish advice on.

Meeting on 9/2/16 - Presentation by Jim Allan

25/02/2016

Last week members welcomed Jim Allan from Alba Camera Club who gave a presentation consisting of a number of audio visual shows he has produced over the past few years.

Jim's shows were very varied and took us all over Scotland and part of the north of England. Some of the shows from Glasgow and Edinburgh concentrated on street scenes and people and gave a flavour of the culture of the cities. His show on Beamish Museum was particularly interesting and had been prepared following three separate visits to the site.
Members enjoyed a very entertaining evening.


Next Tuesday we have Jess Graham visiting and giving a demonstration on 3 D Photography. Jess has asked that as many members as possible bring along a laptop as part of the session will be practical

3rd League Results

03/02/2016

'Last Tuesday the final Internal League Competitions were held and were judged in-house by member David Thompson who gave a thorough and fair critique on all the entries. Dave also demonstrated the improvements he was suggesting to some of the images using the clubs digital equipment and software. This proved most interesting and helpful to all present.

Rosemary Leishman won the Beginners Projected Image section with three images of the windfarm at Forth. Her images were all taken during one of the few dry frosty days we have had this winter and were well executed.

In the Advanced Projected Image section Bob Arnott won with his image 'Evening at Hopeman'. Three members shared second place, Willie Gray with 'Siting Tight', Robert Wilson with 'Winter Trees' and Bob Arnott with 'Evening Pasture'.

The Print competition was won by Willie Gray with 'Fishermen at Elgol'. Bob Arnott was second with 'Winter on Rannoch' and Willie also gained third place with 'House and Hills'.

The winners of the Internal League Competitions for this session are as follows:-

Beginners Projected Digital Image League - Rosemary Leishman.

Advanced Projected Digital Image League - Robert Wilson.

Advanced Print League - Willie Gray.

Congratulations to all winners and thanks to all members who participated over the whole session.

The next meeting on 16th February will be an introduction to Three Dimensional Photography presented by Jess Graham.

Past and Present

28/01/2016

'Last week members enjoyed an excellent presentation entitled 'Past and Present' given by Hunter Kennedy from Carluke Camera Club.
Hunter displayed photographs which spanned approximately the last 40 years from his days producing prints using chemicals in a darkroom until now when all his work is done with the modern digital process.
The photographs from both eras were inspiring. Throughout the presentation he gave advice on ways to achieve better photographs using his own prints to illustrate this and his approach and methods. This proved very interesting and informative to both beginners and advanced members alike and all can learn from it.
This coming Tuesday (2/2/16) we have the final leg of this years League Competitions. Judge will be our own Dave Thompson. Should time permit we need to select our entry for the 6 Way Scottish Life Competition being hosted this year by Carluke on Friday 4th March.

4 Way Inter club Competition

20/01/2016

Last week Lanark hosted the Annual 4 Way Print Competition with Carluke, Hamilton and Motherwell Camera Clubs. The judge for the evening was My Peter Paterson, FRPS. MPAGB. form Edinburgh Photographic Society. The result was a resounding and justified win by Carluke Camera Club who scored a total of 175 points. Hamilton were second with 159 points and Motherwell and Lanark shared third and last place with 149 points each. It was an enjoyable evening shared by members of all clubs and the judge's critique was both interesting and informative.

On Tuesday26th we have a presentation by Hunter Kennedy from Carluke. I'm not exactly sure what Hunter is going to speak on but I can assure you, from past experience, it will be good.

3rd league Hand in and Video Tutorials

13/01/2016

'Last week following the hand-in of prints and digital images for the next Internal League Competition members viewed a number of tutorial videos on digital software techniques. These were directed more to newcomers to digital processing and were based mostly on adjustments to contrast and colour balance.

Next Tuesday (19th January) we have visitors from Carluke, Hamiton and Motherwell. Prompt attendance at 7.30pm would be appreciated.

Tuesdays Meeting

07/01/2016

'On Tuesday last members were entertained to a number of Audio Visual shows provided by members Dave Thompson, Steve Alexander and Bob Arnott. ...more

Happy New Year 2016

04/01/2016

Welcome to Lanark Camera Club's new website. Please note that on Tuesday first we have an Audio Visual Night. Hopefully Steve, Dave and myself will have something interesting to show you. ...more