Class Act

1 Shadow Play - image by Martin Clark
Shadow play. Doug Allan in full (ice) flow at Kilmaurs Photographic Club’s keynote talk. Image by Martin Clark

If the early weeks of the new year are anything to go by, then this promises to be a bumper year for Kilmaurs Photographic Club.

2019 got off to a rip-roaring start with two highly successful events (Doug Allan’s show and the School’s Photography Competition), both of which have set the bar colossally high for the Kilmaurs club.

The experience of a lifetime

Some 250 people packed the lecture hall at St Joseph’s Academy on Monday 14th to hear our much-anticipated keynote speaker, renowned wildlife cameraman  Doug Allan.

Doug enthralled and entertained in equal measures, and the audience left the auditorium with a huge sense of having witnessed something spectacular.

Doug certainly is a man of many skills and this was apparent in the superb still images and video clips he showed us. The talk centred on his lifetime’s experiences, especially those in Antarctica. But such is the way of this very modest and down-to-earth man, we were left with the distinct impression that as far as he was concerned it was about the wildlife and not him.

Certainly his images presented a wide and varied set of landscapes and creatures. And when seen on the big screen of the auditorium, these most certainly had the WOW factor.