Martin’s the Top Dog.

Buddy the Pup
“Buddy the Pup” – the trophy winner from Martin Clark

And so, at last, we’ve held our first formal photo competition since the re-start of the club back in September. A good number of club members came together in our new and larger venue to hear our judge, Stephen Philips from Bearsden and Milngavie Camera Club, present his comments and scores on our 1st Open Competition images.

A great variety of topics were on show including sport, landscapes, table-top and portraiture. Talented new member, Ian Mortimer, took first place in not one but both of the print sections, winning with a wedding portrait in the Mono section and a nature print of a feeding heron for the top Colour print. However, it was superb projected image of a young dog by Martin Clark that took the judge’s eye for the award of the overall trophy – a portrait of “Buddy the Pup”. Continue reading “Martin’s the Top Dog.”

Locked down but not out

Fiona Wallace tells us how the Kilmaurs Club has coped with a year of restrictions

Martin Clark scooped the top award in November’s Competition with “Zaha Cyclist in the Storm”.

Like many clubs and societies, Kilmaurs Photographic Club has been hit fairly hard by the various restrictions over the past year.   With the first lockdown bringing an abrupt halt to the 2020 season, members found themselves not just unable to get to meetings but so many of their regular photo haunts were now out of bounds. Taking new images almost overnight became a considerable challenge.  Those lucky enough to have beauty spots on their doorsteps within the travel restrictions fared slightly better, but all in all, the situation has meant that the majority of members were left clicking their heels rather than their shutters, certainly as far as outdoor photography was concerned.

Undaunted, some members ventured into new indoor projects such as product photography, while others found a new interest in still life and tabletop photography.  For others, it was rediscovering the beauty in the flowers and wildlife in their own garden. Continue reading “Locked down but not out”

Season 2021-22 – Club Meetings Restart

Kilmaurs Photographic Club will resume normal Monday evening meetings at the Masonic Lodge in Kilmaurs starting 13th September 2021 at 7:30 pm. 

We look forward to welcoming all members back to the club for the coming season. Our Syllabus Secretary Alan Stewart has been working hard and has produced a varied programme. The syllabus is available here for your information.

There will be some changes to our meetings to accommodate the current Covid situation. In particular, meetings will now take place in the big hall at the Masonic Club to give us more space and assist any members who still wish to practice social distancing. All other changes are being communicated to members and will also be posted on this website. Further information is available here.

This YouTube video shows the new alternative access route into the Hall without entering the bar area.

The resumption of “NORMAL SERVICE” has been a long time coming and it will be great to meet up with you all on the 13th September.

Catchlight: to boldly go …….Colin Robinson

Action from a GHA fixture
Action from a GHA fixture – great image by Colin

I am not given to using Americanisms and the word “awesome!” usually just irritates me  (Fiona Wallace reports). But a couple of weeks ago I had good reason to see why our cousins across the Pond are so fond of it when it is merited. And what merited it on this occasion was my visit to Colin and Joyce Robinson.  By the power of inter-galactic travel (or at least a ramshackle auld Toyota Previa from home to Kilmaurs) let me take you to this final frontier. Cue Gene Roddenberry titles: Continue reading “Catchlight: to boldly go …….Colin Robinson”