Summer Shorts

Photo by Martin Clark

With the summer recess now in full swing, Fiona Wallace is devoting her time to her “summer shorts” – no, not an attempt to rival Jim Stevenson, the undisputed shorts king, but shorter articles for the website only. The first of these looks at possibly the Marmite of photography genres – Portraiture.

 A portrait of the artists … Continue reading “Summer Shorts”

Summer Strolls

Alan Stewart’s image taken on the Monday Meander to Glasgow riverside

With the main meeting season now finished, many members of Kilmaurs Photographic Club have already turned their attention to the schedule for this summer’s Monday evening mini-excursions. Dubbed the Monday Meanders, these are essentially social outings to various locations within a thirty mile radius of Kilmaurs, but with the intention of taking photos along the way. The informality of the event allow people to wander to whatever section of the venue as they want and take photos at leisure. Continue reading “Summer Strolls”

Annual General Meeting – Trophy Presentation

Main Club League winner Jim Stevenson receives his trophy – the Robinson Trophy – from Joyce Robinson

The Annual General Meeting of Kilmaurs Photographic Club took place on Monday 15th April.  President Bill Stitt welcomed members to the meeting before getting down to the evening’s business.

Said Bill: “It has been a good year for the club and this is great to see. We are a small club but I think that we have managed to punch well above our weight. We have also managed to attract new members and that is a healthy sign.” Continue reading “Annual General Meeting – Trophy Presentation”

Hardy Annuals

Joanna Myszkowska’s winning colour print, “Skagsanden”
Joanna Myszkowska’s winning colour print, “Skagsanden”

Entries at Kilmaurs PC were once again well up for the club Annual competition, when a total of 130 high calibre images were presented across the three categories – mono prints, colour prints and digitally projected images. The judge for the event was Colin McLatchie from Eastwood Photographic Society. Continue reading “Hardy Annuals”

Pie in the sky? …….. Part 1

Stenhouse Reservoir. Image courtesy of Ian Muir Photography
Stenhouse Reservoir. Image courtesy of Ian Muir Photography

With rapidly falling prices, easy availability and diminishing size putting drones firmly on many Christmas wish-lists, the big question remains: can they be used in photography both safely and without causing harm or annoyance to others? In this two-part article Fiona Wallace takes a look at these gadgets to see what the situation is. Continue reading “Pie in the sky? …….. Part 1”

Pie in the sky? …….. Part 2

Sunset  over St Abb’s Head. Also courtesy of Ian Muir Photography
Sunset over St Abb’s Head. Also courtesy of Ian Muir Photography

Taking stills with drones: the practicalities

After you are sure you are ready to use the drone for photography there are some aspects that need to be mentioned. We have a large amount of functionality on our DSLRS – aperture, shutter speed, focal length etc. – but are these available on drone cameras?   Like camera equipment in general, how much you’re prepared to spend usually determines the quality of camera on-board.  Continue reading “Pie in the sky? …….. Part 2”

A Whiter Shade of Pale

1 Rannoch Icy Morning
Rannoch Icy Morning, taken by Dale Powell. Colour and texture give this image a life, especially over the foreground.

Winter is upon us, and rather than out our feet up, many at Kilmaurs Photographic Club are taking to the great outdoors to capture the wealth of photo opportunities the season brings. Fiona Wallace dons her big coat and trips a light fandango off to see what photographers can expect from this coldest of seasons.

Winter is an interesting season and of course is associated with snow. While we don’t get the white stuff for months on end, we do get enough of it to make us ooh and ahhh at how pretty our native landscape is when under a white blanket.  That is, of course, before we curse at it for disrupting our daily lives.  But love it or hate it, many of us will have the camera out to capture the moments of winter glory, whether it be an artistic shot or a quick snap on the phone camera.  So how do we get the best out of our snow shots? Continue reading “A Whiter Shade of Pale”

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. Continue reading “Class Act”