Friday, 7 September, 2018 - 22:23
I would like to welcome everyone to another season with Musselburgh Camera Club. Thank you to all who came along to this week’s opening night, especially to the potential new members who I hope we can make feel at home. If you signed up to follow the club on the web site and received this post as an email message, congratulations. It worked!
The season didn’t start without its teething troubles, and unfortunately the wrong version of the syllabus was printed. If you are wondering what the actual 2018-2019 syllabus looks like, click here for a copy.
You can print this out for yourself, and I’ll also bring some copies along next week. You will notice our first 4-way competition takes place on 1st November. This is happening early in the season, just like last year, so I would urge everyone to find your best images and email them to George to help the club. You don’t need to wait until the competition submission date. In fact, the submission date for the digital images competition is just 2 weeks away, so you’ll need to start looking for good images anyway.
Talking of competitions, here is a copy of the guide to club competitions I handed out to new members during the opening night.
Some announcements of photographic opportunities coming up soon (click for more details):
- The Battle of Prestonpans reenactment takes place on 15-16 September 2018. There is a parade at 10am on Saturday, and the main event takes place from 11am to 5pm both days. The battle starts at 3pm.
- Historic Scotland plan to light up Edinburgh Castle in the “Knight at the Castle” event on 5th October 2018.
I look forward to seeing you next week, when we will be inspired by a CD of high quality competition images. Can you guess which one will win…?
Saturday, 25 August, 2018 - 10:43
The summer has gone by so quickly! I look forward to seeing you all at our opening night at 7:30pm at the Fisherrow Centre on Thursday, 6th September 2018. There is a draft syllabus on the web site (being finalized by Jack as I write this).
In the meantime, the club has a stand at the Musselburgh Communities Day Event, taking place from 11am to 3pm next Saturday, 1st September 2018 at the Brunton Hall. Please come along for a chat. There will be many other clubs and organisations there. Stephen and I would also be grateful for volunteers willing to help look after the stand for short periods.
Monday, 20 August, 2018 - 13:00
Saturday, 11 August, 2018 - 11:47
Martin and Helen Lunden have a set of external computer speakers they no longer need and are offering to club members. They also have some unwanted copies of “Outdoor Photography”. If you are interested please contact Martin at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Sunday, 15 July, 2018 - 19:19
The club has been made aware of the 2018 “Zero Footprints” charity competition, which is looking for entries on the theme of the environment, the climate and our impact on it. There is an entry fee of £5 to enter one image or £15 to enter up to 4 images in each of 3 categories. Click the following link for details:
The closing date is 15th August 2018, so there is hardly time to book a holiday to an exotic location to capture the kind of images they are looking for, but perhaps you already have something in your collection, or you can find something closer to home?
P.S. We successfully transferred the library exhibition from Prestonpans to Craigmillar this weekend. It’s looking good. Click here for the dates and locations if you would like to see it for yourself.
Saturday, 23 June, 2018 - 12:20
A new exhibition will open on Friday 6th July entitled Musselburgh- the cradle of golf outlining the important contribution Musselburgh & it’s people played in the development of the game of golf. This exhibition is supported by East Lothian council, Musselburgh’s Common Good Fund, several golf clubs and museums who have loaned items from their own collections, our thanks go to everyone who has helped. Special thanks go to Mungo Park, the great-grandson of Willie Park the first Open Champion who was from Musselburgh, who has been a great help in putting on this exhibition.