Programme

Throughout the year we offer a packed programme of events comprising, competitions, workshops, and shared learning, the Club also maintains a profile on the national circuit, achieving regular acceptances into the Scottish Photographic Federation competitions.
The programme for the 2017-18 season is set out below and can be uploaded here
Programme 2017 - 2018
Schedule
DATE MEETING COMPETITION HAND IN
31 Aug Open evening - Introduction to photography - BM
7 Sept Induction evening. How to look after your camera - JF
14 Sept Assignment 1 brief – Long exposure – RS

Macro workshop – AB
21 Sept Still life workshop – to be held at the Alford Heritage Museum – LG, AK
28 Sept Invited speaker, Graham Dargie - Commercial photography and Speedlights
5 Oct SPF / Salon / PAGB - approach to judging and scoring, Allan Gawthorpe Assignment 1 - Long Exposure (digital)


1st Club Monthly competition


Orkney exchange (digital)
12 Oct Assignment 1 - Long Exposure - feedback - internal judge - RS SPF (digital)
19 Oct Club Competition results - external judge Allan Gawthorpe
Sat 21 Oct Bennachie workshop practical workshop for member of the public - Bennachie Visitor Centre
26 Oct Portrait workshop - LG
2 Nov "Ask the Panel" - DS, RS, BH 2nd Club monthly competition
Sun 5 Nov Bonfire Night (TBC)
9 Nov Photographing wildlife with trail cameras - Rose Toney, North East Scotland Camera Trapping
16 Nov Laptop evening, Photoshop layers - BM
Sat 18 Nov (tbc) Christmans Fair - LS
23 Nov Club competition results - external judge - Howard Kennedy
30 Nov Invited Speaker - Andy Hayes, Wildlife and Avaition Club Portrait competition (digital)
7 Dec Invited speaker - Ian Cameron, landscape photographer Deeside / Donside (digital)
14 Dec Assignment 2 Brief - Macro - AB

Portrait competition results - internal judge - BP

Social evening
21 Dec Christmas holidays - no meeting
28 Dec Christmas holidays - no meeting
4 Jan "It's a Knockout" - light-hearted print competition - bring one mounted print not seen previously - DV 3rd Monthly club competition


Assignment 2 - Macro (digital)
11 Jan Orkney exchange - annual friendly competition - RG PAGB small club
18 Jan Club competition results - external judge - David Hendry
SPF Print
25 Jan Assignment 2 - Macro -  feedback - internal  judge AB
1 Feb Deeside / Donside exchange evening. Meeting at Donside CC, in Alford - External judge needed 4th Monthly club competition
8 Feb Assignment 3 brief - Diptych - two views of one subject - JF
15 Feb Club Competition results. External judge - Ian McCurrach
22 Feb 10 Images - present a subject of your choice with only 10 still images - JF Assignment 3 - Diptych (digital)
1 Mar Invited speaker - Al Buntin's - Composite images
8 mar Assignment 3 - Diptych - feedback - internal judge JF 5th Monthly club competition
15 Mar Practical session - follow-on from Al Buntin's visit - AD Grampian Eye (Digital)


Scottish Salon (Digital and Print)
22 Mar Club competition results. External judge - Andy Hayes
Image of the year (Digital)
29 Mar Sports night - BM Quaich competition - Ancient and Modern
5 Apr Image of the year - External judge - Kevin McIntosh
12 Apr Malcolm Scott Quaich, Subject - Ancient and Modern - internal judge - BP
19 Apr AGM - opportunity to shape the club
26 Apr Social evening and prize giving
12 May Grampian Eye - Hosted by Westhill CC

Venue - Robert Gordon University, Sir Ian Wood Building, Garthdee

9.30 am for a 10 am start. Judge - Malcolm McBeath from Kirriemuir