SYLLABUS 2016-2017

06 Oct 2016 Opening Night: Welcome, come along and meet existing and new members.  A short talk on the club history, explain syllabus and the ‘Sunday club’).  View members pictures from the summer break.
13 Oct 2016 Social media for photographers:  Introduction to Facebook, Instagram & Flicker and their pros and cons.  Please bring along your laptops for help in areas such setting up a Facebook page, protecting and resizing your images for social media.  Learn about Flickr, a high-quality image display and storage  platform, and Instagram for on the go uploads. Promote your images and get noticed by using  #hashtags.
20 Oct 2016 Lecture 1:
Speaker:   David Ritchie, Milngavie and Bearsden Camera Club
Subject:    A Journey Through My Lens
27 Oct 2016 Lecture on competitions, preparing and sizing images for competitions and calendar shots
03 Nov 2016 New members picture night:  New members are invited to bring along their pictures to show, this would also be a great opportunity for members to share knowledge and ask questions.
10 Nov 2016
  1. Presentation:  Preparing for competitions (Campbell Skinner)
  2. Practical Night:  Photographing food & drink (Practice for the 2nd monthly competition)
16 Nov 2016 Simpson Memorial @ Gryffe Camera Club (Houston); This year Gryffe host the annual Simpson Memorial competition, I’m sure you will agree that all clubs made the effort to attend our event (last year)and it would be nice if we could attend this year in number. We hope to retain the trophy.
17 Nov 2016 Lecture 2:
 Jim Stevenson, Kilmaurs Photographic Club
Subject:    The Camera Never Lies
Hand in night for first monthly competition:
     –  Digital:  Any subject
     –  Prints:   Any subject
24 Nov 2016 7 days of pictures by members:   Each member is asked to bring along 10 pictures taken over the summer break.  They do not have to be on a theme and can be anything you like. Members will be given time to discuss their pictures and ask for feedback if wished.
26 Nov 2016 SPF digital and print portfolio:  A review of this year’s portfolio which features club member images.
01 Dec 2016 First monthly competition.
Judge: Jim Stevenson (Kilmaurs Photographic Club)
08 Dec 2016 Post review of first monthly competition with Photoshop, Lightroom and general comments.
15 Dec 2016 Social evening
22 Dec 2016 Christmas break
29 Dec 2016 Christmas break
05 Jan 2017 GDPU match against Queens Park CC (at home)
12 Jan 2017 Presidents evening (subject to be agreed)
19 Jan 2017 GDPU match against Strathaven (away) / photo night
26 Jan 2017 Review SPF portfolio (digital & print)
Hand in night for second monthly competition:
     –  Digital:  Food and / or drink
     –  Prints:  Any subject
02 Feb 2017 Practical night on studio and image editing. Bring your cameras and accessories and have a go at some studio techniques. It might be something new or you might be an expert.  Either way, it’s sure to be a laugh with everyone having a go as a model.
09 Feb 2017 Second monthly competition:  (Judge to be confirmed)
16 Feb 2017 Post review of second monthly competition with Photoshop, Lightroom and general comments.
23 Feb 2017 Digital or prints on a theme.
Hand in night for third monthly competition:
     –  Digital:  Any subject
     –  Prints:   Architecture
Hand in night for second chance competition
02 Mar 2017 Second chance competition.
Preparing for the annual print competition.
09 Mar 2017 Third monthly competition
Hand in night for annual digital competition
16 Mar 2017 Lecture 4:  Subject TBA
Hand in night for annual print competition
23 Mar 2017 Annual digital competition
30 Mar 2017 Practical night out
06 Apr 2017 Annual print competition
13 Apr 2017 Presentation from SPF & Pre-AGM discussion
20 Apr 2017 AGM
 27_Apr_2017  Annual Dinner

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Last Updated:  6th April 2017