SYLLABUS 2017-2018


05 Oct 2017 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.
12 Oct 2017 Subject: What do those camera settings mean? This interactive presentation will help new members get a better understanding of the different camera modes and settings including fully automatic, shutter, aperture and program modes, and what is ISO and white balance.
Speaker: Bernie Clark (club member)
19 Oct 2017 Subject: Photography experiences (including wedding photography)
Speaker: Darren Mitchell (local photographer)
26 Oct 2017 Subject: An introduction to competitions and how to prepare for them.
Speaker: Campbell Skinner (club member)
02 Nov 2017 7 days of pictures by members: Each member is asked to bring along 7 images. 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.
9 Nov 2017 Subject: Introduction to photo editing. Bring your laptop. Basic skills, straightening, cropping, exposure highlights, saturation, selective adjustments.
Speaker: Ross Cameron (club member)
Hand in night for first monthly competition:
Digital: Any subject
Prints: Any subject
16 Nov 2017 Presidents Evening:  Club president Campbell Skinner presents his ’40 years of Photography’
23 Nov 2017 Review of the 2017 Scottish Photography Federation (SPF) digital and print portfolios (which features images from club members).
30 Nov 2017 First monthly competition.
Judge: TBC
07 Dec 2016 GDPU League Battle: Eastwood Photographic Society v Greenock CC (away) Photo night (for members not travelling to Eastwood)
14 Dec 2017 Christmas Social evening
21 Dec 2017 Christmas break
21 Dec 2017 Christmas break
04 Jan 2018 Christmas break
11 Jan 2018 TBC
18 Jan 2018 GDPU League Battle: Greenock CC v Dalry CC (home)
Hand in night for second monthly competition:
Digital: I was there
Prints: Any subject
25 Jan 2018 Subject: Introduction to Studio Techniques. Learn how to light your subjects and get those perfect shots.
Speaker: Ken McArthur (Professional Photographer)
01 Feb 2018 Second monthly competition. Judge: Marc McColl (Ayr Photographic Society)
02 Feb 2018 George Simpson Memorial Trophy. This year Inverclyde host the competition at the Pirrie Hall, Greenock
08 Feb 2018 Subject: Creative Portraiture. Learn how you can put a twist on the normal and help your images stand out.
Speaker: Fiona Brims (Professional Photographer) 
15 Feb 2018 Black and White night. Members are invited to bring along 6 of their black and white photographs to show and discuss.
22 Feb 2018 GDPU League Battle: Beith CC v Greenock CC (away) Photo night (for members not travelling to Beith)
01 Mar 2018 Digital or prints on a theme.
Hand in night for third monthly competition:
Digital: Any subject
Prints: Morning Light
Hand in night for the Second Chance competition
08 Mar 2018 Second chance competition.  Judges:  John Johnston, Ken McArthur, Campbell Skinner & Angus Campbell Preparing for the annual print competition.
15 Mar 2018 Third monthly competition
Hand in night for the Annual Digital competition
22 Mar 2018 Award winning nature photographer Mark Medcalf joins us to share his experience and expertise.
Hand in night for the Annual Print competition
29 Mar 2018 Annual digital competition
Judge: Fiona Brims (Professional Photographer) 
05 Apr 2018 Practical night out
12 Apr 2018 Annual print competition
Judge: A lover of print, esteemed photographer Peter De Marco (Eastwood PS) judges our final competition of the season.
19 Apr 2018 AGM
 28_Apr_2018 End of season annual dinner & prize giving.

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