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Welcome to Livingston Camera Club

Based in Livingston, West Lothian, Scotland, the club offers a wide range of activities for photographers of all skill levels.

Although most members are now using digital cameras, all forms of photography are encouraged.

Before you explore the rest of our website, why not take a few moments to view some outstanding images, below, taken by some of our members?

Low Tide at Culross by Adrian Duffy
Sunset bridge by Billy McCourt
Three's a crowd by Gavin Black
Ghost Armada by Gavin Black
Misty Kelpie by Richard McMillan
Linn Jaw Waterfall by Tom Gilland
Common Frogs by Gordon Cameron
Adrian by Gordon Jackson
Light and Shade by Gordon Jackson
Gardens of God by Dean Ogley
Colours of the kestral by Rodger Shearer
Pat by Gary Kerr
The Paper Seller by Jim Hutcheon
Snorting Kelpie by Brian Pearson
Open to the Heavens by Ian Burke
Surfs_Up by Richard McMillan
Winter Fun by Susan Roberts
Beckie by Linda Tailford
The Age Of Steam by Bill Shrive
Aimee by Peter Lawson
Martin by Gordon Jackson
Ollie by Brian Pearson
Melissa by Ruta Nicol
Melissa by Billy McCourt
The Poet by Gavin Black
Arthur by Gavin Black
goldie. by Johnny Edwards
Autumnal Reflections by Kenny McGuckin
Mardi Gras by Kenny McGuckin
Red poppy by Gordon Cameron
Forth Bridge Abstract by Brian Pearson
Misty_Kelpie by Richard McMillan
Camilty Weir by Tom Gilland
Waiting for the bus by Gavin Black
November Rose by Rodger Shearer
Not This Time by Peter Lawson
On The Telephone Darling by Peter Lawson
Trance by Peter Lawson
Angular angler by Brian Pearson
Misty Tranquility by Ronnie Taylor
Inner_Hebrides by Richard McMillan
Eilean_Donan_Castle by Richard McMillan
White Water by Kenny McGuckin
Wild sea eagle, Mull by Billy McCourt
Red Arrows by Bill Shrive
Grand Mosque Reflection by Ronnie Taylor
Gull by Ronnie Taylor
Firework 2 by Bob Anderson
Firework 1 by Bob Anderson
Bald Eagle profile by Bruce McDowall
Langdale Peaks by Janey Cringean
Grazing Kelpies by Janey Cringean
Restful Loch Restil by Richard McMillan
Olympic Stadium, Berlin by Brian Pearson
Blue by Davy Wright
Edinburgh Sunset by Ian Coyle
Barn Owl on the Hunt by Kenny McGuckin
Catch of the Day by Billy McCourt
Waiting by Peter Lawson
Lighthouse in the Snow by Nils Härtel
Duffus Corner by Jim Hutcheon


Funding Grants

As a community camera club, we are fortunate to get some financial support via a West Lothian Council Community Arts Grant to help in the running of the club.


Introducing our 2016/17 season

Our President, Susan Roberts, welcomed the large number gathered together at Crofthead Farm on the first day of our new season for a "meet and greet" event. She was encouraged to see so many 'kent' faces as well as 17 new members. On display at the event was a selection of members' photos some of which had been included in our annual exhibition which had taken place at the Almondvale Shopping Centre the previous weekend. Clearly, this had been successful enough to encourage so many new members to join the club. Over refreshments existing members introduced themselves to new members with a view to encouraging beginners to photography to take part in club events. Susan also outlined the first few events on this season's Syllabus which she hoped members would find interesting and worthwhile attending. FInally, she introduced her Committee so that new members could put a faces to names.

Club Projects

New members, especially those who are just starting out on the road to more serious photography, may be interested to learn about the club's monthly photography project which takes place on the club's website. This is strictly a members' only project, members of the public will not be able to view any images submitted to a project. It's also a "fun" project; it's not a competition and there are no prizes. Its purpose is to encourage members, especially Beginners, to submit images based on a theme which will change from month to month. And it's also meant to be a challenge for more advanced members to come up with something different. It doesn't matter about the quality of the image - although we hope over time that these will improve with experience. It's more about scanning your catalogue of images for something suitable or perhaps creating something specially to meet the theme.

Submitting images is dead simple. First, login to the Members page and click on My Images in the left hand menu. When the My Images page opens there are full instructions there on how to add an image to the website and how to submit it as an entry in a Club Project. The same process is used to submit images for Competitions and for Members' Galleries.

Why not take a look now at some of the existing projects and view some really great images. Login to the Members page and click on Club Projects.

LCC Tee-shirts and caps

- now available for sale to members. Please speak to a member of the Committee if you would like to order a tee-shirt or a cap. You can view more information about the tee-shirts and caps at the Inch Embroidery website: http://www.inch-embroidery.co.uk/index.php?id=lcc

Members' Galleries

Why not share your experiences with the rest of the club and submit new, replacement or additional images for the Members’ Galleries? Members now have full control of the images they want to include in their galleries. Just click on Members in the menu bar and, after logging in, choose My Images in the left menu list and follow the instructions. It’s dead easy!!

Looking Ahead ...

Mon, 06/03/2017

Lauren MacNeish - "Projects – the importance of personal photography projects and why they should be used"

Her career in photography started in 2009 during her last year of college. She started working in a portrait studio and was there for 2 years. She learnt a lot during these 2 years - primarily, using light creatively - whether that be through natural light or flash. She eventually took over that studio and ran photography workshops in manual photography and creativity.

Her initial attraction with photography was for the journalism side of things –she is passionate about telling stories through photography and recording moments - so, in 2013, she was grateful for an opportunity that came along to work as an editorial photographer. The skills she learnt as an editorial photographer are still key to the photographs that she takes today - with regard to composition and creativity. She then went on to train clients with Fujifilm, which was the beginning of her love for mirrorless system cameras.

She is based near Edinburgh in Scotland and now work for the amazing team at SmugMug. She photographs a bit of everything in her spare time but the 'wanderlust' in her likes to discover new places and she enjoys photographing the sights she sees. She can't imagine a life without photography; it is such a great source of expression and story-telling. The good thing about photography is that you can never know it all and every day sees new challenges, which keeps things fresh and interesting.

Sun, 12/03/2017

Newtongrange 12-way Competition

The annual competition between 12 clubs which takes place at Newtongrange usually on a Sunday. More details to follow.

Mon, 13/03/2017

Themed Competition

Tonight is the results of our Themed Competition. An independent judge will review each image - digital or print - submitted to the competition and award his or her score for the image out of a maximum of 20. Images are split into three categories - Beginner, Intermediate and Advanced.

Unlike our normal digital and print competitions scores awarded do not count towards the annual league table for each category.

Mon, 20/03/2017

Eddie Telford - "Haw Eddie - Whit’s Yer Genre?"

An interesting theme title, indeed! Eddie is a member of Ayr Photographic Society. Although he doesn't have a website of his own you can get a taste of his photographic talents and "genres" by taking a look at his gallery page on the Ayr PS website: http://www.ayrps.com/Usergallery/Eddie%20Telford/index.html . A fascinating collection of images! 

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