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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?

Sitting Pretty by Clare Harte
Red Kite in the Snow by Clare Harte
A Portrait of ME by Ana Taylor
Follow the Art by Ana Taylor
The assassin by Peter Lawson
Far from home by Peter Lawson
Portrait in gold by Peter Lawson
The Grand Canal by Gordon Kennedy
The Grand Canyon by Gordon Kennedy
Lady in red by Iain Glen
Beinn Alligin by Ross Sutherland
Zoom Zoom by Ross Sutherland
cracked it by Margaret Cefferty
Old Phone box Reinvented by Sandy Calder
Citrus Splash by Sandy Calder
Moody bridges by Hendrik Nahler
Early Autumn in Princes Street Gardens by Maureen O'Neill
Large Red Damselfly by Bruce McDowall
Emerald damselfly (female) by Bruce McDowall
Azure damselflies mating by Bruce McDowall
St. Monans Girl by Bob Anderson
This Is My Town by Sandra Taylor
I want to ride my bicycle by James Wilson
Great Spotted Woodpecker by Martin Ross
Dunnock in the grass by Martin Ross
Living in the Moment by Bruce Harley
Happy Pilgrims at the Golden Temple, Amritsar, India by Bruce Harley
Monks visiting the Ruins of Angkor Thom, Cambodia by Bruce Harley
Redpoll by Ian Cook
Lisbon Street Car by Michael Langton
Squirrel by Michael Langton
Prague Dawn.` by Ian Cook
LIZARD2 by Gordon Cameron
Kenmore Fishing Hut by Graham Young
Chelsea by Iain Glen
Puffin wars by Clare Harte
The Buachaille by Craig Graham
Last of the Autumn sun by Craig Graham
Red Kite by Bob Anderson
Framework by Bob Anderson
Robin by Billy McCourt
Kingfisher in the rain by Billy McCourt
Love Nest by Susan Roberts
Blue Tit Study by Susan Roberts
Clock Tower Circus Lane by Sandy Calder
Back to the future by Ross Sutherland
Tram dodging by Ross Sutherland
Watching by Margaret Cefferty
On the way to market by Bruce Harley
Goldcest by Ian Cook
Stoat. by Ian Cook
About to break off by Maureen O'Neill
Bannockburn House Kitchen by James Wilson
Oh no you don't by Peter Lawson
Welcome to my home by Peter Lawson
Dunstanburgh Castle by Billy Stuart
Sparrowhawk in the Rain by Billy Stuart
Murano Reflections by Gordon Kennedy
Three Bridges by Gordon Kennedy
Sun over the hills by Sandra Taylor
After the rain by Bruce McDowall
Azure damselfly feeding by Bruce McDowall
A Close Encounter by Russell Walker
Little Red by Alasdair Mackenzie
Through the Arch by Sandra Taylor
Snowy Stag by Aileen Louden
Haring Along by Aileen Louden
Kolkata Taxi Rank by Bruce Harley
The Relaxed Otter by Clare Harte
The lady with the skull tattoo by Iain Glen
Look at me by Margaret Cefferty
Bab Example by Bob Anderson
Mouth to mouth by Ian Cook
Open wide by Ross Sutherland
The Palace by Ross Sutherland
Brimstone Butterfly by Gordon Cameron
Wood Duck by Gordon Cameron
Stranded by Kate Stevenson
Emerald Damselfly (Female) by Billy McCourt
Long-tailed Tit by Billy McCourt
White Water by John McKay
White Tailed Eagle by Linda Tailford
Chilled Mists by Susan Roberts
Bullfinch Portrait by Martin Ross
Tree Hugger by Martin Ross
Staying Calm In The Storm by Martin Ross
A Tasty Morsel by Russell Walker
Intense eye contact with a dragonfly by Gaisma Kalna
Autumnal Reflections by Billy Stuart
Dunstanburgh Castle Sunrise by Billy Stuart
Buzz Off It's Mine by Billy Stuart
Azure damselflies mating by Bruce McDowall
Traditional view from the Vennel by Sandy Calder
Stormy Leith Reflections by Sandy Calder
What Big Eyes You Have by Maureen O'Neill
Happiness is - a frozen melon by Alasdair Mackenzie
Moody Leaderfoot Viaduct by Hendrik Nahler
Mill under Prebends Bridge, Durham by Hendrik Nahler
Caithness Icehouse by Lorne Kidd
Dug and the gramophone by Peter Lawson
Tempting Distraction by Bruce Harley
Piggyback Ride by Craig Graham
Juvenile Robin by Billy Stuart
Red Squirrel by Kate Stevenson
Dandelion's last days by Gaisma Kalna
On The Hop by Susan Roberts
Angry Livingston Sky by Graham Carlin
HOVERING HAWKER by Gordon Cameron
argaty red squirrel by Margaret Cefferty
Mobile phone by Gary Fyfe
Steampunk Arch by Gary Fyfe
Deja Vu by Russell Walker
Badger Emerging from Sett by Russell Walker
Daydreaming by Iain Glen
You've got my attention by Clare Harte
Let's go fly a kite by Clare Harte
Breakfast on the fly by Martin Ross
Shapes by Richard Illman
Keeping in touch by Bob Anderson
Festival Fireworks by Bob Anderson
Male emerald damselfly by Bruce McDowall
Puffin & Flowers by Clare Harte
Just Chilling by Gordon Kennedy
Did you say my name by Fiona McGinty
Leith Reflections by Sandy Calder
Leith Reflections by Sandy Calder
Food Fight by Aileen Louden
Path to Enlightenment. by Bruce Harley
Siskin Vs Blue Tit by Ian Cook
We're a couple of swells by James Wilson
Stop the Press by Sandra Taylor
The School Run from the Floating Village by Bruce Harley
Preston Mill reflective by James Wilson
The Approach by Ruta Nicol
Rickshaw for Hire by Bruce Harley
Calcutta Cobbler by Bruce Harley

News

December Facebook Competition Result

Photographers of the month are........ Bruce Harley and Peter Lawson with 13 likes each for their imagesRunners up were Bruce McDowall, Martin Ross and Davy Wright with 9 likes and Bob Hosie with 8 likes. Many thanks to all who posted images and also to those who pressed the like button!

Bruce's image "Winter Sunset - Bathgate hills Jan 2020"

Peter's image "The Altmore"
Membership now open to new members

Livingston Camera Club is now open to new members. If you would like to join head to the Information section of the club website where you will find the application form. Once you fill in your form you will be sent details about payment.

At the moment we are operating as a Zoom-only club and will be doing so until at least January. The fees are £25 per annum with no weekly fee at the moment. However, when we resume at Crofthead, there will be a £2.50 fee on the door at each meeting.

2020-21 Season

The new season is well under way at the moment. The meetings are not what we are used to but are still a good chance to hear great speakers and to meet up with old friends, albeit virtually. We have some great talks lined up for the rest of the season so keep an eye on the programme. 

Looking Ahead ...

Mon, 25/01/2021

Robert Harvey - "Small is Beautiful"

You may recall that Robert presented his talk "Wildlife for All Seasons" at one of our earliest Zoom meetings. Now he's back with his talk "Small is Beautiful".

Macro photography opens up a fascinating world of wildlife, including many subjects close to home. This talk demonstrates techniques for making striking images of butterflies, dragonflies and other insects, orchids and fungi including composition, depth of field and controlling light, as well as how to find and identify the subject.

Here's a link to Robert's website: Natural World Photography: Welcome .

 

Sat, 30/01/2021

SPF Print Championship - closing date

This is a reminder for the External Competitions Secretary

Mon, 01/02/2021

Alan Hewitt - "A Wild Journey - Mirrorless, Portraiture and Context"

Alan is a wildlife photographer, writer and workshop leader based in Northumberland. He is a brand ambassador for FUJIFILM UK – an ‘Official FUJIFILM X Photographer’, and also for specialist camera filter manufacturer, Formatt-Hitech.

His appreciation and fascination of wildlife leads him to document and share the natural world we live in. From his favourite local patch, The Farne Islands, to the birds and mammals of the Masai Mara, he is always amazed by our wildlife.

He is a strong supporter of wildlife and conservation, internationally and throughout the United Kingdom. He is a member and supporter of several conservation organisations who also benefit from his print sales, photography workshops and writing.

Here’s a link to Alan’s website: http://alanhewittphotography.co.uk/.

Mon, 08/02/2021

Members' Portfolio Evening

This replaces our planned Studio Night which obviously can no longer happen! We are going for a Portfolio evening instead where members will share a portfolio/panel of three images via Zoom. The aim of this is to try and present images in a slightly different format. The process of producing a portfolio is very straightforward; the hardest thing is identifying images that work well together. Sandra has produced a set of instructions for doing a portfolio in both Lightroom and Photoshop, these include screenshots to help but you may have to magnify the document to see everything on the screenshot. Like everything in photography the ways she has shown are not the only ways to do this and there may well be better ways available on the internet.

Each of us can prepare a maximum of two portfolios and we will show them in two rounds. If you wish you can explain why you think the images go together and how you found the process of producing the final set.

The instructions for creating a portfolio are available for viewing or downloading on the Documents page of the Members' Information section of the website.

 

Mon, 15/02/2021

Competition 3 - Digital 2 - Results

This is the first competition of the season comprising only digital images. The results from his competition count towards the Annual League Table.The RULES for submitting entries for digital images are available on the Information page of the website. If you want to submit images to this competition go to the Members page of the website, login with your username and password and then select the My Images menu option.If you have previously submitted images onto the website, you can browse through them here and select up to a maximum of four for this competition. If you have yet to submit images to the website select the blue Add Image button and follow the instructions; then select up to a maximum of four for this competition.Digital images or prints submitted to a previous club competition MUST NOT be resubmitted for this competition.

Mon, 22/02/2021

Laurie Campbell - "An Update - New York"

Laurie is one of Scotland's leading natural history and landscape photographers, and his own picture library of over 120,000 images is the most extensive of its kind by any single photographer working in Scotland. He also contributes to three other libraries: NHPA, RSPB IMAGES and GETTY IMAGES. His award winning photographs regularly feature in magazines, books, exhibitions, displays and company reports, and are distributed in a wide range of products from calendars and postcards to mouse-mats and prints.

He regularly revisits the same areas in order to gain in-depth coverage of rare or elusive species such as the golden eagle, and spent over six years photographing these birds for the highly acclaimed book 'Golden Eagles'. However, Laurie does not neglect more commonplace subjects and works just as intensively to find creative and inventive ways of recording them. Most of his work is carried out in the field using 35mm equipment and natural lighting whenever possible. He is dedicated to photographing genuinely wild creatures in their natural habitats.

Laurie is the author of two books - 'The Wildlife Photographs of Laurie Campbell' and 'The RSPB Guide to Bird and Nature Photography', and he has illustrated several others including 'The Great Wood of Caledon', 'The Cairngorm Reindeer', 'Wild Scotland', 'Badgers' and 'Golden Eagles'. His most recent book 'Highlanders' features Scotland's ancient breed of long-haired cattle. Laurie writes regularly for 'Outdoor Photography' (UK) magazine and has appeared in the television programmes 'Wildshots', 'The Photoshow' and 'BG Wildlife Photographer of the Year'. To date he has won 23 awards (including 3 Category Winners) in the prestigious BBC Wildlife Photographer of the Year Competition.

Here's a link to Laurie's website: https://www.lauriecampbell.com/ .