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Snow Trees by Kate Stevenson

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
Nigg Bay by Rodger Shearer
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
Calm by Barrie Mulligan
72nd Street by Barrie Mulligan
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
Trapped by Ian Burke
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
Cluster of shells by Patrick Growdon
Dug and the gramophone by Peter Lawson
Tempting Distraction by Bruce Harley
Who's There by Barrie Mulligan
Piggyback Ride by Craig Graham
Juvenile Robin by Billy Stuart
End of the Line by Ian Burke
Heaven on Earth by Agnes Rekasi
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
Focus by Barrie Mulligan
Eye of the tiger by Barrie Mulligan
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

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, 05/10/2020

John McVie - "Traveller's Trails and Tribulations"

John is Vice-President of Dumfries Camera Club and President of the Scottish Photographic Federation with DPAGP, APAGB and EFIAP distinctions.

He's predominantly a print worker and started off back in the darkroom days, although now all of his work (prints and projected images) is produced digitally. He has been a keen supporter of national and international salons and exhibitions over the years as well as exhibiting locally. "Having the attention span of a gnat" (his quote!) he tends to become easily bored so doesn't concentrate on any one particular type of photography. Instead he'll have a go at most subjects and techniques and particularly enjoy working on panels of pictures based on a theme.

Since retiring, however, he's had the opportunity to travel fairly widely to a range of places he had never previously dreamt of to further his hobby e.g Cuba, Sri Lanka, Vietnam, Cambodia, Burma, China.and India. In September 2017 he undertook a trip to the Hill Tribes of North Vitenam and Halong Bay, and most recently (February 2020) he travelled to Recife in Brazil for the build up to Carnival.

 

Hand-in Internal Competition 1 - Digital 1

This is the hand-in date for the first internal competition of the season. It's a digital image only competition. Images should be submitted to the club's website by midnight on the 5th but can be submitted at any time up to 8 weeks before that.To submit images for the competition login to the Members page on the website and click on "My Images" in the left hand menu. Follow the instructions on the "My Images" page to submit an image for the competition. Full details of the rules for submitting images for internal competitions can be found on the Information page of the website. 

Mon, 12/10/2020

David Queenan - "Time for Photography"

David is a freelance graphic designer and photographer based in central Scotland. He credits the use of Photoshop in his career as a graphic artist with rekindling the passion for photography that began while studying for a degree in Graphic Design. He now shoots mainly Scottish landscapes. He has been commended in the Scottish Landscape Photographer of the Year and ‘Take a View’ Landscape Photographer of the Year competitions, and won the Scottish Nature Photography Awards in 2015. Here’s a link to David’s website where you can view his gallery of images: https://dqphotography.com/

Mon, 19/10/2020

Campbell Skinner - "Sports & Events Photography"

Campbell is a Greenock born and based award winning photographer. His interest in the different areas of photography include local scenes, Scotland, nature, sport and abstract Photography. He believes that photography is fun, it’s creative and provides memories to treasure that it is always rewarding when others appreciate and enjoy the images you have created. It is all about capturing the moment or creating something different. Here’s a link to Campbells’s website: https://www.campbellskinnerphoto.com/ .

Mon, 26/10/2020

Competition 1 - Digital 1 - 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, 02/11/2020

Damian Shields - "Landscape Work"

Damian acquired his first film camera in 1992 and so began a love affair with the medium. His perseverance subsequently gained his acceptance to the Fine Art Photography department of the Glasgow School of Art. He believes that landscape photography is his nourishment. He loves big weather, standing in fast changing conditions witnessing the drama of nature’s theatre fills him to the brim.

Damian currently resides in North Lanarkshire with his family. When not out shooting the landscape he is deputy picture editor for The Herald & Times group in Glasgow and regularly undertakes commissioned shoots for a variety of clients, including portfolios for Visit Scotland.  Damian is also a regular contributor to several photographic/outdoor magazines and his work has been widely published. Here’s a link to Damian’s website: https://damianshields.photoshelter.com/index .