Welcome

Welcome to Kirriemuir Photography Club

Kirriemuir Photography Club was formed in 2015 and aims to encourage and improve members’ photography through workshops, discussions and practical sessions.  Since then, membership has grown to over 50 members with a broad range of age, gender and ability.  The club aims to welcome everyone with an interest in this fascinating hobby who would like to improve their skills and enjoy the company of other photographers.

2018 – 2019 Session

The club meets every second Wednesday evening from September to April.  Meetings are held in the Northmuir Hall where meetings start at 7:30 pm and finish at 9:30 pm.

The 2018 – 2019 season began on Wednesday 5th September 2018 and the full program for the coming year is available on our Syllabus Page

Visitors are welcome on any club night when you’ll receive a warm welcome whatever you level of ability.  Everyone at the club is keen to know how to take better photographs and we learn from each other in a friendly and relaxed atmosphere, so don’t hesitate to come along and check out what we get up to.

Meetings

Meetings 7.30pm every 2nd Wednesday
Northmuir Hall,
Sheilhill Road,
Northmuir

Syllabus

You can use the Options below to filter this listing or to look back to previous events.

  • Wed
    09
    Jan
    2019
    7:30 pmNorthmuir Hall
    • Our informal Knockout Competition starts the New Year in an informal way.  Good fun and a popular night.
    • Submission deadline date for entries to the Open Competition which takes place on 6th February.
  • Wed
    23
    Jan
    2019
    7:30 pmNorthmuir Hall
    • Award winning professional photographer, Jeremy Walker, will give a presentation of his work.
  • Wed
    06
    Feb
    2019
    7:30 pmNorthmuir Hall
    • Guest judge Roy Robertson will judge Divisions 1 and 2 for our Open Competition
  • Wed
    20
    Feb
    2019
    7:30 pmNorthmuir Hall
    • Renowned Landscape, Sports and Fine Art Photographer David Lowe, completes his latest Scottish Tour with this evening's presentation of his work at Kirriemuir.  Not to be missed - invite your friends!
    • Check out some of David's work at http://www.davidlowepics.com/
  • Wed
    06
    Mar
    2019
    7:30 pmNorthmuir Hall
    • A demonstration workshop on how to tackle Portraits and Lighting.
    • Division 3 images for the Open Competition will be judged by one of our own club members.
    • Submission deadline date for entries to  Print of the Year and Digital Image of the Year competitions.
  • Wed
    20
    Mar
    2019
    7:30 pmNorthmuir Hall
    • A selection of members will give a variety of Short Presentations on a subject of their choice.
    • There will also be Demonstration Workshops on Mount Cutting and Framing.
  • Wed
    03
    Apr
    2019
    7:30 pmNorthmuir Hall
    • Guest judge Steve Whittaker will judge these two new competitions for 2019, selecting the very best of your work across the year.
  • Wed
    17
    Apr
    2019
    7:30 pmNorthmuir Hall
    • The Annual General Meeting will be followed by an Exhibition of Members' images from throughout 2018 - 2019.
  • Wed
    24
    Apr
    2019
    7:00 pmKirriemuir Golf Club
    • Come and enjoy dinner together as we recap on the year and announce the annual awards for 2018 - 2019.
    • Please arrive at 7.00 pm for the annual club photograph.  Dinner is served at 7.30 pm.

Competitions

This page outlines competition procedures and guidelines as well as information concerning submission of images to the Competition Secretary.  This information is referred to on the final pages of the club’s printed annual Syllabus which is issued to all members upon payment of annual club fees. As competition rules may change from time to time, those listed below should be taken as current when entering club competitions.

General Information

Images entered must be entirely the work of the photographer.  Image manipulation is permitted and images submitted for competitions must have been taken within 2 years of the competition date.

Competition Divisions: Club Competitions are divided into three general divisions depending on the experience of the member.  New members are permitted to enter initially for the division they consider most suited to them, however they may be requested to submit at a different level for later entries.

  • Division 1:   This division is intended to include members with some years of photographic knowledge and experience.
  • Division 2:   Division 2 is for those who recognise that, whilst they do have some photographic experience, they do not yet consider themselves at Division 1 level of knowledge and ability.
  • Division 3:   Division 3 will be reintroduced this year for those who feel that they are not yet at Division 2 level. Division 3 competitions will be held separately as part of regular meetings to allow members to gain competition experience and will be judged by a division 1 member of our own club.

Division1 entries will be judged on the basis of mounted prints (see details below), each of which should be accompanied by an associated digital image file in JPEG format for projection on competition nights.

Division 2 and Division 3 entries should ONLY be submitted as digital image files for projection, and mounted prints are not required.

Knockout Competitions

Members are invited to submit either two or four images as jpeg digital image files on any subject of their choice. This is necessary as images are judged in pairs by members present on the night, with the more popular image going through to the next round.

Themed Competitions

Members are invited to submit a maximum of two images, in the division formats specified above. Themes and dates for these competitions are contained in the Syllabus section of the website and in the printed Syllabus booklet.  Members should take careful note of the submission dates for entries which are always some weeks in advance of the competition dates.  Themed competitions will be judged separately for each Division.

Mounted Prints ( Division 1 )

In the case of Division 1 entries, printed images should be fixed to a mount and held firmly in place with mounting tape.  Mounts should be no larger than 500mm x 400mm and prints must be no smaller than A5.

Each print should have an appropriate title on the back of the mount at the TOP LEFT CORNER.  In order that the mount can be reused, titles should be written in pencil.  There should be no other markings on the mount.  The competitor’s name or club membership number should NOT be written on the mount.

Mounted Prints should be submitted to the Competition Secretary by the requested date along with:

  1. A Competition Entry Form with the competitor’s name and title of the image.     and . . .
  2. An associated Digital Image File (see below), sent by email to the Competition Secretary.  Every email will be acknowledged. If this is not received within 48 hours, it is the entrant’s responsibility to double check their entry has been safely received.

Note :  The club will make every effort to look after mounted prints submitted to competitions and has purchased special equipment for the safe storage and transport of members’ entries to Division 1.  Regretably however the club cannot ultimately be held responsible for any damage or loss may may occur.

Digital Images for Projection

All Digital Image Files, for all divisions, should be submitted to the Competition Secretary as JPEG email attachments of image size no larger than 10Mb per image, together with details of the competitor’s name and the title of the image.   Images should be no more than 1600 pixels horizontally or 1200 pixels vertically.  This is the maximum size set by the SPF and has now been adopted by the club. To comply with this standard,  your entry should be resized if necessary, so that it fits within a rectangle of 1600 pixels by 1200 Pixels.

Every email will be acknowledged by return. If this is not received within 48 hours, it is the entrant’s responsibility to double check their images have been safely received.

As stated above, Mounted Prints should be accompanied by a completed Competition Entry Form:

Click Here to open the Competition Entry Form

For general guidance on how to submit your competition entries, we now have a PDF document to read in conjunction with the procedures laid out above.

Click Here to Open the Competition Submission Information Leaflet

If you do not have familiar software with which to resize your images, the link below will open a PDF document on the use of Microsoft Paint which has a basic resize option.

Click Here to open ‘Using Windows ‘Paint’ to Resize an Image’

Contact Info

If you have general enquiries concerning Kirriemuir Photography Club, please contact the Club Secretary below.

Committee Members 2018 – 2019

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Alistair Carrie

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Alan Edwards

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Elma Sim

elma@kirriemuirphotographyclub.org

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Ian Cobb

Ian@kirriemuirphotographyclub.org

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Malcolm McBeath

malcolm@kirriemuirphotographyclub.org

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Heather Ray

heather@kirriemuirphotographyclub.org

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Michael Visocchi

michael@kirriemuirphotographyclub.org

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Bill Allan

bill@kirriemuirphotographyclub.org

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Lorna McWilliam

lorna@kirriemuirphotographyclub.org

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Jim Miller

jim@kirriemuirphotographyclub.org

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Brian Forsyth

Brian@kirriemuirphotographyclub.org

Join Us

Annual Membership Fees.

The annual membership fee for 2018 – 2019 will again be £30 per member,  payable in September 2018.

Membership fees go towards the cost of the running and ongoing development of the club.  This covers major items such as accommodation costs,  speakers’ and competition judges’ expenses as well as the purchase of display boards, lighting and other equipment which the club will require as it meets the demands of a successful and enjoyable organisation for its members.

 

Links

Club Contact Details

Address:

Northmuir Hall
Shielhill Road
Northmuir
Kirriemuir

Directions to Northmuir Hall

An interactive map is also available by clicking the ‘MAP’ link at the foot of this page.

Club Constitution

Map

Meetings 7.30pm every 2nd Wednesday
Northmuir Hall,
Sheilhill Road,
Northmuir