Mearns Camera Club – Syllabus 2021-22

Important Note: At the time of publication the intention is for the club to hold the 1st half of the season as a mixture of Zoom, and/or indoors with some outdoor meetings. The 2nd half of the season will hopefully be indoors as normal with face-to-face speakers, again with some outdoor practical meetings with bad weather back-up plans in place. Zoom meetings in the 2nd half may have to be reinstated if necessary.

September 2021

6th  – Opening Night – an informal chance to chat with members old & new

13th – “25 Years of Landscape Photography Technique” – Guy Edwardes (via Zoom)

20th – Member’s Night – seeing member’s digitals of Summer Assignment topics (via Zoom)

27th – Outdoor meeting for low light/ICM/sunset photography.  (Bad weather alternative – most recent 3-Way Competition)


4th  – ‘Street’ photography talk by Graham Youngson (via Zoom)

11th – Open 1 Competition – Judge: David Sadler (via Zoom)

18th – 50th Anniversary Celebration

25th – Outdoor meeting – Light painting with Alan Meek & Colin Davidson (Bad weather alternative – Grampian Eye 2021)


1st – “Abstracts” – Colin Southgate FRPS DPAGB (via Zoom)

8th – Open 2 Competition – Judge: Al Buntin (via Zoom)

15th – “The Dragon in Monochrome” – Margaret Salisbury FRPS MFIAP FIPF FSITTP FSINWP APAGB AWPF (via Zoom)

22nd – Member’s Night – Indoor photography Smoke/Oil on water/Water droplets /Light Box

29th – Portfolio Competition


7th  – Open 3 Competition – Judge: Mike Hall (via Zoom)

13th – Knock Out competition

20th – Christmas meal

27th – No meeting

January 2022

3rd – Member’s Night in two parts – Sensor Cleaning/Surplus kit silent auction

10th – Set Subject Competition – “Street” – Judge: David Watson

17th – Underwater photography talk – Tony Ray

24th – A talk by Alex Mitchell who is an Aberdeen based Professional Commercial Photographer

31st – 2021 SPF Portfolio presentation 


7th – Open 4 Competition – Judge: Ian Sturrock

14th – Member’s Night in two parts – Members Syllabus Forum / Quiz (subject/s TBA)

21st – “Aerial Photography” – Shahbaz Majeed

28th – Indoor photography of the ‘Critter Keepers’ selection of animals, insects & other species


7th – Set Subject Competition – “Into the woods/forest” – Judge: Gordon Scott

14th – Outdoor meeting – Focus Stacking/Close Up & Macro/Sunset

21st  – Tango Aberdeen – Member’s chance to photograph a group of Tango dancers

28th – Print of the Year competition – Judge: Kevin McIntosh


4th – Digital Image of the Year competition – Judge: Scott Marshall

11th – Outdoor meet in Community Centre car park – The Travelling Cooper & photography of Whisky Barrel being assembled.

18th – AGM

25th – Awards & Social Evening

Away Competitions

TBA – Angus Cup & John Senior Trophy

TBA – Grampian Eye

Exhibition of Prints

Due to the current Covid-19 situation our annual print exhibition in Stonehaven library has been postponed.

Enquiries are welcome. Please contact us using the details on the ‘Contact’ page or preferably using our Facebook Page