Mearns Camera Club – Syllabus 2024-25

September 2024

2nd Opening night – 2024-25 syllabus overview & 2023-24 best images

9th Members digital & print critique and Lightroom and Photoshop workflows.

16th Club speakers – Panoramas- Iain Wood. Societies of Photographers- Ryan Hutton.

23rd My favourite photographer – members present and discuss 5 images by their favourite photographer.

30th Mobile phone challenge – all genres and no time constraints, maximum 5 images.

October 2024

7th Guest speaker David Sadler – in person talk about his take on Travel & Street photography.

14th Open 1 competition – Judge TBC

21st Guest speaker Sue Rowbotham – presentation on flower photography. This talk will be on Zoom only.

28th Club Speaker – Video editing with Malcolm Stephen.

November 2024

4th Scotland’s Nightsky website owner Andrew Allan presents an outdoor night sky workshop for MCC members: www.scotlandsnightsky.com

11th Open 2 competition. Judged by Ian Sturrock.

18th Group activity – still life shoot on the theme of Christmas.

25th Treasure hunt competition.

December 2024

2nd Guest speaker Andy Wilson – in person talk from local wildlife photographer.

9th Guest Speaker Dean Alan – in person talk about his work on Lewis & Harris.

16th Open 3 competition judged by Kevin Mcintosh.

23rd Christmas meal

30th No Meeting

January 2025

6th Street competition judged by Graeme Youngson.

13th Guest speaker Margaret Salisbury gives a presentation on seascapes and more. This talk will be on Zoom only.

20th Portfolio competition – club members show us 5 images on a theme of their choice & describe to members followed by vote.

27th Light painting – TBC.

February 2025

3rd Open 4 competition judged by Roy Robertson.

10th  Guest Speaker – Elizabeth Lazenby gives a presentation on her creative photography. This talk will be on Zoom only.

17th The 3-Way Competition – our regular inter club contest between Cambridge CC (New Zealand), Islesburgh CC (Shetland) & Mearns CC.

24th Club speaker- Brian Doyle. Me, my campervan and my camera.

March 2025

3rd Motion and Movement competition judged by Mike Hall.

10th  Guest Speaker Gillian Temple – in person talk “My Photographic Journey”

17th Knockout competition.

24th Portrait workshop.

31st Aberdeen at night – Low light evening outing. Alternative presentation in the event of bad weather.

April 2025

7th POTY (Print of the Year) competition & Russell Adams Creative Trophy competition.

14th Digital of the year competition. Judge: TBC.

21st AGM

28th Awards and Social evening.

Other Events

SPF Digital Championship (TBC)

Inter Club Competition between Mearns CC and Deeside CC (TBC)

SPF print Championship (TBC)  

SPF Portfolios (TBC)

Grampian Eye – 26th April 2025 – Hosted by Fraserburgh Photographic Society.

Angus Cup / John Senior Trophy (TBC)

Exhibition of Prints

Annual print exhibition is held in Stonehaven library during August.

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