Author: Chris Reekie

Wednesday 29th November – Speaker Julie Close – Fact, Fiction, Fantasy

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Julie Close became interested in photography in her home town of Doncaster during the 1970s. She especially enjoyed the technical process of the dark room and developing her own photographs. Having to find employment she moved to Bridge of Earn hospital, where she was involved in all aspects of medical photography, principally, ophthalmic, dermatology, and […]

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Speaker 15th November Antonia Laurence-Allen

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Exploring The Photographic Collection of the NTS Antonia as Curator for Edinburgh and the East of Scotland covers 17 properties. Some with have a history of photographic images. Antonia has been funded by the Morton Family Trust to archive, digitalise and document these collections. Her talk gave an introspective look at a world gone by […]

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Speaker 8th November Ken Kennedy, ‘Astro Photography’

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Ken Kennedy as a young man was smitten by the night sky. His first attempts at capturing an image of this beautiful manifestation above us was not very successful, not surprising, everyone has to start somewhere. Ken purchased a bellows f8.8 camera, it was primitive, and film was restricted. With a camera propped up and […]

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Alan Morrison, Speaker Wed 18th Oct ‘F8 and Be There’

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The quote “F8 and be there” is attributed to Weegee (Arthur Fellig) who was a famous street photographer during the 1930’s, 40’s and beyond. In the late 1970s Alan was bitten by the by the journalistic bug on coming across a copy Photojournalism: Life Library of Photography. Alan was set on a career in the […]

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Wed 11th Oct Traversing The Atlas Mts, Speaker Hamish Brown

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We were honoured to have as our speaker Dr Hamish Brown, Scottish mountaineer, lecturer, photographer, writer, poet and international mountain guide. With over 30 plus books to his name and what he calls, Munroitis, an incurable disease, there was no doubt an entertaining talk was in store. Hamish certainly did not disappoint, what he described […]

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Speaker Chas Sievewright Wed 4th Oct

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Chas Sievewright a member of Perth Camera Club spoke to members of his experiences in acquiring the knowledge and growing his long exposure skills, mainly in black and white, with the a colour image into the mix here and there. It was in 2013 and armed with a Canon 5D he started out on his […]

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Children’s Photographic Competition

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St Andrews Photographic Society is holding it’s annual members exhibition, which is free and open to all, on Friday 25th and Saturday 26th November.  As part of the exhibition, Children are invited to take part with their own special section. All they need to do is hand in an 8×6 un-mounted print, of any subject,  to St Andrews […]

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Practical Night Wed 27th September

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Practical nights offer a great insight into the methodology of how photographers approach the many different aspects of creating an image. This evening three of our members each gave an illustrated talk on their preferred workflow in Photoshop and Lightroom. Up first was Nicola Shepherd. Nicola led us through step by step the art of […]

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Wednesday 20th September, Speaker, Hunter Kennedy

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A very descriptive and visual feast of images was presented to the club by the current SPF President Hunter Kennedy, entitled ‘Past and Present’. His early images were all from the days of film and the not inconsequential cost of printing. Once creating an A3 image by printing 2 halves of an image and splicing […]

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Syllabus 2017-18

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September 2017 Wed 13th: Opening Night Wed 20th: Speaker – Hunter Kennedy ‘Prints Past and Present’ Sat 23rd: St Andrews Walkabout. Meet at Argyle Street Car Park 10.00am Wed 27th: Practical Night – Member’s Workflow October 2017 Wed 4th: Speaker – Chas Sievewright ‘Long Exposures’ Wed 11th: Speaker – Hamish Brown ‘Atlas Mountains’ Wed 18th: […]

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