Author: Mathew Schwartz

Upcoming Horticultural and Gardening Photo Competition

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The St Andrews and District Horticultural and Gardening Club will be holding its annual show on Saturday, Sept. 23, 2017 at the town hall in St Andrews. Photography Prize money in all classes in this section: 1st £8,  2nd £5, 3rd £3 The Kingsbarns Challenge Trophy Classes 120 – 125 All classes will be for single […]

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Summer Activities 2017

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Your guide to everything the St Andrews Photographic Society has planned this summer: 29 April – Balcormo Races, £10 entry fee. 12.00 to 18.00, KY8 5QF 20 May – Fife Show, £10 entry fee. 8.30 to 17.00, KY15 4PE 28 May – Anstruther Harbour Festival Sat or Sun in Mid June – St Andrews Botanic Gardens, […]

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Final Results: Internal Competitions

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Without further ado, here are this season’s final internal competitions results. All members have their top three scores counted. Winners: PDIs (projected digital images) Vron Wooton John McNairn Chris Reekie Mono prints John Drummond John McNairn Dave Vallis Colour prints Nicola Shepherd John McNairn Chris Reekie Many congrats to everyone who placed, and commiserations to […]

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Inter-Fife Competition

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St Andrews Photographic Society hosted the annual Inter-Fife Photographic Competition on 19 March.  Kirkcaldy, Glenrothes, Cupar, Dunfermline, and St Andrews  take part annually in the competition. This year’s winners: Best Portrait – ‘Mavis’ by Vron Wootton, St Andrews Best PDI – ‘Jay Cawing’ by Wanda Mackie, Kirkcaldy, Best Mono Print – ‘A Few Comforting Words’ […]

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Charitable Donations

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Members of St Andrews Photographic Society handed over cheques for £452.50 each to Crossroads Fife Central, and Alzheimers Research UK. The Society members raise the money through cake sales and raffles, organised by Emily Noakes and assisted by Helen Willis and Caroline MacDonald, on Society nights throughout the season. A record £905 was raised this […]

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Results: Fourth Internal Competition

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Well done to the winners of the 4th Internal competition judged by Steve Whitaker from Carnoustie. Fourth Internal Comp Top Three PDI’s – 3rd – ‘Void’, Dave Vallis 2nd – ‘I can see your Soul’, John McNairn 1st – ‘White Leaf, Blue Tile’, Emily Noakes Mono – 3rd – ‘To the Light’, John McNairn 2nd […]

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Results: Third Internal Competition

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Congratulations to the winners of our third internal competition. Many thanks to Andy Hayes of Brechin Photographic Society for providing a very informative critique of our work. Congrats to all those placed in the top three! PDI ‘Mavis’, Vron Wootton ‘The Cross’, John McNairn, ‘The Performance’, Dave Vallis Mono Print ‘Cart Wheels’, Chris Reekie ‘Passage to the […]

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Getting it ‘Right’ — Syllabus Change Alert

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Syllabus change announcement: For Jan. 25, James Lamb was due to discuss his travels to Nepal. But as it turns out, he’s still there and so won’t be able to chat with us. Instead, his slot will be taken by Billie Currie, who we needed to reschedule from December. He’ll be talking to us about: Is getting […]

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Recap: Early Photography in Scotland

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Big thanks to last night’s speaker, Rachel Nordstrom, photographic collection manager at St Andrews University, for her insightful talk focusing on the origins of photography in Scotland. Her talk focused especially on the Rossie Priory Glass Plate Negative Collection acquired by the university in 2014 from an auction house in Yonkers, New York. The archive features items […]

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