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June 2017

Wildlife Competition

Thursday June 22 2017 @ 8:00 am - 5:00 pm
Hawick High School, Buccleuch Road
Hawick, TD9 0EG United Kingdom
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We'll also judge the Urban Landscapes theme end competition.

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End of Year Night Out

Thursday June 29 2017 @ 7:00 pm - 10:00 pm

At a venue still to be decided.

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July 2017

Introduction to Straight from the Camera

Saturday July 15 2017 @ 8:00 am - 5:00 pm

Some members have been asking for this and we are happy to oblige. The only manipulation you can do to your chosen image is a “crop” (whether within the camera or with software). Your image must be taken as a jpeg

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September 2017

International Photo Exchange

Thursday September 7 2017 @ 7:00 am - 9:00 pm

We have images from Kelso, USA; Kelso, Australia and Durban, South Africa

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Back to Basics with Graeme

Thursday September 14 2017 @ 7:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Abbey Row Community Centre, The Knowes,
Kelso, Roxburghshire TD5 7BJ United Kingdom
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Knowing your camera and other basic knowledge about photography

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Back to Basics part 2

Thursday September 21 2017 @ 7:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Abbey Row Community Centre, The Knowes,
Kelso, Roxburghshire TD5 7BJ United Kingdom
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Continuation from last week including composition, etc. (Zoe) Image Bank and other practical advice (Graeme). Sharing the New Exhibition guidance produced by the sub-group including sizing images (Alex)

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DIY Photo Hacks

Thursday September 28 2017 @ 7:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Abbey Row Community Centre, The Knowes,
Kelso, Roxburghshire TD5 7BJ United Kingdom
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Learn some secrets that will help you, save money and improve your photography (Graeme) Bring handbook, camera and flashgun (if you have one) Hand in 3 Panel Theme Entries

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October 2017

Speaker – Bert Lancaster (Hawick Camera Club)

Thursday October 5 2017 @ 7:00 pm - 9:00 pm

Sequences - What to do with all your photos once you have them on your computer!  

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No Meeting

Thursday October 12 2017 @ 8:00 am - 5:00 pm

Club closed for October break

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No Meeting

Thursday October 19 2017 @ 8:00 am - 5:00 pm

Club closed for October break

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Introduction to Black & White

Thursday October 26 2017 @ 7:00 pm

A black and white image ranging from the very dark grey (black) to the very clear grey (white). 

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November 2017

Critique Night – B&W

Thursday November 2 2017 @ 7:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Abbey Row Community Centre, The Knowes,
Kelso, Roxburghshire TD5 7BJ United Kingdom
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Bring along a couple of your black and white photos for advice.

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B&W Workshop

Thursday November 9 2017 @ 7:00 pm - 9:00 pm

Learn some more about black and white photography (Gavin)

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Speaker – Ian Oliver

Thursday November 16 2017 @ 7:00 pm - 9:00 pm

Ian Oliver giving his talk "Islands on the Edge"

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Tutorial – Software Night 1 – Layers

Thursday November 23 2017 @ 8:00 am - 5:00 pm
Abbey Row Community Centre, The Knowes,
Kelso, Roxburghshire TD5 7BJ United Kingdom
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A tutorial on the use of layers in photoshop/Elements (Bill)

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Tutorial – Software Night 2 – Layers

Thursday November 30 2017 @ 7:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Abbey Row Community Centre, The Knowes,
Kelso, Roxburghshire TD5 7BJ United Kingdom
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Next steps in using layers in photoshop/Elements (Bill)

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December 2017

Workshop – Layers

Thursday December 7 2017 @ 7:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Abbey Row Community Centre, The Knowes,
Kelso, Roxburghshire TD5 7BJ United Kingdom
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Put your new skills to use with expert help at your fingertips.

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Speaker – TBC DL

Thursday December 14 2017 @ 7:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Abbey Row Community Centre, The Knowes,
Kelso, Roxburghshire TD5 7BJ United Kingdom
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Details to follow.

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Christmas Night Out

Thursday December 21 2017 @ 7:00 pm - 10:00 pm
tbc

Christmas Night out

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No Meeting

Thursday December 28 2017 @ 8:00 am - 5:00 pm

Club closed for Christmas break

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January 2018

No Meeting

Thursday January 4 @ 8:00 am - 5:00 pm

Club closed for Christmas break

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Introduction to Emotions

Thursday January 11 @ 7:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Abbey Row Community Centre, The Knowes,
Kelso, Roxburghshire TD5 7BJ United Kingdom
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We are using this quote from Peter West Carey to help you into the mood for this theme. “One thing that makes a great photo is its ability to convey emotion. Emotion in a photograph is what helps a viewer connect with a piece. Emotion, or a feeling, is what can bring a snapshot out of obscurity and make it shine.” Your task is to produce an image that will portray an emotion. You do not need to say what…

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Ask the Experts

Thursday January 18 @ 7:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Abbey Row Community Centre, The Knowes,
Kelso, Roxburghshire TD5 7BJ United Kingdom
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Questions in advance with them allocated to members of the panel in advance (further details to follow)

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Wednesday – Three Way Challenge

Wednesday January 24 @ 7:00 pm - 9:00 pm
tbc

This is a Wednesday, 7.00pm Galashiels, Earlston and Kelso Three Way Challenge Please note: no meeting at Abbey Row this week. We hope everyone will go to the three way challenge.

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Speaker – TBC KB

Wednesday January 31 @ 7:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Abbey Row Community Centre, The Knowes,
Kelso, Roxburghshire TD5 7BJ United Kingdom
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Details to follow

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February 2018

Monday – Three Way Challenge

Monday February 5 @ 7:00 pm - 9:00 pm
tbc

Monday, 7:30pm  Kelso, Hawick & Liddlesdale Three Way  Challenge

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Introduction to 5.6 and Under

Thursday February 8 @ 7:00 am - 9:00 pm

For this theme the subject matter is your choice, but the image must have been taken using an aperture of f5.6 or less.

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Exhibition Preparation

Thursday February 15 @ 7:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Abbey Row Community Centre, The Knowes,
Kelso, Roxburghshire TD5 7BJ United Kingdom
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Preparation, Advice and Review (Alex and the sub group)

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Exhibition Preparation 2

Thursday February 22 @ 7:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Abbey Row Community Centre, The Knowes,
Kelso, Roxburghshire TD5 7BJ United Kingdom
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Preparation, Advice and Review (Alex and the sub group)

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March 2018

Speaker – David Wolfenden

Thursday March 8 @ 7:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Abbey Row Community Centre, The Knowes,
Kelso, Roxburghshire TD5 7BJ United Kingdom
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Nature Photography

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HDR Practical Night

Thursday March 15 @ 7:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Abbey Row Community Centre, The Knowes,
Kelso, Roxburghshire TD5 7BJ United Kingdom
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Go out & take your photos using the HDR techniques. (Graeme)

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BDC – Borders Digital Challenge

Sunday March 18 @ 2:00 pm - 5:00 pm
Tower Mill cinema, 2 Kirkstile
Hawick, TD9 0AE United Kingdom
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FREE Event The REIVER TROPHY will be awarded to the club achieving the highest number of points. The MORTON PLATE will be awarded to the image considered by the judge to be the best in the competition.

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“A beginner’s journey into HDR” (Watson)

Thursday March 22 @ 7:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Abbey Row Community Centre, The Knowes,
Kelso, Roxburghshire TD5 7BJ United Kingdom
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HDR stands for High Dynamic Range. HDR is achieved by merging or layering photos of the same subject (usually between 3 and 9) taken with different exposures. For this theme, you are asked to submit an HDR image on any subject (this, in turn, will demand you also submit your three (or more) images as well as the completed HDR Image.

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Speaker – Norman Dodds

Thursday March 29 @ 7:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Abbey Row Community Centre, The Knowes,
Kelso, Roxburghshire TD5 7BJ United Kingdom

"The Edinburgh Experience"

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April 2018

No Meeting

Thursday April 5 @ 8:00 am - 5:00 pm

Club closed for Spring break

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No Meeting

Thursday April 12 @ 8:00 am - 5:00 pm

Club closed for Spring break

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HDR Practical/Workshop

Thursday April 19 @ 7:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Abbey Row Community Centre, The Knowes,
Kelso, Roxburghshire TD5 7BJ United Kingdom
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Go out & take your photos using the HDR techniques. (More experienced members will support others).

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HDR Workshop

Thursday April 26 @ 7:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Abbey Row Community Centre, The Knowes,
Kelso, Roxburghshire TD5 7BJ United Kingdom
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Learn how to create your own HDR images.

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May 2018

Intro to “Our Washing” – Alex

Thursday May 3 @ 7:00 pm - 9:00 pm

This theme is open entirely to your interpretation and imagination.  An introduction to this fun theme (Alex) + results of HDR theme (judge Watson C)

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Speaker – Nick Prior

Thursday May 10 @ 7:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Abbey Row Community Centre, The Knowes,
Kelso, Roxburghshire TD5 7BJ United Kingdom

Topic to be announced

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Speaker – Rod Wheelens and Ann Greiner (Dumfries CC)

Thursday May 17 @ 7:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Abbey Row Community Centre, The Knowes,
Kelso, Roxburghshire TD5 7BJ United Kingdom

Holiday Snaps

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Critique Night

Thursday May 24 @ 7:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Abbey Row Community Centre, The Knowes,
Kelso, Roxburghshire TD5 7BJ United Kingdom
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Bring along a couple of your photos for advice.

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Club Night at Exhibition (26th May-3rd June)

Thursday May 31 @ 7:00 am - 9:00 pm
Kelso Town Hall, The Town House, The Square,
Kelso, Scottish Borders TD5 7HF United Kingdom
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Club meeting at the Exhibition + results of Our Washing theme (judge Norman D)

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June 2018

AGM & Images from trips

Thursday June 7 @ 7:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Abbey Row Community Centre, The Knowes,
Kelso, Roxburghshire TD5 7BJ United Kingdom
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AGM & Sharing images from the three big trips by the Club members to Glencoe, Budapest & Krakow.

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Speaker – Chris Veitch

Thursday June 14 @ 7:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Abbey Row Community Centre, The Knowes,
Kelso, Roxburghshire TD5 7BJ United Kingdom
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Details to follow

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Castle walk

Thursday June 21 @ 7:00 pm - 9:00 pm

Details to follow but it's not Edinburgh Castle.

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Summer Night out

Thursday June 28 @ 7:00 pm - 9:00 pm
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September 2018

Landscape Introduction

Thursday September 6 @ 7:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Abbey Row Community Centre, The Knowes,
Kelso, Roxburghshire TD5 7BJ United Kingdom
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Intro to Landscape Theme - Watson & Gavin Landscape Photography Theme Definition   Landscape photography is all about capturing an image that embodies the spirit of an outdoors scene.   It should convey the inspiration that encouraged the photographer to take the photo in the first place.    This inspiration can involve:-   mood atmosphere wonder of nature weather light colour patterns   A landscape photograph should have a sense of being there - both for the photographer and viewer.…

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Botanics Judging, Back to Basics and EGM

Thursday September 13 @ 7:00 pm - 9:00 pm
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Landscape Practical: Scot’s View

Thursday September 20 @ 7:00 pm - 9:00 pm
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