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February 2017

Three Way Competition – Hawick, Newcastleton, Kelso

Thursday February 2 2017 @ 7:00 pm - 9:00 pm

This year's competition is hosted by Hawick Camera Club.

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Speaker Curtis Welsh

Thursday February 9 2017 @ 7:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Abbey Row Community Centre, The Knowes,
Kelso, Roxburghshire TD5 7BJ United Kingdom
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You can find out more about Curtis Welsh and his photography at http://www.curtiswelshphotography.co.uk The images submitted for the Four Legs theme end competition will be judged tonight. Today is also the deadline for getting images onto Google Drive for consideration for the Borders Digital Challenge.

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Introduction to Creative Photography

Thursday February 16 2017 @ 7:00 pm - 9:00 pm
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Creative Photography – Practical

Thursday February 23 2017 @ 7:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Abbey Row Community Centre, The Knowes,
Kelso, Roxburghshire TD5 7BJ United Kingdom
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March 2017

Critique Night

Thursday March 2 2017 @ 7:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Abbey Row Community Centre, The Knowes,
Kelso, Roxburghshire TD5 7BJ United Kingdom
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Image Preparation for Club Exhibition

Thursday March 9 2017 @ 7:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Abbey Row Community Centre, The Knowes,
Kelso, Roxburghshire TD5 7BJ United Kingdom
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Including assistance with resizing. Tonight is also the deadline for submitting your picture for the Four Legs theme end competition

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Speaker: Ron Bell

Thursday March 16 2017 @ 7:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Abbey Row Community Centre, The Knowes,
Kelso, Roxburghshire TD5 7BJ United Kingdom
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Ron visited Kelso last year to act as the judge for one of our three way competitions. Many of us were taken by his thoughtful and structure feedback and we thought it would be interesting to have him back to talk about how own photography. Ron will also judge the Four Legs theme end competition.

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Introduction to Sports Photography

Thursday March 23 2017 @ 7:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Abbey Row Community Centre, The Knowes,
Kelso, Roxburghshire TD5 7BJ United Kingdom
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Sports photography refers to the genre of photography that covers all types of sports – perhaps for our theme, best defined as a sport that is recognised by the International Olympic Committee either now or in the past.

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Borders Digital Challenge (BDC)

Sunday March 26 2017 @ 2:00 pm - 6:00 pm
Tower Mill cinema, 2 Kirkstile
Hawick, TD9 0AE United Kingdom
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Starting at 2pm in the Tower Mill Cinema (upstairs from what was Beanscene, at the far end of the High St.), Hawick

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Sports Photography Practical

Thursday March 30 2017 @ 7:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Abbey Row Community Centre, The Knowes,
Kelso, Roxburghshire TD5 7BJ United Kingdom
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Tonight is also the deadline for submitting photographs for the Club Exhibition.

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April 2017

Software techniques for Sports Photography

Thursday April 20 2017 @ 7:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Abbey Row Community Centre, The Knowes,
Kelso, Roxburghshire TD5 7BJ United Kingdom
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Tonight is the dealine for submitting your photograph for the Sports Theme end competition. Bring your image on a memory stick.

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Speaker Sandy Cleland, FRPS AFIAP

Thursday April 27 2017 @ 7:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Abbey Row Community Centre, The Knowes,
Kelso, Roxburghshire TD5 7BJ United Kingdom
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Sandy will present his talk on "Encounters with Wildlife". You can see some of his work at http://www.edinburghphotographicsociety.co.uk/coppermine/thumbnails.php?album=4 Sandy will also judge the Sports Theme end competition.

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May 2017

Exhibition Print Review and Mounting

Thursday May 4 2017 @ 7:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Abbey Row Community Centre, The Knowes,
Kelso, Roxburghshire TD5 7BJ United Kingdom
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This session will focus on making sure our images are ready for display in the Club Exhibition. This year we're aiming to mount our own work. More details nearer the time.

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Introduction to Urban Landscape Photography

Thursday May 11 2017 @ 7:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Abbey Row Community Centre, The Knowes,
Kelso, Roxburghshire TD5 7BJ United Kingdom
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Urban landscape photography describes a town or city rather than simply being a big view of the town or city. Your image should attempt to understand your experience of the town or city. It should concentrate on structures or processes rather than on people. Urban landscape is distinct from 'street photography', which looks at urban experience largely through a study of the people who live it. Urban landscape photographs often include people, but they are clearly situated in the structures of…

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Informal Trip to Edinburgh

Saturday May 13 2017
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Annual General Meeting

Thursday May 18 2017 @ 7:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Abbey Row Community Centre, The Knowes,
Kelso, Roxburghshire TD5 7BJ United Kingdom
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We may also have the annual International Photo Exchange, and possibly the Annual Landscape Competition

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Urban Photography Practical

Thursday May 25 2017 @ 7:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Abbey Row Community Centre, The Knowes,
Kelso, Roxburghshire TD5 7BJ United Kingdom
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Annual Members Exhibition

Saturday May 27 2017 - Sunday June 4 2017
Kelso Town Hall, The Town House, The Square,
Kelso, Scottish Borders TD5 7HF United Kingdom
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June 2017

Club Night at Exhibition

Thursday June 1 2017 @ 7:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Kelso Town Hall, The Town House, The Square,
Kelso, Scottish Borders TD5 7HF United Kingdom
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Critique Night

Thursday June 8 2017 @ 7:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Abbey Row Community Centre, The Knowes,
Kelso, Roxburghshire TD5 7BJ United Kingdom
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Member’s Night

Thursday June 15 2017 @ 7:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Abbey Row Community Centre, The Knowes,
Kelso, Roxburghshire TD5 7BJ United Kingdom
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Please also bring your chosen picture for the Urban Landscapes end of theme competition.

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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
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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
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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
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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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