2020-21 SC1 - Scottish Maritime Museum - Industrial photography workshop (w5)

Wed 30 Sep 2020 7:00pm

Update. We we expect a good turnout. Please remember your face coverings for inside the building. Park up at the fence by the road so as not to obstruct the view of the building and exhibits - thanks.

@ museum Linthouse Building, - tripods, cameras. Indoor/low light photography. (6pm-9:30pm - "Normal start" of 7pm, but they can accept us from 6pm if you want to get along early). £4 per head - pay the museum - card prefered. If we can start the evening by taking shots outside it will help with the flow through the museum.

We may pair up beginners with more experienced photographers as required. Your challenge is to shoot the following 3 themes, while maintaining social distancing, and taking several photographs during the afternoon and evening: 


1) "Museum at Twilight",

2) "Almost Impossible"(say a phone or action cam shot, getting in where you can't fit your DSLR),

3) "Striking Industrial".

Bring camera and tripod - if you'd like to borrow one we'll bring a few along (please let us know as a comment). We'll have a chance to view the current "Puffer Spartan Exhibition". Possible other subjects for the evening in addition to the above themes: Outdoor, Sunset, Reflections, Patterns, Architecture, Industrial, Opposites, Abstract, Low Angle, From Above, Building, Exterior, Interior......etc.,  for inspiration see https://www.flickr.com/gp/scottishmaritimemuseum/ikN3tb

It’s ok to go back to the SMM if you want to improve on what you got on the day, and for those who'd rather go down separately, feel free to try over the following week up to 13/10. Those who couldn’t get down because of strict isolating, could try to put a few fresh (newly taken) images up on similiar themes.

Over the following weeks you will process and edit your images and select what you think are the best three photographs to suit the themes – one for each of the themes above - no duplicates!   NB. To avoid influencing each other, please do not post any theme images on the club's social media until after the review evening 14/10. Many thanks.

Upload your processed pics before Tuesday 13th Oct - 2020-21 SC1 - https://irvinecc.co.uk/competitions-members

From the SMM - Please Note:    

  • Please arrive in a timely manner as there is to be no queuing within the building
  • Parties of no more than six from a maximum of two households permitted to tour the Museum
  • Your contact details will be collected on arrival  for Track and Trace.
  • Ensure you maintain physical distancing of two meters from arrival, around the Museum and as you leave.
  • Please bring along your face covering which must be worn, except where an exemption applies as defined in the legislation
  • To enjoy your visit safely, we ask you to please follow the one way system
  • Visitors will find hand sanitising stations around the Museum
  • There is more rigorous cleaning in place, that may mean the toilets are closed for short periods during your visit
  • Please do not visit the Museum if you or anyone in your household has any symptoms of Coronavirus


Scottish Maritime Museum - Linthouse
Harbour Rd,
KA12 8BT


I'll be going and should be there soon after 6. Best to park up by the fence rather than near the building to avoid spoiling any views of the Linthouse, Spartan and Corolla etc.


I'll be there, looking forward to it. 

Sarah, can't get onto this site, but she will also be coming along. 

and Jim Mason, Tracy, Debbie, Pete, Alan C so far


As theres no car sharing i will not be there, also won't be able to attend meetings at the bowling club due to the above...

Submitted by paul-kelly on Fri 25 Sep 2020 8:41pm

will be there.

Just updated this , some images were previously "Private"!

see https://www.flickr.com/gp/scottishmaritimemuseum/37C155

mainly from last September

I will be there.

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I'll be there

Update. We we expect a good turnout. Please remember your face coverings for inside the building. Park up at the fence by the road so as not to obstruct the view of the building and exhibits - thanks.
We expect several from Ayr PS to join us.