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In the Herald - Auchincruive
Posted on Wed 28 Feb 2024

Copy and Text by Andrew Winter

 

There is always something to photograph even on days where the weather isn’t great.  I recently found images from a photo-walk in Auchencruive that club members went on last year and it got me thinking about the challenges of finding...

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In the Herald - The Great Outdoors
Posted on Wed 21 Feb 2024

Copy and Text by Andrew Winter

 

It has been a busy few weeks at Irvine Camera Club with talks, competitions, judging and this week we had a practical photoshoot at the club with two models and a full light and backdrop set up.  

 

Looking ahead we are...

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In the Herald - C6 Colour Prints
Posted on Thu 15 Feb 2024

Copy and Text by Andrew Winter

 

This week at Irvine CC we had the pleasure of welcoming Campbell Skinner to present his judging comments on our Colour Print Competition.  It is always interesting to hear the views of others on our work and we are grateful to Campbell...

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In the Herald - C5 Mono Comp
Posted on Wed 7 Feb 2024

Copy and Text by Andrew Winter

 

This week at Irvine CC we had the pleasure of welcoming Campbell Skinner to present his judging comments on our Mono Print Competition.  It is always interesting to hear the views of others on our work, but also to receive some advice...

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In the Herald - Maritime Museum
Posted on Wed 31 Jan 2024

Copy and Text by Andrew Winter

 

This week at Irvine CC we had the pleasure of welcoming Alistair Jackson, a photographer originally from Skye who gave us a talk on Island Hopping around the Scottish Islands.  A really informative talk with lots of great images and...

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In the Herald - Trip to Cumnock
Posted on Wed 24 Jan 2024

Copy and Text by Andrew Winter

 

This week at Irvine CC we had the pleasure of visiting Cumnock Camera Club for another of our social meet ups and knock out competition.  Thank you to Tom Nelson for arranging the competition and to Derrick Phillips and Andrew Flannigan...

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In the Herald - Trip to Beith
Posted on Wed 17 Jan 2024

Copy and Text by Andrew Winter

 

Here at Irvine CC, our weekly meetings have now resumed and we have had the pleasure of visiting other camera clubs in Ayrshire for the ever popular knock out competitions.  Our first was a visit to Beith Camera Club where we were...

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In the Herald - Best Photos
Posted on Wed 10 Jan 2024

Copy and Text by Andrew Winter

 

Happy New Year! This year at Irvine Camera Club looks like being the busiest ever with a growing membership, a photography studio workspace for members to book, weekly meetings, talks and competitions and a busy social media presence with a...

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SPF Print Championship
Posted on Tue 9 Jan 2024
Ladies and Gentlemen, Boys and Girls as we start back just a wee reminder.  The SPF print competition has now opened.  It is open to club and individual entries.  All entries are through the club and if you wish to enter, we need the prints by Tuesday...
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In the Herald - Culzean
Posted on Wed 3 Jan 2024

Copy and Text by Andrew Winter

 

This time of year tends to be when we reflect on the past year and look forward to what the coming months will bring.  As we hope for dry, sunny days where we can get out with the camera, it is also when I look back through images to...

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In the Herald - Picture I Wish I Had Taken
Posted on Wed 27 Dec 2023

Copy and Text by Andrew Winter

 

This year, as Christmas approaches, we take a lighter and more humorous approach to photography at Irvine Camera Club with our fun competition entitled ‘The Picture I Wish I’d Taken’. 

 

Tasked with finding a photo we like...

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Tracy Ross LRPS wins RPS Scotland photo of the month
Posted on Fri 22 Dec 2023

I am pleased to announce that Tracy won November's Royal Photographic Society Scotland Photo of the Month competition with her creative photo "Genesis" 

Well done Tracy!

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RPS - Talk Walk Talk - David Bell chosen for Ezine
Posted on Fri 22 Dec 2023

Earlier in the year the RPS ran a series of Coastal Walks all across the UK.  The participants from each walk chose one photo from their walk to be featured in an Ezine.   I'm pleased to say that our very own David Bell had is photo picked from the Photo Walk run by Clive at...

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In the Herald - More C4
Posted on Wed 20 Dec 2023

Copy and Text by Andrew Winter

 

This week we present some of the Highly Commended images from our Open Digital Projected Image Competition.  Colin McLatchie, from Eastwood Photographic Club, came along to our club night to judge our images and did a great job of...

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SPF Print Competition
Posted on Tue 19 Dec 2023

Ladies and Gentlemen, Boys and Girls some food for thought over the Festive.  The SPF print competition will open for entries early January.  It is open to club and individual entries.  All entries are through the club and if you wish to enter, we need the prints by...

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In the Herald - C4 Projected Digital Images
Posted on Thu 14 Dec 2023

Copy and Text by Andrew Winter

 

Photographic competitions, a staple of a photography clubs’ season, are a great way to present your images to other people and receive feedback on them.  It always starts conversations and generates discussion as to the merits or...

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In the Herald - More Colour Prints
Posted on Wed 6 Dec 2023

Copy and Text by Andrew Winter

 

This week we present more of our colour images from our first colour print competition of the season.   The images this week all demonstrate the importance of colour in images.  Of course, some images look better in black...

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The Picture I Wish I Had Taken
Posted on Thu 30 Nov 2023

Ladies and Gentlemen Boys and Girls just a wee reminder that the Picture I Wish I Had Taken entry is open on the webbysite.  We know we said enter by e-mail, but your wonderful committee worked hard and managed to set up an online entry.  If you have more than one, pop off an...

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In the Herald - C3 Colour Print photos
Posted on Wed 29 Nov 2023

Copy and Text by Andrew Winter

 

This week we present some colour images from our first colour print competition of the season.  Standards were high again with images demonstrating the wide range of interests of members in various styles.  Once again Robert...

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Masters of Print Instructions
Posted on Fri 24 Nov 2023

Masters of Print 

Please note we are not entering a club entry after our recent attempt at SPF competitions (Report to follow) you can enter as an individual.

To do so go to the SPF Website.

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Masters of Print
Posted on Thu 23 Nov 2023

Lasies and Gentlemen, Boys and Girls, as we are having a great discussion on prints, may I remind folk that the PAGB Masters of Print competition still has a weeek or so to enter. just pop along to the SPF webbysite and under the tag External Competitions all the info is in front of you in...

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In the Herald - More C2 photos
Posted on Wed 22 Nov 2023

Copy and Text by Andrew Winter

 

This week we present some more black and white images that were presented in our recent Mono Print Competition.  These images show a variety of subjects that have been photographed with weather playing a part in the final image. ...

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In the Herald C2 - Winners
Posted on Wed 15 Nov 2023

Copy and Text by Andrew Winter

 

This week we welcomed Robert Spence to our club to present his awards and judging comments in our first mono print competition of the year.  Robert has years of experience to draw upon and spent time with every image, making suggestions...

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In the Herald - People
Posted on Wed 8 Nov 2023

Copy and text by Andrew Winter

 

People are always an interesting subject to photograph and this selection of members images shows a vartiety of ways that they can be the subject in your images.  Catching people off-guard, or from behind can tell stories, whilst asking...

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In the Herald - More C1 Photos
Posted on Wed 1 Nov 2023

Copy by Andrew Winter

 

Variety is the spice of life, so they say and this is certainly true at Irvine Camera Club.  Over the last few meeting’s we have been treated to a wide range of imagery presented by members and so this week I thought I would highlight the...

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In the Herald - C1 more photos
Posted on Wed 25 Oct 2023

Copy and text by Andrew Winter

 

The popular DPI – Digital Projected Image competition which is an open digital image competition on any subject in either colour or black and white always throws up a variety of incredible images taken by our members.  Not only does it...

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In the Herald - C1 judging
Posted on Wed 18 Oct 2023

Copy by Andrew Winter

 

This week we had our first club competition of the year.  It was the popular DPI – Digital Projected Image competition, an open digital image competition on any subject in either colour or black and white. 

 

The visiting...

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In the Herald - Greenan
Posted on Wed 11 Oct 2023

Copy by Andrew Winter for Irvine Camera Club

 

Autumn is upon us and our regular Tuesday evening club meets are well underway with lots of new faces which is great to see.  This week’s set of images are from earlier in the year when we took an evening club trip to...

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In the Herald - The Art of Motion
Posted on Thu 5 Oct 2023

Copy written by Andrew Winter

 

Over the past few week’s we have been having a look back at the people we have met whilst out on our travels with our cameras.  This week’s selection of images show some of the people we have met but who were on their way somewhere....

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In the Herald - Portencross
Posted on Wed 20 Sep 2023

Copy Written By Andrew Winter on behalf of Irvine Camera Club.

 

This week we are taking a look back to a beautiful late summers evening at Portencross.  With an incredible sunset to round off the evening there was a lot to photograph. ...

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In the Herald - A Whole Lot of Rubbish
Posted on Sun 17 Sep 2023

Irvine Camera Club recently went out along the river Irvine to document a big clean-up effort with Irvine Clean Up Crew, the Rubbish Paddlers, Irvine Sea Cadets, Scottish Maritime Museum, Coastwatch Irvine and other partners. 

Teamwork was needed to clear and remove all the rubbish...

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In the Herald - Contemplation and Animals
Posted on Wed 6 Sep 2023

Copy written by Andrew Winter on behalf of Irvine Camera Club.

 

This week we are taking a look back over the summer with this selection of images from Irvine Camera Club members.  One of the great things about being a member of a club is the weekly interactions you...

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In the Herald - Buchanan Wharf
Posted on Wed 30 Aug 2023

This week’s selection of images from Irvine Camera Club members were taken on a recent trip to Buchanan Wharf, Glasgow.  As with our recent trip a few weeks back to St James Dock, Greenock, there was plenty to see and lots of opportunity for some creative photography as well. ...

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In the Herald - Girvan
Posted on Tue 22 Aug 2023

This week’s selection of images from Irvine Camera Club members were taken on a recent trip to Girvan harbour.  As is sometimes the case, the weather was not going to give us the beautiful golden sunset we all hoped for, but instead gave us grey, wet and blustery. 

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In the Herald - Greenock
Posted on Wed 16 Aug 2023

 

This week’s selection of images from Irvine Camera Club members were taken on a recent trip to the St James Watt Dock, Greenock.  With some great evening sunlight and broken clouds there was plenty to photograph.  As always, the different interests of our members...

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Irvine Library Exhibition
Posted on Mon 14 Aug 2023

Our 2023 Irvine Library Exhibition is now on display until the end of September.  Well done everyone who provided prints, I hope you enjoy seeing your work on public display.  All framed prints are on sale for £60 with 20% going to the library.  

Thank you to Alan...

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In the Herald - Irvine Part 2
Posted on Wed 9 Aug 2023

Last week we looked at images from our photo walk around our home town of Irvine.  With so much to see and photograph around the town, this week we present a further set of images from the same evening walk.

Irvine has a wealth of subjects to photograph from the architecture,...

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In the Herald - Irvine Part 1
Posted on Wed 2 Aug 2023

If you have been following our travels over the summer months. You will know that we have been visiting places of photographic interest all over Ayrshire and beyond.  This time we stayed closer to home, in fact our home town of Irvine was the focus to see what we could find.  ...

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In the Herald - Dumfries
Posted on Wed 26 Jul 2023

Copy for Irvine Camera Club by Andrew Winter

 

Members of Irvine Camera Club were out on a photo walk again last week.  This time the destination was Dumfries on a lovely sunny afternoon.  For some this was their first time exploring the town and its...

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In the Herald - Dunaskin
Posted on Wed 19 Jul 2023

Some members from Irvine Camera Club recently spent an afternoon at the Doon Valley Railway, at Waterside, near Patna during one of their open days.  Always great to see local history up close and working with steam engines running and knowledgeable people on site.

 

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In the Herald - Dunure
Posted on Thu 13 Jul 2023

Recently Irvine Camera Club took an evening trip down to Dunure to visit the harbour and the castle.  On what turned out to be a beautiful warm evening, there was plenty to photograph as the sun dropped and the sky turned a stunning orange.  The views across to Ailsa Craig...

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In the Herald - Dumfries House
Posted on Wed 5 Jul 2023

Recently Irvine Camera Club took an evening stroll around Dumfries House.  As a photographer there’s a lot to keep you busy within the grounds of the house and every time I visit, I find something new to capture.  From the house itself with the impressive trees on the lawn to...

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In the Herald - Kelburn
Posted on Wed 28 Jun 2023

Recently Irvine Camera Club took an evening stroll around Kelburn Castle and Estate.  With so much to see we were spoilt for choice and the resulting panel of images shows the diversity of interests that club members have.  

 

The castle itself, with its...

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In the Herald - Ailsa Craig
Posted on Wed 21 Jun 2023

Ailsa Craig – Copy by Andrew Winter for Irvine Camera Club 

Recently Irvine Camera Club went on an adventure into the unknown as we left Girvan, heading out into the  Firth of Clyde for the ten mile boat trip to visit Ailsa Craig.  Steeped in history and sitting...

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In the Herald - Whitelee
Posted on Fri 16 Jun 2023

Summer photo walks are continuing with a recent visit to Whitelee Windfarm on Eaglesham Moor.  The weather was a little windy with a chill in the air, as you would expect up on the moor, but it allowed for some moody dramatic images to be taken and reminds us that far from perfect...

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A Message from the Irvine Clean Up Crew
Posted on Wed 7 Jun 2023

As you may know, Irvine Camera Club choose a local charity each year to support.  Sometimes judges and speakers forgo their fee & expenses - we use the money that we would have given them to donate to the charity.  Bob Wark sold a print at the Crosshouse exhibition and he...

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In the Herald - Kilmarnock
Posted on Wed 31 May 2023

Kilmarnock may not be the first place that springs to mind when heading out on a photo walk, but that is where members of Irvine Camera Club found themselves one evening last week.  The wonderful thing about photography is that if you look carefully there is always something to capture...

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Women in Photography Exhibition - Shambellie House
Posted on Thu 25 May 2023
We are pleased to announce that two of our members have had their photographs accepted for the "Celebrating Women in Photography" Festival at Shambellie House near Dumfries.

Trudi Fitzsimmons with "Blue Wall"
Janet Paterson with "Gallery No 3"...
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In the Herald - Lynn Glen
Posted on Wed 24 May 2023

Irvine Camera Club is a very active club and we have at least one, sometimes two, ocassionally even three photo walks a week going on.  These are a great excuse to get outside, especially on the evening walks after a day at work and explore the countryside or a location that can be...

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In the Herald - Culzean
Posted on Tue 16 May 2023

This year Culzean Castle and Country Park are hosting guided photo walks, led by a professional photographer and accompanied by a park ranger.  In preparation for this, Irvine Camera Club were invited to a preview of the public event.  

 

The guided walk led to...

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In the Herald - Troon Ballast Bank
Posted on Wed 10 May 2023

On a rather chilly April evening a large contingent of members from Irvine Camera Club met up at the Ballast Bank in Troon.  With the intent of getting photos of the harbour, the shoreline and hopefully some nature, we set off to explore the area.

 

The light was...

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North Ayrshire Council - Mental Health Matters - Colour Walk
Posted on Tue 9 May 2023
I am pleased to announce that photos by myself (for the Irvine walk) and Colin Grant (for the Kilwinning walk) have been chosen by artist Julia Griffin for the “NA Colour Walk” project
The colouring sheets will be shared with the North Ayrshire Council partners, shared on social...
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In the Herald - David Scoops Award
Posted on Wed 3 May 2023

Our most prestigious award, The President’s Quaich, was this year presented to David Bell. This trophy is award to the photographer who amasses most points across all competitions in the season.  David is a keen landscape photographer, and his beautiful photographs document the...

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In the Herald - Trudi is Most Improved Photographer
Posted on Fri 28 Apr 2023

This year Irvine Camera Club were proud to award the Dreghorn Plate for Most Improved Photographer to Trudi Fitzsimmons.

 

Trudi has only been with the club for a couple of years but in that time she has already begun to carve out her own distinctive approach to photography....

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In the Herald - Colin takes Prize
Posted on Fri 21 Apr 2023

As our winter season draws to a close, Irvine Camera Club is recognising and celebrating the work of its members over the past year.  Last week we held our yearly prize giving night.  One of the most keenly contested trophies is always the Eglinton Plate which is awarded to...

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In the Herald - Prize Display is put in Focus
Posted on Thu 13 Apr 2023

This week Irvine Camera Club held our annual prize giving and social evening.  As well as our digital and print leagues various other trophies were handed out for excellence in subject specific photography.

Every year we award the Eglinton Plate to our best beginning photographer...

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Prize Giving & Social Quiz 2023
Posted on Wed 12 Apr 2023
Last week, Irvine Camera Club held its last meeting of our regular season, before we commence our busy schedule of summer photo walks.
The well-attended night was an entertaining mix of our annual prize giving ceremony and a fun, sociable quiz, hosted by...
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In the Herald - End of Season KO Final
Posted on Tue 4 Apr 2023

Irvine Camera Club had its AGM on the 28th March where we reflected on our activities and achievements over the past 12 months.

 

It has been an excellent year for Irvine Camera Club.  Our change of venue and the move to a Tuesday night has seen a large increase...

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In the Herald - End of Season KO Part 1
Posted on Tue 28 Mar 2023

This week Irvine Camera Club staged the first round of our End of Season Knock Out competition.  Everyone in the club was asked to provide two new photographs for this special event, the winner of which will be awarded the Ian Davidson Memorial trophy in memory of our long-term...

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In the Herald - Chairs
Posted on Wed 22 Mar 2023

As you probably know, Irvine Camera Club run a weekly challenge for our members to go out and take a photo for a theme that we set every Monday morning.  A couple of weeks ago we chose the theme “Chair”.  As usual our keen photographers were soon out there snapping all manner...

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In the Herald - Colin & James Panels
Posted on Wed 15 Mar 2023

 

I recently brought you the top 2 photographic panels from a new competition format we introduced this year. Our panel challenge was designed to encourage our members to express an idea, concept or theme using more than one image.  This week we have another two...

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In the Herald - Focus on Working Together
Posted on Thu 9 Mar 2023

Each year at Irvine Camera Club we hold a collaboration challenge where our members are paired up to work together on each other’s photography.  Each person takes a photograph and hands it to their partner to post-process.

There is still a belief by some photographers that a “...

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In the Herald - Panel Comp
Posted on Wed 1 Mar 2023

This week Irvine Camera Club present two photo projects that came first and second in our recent Photography Panel competition judged by Chris Gilgallon of the University of the West of Scotland

The Modern sheilings of Lewis by David Bell (1st Place)

During my...

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In the Herald - Levern Visit
Posted on Wed 22 Feb 2023

Irvine Camera Club welcomed Levern Camera Club (near Barrhead) to our club room on Tuesday night for another one of our famous Knock Out competitions.  Both clubs provided 16 photographs which were displayed in pairs and voted on by the audience.  With over 40 people in the...

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In the Herald - Black and White brings out the best
Posted on Thu 16 Feb 2023

A few weeks ago, Ruth Hayton of Ayr Photographic Society was at Irvine Camera Club to judge the second and final round of our monochrome print competition. 

Ruth brought her unique approach to assessing our black & white printed photographs, giving each one a careful analysis,...

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In the Herald - A clash of colour
Posted on Thu 9 Feb 2023

Last Tuesday evening, Irvine Camera Club concluded its photographic print competitions for this season.  We welcomed Ruth Hayton from Ayr Photographic Society to assess both the monochrome and colour print work of our members. 

In this edition we are focussing on the colour...

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In the Herald - Visitors Steal the Limelight
Posted on Thu 2 Feb 2023

A couple of weeks ago we welcomed our friends from Cumnock Camera Club to our meeting room at the Irvine Community Sports Club for one of our inter-club knock-out competitions.  In the world of competitive photography, our creative work is almost always left in the hands of an...

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In the Herald - Camera Club are Streets Ahead
Posted on Wed 25 Jan 2023

Members of Irvine Camera Club were invited to join a Royal Photographic Society street photography walk in Glasgow last weekend.  The RPS is becoming increasingly active in Scotland with a network of regional representatives throughout the country.  Irvine CC now has four RPS...

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In the Herald - Getting up close and personal
Posted on Thu 19 Jan 2023

A few weeks ago, we set our club members a task to take a photograph of something in way that disguises what it is.  A photo which makes the viewer ask, “What the heck is that?”

This usually involves getting in very close with the camera and only showing a part of the object....

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In the Herald - Prints charming all at hospital
Posted on Wed 11 Jan 2023

Irvine Camera Club are currently exhibiting some of our members’ framed prints at Crosshouse Hospital.  The club’s work is arranged along one of the walls in the main corridor where we expect it will be viewed by hundreds of patients and visitors.  The exhibition is on until...

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Fiona Wallace awarded Gold Medal
Posted on Wed 11 Jan 2023
At our meeting last night, our club chair, Tracy Ross presented Fiona Wallace with an SPF Gold Medal.
This was awarded to Fiona for her magnificent print "The ...
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In the Herald - Highlights of 2022
Posted on Thu 5 Jan 2023

Happy New Year from everyone at Irvine Camera Club!  I am using this first issue of 2023 to bring you a few of my favourite images of this season so far.  Rather than repeat the selections made by our competition judges, I have put together a set of photographs that, although...

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In the Herald - Flash Decision has changed my life
Posted on Thu 5 Jan 2023

By Janet Paterson

 

In 2016 my life changed beyond anything I could ever imagine and I knew in that in order to keep “going forward” that I had to do something that made me happy.  With this in mind I left my job early February 2017 and enrolled in a photography course...

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In the Herald - Wish fulfilment behind the lens
Posted on Wed 28 Dec 2022

As we headed towards Christmas we injected a bit of fun into proceedings at Irvine Camera Club.  This week our long-standing member, Bob Wark, hosted a humourous evening based on the idea of getting our members to recreate an image that they wish they had taken themselves.

This...

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Irvine Camera Club - Exhibition at Crosshouse Hospital
Posted on Thu 15 Dec 2022

Our print exhibition opens on Saturday in the main corridor of Crosshouse Hospital.

Thank you to Alan Kempster for bringing it all together at such short notice.

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In the Herald - C4 Results
Posted on Wed 14 Dec 2022

Last Tuesday night Irvine Camera Club welcomed Andy Stark to judge our second Digital Projected Image competition of the season.   With another large entry of almost 90 images Andy did very well to give a detailed assessment of everyone's photographs.  All our members...

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In the Herald - Winter Blues are Blown Away
Posted on Wed 7 Dec 2022

This week Irvine Camera Club brings you a dose of the winter blues… but don’t worry, despite the cool theme, there are plenty of creative photos in the selection to make you smile.

These are all photographs taken from one of the weekly challenges that we run on our popular Members &...

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In the Herald - Abandoned
Posted on Wed 30 Nov 2022

Irvine Camera Club run a popular and vibrant Facebook group for our members and anyone with an interest in the club.  To keep everyone’s photographic juices flowing we set weekly themes and invite group members to submit images that fit the theme.  At the end of the week,...

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In the Herald - Photo focus turns to riot of colour
Posted on Wed 23 Nov 2022

By Tracy Ross

Following on from the results of our monochrome print competition last week, Irvine Camera Club brings you some glorious technicolour images to brighten up your late November days.  Our judge, Guy Philips from Helensburgh, was given a very challenging task with our...

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In the Herald - Retro look brings out the best
Posted on Wed 16 Nov 2022

By Tracy Ross

Last Tuesday night Irvine Camera Club were back at Irvine Sports Club, where we were joined by our guest judge for the evening, Guy Phillips - who would be assessing our C2 Open Mono Print and C3 Open Colour Print rounds. 

 With almost 90 prints in total to be...

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In the Herald - Club Chair's Talent Awarded
Posted on Wed 9 Nov 2022

Many people join a camera club because they want to improve their photography.  At Irvine Camera club our members are inspired and motivated to continually learn new skills as well as to hone their appreciation of what makes a good photograph.  None more so than our...

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Tracy Ross LRPS
Posted on Thu 3 Nov 2022
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In the Herald - Portrait Style is Picture Perfect
Posted on Wed 2 Nov 2022

We had something very different this week at Irvine Camera Club.  Local artist David McRae came along to the club to show us his drawings and paintings.  David works almost entirely from photographs, often building up complex composite images with interweaving themes and...

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In the Herald - Club go to Dalry
Posted on Wed 26 Oct 2022

Last week members of Irvine Camera Club visited Dalry Camera Club for a knock out competition.  Each club put forward 16 photographs which were paired against each other and voted on by the assembled audience.  With Dalry’s Harry Moules at the computer each pair of images was...

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RPS Creative Eye Group - PRINT & DIGITAL EXHIBITIONS 2022
Posted on Mon 24 Oct 2022

Members may be interested in Print and Digital exhibitions which are being run in Edinburgh next month.  Clive Watkins & Tracy Ross have entries in both exhibitions, so if you are across that way you may want to pop in and have a look - details below:

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In the Herald - Tough choosing pic of the bunch
Posted on Thu 20 Oct 2022

This week saw the first photography competition of the new season at Irvine Camera Club.  With another great turnout at Irvine Comminity Sports Club, we welcomed along Stuart Strachan to assess our images from our first Open Competition.  

Stuart, a member of Kilmaurs...

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In the Herald - A nautical night at the museum
Posted on Wed 12 Oct 2022

On a clear autumnal evening in late September, Irvine Camera Club arrived at the Scottish Maritime Museum in Irvine for our annual visit.  It has now become a tradition for us to invite other local camera clubs to join us at the Linthouse for a few hours of light industrial photography...

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In the Herald - Book Festival gives us a Focus
Posted on Wed 5 Oct 2022

Irvine Camera Club is undertaking an ambitious project to document local community groups and organisations with the intention of putting on a major photographic exhibition towards the end of next year.  Our plan is to involve as many of our members as possible.  Getting them...

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In the Herald - Return to photo locations past
Posted on Thu 29 Sep 2022

The first week of September saw Irvine Camera Club start the season at our new home, The Irvine Community Sports Club, with an open social evening.  We welcomed nearly 40 people to our fabulous new venue, with our returning club members joined by several new keen photographers as well...

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In the Herald - It’s not just a load of hot air
Posted on Thu 22 Sep 2022

On a warm and sunny late August Saturday afternoon a small number of Irvine Camera Club members set off to Strathaven for the return of the annual hot-air balloon festival following a gap of 2 years due to the pandemic. 

Strathaven is small town and over the weekend of the festival it...

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“North Ayrshire Through the Lens photo competition” exhibition - Trinity Church
Posted on Thu 22 Sep 2022

A few shots of the “North Ayrshire Through the Lens photo competition” exhibition which is currently on show at the Trinity Active Travel Hub. The winning and shortlisted photos are on display and a film has been made of all the competition entries - viewing at the Trinity, Bridgegate, Irvine....

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In the Herald - It's A walk in the Park
Posted on Wed 14 Sep 2022

For our last mid-week summer photo walk this year, members of Irvine Camera Club headed down to Rozelle Park in Ayr.  As soon as we arrived we had to work quickly because the light was already beginning to go.  It is amazing just how quickly the days have begun to shorten as...

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In the Herald - Making a big impression
Posted on Wed 7 Sep 2022

I am very pleased to report that Irvine Camera Club has once again been enjoying some fantastic success on the national photographic scene.  Earlier in the year the club entered the Scottish Photographic Federation Print Championship.  Camera clubs and photographic societies...

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In the Herald - A Bute of a Day
Posted on Wed 31 Aug 2022

As we drove along the Kilbirnie road early on Saturday morning, dropping down into Largs we were greeted by a bank of fog and light drizzle.  Not exactly an encouraging start for our day trip to Bute!  Fortunately, the sun didn’t take long to start to burn away the gloomy...

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In the Herald - A trip to the old harbour
Posted on Wed 24 Aug 2022

Just like last year, Irvine Camera Club had another beautiful evening a Portencross last Wednesday.  The glorious weather also brought out anglers, paddle boarders as well kids and families, all keen to make the most of warm evening sunshine.

Our keen photographers made the most of...

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SPF Print Championship - Individual Scores
Posted on Sun 21 Aug 2022

These are the individual print scores from the 2022 SPF Print Championship which saw Irvine Camera Club come 4th in the Colour Prints and 8th Overall.

All prints scored from 2 to 5 by three judges, giving a minimum total score of 6 and a maximum of 15

Well done to everyone...

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In the Herald - Running total at the games
Posted on Wed 17 Aug 2022

For the first time since the pandemic, Dundonald held it’s Highland Games last weekend.  A precursor to the big event was the Dundonald 10K run.  Several Irvine Camera Club members turned up on Wednesday evening to get some photos of the athletes.  We asked them to try to get some...

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In the Herald - Model examples of editorial shots
Posted on Wed 10 Aug 2022

On a warm but breezy last day of July, a group of Irvine Camera Club members met up with Derek Dunlop Photography for a few hours of editorial photography training.  Derek used to be a member of the club before going on to set up his own photography business.  He is an award-winning...

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In the Herald - Great views of the castle
Posted on Wed 3 Aug 2022

Last week Irvine Camera Club decided to take a trip to a location that we haven’t visited before, Kelburn Castle & Estate.  Access is available to the estate after the visitor centre closes.  A large group of us assembled in the car park and we set off to explore.   ...

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Our New Venue for 2022-2023
Posted on Sun 31 Jul 2022

Dear Club Member,

As you may know, the committee have been actively looking for suitable accommodation for next year's club season.  I am pleased to announce that we have found and secured a new venue.  In order to get the new room we have had to change our meeting night from a...

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In the Herald - Landscape full of Scots history
Posted on Wed 27 Jul 2022

In the latest of Irvine Camera Club’s summer photo walks, some of our members took a trip down to Alloway to explore the area around Brig O’ Doon.  This location is steeped in the history of Rabbie Burns and probably his most famous poem, Tam O’s Shanter.

We had been hoping for...

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In the Herald - Camera club off to college
Posted on Wed 20 Jul 2022

Last week Irvine Camera Club took a wee trip down to Auchincruive just east of Ayr.  Up until 2007 the estate was home to the Scottish Agricultural College.  Many of the college buildings remain giving the abandoned site a ghostly atmosphere, perfect for capturing some interesting...

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In the Herald - Paisley pattern is put into focus
Posted on Wed 13 Jul 2022

Paisley Photo-Walk by Fiona Wallace

Wednesday 23rd June saw Irvine Camera Club take to the streets of Paisley for our Wednesday evening photo-walk.   Having lived in the area for some time, I volunteered to take a group of club members on a tour of the town centre.  The...

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In the Herald - Mystery of the SS Kaffir wreck
Posted on Wed 6 Jul 2022

A couple of weeks ago, Irvine Camera Club decided to take a saunter down to the shipwreck of the SS Kaffir, whose decaying remains sit broken in two and jutting awkwardly from the sea just north of Ayr harbour.  We had chosen the time carefully to coincide with a low tide so that we could...

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In the Herald - The perfect setting to snap away
Posted on Wed 29 Jun 2022

A few weeks ago, Irvine Camera Club visited Dumfries House, not far from Cumnock, on another of our popular summer photo walks.  Dumfries House is one of Britain's most beautiful stately homes. Set in 2,000 acres of land it offered our keen photographers plenty of subjects to aim their...

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In the Herald - Walkway with stunning views
Posted on Wed 22 Jun 2022

Dunure provides top backdrop for photos

On a beautiful summer’s evening a couple of weeks ago, members of Irvine Camera Club headed down to Dunure Castle for a Wednesday night photo-walk.  Dunure is one of our favourite locations as it offers spectacular views of the...

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Doon Valley Railway - Dunaskin - Father’s Day
Posted on Sun 19 Jun 2022

If interested, please make your own arrangements to go along. No "official" SC workshop upload for your images, but you may wish to share in our Facebook group.

See links

https://fb.me/e/3qTzVGf09

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In the Herald - Bargany Gardens provides the most beautiful setting
Posted on Wed 15 Jun 2022

Over the course of a few days at the end of May several of our members took advantage of the opening of Bargany Gardens to the public.  Bargany, near Grivan, has an extensive 5- acre mature woodland garden with a fine show of azaleas and rhododendrons.  There is also a lovely lake with...

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In the Herald - The walkways and waterfalls
Posted on Wed 8 Jun 2022

A couple of weeks ago Irvine Camera Club took a short hike up the glen at Fairlie as one of our regular photo walks.  With stout footwear and suitable waterproof layers we trapsed up the steep path from Fairlie Station to the castle.  As it was cloaked in scaffolding and undergoing...

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In the Herald - Photo-walk helped us tell our stories through pictures
Posted on Wed 1 Jun 2022

In order to encourage our members to enter the recent “Stories Through the Lens” photo competition run by The Trinity, Irvine Camera Club organised a photo-walk in Irvine a few weeks ago.

2022 is ‘Scotland’s Year of Stories’ and North Ayrshire’s story is written in its mix of coast and...

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In the Herald - Better weather for castle visit
Posted on Wed 25 May 2022

Culzean Trip by Alan Kempster

On Wednesday the 11th of May, Irvine Camera Club’s Photo-walk evening was to Culzean Castle and Gardens.  Although the National Trust property closes its gates at 5 pm it is possible to park at Maidens and walk along the beautiful sandy beach to the steep...

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Biker Charity Event - Ardrossan - for info* - Sat 28th May 2-6pm
Posted on Tue 24 May 2022
* NB our main Programme Trip in the afternoon - https://irvinecc.co.uk/programme/sc7-bargany-gardens-photo-walk

If interested, please make your own arrangements to go along. No "official...

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Mauchline Holy Fair - for info* - Sat 28 th May
Posted on Tue 24 May 2022
* NB our main Programme Trip in the afternoon - https://irvinecc.co.uk/programme/sc7-bargany-gardens-photo-walk
Sat 28 May 2022 11:00am -...
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In the Herald - A grand day out in the city of Belfast
Posted on Wed 18 May 2022

After seeing an advertisement for Dodds Of Troon on the same page as our Herald feature a couple of weeks ago, the club decided to take advantage of their day trip to Belfast.   Seven keen club members (plus one husband!) signed up for the coach and ferry trip.   On a rather...

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In the Herald - Greenock in springtime
Posted on Wed 11 May 2022

Irvine Camera Club went on a bit of road trip up to the waterfront at Greenock last Wednesday evening.  Club member Fiona Wallace knows the area well and she kindly volunteered to be our guide for the evening.  With a large group of us assembled at the Customs House, our friend and...

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In the Herald - Lens focused on the shore
Posted on Wed 4 May 2022

Irvine Camera Club kicked off our summer photo walk season last week with a wee jaunt down to the rocky coast at Troon’s Ballast Bank shore.  This has become a regular venue for the club as it is reasonably local for most members and it offers some varied and interesting photographic...

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In the Herald - Photographic designing of the landscape
Posted on Wed 27 Apr 2022

Beautiful scencery captured by the lens

Landscape photography is probably one of Irvine Camera Club’s most popular genres.  It is easy to see why.  One of the first things that we want to do when we get a camera is to record where we have been.  To show what...

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In the Herald - Crinan is a little gem for scenery as well as a break
Posted on Wed 20 Apr 2022

Irvine Camera Club is taking a short Easter break before we begin our Summer Photo Walk programme.  I thought I would take this opportunity to have a closer look at some of the photos I took on short holiday on the Crinan Canal last summer.

Crinan is an area of Scotland that I was...

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In the Herald - All life through the lens
Posted on Wed 13 Apr 2022

This week Irvine Camera Club held its annual Prize Giving evening.  Even though covid is still an ongoing concern we wanted to close the season properly in the usual fashion with a celebration of all our members’ photography.  We encouraged everyone to come along to Fullarton Hub with...

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In the Herald - The focus was on our alphabet challenge
Posted on Wed 6 Apr 2022

This week Irvine Camera Club held our Annual General Meeting.  Although there were some changes to the personnel on the committee, none of the posts were contested and our chair, Tracy Ross, steered us through proceedings efficiently in short order.

With the refreshed committee now in...

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In the Herald - Aimee portrait picture perfect
Posted on Wed 30 Mar 2022

After a long winter season, the last competitive trophy of the year at Irvine Camera Club is the Ian Davidson Memorial Quaich.  This is awarded to the winner of our annual internal Knock-Out competition.  Unlike nearly all our other competitions, this one is voted for by the club...

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In the Herald - Taking the photo is just the beginning
Posted on Wed 23 Mar 2022

This week at Irvine Camera Club was a lot of fun.  Over the last couple of weeks our members had been paired up with each other and asked to swap photographs.  The intention was for everyone to get someone else’s photograph and to add their own interpretation in post-processing....

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In the Herald - Our evening was a tasty affair
Posted on Wed 16 Mar 2022

This week Irvine Camera Club welcomed some of the members of Beith Camera Club for a social evening together with a bit of friendly photographic competition.  It has been a while since we have been able to host an evening like this in person and we were keen to make it a...

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In the Herald - Saving the best until last
Posted on Wed 9 Mar 2022

This week Irvine Camera Club bring you the results of our final judged competition of the season, the concluding round of the Colour Prints.  Our judge, Robert Spence from Kilmaurs Photographic Club, knows a thing or two about the art of producing quality printed images.  Not only is...

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In the Herald - Stormy waters provide the perfect shots
Posted on Wed 23 Feb 2022

Living by the coast offers endless opportunities for creative seascape photography.  One of Irvine Camera Club’s newer members, Colin Houston, has developed a real interest in the genre.  That, coupled with his enjoyment of all things meteorological, prompted him to suggest that a few...

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In the Herald - Through the lens of productive year
Posted on Wed 16 Feb 2022

As we approach the end of the winter season at Irvine Camera Club and we start to look forward to warmer and longer spring days, I thought it would be good to look back at some of the fantastic work that has been produced by our talented members over the last year.

I have been browsing...

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In the Herald - Exhibition full steam ahead
Posted on Wed 9 Feb 2022

Many members of Irvine Camera Club regard themselves as documentary photographers, telling the stories of everyday life and events for current and future audiences. An event at the Scottish Maritime Museum, Irvine, presented an opportunity to record something through a kind of double lens – a...

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In the Herald - No pain, no gain for our creative snappers
Posted on Wed 2 Feb 2022

Irvine Camera Club not only meet up in person most weeks at the Fullarton Community Hub, we also run workshops and studio nights at the Townend Community Centre in Dreghorn on selected Monday evenings. On top of all that we also have an active social media presence. This primarily through our...

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In the Herald - Visit to the club was a real knock-out
Posted on Wed 26 Jan 2022

This week members of Irvine Camera Club headed off to visit our friends at Cumnock Camera Club for a photography knock out competition.  Trips like these have been sadly missed over the past two years, with most clubs having to rely on Zoom to virtual meet.  So, it was lovely to...

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In the Herald - Mark shone some light on our digital photographs
Posted on Wed 19 Jan 2022

Irvine Camera Club completed their Digital Projected Image competition this week, with esteemed landscape photographer, Mark McColl from Ayr Photographic Society joining us to judge our images.  Due to the continuing pandemic this meeting was held on Zoom.

This was an important...

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In the Herald - Looking back over our lives through a lens
Posted on Wed 5 Jan 2022

Happy New Year to all the readers from everyone at Irvine Camera Club.  We are going to start 2022 with a little look back over some of the superb images our fantastic members produced last year with a bit of a “deep cut” into our archives.  Photography isn’t just about winning...

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In the Herald - How to click and collect my new hobby
Posted on Wed 29 Dec 2021

Editorial by Colin Duffy 

Photography was something I had been interested in learning for a few years, but like most people I had a busy life and I never seemed to get around to it.

I moved from East Kilbride to Saltcoats a couple of years ago, and then to Irvine within the last...

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In the Herald - The sun sets on another year of extraordinary imagery
Posted on Wed 22 Dec 2021

Following on from our marvellous medley of monochromatic images last week, in this issue Irvine Camera Club is brightening up your short winter days with a cracking collection of creative colour.

In the second part of his judging for us, Campbell Skinner, president of Greenock Camera Club...

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In the Herald - Time to give black and white a try
Posted on Wed 15 Dec 2021

This week we welcomed the president of Greenock Camera Club, Campbell Skinner, to judge our first two print competitions of the season.  Campbell has been judging at the highest level for many years so we knew we were in for a good evening.

For our prints we run two separate...

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In the Herald - Idyllic Islay offers the ideal retreat
Posted on Wed 8 Dec 2021

Islay has become one of my favourite Scottish destinations for getting away from in it all.  This wonderful island is relatively easy to get to and offers splendid isolation, fantastic scenery, fabulous natural history and, of course, stunning whisky!

We visited in early July this...

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In the Herald - Joining club developed my hobby
Posted on Wed 1 Dec 2021

I had always liked taking pictures of holidays and events from when I was a teenager.   I had gone from Kodak Instamatics, with their cube flashbulbs, to Olympus Single Lens Reflex (SLR) and finally a Digital SLR, but I had not really considered the composition and technicalities of...

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In the Herald - Light and the land
Posted on Wed 24 Nov 2021

This week we are having a look at the results of the Irvine Camera Club Landscape competition which was judged for us by Rob Davis of Ayr Photographic Society.

Rob was treated to a good submission of photographs from our membership demonstrating a wide variety of locations and styles for...

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In the Herald - Competition captured all the drama of action sports
Posted on Wed 17 Nov 2021

This week at Irvine Camera Club we held the judging for the first two trophies of the season.  The In-Store Photo Quaich is awarded this year to the winner of our Sports In Action competition, and the Perceton Quaich goes to the winner of the Landscape competition.

Our judge for both...

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In the Herald - A chance to escape reality
Posted on Wed 10 Nov 2021

I recently had the opportunity to complete a Mental Health First Aider Course and the importance of hobbies was highlighted as a mechanism to help with stress, anxiety and depression. This made me reflect on my interest in photography and how important it is to me. I have always found it to be a...

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In the Herald - Alphabet challenge is bringing out the best
Posted on Wed 3 Nov 2021

For a wee bit of fun, in-between the serious business of competition, we like to set our members and friends a weekly photographic challenge.  Since the start of October, we have been asking our members and friends to go out with their cameras each week to capture images relating to...

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In the Herald - Focusing on quality
Posted on Wed 27 Oct 2021

In a sign that things are slowly getting back to something like normality, this week Irvine Camera Club hosted Dalry Camera Club at the splendid Fullarton Connexions venue in Irvine.  The large church hall provided a spacious, comfortable and safe environment in which to accommodate the...

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In the Herald - A flight to behold
Posted on Wed 20 Oct 2021

This week Irvine Camera Club had our first live, in person, judging evening since the pandemic started.  We took up residence in the Fullarton Community Hub in Irvine and we were delighted to welcome a large number of members along for the judging.

Our judge for this Digital Projected...

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In the Herald - Museum visit tested our skills
Posted on Wed 13 Oct 2021

The West Coast of Scotland has a long history of seafaring, and the Clyde river was home to some famous shipyards in their time. Much of the history of that seafaring is on display at the Irvine Maritime Museum. There are many exhibitions varying from simple wooden block and tackles to complete...

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In the Herald - Autumn is pretty as a picture
Posted on Tue 5 Oct 2021

Autumn has well and truly arrived and summer is already feeling like a distant memory.  With the change of the season, Irvine Camera Club photographers have been out and about with their cameras creatively capturing images of the changing colours and scenery.  It’s not just the colours...

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In the Herald - Black and white shot had the lot
Posted on Wed 29 Sep 2021

Following our very successful opening night, Irvine Camera Club started the new season properly with a fun “Knock Out” competition.  We asked all of our members to provide three of their favourite photographs taken on our summer evening photo walks.

On the evening, the photos were...

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In the Herald - We focused on the Forth Valley
Posted on Wed 22 Sep 2021

Irvine Camera Club kicked off our new season with a weekend road trip to the Forth Valley.  Ten of our intrepid club members made their way across to the Falkirk Wheel on a rather gloomy Saturday morning for a 10:30 rendezvous.  Although it was cloudy there were only a few fleeting...

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In the Herald- Its great to get so much exposure
Posted on Wed 15 Sep 2021

This week Irvine Camera Club held our season Open evening at Townend Community Centre in Dreghorn.  With North Ayrshire Council COVID restrictions in place we were limited to accommodating a maximum of 22 people.  With most of our existing members, as well as a good number of new faces...

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In the Herald - Stunning end to the summer
Posted on Wed 8 Sep 2021

We really couldn’t have asked for better weather for our final evening photo walk of the summer.  Portencross is always a special place to visit and last week we were blessed with the lingering warmth of a long hot summer’s day and the glorious golden light of the sun setting across the...

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In the Herald - Weekly walks are a huge hit
Posted on Wed 1 Sep 2021

As the summer draws to an end, Irvine Camera Club are making the most of the fine weather and the good light that is often afforded to us by the early sunsets.  Over the previous few months we have mainly stayed in the local area with trips to Troon, Greenan Castle, Lynn Glen, Saltcoats,...

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In the Herald - It takes special skills to print quality pictures
Posted on Wed 25 Aug 2021

This week the results of the Scottish Photographic Federation Print Championship were announced.  Earlier in the year, camera clubs from all over Scotland were invited by the SPF to submit a selection of their members’ best photography in print form.

Across the world millions of...

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In the Herald - We like to keep things moving
Posted on Wed 18 Aug 2021

Over the last few weeks we have asked our members and friends on our Facebook group to send in photos on the themes of “motion” and “two wheels”.  Both challenges have prompted a wide range of interesting photographic interpretations.

Bicycles have of course featured heavily in the...

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In the Herald - River walk was picture perfect
Posted on Wed 11 Aug 2021

Rivers are a fantastic environment for creative photography. From the flora and fauna that can be found living in the rich eco-system they provide to the architecture of the bridges which span them – there is always something interesting to look at.  Rivers also provide a place for much...

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2021 SPF Print Championship
Posted on Sun 8 Aug 2021

We have just recieved the results of the SPF Print Championship - to be placed 8th overall is an excellent result.

Notable mention to Michele Campbell who scored 2 x 15 which is the maximum score gaining individual awards of Highly Commended for "Knit one purl one" & Commended for "...

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In the Herald - Images have to come from the heart
Posted on Wed 4 Aug 2021

As the holiday season continues apace, many members of Irvine Camera Club are getting out and about either on their own or on our regular organised photo walks.  Over the last couple of weeks our club has had mini-excursions up to Glasgow and, somewhat closer to home, to Dean Park in...

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In the Herald - Social media keeps us all in the picture
Posted on Wed 28 Jul 2021

During the summer months when many folk are finally managing to get away for a well-earned break, it isn’t always easy to get everyone gathered together for camera club meetings.  Irvine Camera Club has an active presence on social media and we find that our Facebook group is an ideal way...

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In the Herald - Capturing the perfect moment in the sun
Posted on Wed 21 Jul 2021

Irvine Camera Club has been taking advantage of the good weather we've been having with our summer challenge series, visiting various beauty spots along the West Coast, and on July 7th, it was the turn of Dunure to be descended upon by our members.

The sun was shining, there were...

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In the Herald - Challenge gave us all some focus
Posted on Wed 14 Jul 2021

"A dull and overcast evening was the backdrop for our Irvine Camera Club Summer Challenge in Ayr last week. Despite that, we had a good turnout of members, ready to attempt to take pictures themed to this weeks choices: "Street", "Picturesque Riverside" and one a little bit more technical than...

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Last Week - Closes 21/08 - British Wildlife Photography Awards Exhibition (2019) - Girvan
Posted on Thu 8 Jul 2021
The British Wildlife Photography Awards Exhibition at the McKechnie Institute has opened early . On display now until Saturday 21st August 2021. Entry is free. To book your visit please telephone 01465 713643 or drop in.
The British Wildlife...
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Irvine Camera Club 2021 Exhibition at Ayr Hospital - June-August
Posted on Thu 8 Jul 2021

A selection of members prints mounted in frames from recent years. Open to view 24 hours a day until the 27th August.

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In the Herald - A chance to show off was not to be missed
Posted on Wed 7 Jul 2021

Irvine Camera Club has been participating in Exhibitions for many years, usually having an annual exhibition of members photographs in the local Library, and other venues as they occur.

But with lockdown, the Library being closed, and public gatherings not allowed any thought of an...

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In the Herald - Hours of patience and dedication in a year like no other
Posted on Wed 30 Jun 2021

Last week Irvine Camera Club held its annual Prize Giving evening at the Irvine Water Sports Club.  This was the culmination of a fantastic and somewhat remarkable season of competitive club photography.  This was a very different year, not only because of the lockdown restrictions we...

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In the Herald - Focus is put on phone photos
Posted on Wed 23 Jun 2021

On a rather gloomy Wednesday evening last week several members of Irvine Camera Club ventured to Saltcoats promenade to chance our hands and capturing the essence of the seaside town.

One of the challenges this week was for our members to take a “seaside” photo using their mobile phones....

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Prize-giving Slideshows
Posted on Thu 17 Jun 2021

The two slide shows from our prize-giving last night are now available on our YouTube Channel.

Congratulations to eveyone who won prizes!  More importantly, thank you to all our members for taking part in all aspects of our club's activities.  Here's to an even more successfull...

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In the Herald - Uncovering Hidden Gems
Posted on Wed 16 Jun 2021

This week we asked our members to provide a photograph of one of their favourite places in Scotland, either locally or further afield, together with a few words to let us know why it is special to them.

Sandra King

I love to walk along Barassie beach to Irvine.  I like to use my...

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In the Herald - Our documentary pics so important
Posted on Wed 9 Jun 2021

Last week saw a really good turnout for the Irvine Camera Club evening outing to Lynn Glen.  We gathered at the car park just outside Dalry and headed off to explore the glen, lured by the sound of the Caaf Water as it tumbled through the rocky gorge.

 

As usual we had set...

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In the Herald - Snapper lands fabulous shots
Posted on Wed 2 Jun 2021

Donnie Briggs

I recently joined Irvine Camera Club but I have been interested in photography for most of my life having taken up the hobby in my teens.   I bought my first camera, a 35mm roll film Zenith, when I was on a school cruise to Russia.  These eastern European...

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In the Herald - Castle was the king of photo outing
Posted on Wed 26 May 2021

On a warm late spring evening last week, members of Irvine Camera Club headed down to Greenan Shore just south of Ayr for a very enjoyable few hours of photography.  After a long lockdown winter we are relishing the opportunity to spend time outside together not just talking about our hobby...

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In the Herald - I've got a taste of the Big Apple
Posted on Wed 19 May 2021

As a keen travel photographer, the last year has been particularly infuriating. During a normal year I would have usually partaken in a least a couple of trips abroad, either for pleasure or on business, but always incorporating some photography during the visits. COVID put a stop to all that...

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In the Herald - Out and about
Posted on Wed 12 May 2021

Last week, with the relaxing of lockdown restriction, Irvine Camera Club were at long last able to meet up, suitably socially distanced, for a wee evening trip down to Troon Harbour. 

At round about 7pm several of our members met up at the Ballast Bank.  We could already see the...

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In the Herald - Summer offers new challenges
Posted on Wed 5 May 2021

Now that the official camera club season has completed, Irvine Camera Club are moving into our summer session.  This is where members of the club meet up every couple of weeks to actually get away from the computer screen to go out and take photographs.  We will be lining up a good...

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In the Herald - Iceland is a must see for snappers
Posted on Wed 28 Apr 2021

Our trip to Iceland – by Alan Campbell

Michele & I visited Iceland for our second time back in Feb 2019.  We had been there previously in 2015 but we missed so many things that we knew we had to plan another visit to get around many more of the amazing sights that we wanted to...

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In the Herald - Cream of a great crop
Posted on Wed 21 Apr 2021

This week I am sharing with you the best images from Irvine Camera Club’s final Colour Print Competition of the season.  As usual our members did not disappoint with a fantastic diversity of subjects and styles for our esteemed judge, Libby Smith from Carluke, to assess and critique....

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In the Herald - Picking a winner wasn't black and white
Posted on Wed 14 Apr 2021

After a few weeks of delay due the practicalities of gathering physical prints and distributing them to our external judge, Irvine Camera Club finally managed to complete our print competitions for the year.

The judge for both our monochrome and colour prints was esteemed award-winning...

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In the Herald - Folk festival was a hit
Posted on Wed 7 Apr 2021

Article written by Pete Heywood - A few copies of the book are still available and it may be purchased here https://www.thetraditionbearers.co.uk/shop/...

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In the Herald - Such a close call
Posted on Wed 31 Mar 2021

Irvine Camera Club’s “Ian Davidson Memorial Trophy” was decided in dramatic fashion last night with the cut and thrust of an internal club knockout competition.  Club members put forward 3 of their favourite images to be voted on randomly by the audience of members and friends.

With a...

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PAGB Cup Results in the latest PAGB eNews special
Posted on Wed 31 Mar 2021

The latest eNews special GB Cup edition includes the club results and the entries from the top clubs in the GB Cup and the GB Nature Cup.

Michele's medal...

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In the Herald - Nature shots at their finest
Posted on Wed 24 Mar 2021

This week saw the announcement of the results of the Photographic Alliance of Great Britain (PAGB) Cups. Irvine Camera Club had entered both the main competition but also the nature competition. We were competing with over 100 camera clubs from all across the UK. As a small club from Ayrshire it...

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In the Herald - Moody seascape was our winner
Posted on Thu 18 Mar 2021

This week Irvine Camera Club hosted another virtual inter-club knock out competition with our near neighbours and friends, Kilmarnock Photographic Club.  As with our previous knock outs, both clubs supplied 16 images each.  After a wee bit of general chit chat the excellent turnout of...

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In the Herald - Down under is just another world
Posted on Wed 10 Mar 2021

I had always wanted to visit Australia, but let’s face it, it’s not exactly on our doorstep!  However, following retirement I finally have plenty of time to go!   It is a massive country and you certainly don’t want to go for a week’s holiday, three or four weeks is much more...

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In the Herald - Talented duo raise the Bar
Posted on Wed 3 Mar 2021

PRESS RELEASE International Recognition for Local Photographers

Local photographers Michele & Alan Campbell who are members of Irvine Camera Club have been granted membership of the 'Photographers Bar'! 

Membership of the 'Photographers Bar' is a unique distinction only...

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In the Herald - Its all over in a flash
Posted on Wed 24 Feb 2021

This week Irvine Camera Club were invited to an inter-club knock out competition with Cumnock Camera Club.  As with previous knock outs, both clubs supplied 16 images each.  The good turnout of members proceeded to vote on pairs of images using Zoom’s online polling.  Bob Wark...

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In the Herald - Virtual club comp was a winner
Posted on Wed 17 Feb 2021

This week Irvine Camera Club virtually travelled up to our friends at Beith Camera Club for a friendly knock-out competition.  Both clubs provided 16 images which were randomly presented in pairs for the membership of both clubs to vote on.  Despite a few issues with the Zoom...

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In the Herald - Michele and Peter up with the best
Posted on Wed 10 Feb 2021

Each year the Scottish Photographic Federation stage a Digital Championship competition for affiliated camera clubs from all over Scotland.  Usually this is held at a venue at Stirling University but this year, due to COVID restrictions, it was held via a 'Zoom' Awards Presentation event'...

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In the Herald - I've developed my style
Posted on Wed 3 Feb 2021

Fine Art Portraiture by Michele Campbell

Having first joined Irvine Camera Club some 10 years ago and after some spells at other clubs I decided it was time to return to Irvine at the start of this season.  It was at Irvine that I first developed a love for Studio Photography...

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SPF Digital Championship Results
Posted on Mon 1 Feb 2021

The judging of the SPF Digital Championship took place this weekend.  Full rules and club results and awards can be found here.

Irvine Camera Club did reasonably well in...

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In the Herald - Moody sunset is a winner
Posted on Wed 27 Jan 2021

This week Irvine Camera Club hosted Dalry Camera Club for what was the first, but I am sure not last, inter club knock out evening between the two clubs.

In normal times we would have a social evening where members of the clubs would be able to mingle and get to know each other with the...

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In the Herald - Creative Tracy shades it
Posted on Wed 20 Jan 2021

This week at Irvine Camera Club we welcomed our friend Stuart Strachan, from Kilmaurs Photographic Club, to judge our final Projected Digital Image competition of the season.  Once again, our members stepped up to provide a good selection of images, of a wide range of subjects, for Stuart...

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In the Herald - Picture this - A Happy New Year
Posted on Wed 13 Jan 2021

The New Year has brought us another new lockdown and, for the next month or so, we should all be doing our best to stay at home and only go out for exercise or when it’s absolutely essential. Fortunately for the members of Irvine Camera Club, photography is great hobby to have when you confined...

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In the Herald - The little boost that we all need
Posted on Wed 6 Jan 2021

I’d like to start by wishing a very Happy New Year to all of the Irvine Herald readers. Irvine Camera Club has been delighted to support the paper during what, by any measure, has been an extremely difficult year. Having the club’s images in the paper each week gave many of our members and extra...

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In the Herald - Creative shots across such a wide spectrum
Posted on Wed 30 Dec 2020

I hope everyone had a great Christmas, in spite of the ongoing restrictions that we are all having to live with.  For the final Irvine Camera Club article of the year we are bringing you a fresh selection of images from the first few months of our 2020/2021 season.  I think these...

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In the Herald - Take a drive on the wild side
Posted on Wed 23 Dec 2020

This week we are taking you away from the dark mornings and chilly evenings of the Ayrshire winter on a summer trip to Cuba with our club member Agnes Dalziel...

On a visit Havana you could be forgiven for thinking the city has been frozen in time. There is little evidence...

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In the Herald - Sumptuous colour prints a real treat
Posted on Wed 16 Dec 2020

After the simplicity and starkness of the monochrome prints last week, in this edition Irvine Camera Club is splashing the colour to liven things up a little with the results of our Colour Print competition.  Judged on the same evening as mono prints, our friend Andy Stark wasted no time in...

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In the Herald - The late, great Frank was an inspiration
Posted on Fri 11 Dec 2020

Herald edition - 02/12/2020

Frank Healey passed away on the 11th of November aged 95. He was someone that any camera club would be proud to have as a member. Clubs such as Irvine thrive on those who enjoy their hobby enormously and are keen to pass on their enthusiasm to other members....

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In the Herald - Another chance to show amazing entries
Posted on Fri 11 Dec 2020

Herald Edition - 25/11/2020

Irvine Camera Club’s set theme competition a few weeks ago had such a large number of entries that we didn’t have the space in one newspaper spread to show you just how good some of wonderful photographers are getting. So, this week I have decided to revisit the...

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In the Herald - The simple beauty of monochrome
Posted on Wed 9 Dec 2020

Irvine Camera Club welcomed back (virtually!) a good friend and excellent judge this week, Andy Stark from Kilbarchan,  for our first print competition of the season.

The challenge to produce good quality photographic prints requires our members to use a totally different skill set...

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In the Herald - Club has given me fresh focus
Posted on Mon 23 Nov 2020

Herald Edition - 18/11/2020 by Tracy Ross

I first went along to Irvine Camera Club on a dreich winter’s night in late January this year.  Having recently purchased a new camera, I was keen for photography to become my new hobby.  Little did I know then how much it would mean to...

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In The Herald - Images are picture perfect
Posted on Mon 16 Nov 2020

Herald Edition - 11th November 2020

Irvine Camera Club’s annual set subject competition evening was held this year on Bonfire Night.  We ask the club members to take 2 photos for each theme.  This year our themes were Street Life, Nature and Landscape.  The idea of this is...

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In the Herald - When everything clicks with nature
Posted on Mon 9 Nov 2020

Herald Edition 4th November 2020

IAN MORTIMER

I live in Ayrshire and I am a keen photographer and an active member of Irvine Camera Club.

I have been taking photos for over thirty years and I have a wide and varied interest in all genres of photography....

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In the Herald - Capturing the Moment
Posted on Thu 5 Nov 2020

Herald Edition - 28/10/2020

At this time of year, the countryside is ablaze with colour.  It really is visual feast for photographers, with the leaves turning shades of orange, red and yellow.  The sky can also get very dramatic with the increasingly early sunsets catching stormy...

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In the Herald - Photographers see the light on museum trip
Posted on Wed 28 Oct 2020

Irvine Camera Club took full advantage of an offer to visit the Scottish Maritime Museum last week.  A trip to the museum has become a traditional part of our early season programme but there were fears that this year’s event would have to be cancelled.  Thanks to the museum’s very...

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In The Herald - A snapshot of South America
Posted on Mon 19 Oct 2020

Journey to the End of the World

by Agnes Daziel

Herald Edition 07/10/2020 

In February this year, just before the current restrictions I was fortunate enough to travel to South America on holiday.

We arrived in Santiago, the capital of Chile.  There was plenty...

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In the Herald - Michele's Cat is Top Drawer
Posted on Sun 18 Oct 2020

This week was the first competition night of the new season for Irvine Camera Club.  Members new & old were asked to enter 3 digital images each of whatever they desired.  This led to a really interesting mix of subjects and photographic approaches.  Our judge for the evening...

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In the Herald - I got big pictures with little camera
Posted on Fri 2 Oct 2020

With the weather forecast set fair last week, I decided to make the trip over to Berwick for a couple of days cycling, walking and, of course, photography.

Given I was planning to be on the move a lot, I didn’t want to be weighed down with a load of camera gear.  With that in mind I...

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In the Herald - The beauty of black and white
Posted on Fri 2 Oct 2020

After an initial relaxation on restrictions on meeting in public places, they are now beginning to be imposed again. This brings several challenges when trying to keep even a small camera club running. Irvine Camera Club have a full programme of events planned out for the winter season, but we...

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In the Herald - Modern Scotland
Posted on Wed 23 Sep 2020

Over the space of the last couple weeks members of Irvine Camera Club have been making their way up to Glasgow in small groups in order to complete their next assignment.  We asked them to capture images illustrating Striking Architecture, Glasgow street life and Modern Scotland. ...

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In the Herald 09-09-20 - Eye on the Prize
Posted on Mon 14 Sep 2020

Back in March, Covid brought a sudden end to the Irvine Camera Club Season.  Although the club had managed to complete all of the competitions for the year, we had not at that point had the opportunity to celebrate our members’ successes nor to hand out any trophies.  So, it was with...

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In the Herald 02-09-20 - My trip to the Isle of Skye - Kevin Thorne
Posted on Tue 8 Sep 2020

As an enthusiastic landscape photographer, I have found being locked down for almost 6 months has been a very difficult experience.  Irvine Camera Club has provided plenty of opportunity for taking photos in the local area but my wanderlust has really been pulling at my feet.  ...

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In the Herald - 26th August - "We had the perfect light, to take pictures of the old and new alike"
Posted on Fri 28 Aug 2020

On a sultry summer evening last week Irvine Camera Club headed into Irvine town centre to capture the juxtaposition of the old and new architecture.  We also asked the photographers to take images of local people in and around the streets.  This kind of social photography is so...

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In the Herald - Obitutary: A tribute to gentleman Jack
Posted on Sun 23 Aug 2020

Our friend Jack,

Jack Mellon always had a warm welcome to anybody coming to our camera club. He always had a smile and a sparkle in his eye when he was talking to you. He had been the longest serving member when he left us. He was part of the original membership...

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In the Herald - Members were streets ahead of challenge
Posted on Fri 14 Aug 2020

This week members of Irvine Camera Club ventured into Kilmarnock town centre on a quest to take photographs of street life, the urban landscape and light trails. The first of these themes was particularly challenging as by the time we arrived the Kilmarnock town centre was practically empty!...

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In the Herald - Why joining a club gave me the focus I needed
Posted on Sun 9 Aug 2020

I became a member of Irvine Camera Club (under its previous name of Townend Camera Club) 10 years ago. I wasn’t looking to join a club at the time but at a chance meeting with Alan Kempster, the club secretary, I was convinced to sign up and give it a go. I had been a keen amateur photographer...

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In the Herald - Focus was on the weather
Posted on Thu 30 Jul 2020

On a rather dreary and not very inspirational evening last week members of Irvine Camera Club set off on a field trip to Auchincruive on the north banks of the River Ayr.  We had hoped for a pleasant weather for a summer evening strolling around the grounds of the soon to be redeveloped...

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In the Herald - An education in sheer hard work
Posted on Wed 22 Jul 2020

This week Irvine Camera Club are celebrating the success of one of our members who has recently achieved his HNC in photography. Andy Burns’ (54) interest in photography started off when he began to take photos of abandoned buildings as part of his Urbex (Urban Exploration) hobby. Andy has been...

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In the Herald - We love to see the sea sights
Posted on Thu 16 Jul 2020

Irvine Camera Club broke out of the confines of lockdown this week to meet, in a suitably socially distanced manner, at Troon harbour. After the summery weather of weeks gone past it was bound to be a gloomier evening when we eventually did get to the point of meeting up. We didn’t let the cloud...

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In the Herald - Still learning in lockdown
Posted on Thu 9 Jul 2020

This week Irvine Camera Club are showcasing some more images that our talented members have been making over the three months that we have been in lockdown. As the president of the club, it has been my absolute pleasure to witness how warmly regarded the club is by its own members. Our weekly...

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In the Herald - Better snaps lie ahead for Irvine photographers
Posted on Thu 2 Jul 2020

This week we gave two challenges to the members of Irvine Camera Club.  To take a photo of a subject beginning with the first letter of your name and another based solely around the theme of Technology.  We certainly had some interesting interpretations of both topics, with our more...

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In the Herald - Looking at diverse fields of photography
Posted on Wed 24 Jun 2020

Another great article in this weeks Irvine Herald... Many thanks to all the photographers, Clive Watkins for his report, and The Irvine Herald for putting it all together.....(click on images below to view full screen).

For this week’s Irvine...

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In the Herald - Black cat photo is purrfect
Posted on Thu 18 Jun 2020

Another great article in this weeks local paper... Many thanks to all the photographers, Clive Watkins for his report, and The Irvine Herald for putting it all together.....(click on images below to view full screen)

After several weeks of photographic...

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In The Herald - Twin tasks encourage creativity
Posted on Wed 10 Jun 2020

The Club's in the local paper again this week. Many thanks to all of this weeks photographers, Clive Watkins for his report, and The Irvine Herald for putting it all together.....(click on images below to view full screen)

This week Irvine Camera Club set our...

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In the Herald - A great way to develop 'new skills'
Posted on Wed 3 Jun 2020

The Club's in the local paper again this week. Many thanks to all of this weeks photographers, Clive Watkins for his report, and The Irvine Herald for putting it all together.....(click on images below to view full screen)

This week Irvine Camera Club undertook another...

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In the Herald - 27th May - Lockdown Life
Posted on Sun 31 May 2020

The Club's in the local paper again this week. Many thanks to all of this weeks photographers, Clive Watkins for his report, and The Irvine Herald for putting it all together.....(click on images below to view full screen)

The Irvine Camera Club challenge this week really...

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Instagram
Posted on Sat 23 May 2020

Our new account is now up and running, where newspaper features and members images will be featured to give us another platform to promote the club. If you have an account, do please follow us and like and share the posts as they pop up. 
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In the Herald - 20th May - A chance to see everyday objects in a new light
Posted on Thu 21 May 2020

The Club's in the local paper again this week. Many thanks to all of this weeks photographers, Clive Watkins for his report, and The Irvine Herald for putting it all together.....(click on images below to view full screen)

This week the members of Irvine Camera Club were...

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In the Herald - 13th May - Putting the Focus on Digital Editing
Posted on Wed 13 May 2020

The Club's in the local paper again this week. Many thanks to all of this weeks photographers, Clive Watkins for his report, and The Irvine Herald for putting it all together.....(click on images below to view full screen)

Post Processing can give an Image the Edge...

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Kilmarnock Standard - this week - Our Crosshouse Exhibition
Posted on Tue 12 May 2020

Another Scoop. If you didn't get your copy when we were featured in the Herald, this will now be featured in this weeks Kilmarnock Standard.....(click on images below to view full screen)

Hospital Exhibition was a Privilage

This time last year Irvine...

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In the Herald - May 5th - A NEW NORMAL
Posted on Wed 6 May 2020

The Club's in the local paper again this week. Many thanks to all the photographers, Clive Watkins and The Irvine Herald.....(click on images below to view full screen)

Snappers focusing on life in lockdown.

As the weeks in lockdown pass by, Irvine...

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In the Herald - April 29th - Zooming in on Great Snaps
Posted on Wed 29 Apr 2020

The Club's in the local paper again this week. Many thanks to all the photographers, Clive Watkins and The Irvine Herald.....(click on images below to view full screen)

During the spring and summer Irvine Camera Club would usually spend Wednesday evenings on photographic...

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In the Standard 29-04-20
Posted on Wed 29 Apr 2020

The Herald's sister paper the Kilmarnock Standard have asked us for images - this week they have featured a Nature selection with images featured by Pete Heywood, Ian Mortimer, Nimrod Asbury, Alan Kempster, and Douglas Sanderson.(click on images below to view full screen)

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In the Herald - April 22nd - Competition is Zooming into Focus
Posted on Wed 22 Apr 2020

The Club's in the local paper again this week. Many thanks to all the photographers, Clive Watkins and The Irvine Herald.....(click on images below to view full screen)

I’m sure that many of you have very quickly become experts in video conferencing over the last few weeks...

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In the Herald - April 15th - Crosshouse Hospital Exhibition 2019
Posted on Thu 16 Apr 2020

The Club's in the local paper again this week. Many thanks to all the photographers, Clive Watkins and The Irvine Herald.....

Hospital Exhibition was a Privilage

This time last year Irvine Camera Club were preparing for an exhibition of photography at Crosshouse...

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In the Herald - April 8th - Ailsa Craig
Posted on Sun 12 Apr 2020

The Club's in the local paper again this week. Many thanks to all the photographers, Clive Watkins and The Irvine Herald.....(click on images below to view full screen)

It’s the time of year when Irvine Camera Club would usually be about to embark on a spring & summer...

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In the Herald - April 1st
Posted on Fri 3 Apr 2020

The Club's in the local paper again this week. Many thanks Clive Watkins and The Irvine Herald.....(click on images below to view full screen)

Irvine Camera Club’s season has been suspended as we all move into period of social distancing and potentially...

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CANCELLED - Introduction to Photogrammetry - Scottish Maritime - SOLD OUT
Posted on Wed 18 Mar 2020

3D Documentation of Heritage Artefacts: Introduction to Photogrammetry.

Wed, 18 March 2020, 10:30 – 16:30 GMT

See https://www....

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Mike Hamblin - Wild Scotland - 24 Feb 2020
Posted on Mon 24 Feb 2020
7:30pm

At St. Joseph's Academy - Kilmarrnock.

Organised by Kilmaurs PC.

See poster in link: https://irvinecc.co.uk/programme/mike-hamblin-wild-scotland...

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SPF Print Championship 2020
Posted on Sun 16 Feb 2020

The SPF Print Championship will be Judged on Sunday 16th February 2020 at Stirling Court Hotel (Formerly Stirling Management Centre) , Stirling University, Stirling FK9 4LA.

more info, see

https://www....

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Irvine Herald Feature
Posted on Fri 14 Feb 2020

The Club's in the local paper again this week. Many thanks Clive Watkins and The Irvine Herald.....(click on images below to view full screen)

"The New Year got off to an exciting start at Irvine Camera Club with members, old and new, returning after the Christmas break...

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Oscar Marzaroli Exhibition - Street Level Photoworks, Glasgow - 7 Dec to 15 Mar
Posted on Sat 7 Dec 2019
Opening Reception: Saturday 7th December, 3 - 5pm. Free and all welcome.
 

Oscar Marzaroli is arguably Scotland’s most notable documentary photographer. His photographs and films of Glasgow from the 1950s through to the 1980s captured a period of enormous...

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2019 Ayrshire Inter-Club Competition - Wednesday 16th October - Fullarton ConneXions, Irvine
Posted on Mon 16 Sep 2019

Open at 7pm for a 7:30 start. (RESULTS - SEE LINK BELOW)

With judge Ken Lindsay of Eastwood PS.

This years Ayrshire Interclub to which all AFPC clubs are invited to compete.
Eight clubs have entered this year so we have 72 images in the competion comprising of...
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IRVINE Camera Club 2019 - University Hospital Crosshouse Gallery Exhibition - Sept-Oct 2019
Posted on Wed 28 Aug 2019

A great way for current members to display their work, providing an entertaining exhibition for patients, staff and visitors. See all of the exhibiton below and here ...

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Glasgow Pride Festival March
Posted on Sat 17 Aug 2019

https://prideglasgow.com/march/

A huge parade going through the city centre, with thousands of people taking part. Sets off 11:30 (see link)

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Irvine CC 2019 Summer Exhibition at Irvine Library
Posted on Mon 5 Aug 2019

A small selection of members work. Now open at Irvine main Library. Now extended until the 30th August.

Opening Hours

Mon & Fri 9 -5.30; Tues, 9-7; Weds 9.30-12.30; Thurs 9-7; Sat 10-4. Sun: Closed

Contact Phone (01294) 271295...

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Window on the Clyde photo exhibition
Posted on Tue 30 Jul 2019

On until November, so should be able to view it during our evening workshop in September.

https://www.scottishmaritimemuseum.org/exhibitions/window-on-the-clyde-f......

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Merchant City Festival - Glasgow Scotland
Posted on Fri 26 Jul 2019

Started Thursday, runs until Sunday.

https://www.merchantcityfestival.com/

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"Living History" at the Scottish Maritime Museum today
Posted on Sun 14 Jul 2019

Late  back inotice,  butsome good photo opportunities.... 

Step to the mid 18th century at the FREE  ...

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"Living History" at the Scottish Maritime Museum today
Posted on Sun 14 Jul 2019

Late  back inotice,  butsome good photo opportunities.... 

Step to the mid 18th century at the FREE  ...

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Airshow - East Fortune - Saturday 27th July 2019
Posted on Sun 7 Jul 2019

No show at Ayr this year - check out this one instead?...

https://www.nms.ac.uk/exhibitions-events/events/national-museum-of-fligh...

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Colin Prior on BBC Scotland
Posted on Fri 14 Jun 2019
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Irvine Herald Prizegiving Feature 24/04/19
Posted on Fri 26 Apr 2019

The Club's in the local paper again. Many thanks Clive Watkins and The Irvine Herald...

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Irvine Herald feature 06/03/2019
Posted on Fri 5 Apr 2019

One from our final print competion of the season. Well done everyone.

Please see attached pdf for better detail.

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End of Season Knockout in the Irvine Herald 03/04/2019
Posted on Wed 3 Apr 2019

Another excellent 2 page spread in this weeks paper.  Well done everyone.

Pleass see attached pdf for more detail.

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Irvine Herald photos - February 13th 2019
Posted on Wed 13 Feb 2019

More pics from ICC in this week's news following on from the club's last projected image competition of the season. Well done again guys.

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Irvine Herald photos - January 30th 2019
Posted on Wed 30 Jan 2019

More pics from ICC in this week's news. Well done guys.

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Photography Workshop: Exploring and Capturing Industrial Scenes - Saturday 26/01/2019
Posted on Thu 17 Jan 2019

Hosted by the Scottish Maritime Museum, and will be led by Historic Environment Scotland who have put together the exhibition of industrial survey photography, INDUSTRY + AESTHETICS.

See ...

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More of your pictures in the "New Year" Irvine Herald
Posted on Wed 2 Jan 2019

A good way to start the New Year for the club. Well done to Ian, Janet, Jim, Kevin and Lorna. Happy New Year and please note we start back again on Wednesday the 9th - all welcome.

see https://irvinecc.co.uk/programme/studio-night-0...

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The Xmas Irvine Herald
Posted on Sun 30 Dec 2018

Another selection of the club's work in the paper over the Xmas holiday. A double page spread for the club and picture of the week for Jakki Kyle.

Watch out for more next week.

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In the Irvine Herald again this week - print competition results, and Heather Kyle's "picture of the week"
Posted on Wed 19 Dec 2018

These days folk rarely take the time to print their photographs.  In a world of Facebook, Instagram and Twitter the digital image is king.  Sharing our photographs is so quick and easy, not to mention cheap! However, there is still an enormous amount of pleasure to be had from...

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We're in the Herald - results of our last competition
Posted on Wed 21 Nov 2018

Results of C2, C3 and C4 and "picture of the week"

Three trophies were hotly contested this week at Irvine Camera Club’s annual set subject
photography competition. Honours were up for grabs in three categories… sports,
landscape and human portrait.
The club was delighted to...

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Photography Exhibition: Industry + Aesthetics - 01/11 to 17/02 - Scottish Maritime Museum, Irvine
Posted on Sat 10 Nov 2018

Scotland was amongst the first industrialised nations in the world. In the post-industrial age, our legacy of industrial sites and places can still be viewed negatively – synonymous with decline, pollution and blight upon our traditional view of Scotland.

More.......

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Auld Dreghorn - Community Coffee Morning and Picture sharing day 10/11/18
Posted on Fri 9 Nov 2018

Have you got any old pics, snaps, postcards of Dreghorn? ..probably worth a few of us going along to this to do a bit of networking....10 - 12 Sat 10th Nov.

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Saltcoats Fireworks Sunday 4th Nov
Posted on Fri 2 Nov 2018

If you fancy shooting some fireworks....

Plenty on around Ayrshire this weekend. 

One of the better ones if the weather's good -

https://www.facebook.com/events/1711073922336853/?ti=as

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Doug Allan – Wildlife Cameraman and Adventurer - Life Behind the Lens - Mon 29/10/18
Posted on Mon 29 Oct 2018

Grand Hall, Kilmarnock - 7pm

Doug Allan is one of the world’s most respected cameramen, best known for his camera work in cold, remote places on BBC wildlife and expedition series such as Blue Planet, Planet Earth, Frozen Planet and Forces of Nature. In this presentation, he’ll...

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In the local paper 24-10-2018 - Competition C1 images
Posted on Wed 24 Oct 2018

Irvine Camera Club’s first competition of the year was judged on 3 rd October by our good friend Stuart Strachan from Kilmaurs Photographic Club. Stuart is a renowned local

photographer with a special interest in natural history. His constructive and gentle
encouraging approach...

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GlasGlow - 27/10 - 11/11
Posted on Sat 13 Oct 2018
"Glasgow's Botanic Gardens becomes a world of light, sound and magic this Halloween. Experience 90 minutes of entertainment, joy and lights with all of the family courtesy of Itison."

 https://www...

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In the local paper 26-09-2018
Posted on Wed 26 Sep 2018

The new season has only just got going at Irvine Camera Club but we have already had a lot of interest from budding photographers.  We got underway with our traditional open evening where many prospective new members were welcomed to our club rooms at Townend Community Centre in Dreghorn....

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In the local paper 19-09-2018
Posted on Wed 19 Sep 2018

September marks the end of the summer holidays and for Irvine Camera Club it means the start of another club season.  Not that the club has been quiet over the summer months.  On the contrary, Irvine’s keen photographers have been keeping themselves very busy with lots of interesting...

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Monday 22nd Oct 7pm - Ayrshire Interclub Competition 2018 - Saltcoats 7pm
Posted on Sat 1 Sep 2018

With Judge - Elspeth Fear from Strathaven.

Organised by Saltcoats CC. 

At Saltcoats Town Hall, Countess Street, KA21 5HP.

Pay Parking adjacent to Saltcoats Station.

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National Historic Ships Photo Competition 2018
Posted on Mon 20 Aug 2018

Photo Competition 2018

3 weeks to go!     Shoot some winning images and upload your photos for a chance to win! 

We wanted to remind you that our photo competition closes on 31 Aug 2018....

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Troon Art Club Annual Exhibition
Posted on Sat 4 Aug 2018

Now on until 11th Aug - http://troonartclub.co.uk/events/

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European Championships GLASGOW 2018
Posted on Fri 3 Aug 2018

Until Sunday 12th August -

https://www.glasgow2018.com/ note: road race, time trial, and mountain bike cycling events are free to spectate - great for photos.

...also on https://www....

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Dingwall National Projected Image Exhibition 2018
Posted on Wed 18 Jul 2018

enter here http://www.dingwallcameraclub.com/nationalcompetition.asp

Closing Date 30th September

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15th to 19th May - travelling gallery - Kilmarnock
Posted on Mon 7 May 2018

"Are teenage dreams so hard to beat?" see http://www.travellinggallery.com/futureexhibitionsdefault

Tuesday 15 May - The Cross ...

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2018 SPF Scottish Salon - club entry closes 13/04
Posted on Sat 17 Mar 2018

Now open for entries - Club PDI entries at £1-20 per entry closes 13/04 - see http://irvinecc.co.uk/competition-round/2018-scottish-salon-pdi-entries-......

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Thursday 22nd Feb - Joe Cornish at Kyle Academy - update
Posted on Thu 22 Feb 2018

Organised by Ayr Photographic Society. £8 per head. 7 for 7:30 pm.

We've reserved 4 tickets for Irvine CC members (there'll be plenty of seats if you decide to go). See you there soon after 7pm - Alan

see ...

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Our New Website is now live
Posted on Tue 20 Feb 2018
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