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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 - 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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