News 2020-2021

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 - 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 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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