News 2023-2024

In the Herald - Robertson Park
Posted on Thu 13 Jun 2024

Robertson Park

 

Copy and Text by Andrew Winter

 

With our season of summer photo walks well under way, members of Irvine Camera Club are out and about every week with their cameras.

 

This week we present some images taken by members who made...

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In the Herald - Pollock Park
Posted on Wed 5 Jun 2024

Copy and Text by Andrew Winter

 

With our season of summer photo walks well under way, members of Irvine Camera Club are out and about every week with their cameras capturing a variety of subjects that caught their eye.

 

This week we present some images taken...

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In the Herald - Auchincruive
Posted on Wed 29 May 2024

Copy and Text by Andrew Winter

 

With our season of summer photo walks well under way, members of Irvine Camera Club have been out and about over the last few weeks with their cameras capturing a variety of  subjects that caught their eye.  

 

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In the Herald - Glasgow Photo Walk
Posted on Wed 22 May 2024

Copy and Text by Andrew Winter

 

With Summer a bit hit or miss weather wise, we are definitely in ‘Summer Season’ here at Irvine Camera Club as we embark on our annual season of summer photo-walks.  These photos are from our first trip out to Glasgow and as you can see...

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In the Herald - Rugby Final - Part 2
Posted on Fri 17 May 2024

 

Copy and Text by Andrew Winter

 

Last week, Irvine Rugby Club played in the Mens Bowl Final at the Hive Stadium, in the shadow of Murrayfield Stadium, Edinburgh.  As a photography club, we have had the pleasure of working with the club and following them...

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In the Herald - Rugby Final Part 1
Posted on Wed 8 May 2024

 

Copy and Text by Andrew Winter

At ICC we pride ourselves on our ability to help support local groups such as the Anam Cara Dementia respite Centre we featured recently.  Another group we have been working closely with this year has been the Irvine Rugby Club,...

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In the Herald - Anam Cara part 2
Posted on Wed 1 May 2024

Copy and Text by Andrew Winter

Recently, we were really proud to have been asked to supply photographs for Anam Cara, a specialist dementia respite centre in Kilbirnie which has just re-opened to guests.  Following on from last week, this week we are looking at more of the images...

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In the Herald - Irvine Rugby Club - Bowl Final
Posted on Wed 1 May 2024

Well done to Donnie Briggs, Malcolm Yates and Adrian Jones for going to Murrayfield last weeked to cover Irvine Rugby Club in the final of the Men's Bowl.
Some of their photos are featured on the back pages of this week's Herald.

You can find a bigger selection of the guys' work...

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In the Herald - Anam Cara
Posted on Wed 24 Apr 2024

Copy and Text by Andrew Winter

One of the amazing things we get to do as a camera club is to get involved with the local community.  Recently this had led to some incredible partnerships with local organisations and communities.  Recently, we were really proud to have...

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In the Herald - Landscape
Posted on Wed 17 Apr 2024

Copy and Text by Andrew Winter

 

This week we present a series of landscapes that members have taken.  I always talk about how varied the interests are in our club with members actively engaged in wildlife, street, urban, studio, and animal photography.  But...

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In the Herald - More KO
Posted on Wed 10 Apr 2024

Copy and Text by Andrew Winter

 

This week, I am showcasing more images from our recent knockout competition.  It’s always a great competition that showcases the very best work of our members.  Our members have a wide range of interests and it’s a strength of...

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In the Herald - Knock Out
Posted on Wed 3 Apr 2024

Copy and Text by Andrew Winter

 

This week, as we approach the end of our indoor season and look forward to getting out every week on our photo-walks, we finished the year with some truly spectacular images in our annual ‘Ian Davidson Memorial Knockout Competition’.  ...

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In the Herald - Diversity
Posted on Wed 27 Mar 2024

Copy and Text by Andrew Winter

 

This week I have been looking through the images that were entered in our annual panel competition and what strikes me is how diverse the photographic skills are within Irvine Camera Club.  The diversity of interests within the club...

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In the Herald - Irvine Super Bowl Champs
Posted on Wed 27 Mar 2024

Irvine v Lochaber

West Bowl Final 
Irvine 30 - Lochaber 7

Photos by Donnie Briggs, Adrian Jones and David Bell for Irvine Camera Club featured on the back page of this week's Irvine Herald.  Well done chaps!
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Thank You from Anam Cara
Posted on Mon 25 Mar 2024

Dear members of Irvine Camera Club,

North Ayrshire Health and Social Care Partnership would like to say a heartfelt thank you to everyone who so kindly gave permission for their artwork to be shared in ...

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Shambellie House Exhibition
Posted on Mon 25 Mar 2024
Our friends at Shambellie House are calling for entries for an exhibition this summer.  Details below from them....

As part of our 2024 Festival of Photography taking place this summer we’re calling ALL photographers (amateur and professional) for...
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In the Herald - Panel Winner
Posted on Sun 24 Mar 2024

Copy and Text by Tracy Ross / Andrew Winter

 

Recently, we were joined by Dave Ferguson who had kindly agreed to adjudicate our annual panel competition.   

 

This challenge is a break from the normal camera club competition, which tends to focus...

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In the Herald - International Women's Day pt2
Posted on Wed 13 Mar 2024

Copy by Andrew Winter

 

We are very proud of the fact that a third of our members are women and in this week of International Womens Day we are celebrating the incredible images that these members have created over the last year.

 

Coming from a variety of...

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In the Herald - International Women's Day
Posted on Wed 6 Mar 2024

Copy by Tracy Ross

 

CELEBRATING OUR WOMEN MEMBERS

 

If you’ve never been to a camera club before, you might be under the impression that its membership is mainly made up of men who are aged 65 and above.  Whilst a few of our members do fall into that...

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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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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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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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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 - 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 - 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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