Meetings 2018-2019

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Sat 24 Aug 2019 - Strathaven Balloon Festival 20th Anniversary

5:00pm

Weather looks promising for a good event again this year. Very popular with members in 2018. Saturday evening best for viewing balloons and the night glow (9pm-ish). Parking in Strathaven can be difficult so best to share transport if you can. Add a comment on here if/when you plan to go up.

https://www.facebook.com/events/819023051775110/

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Friday, 23 August 2019
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Wed 21 Aug 2019 - UPDATE - Photo Outing - Dunure SC9 - Weather Warning

7:00pm

Meet at Townend to decide whether to travel to Dunure. Some heavy showers and high winds expected.

Photography Challenge (SC9) We will pair up beginners with more experienced photographers before the challenge commences.

Your challenge this evening is to shoot the following 3 themes:

Long Exposure, Harbour Scene, and a Scene including Ailsa Craig. 

We will work  in groups of 2 or 3 and take several photographs during the evening. Over the following week you will process and edit your images and select...

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Wed 14 Aug 2019 - Clubroom Evening

7:00pm

Review of your images from recent trips.

If you have your Crosshouse prints ready (extras to those not already up at the library) - a good time to bring them into the clubroom.

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Wed 7 Aug 2019 - Photo Outing - Kilmarnock SC8

7:00pm

Meet at Townend to car share and depart at 7pm.

7:30 at Bus Station Car Park.

Themes:

Urban Landscape,

Light Trails

Contra Jour

Check out the Town Trail for photo opportunities, especially the Viaduct, Johnny Walker Bond, the Station and the Palace.....see ...

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Mon 5 Aug 2019 - Irvine Camera Club 2019 Library Exhibition. 5th - 30th August

10:00am

A selection of members work from the 2018-19 season.

See some of the 2017-18 exhibition below, and this years in the comments.

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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Wed 31 Jul 2019 - Committee Meeting and Hand In for Summer Exhibition

7:00pm

Please bring along your framed prints. See Bulletin for more info (https://irvinecc.co.uk/bulletins/irvine-camera-club-2019-library-exhibit...).

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Wed 24 Jul 2019 - Photo Outing - Dumfries House - SC7

7:00pm

Meet at Townend to car share departing at 7pm prompt. Or, if going direct, in the car park, as detailed below, at 7:30-7:45pm (please let us know). Postcode should take you to the entrance but be alert to possible errors!

NB. This can be an easy walk for most. Wear suitable gear.

Photography Challenge (SC7)

We will pair up beginners with more experienced photographers before the challenge commences as required.

Your challenge this evening is to shoot the following 3 themes:  

- Imposing House

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Wed 17 Jul 2019 - Clubroom Evening

7:00pm

Review of your images from recent trips.

 Also: Preparation for the summer library exhibition ( & subsequent Crosshouse Hospital - September.). NB Unlike previous years, the Irvine library display can now accommodate frames being screwed onto the boards. Those of you who intend to display at Crosshouse can use the same pictures and frames. For others any style and size may be used - we do have a few spare black frames the same as the ones used in the Byre in the loft should anyone wish to use them. We expect about 30 prints can be displayed - say 3/4 each. More to follow.

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Wed 10 Jul 2019 - Canx - Heavy Rain... Photo Outing - Culzean Castle NTS (SC7)

7:00pm

Meet at Townend to car share departing at 7pm prompt. Or, if going direct, by the entrance kiosk, as detailed below, at 7:30-7:45pm (please let us know).

Photography Challenge (SC7) - Your challenge this evening is to shoot the following 3 themes:

Imposing Castle - Yourself in the environment (you may need to use your timer!) - Contrast (eg rough/smooth, hard/soft,  fast/slow, large/small, ugly/beautiful... use your imagination!)

We will aim to work in groups of 2 or 3 and take several photographs during the evening. NB. This...

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Wed 26 Jun 2019 - Photo Outing - Ardeer Peninsula (SC6)

7:00pm

Meet at Townend to car share departing at 7pm prompt. Or, if going Central Avenue area , as detailed below, at 7:30 (please let us know).

NB. This can be an easy walk for most. Wear suitable gear.

Photography Challenge (SC6)

We will pair up beginners with more experienced photographers before the challenge commences as required.

Your challenge this evening is to shoot the following 3 themes:  

Nature reclaims Nobel

Light & Shade

Monochrome...

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Wed 19 Jun 2019 - Clubroom Evening - Dalry Waterfalls image review (SC5)

7:00pm

Discuss your pics from last week, etc

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Sat 15 Jun 2019 - Tough Mudder Drumlanrig

8:00am

Not being organised through NATS this year hence no free coach. Feel free to make arrangements to travel by car. Contact Kevin for more details.

- https://toughmudder.co.uk/events/2019-scotland-classic

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Wed 12 Jun 2019 - Photo Outing - Waterfalls - Falls of Lynn - Dalry (SC5)

7:00pm

Meet at Townend to car share departing at 7pm.

Or, if going direct, in the car park at 7:30 (please let us know).

NB. This can be an easy walk for most. Wear suitable shoes/wellies, and if you feel able to scramble down to get the view featured please take great care (a rope would help here). See https://www.walkhighlands.co.uk/glasgow/lynn-glen.shtml

Photography Challenge (SC5)

We will pair up beginners with more experienced photographers before the challenge commences....

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Wed 29 May 2019 - Photo Outing - Dunure (SC?) - Updated

7:00pm

Due to a poor forecast, could all please meet at Townend first, to decide whether to use the clubroom instead. DUNURE DATES TO BE UPDATED WHEN RE-ARRANGED FOR LATER IN SUMMER - ak

Photography Challenge (SC?)

Townend at 7 to car share please. If going direct, meet up by the Harbour 07:45pm at Dunure. We will pair up beginners with more experienced photographers before the challenge commences.

Your challenge this evening is to shoot the following 3 themes

Landscape including Ailsa Craig

Harbour Scene

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Wed 22 May 2019 - Committee Meeting

7:00pm

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Sun 19 May 2019 - Ailsa Craig Boat Trip Photo Outing from Girvan (SC4)

10:00am

 £30 per head. 4 hr trip (1 hour there, 2 hours on the island, 1 hour back) from Girvan in MV Huntress.(http://www.seafishingchartersscotland.com/index.php/ailsa-craig-boat-trips).

£5 deposit please to Alan.

Please register your interest as a comment.

Photography Challenge

We will pair up beginners with more experienced photographers before the challenge commences.

Your challenge is to shoot the following 3 themes - be creative!

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Sat 18 May 2019 - Scottish Salon 2019 Exhibition and Awards Ceremony

12:30pm

Scottish Photographic Federation

Opening and Presentation of Awards Ceremony of the 96TH SCOTTISH SALON EXHIBITION is being held on Saturday 18th May 2019 to which all SPF Clubs and their members are invited.

Venue - Kirkcaldy Galleries, (formerly Kirkcaldy Museum & Art Gallery), War Memorial Gardens, Abbotshall Road, Kirkcaldy KY1 1YG

This Exhibition is being hosted by Kirkcaldy Photographic Society as part of their 120th...

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Wed 15 May 2019 - Photo Outing - Dunaskin (SC3)

7:00pm

OPEN UP TO VIEW FULL POST & MAP

Depart Townend 7pm prompt - for car share/lift - please advise as a comment on here.

Meet up inside Dunaskin at 07:45 pm outside the Scottish Industrial Railway Centre shop/museum for a briefing to pair up.

Photography Challenge

We will pair up beginners with more experienced photographers before the challenge commences.

Your challenge this evening is to shoot the following 3 themes

Lines, Textures, and Shapes

We will work in groups of 2 or 3 and take...

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Wed 1 May 2019 - Photo Outing - Greenan Shore

7:30pm
Wed 1 May 2019 7:30pm at Greenan

Greenan Shore and surrounding area

Photography Challenge

7:30pm Greenan (7pm prompt departure from Townend for car share/lift - please advise as a comment on here)
Low Tide 1700 - Sunset:2100 - Weather forecast: clear skies, 10C..wrap up well.
Meet up at the car park (see map link/postcode below).
We will pair up beginners with more experienced photographers before the challenge...
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Wed 24 Apr 2019 - Clubroom Evening - Troon review

7:00pm

7-9 pm. Review our pics from last week's outing (SC1) - if you haven't done your upload yet do complete it by end of play Tuesday 23/04 - https://irvinecc.co.uk/competitions-members

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Wed 17 Apr 2019 - Photo Outing - TROON - Ballast Bank, Harbour..etc

7:00pm

Troon – Ballast Bank and surrounding area

Photography Challenge

7:00pm (06:45pm at Townend for car share/lift - please advise)
Low Tide 16:53 - Sunset:20:28 - Moonrise:17:39 -
Waxing Gibbous Moon - Weather forecast looks good.
Meet at the Ballast Bank car park (see map link/postcode below).
We will pair up beginners with more experienced photographers before the challenge commences.
 

Your challenge...

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Wed 3 Apr 2019 - End of Season Prizegiving, Quiz & Social

7:00pm

A good few trophies to be presented this Wednesday (..7:30 start  - Don't be late). Many already clearly won, then a few surprises (??).

Please remember to bring your own drinks and snacks as we did last Xmas.

We'll be having the final raffle of the season too, and by popular demand an easy quiz to round off the party.

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Wed 27 Mar 2019 - 27th March 2019 - Annual General Meeting

7:30pm

Reports, election of new committee etc.

Your chance to influence the way ahead for the club.

see https://irvinecc.co.uk/bulletins/notification-2019-annual-general-meetin...

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NB. Closing date for submitting your PDIs for the  2019 Scottish Salon

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Wed 20 Mar 2019 - KO5 - In-House End of Season Knock Out

7:00pm

End of season KO - up to 3 fresh* images per member (*never before used in competition).

Please upload in your order of preference - your best 1st. All members old and new welcome to take part.

No judge. Each match to be decided with a show of hands by the audience. 

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Wed 13 Mar 2019 - Glasgow Wanders - a photo presentation by Tom Docherty

7:00pm

We've had a few well received visits from Tom in recent years, where he's shown us the work of Glasgow photographers.

He's now back again with a talk on "all his own" photography.

Hand-In KO5

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Wed 6 Mar 2019 - Post C8,9 review

7:00pm

7 for 7:30

Hand-In KO5 now open - closes 13/03

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Wed 27 Feb 2019 - Competition: C8 MONO, & C9 COLOUR - Print Open - Judge Gill Williamson

7:00pm

Judge Gill Williamson from Glasgow.

Rounds 2 of 2, also see C5 & C6.

Up to 3 prints per author in each.

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Mon 25 Feb 2019 - Committee Meeting

7:00pm

Members welcome to sit in and see what goes on.

NB - Studio also available for general use by members unless specifically booked (7-9) - please advise your intentions
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Wed 20 Feb 2019 - Studio Night

7:00pm

Boxer George back for another session - along with a female boxer too(tbc).

See "Remember My Name" https://irvinecc.co.uk/gallery/ian-mortimer/images/remember-my-name

Postponed from the 9th of January

7 for 7:30

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Thu 14 Feb 2019 - Visit to Beith - Thursday - KO4

6:45pm

A friendly KO comp between club members. Meet at Townend to car share at 6:45pm. Or see you at Beith for a 7:30 start.

Hand-in C8 & C9 prints - we'll have the box with us.

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Wed 13 Feb 2019 - NO MEETING - see Thur 14th

12:00pm

see Thursday 14th

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Wed 6 Feb 2019 - Post competition review - C7 ..... and Pre C8,9 help

7:00pm

7 for 7:30.

Hand-ins for prints comps C8 & C9 being accepted (closes 14th Thu).

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Wed 30 Jan 2019 - Mark McColl - Scottish Landscapes

7:00pm

One of the best landscape photographers around at the moment. A presentation of his latest work here in Scotland. 

https://markmccoll.co.uk/gallery.html

Hand-In KO4

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Wed 23 Jan 2019 - Visit by Cumnock CC - KO3

7:00pm

 - 7:30 start.

 A friendly KO between clubs

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Mon 21 Jan 2019 - Committee Meeting

7:00pm

Members welcome to sit in and see what goes on.

NB - Studio also available for general use by members unless specifically booked (7-9) - please advise intentions.
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Wed 16 Jan 2019 - Competition C7 PDI OPEN - Judge Chris Gilgallen

7:00pm

Judge Chris Gilgallen from Troon.

Round 2 of PDI OPEN, also see C1 - Round 1

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Wed 9 Jan 2019 - Members Night

7:00pm

7 for 7:30. A last minute change to our programme. Please note that boxer George will now be coming along on the 20th of February.

We will be running through some Lightroom and Photoshop techniques with help from Clive Watkins. 

The studio will still be available for those who wish to do some practicing and get some help.

Feel free to bring along your cameras and laptops to share your skills.

Hand-In KO3

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Wed 19 Dec 2018 - Xmas Social & Quiz

7:00pm

Hand-In C7

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Wed 12 Dec 2018 - Post C5,6 review and Pre C7 help

7:00pm

Please bring images you'd like help with them for C7 etc. + Laptops if you have them.

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Wed 5 Dec 2018 - Competition: C5 Mono, & C6 Colour - Print OPEN - Judge Mary Gibson

7:00pm

Rounds 1 of 2, also see C8 & C9.

Up to 3 prints per author in each.

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Wed 21 Nov 2018 - Visit to Saltcoats CC - KO2

7:30pm

a friendly KO comp between club members -

NB Hand-in for C5 mono & C6 colour prints (PDIs upload required) - we will have the box for your prints at Saltcoats.

Anyone needing a lift from town end please advise on here as a comment, we should be leaving just before 7 p.m.

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Wed 14 Nov 2018 - Post C2,3,4 review and Pre C5,6 help

7:00pm

Open from 7pm for a 7:30pm start.

We plan to review last weeks competition with your friendly comments from all present, and also provide processing help for your upcoming entries.

Please bring images along on a memory stick so we can help out on a one to one basis,...and help for those of you wishing to find out about mounting prints for competition - bring prints if you have them (see https://irvinecc.co.uk/club/how-mount-prints).

We really wish to encourage as many members as possible to submit prints...

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Thu 8 Nov 2018 - Committee Meeting

7:00pm

Members welcome to sit in and see what goes on.

NB - Studio also available for general use by members unless specifically booked (7-9) - please advise intentions.
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Wed 7 Nov 2018 - Competition - C2 Sports, C3 Portrait, C4 Landscape - PDI Set Subject - Judge Libby Smith (SPF)

7:00pm

Up to 2 PDI in each of C2, C3, & C4.

NB Hand-in for Saltcoats KO, 2 images each per member, you best choice first.

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Wed 31 Oct 2018 - The "Whys?" of Photography - Pete Heywood

7:00pm

7 for 7:30pm.

Over the years, Award winning photographer Pete Heywood, has specialised in low light concert photography. Although his natural inclination is to teach, in this Club presentation he will explore the ‘whys’ more than the ‘hows’ of photography.  What makes certain photographs iconic? Is a picture really worth a thousand words? How can you inject emotion into your photography? How can you connect more effectively with the viewer? Pete has published, or been instrumental in publishing, several books and exhibitions and believes in the power of collaboration more...

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Sun 28 Oct 2018 - Sat & Sun - Cyclo-cross UK National Trophy - IRVINE Beach Park,

12:00pm

Starts 12pm Saturday, 10:15 am Sunday.

Elite races Sunday afternoon.

The 2018/19 HSBC UK Cyclo-cross National Trophy Series runs from October to January. Round two, 27-28 October, Beach Park,

All the info see 

https://www.velouk.net/2018/10/18/preview-irvine-national-trophy-cx/?fbc...

 

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Wed 24 Oct 2018 - Visit by Kilmarnock PC - KO1

7:00pm

A friendly KO comp between club members. 16 images from each club.

Hand In for C2 (Portrait), C3 (Landscape) and C4(Sports) up to 2 Digital Images in each category to be uploaded to the competiton entry page. 

1400 wide for landscape format

1050 high for portrait format

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Mon 22 Oct 2018 - Ayrshire Inter-Club Competition 2018 - Saltcoats CC

7:00pm

With Judge - Elspeth Fear from Strathaven.

Organised by Saltcoats CC. 

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

Pay Parking adjacent to Saltcoats Station.

Doors open at 6:30 pm for a prompt start at 7 pm.

Admission £3

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Wed 17 Oct 2018 - Post C1 review - and Pre C2, C3 & C4 help

7:00pm

A light hearted review of last weeks competition.

Also, please bring along images that you may be considering for C2 Sports, C3 Portrait, & C4 Landscape, for pre-comp "1 to 1" help (laptops may be useful).

NB. C2, C3, C4 Hand-in now open..https://irvinecc.co.uk/competitions-members

..and the set subjects are:

  • C2 - Sports (in action) (PDI)                          
  • C3 - Portrait (...
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Wed 10 Oct 2018 - Competition C1 PDI OPEN - Judge: Stuart Strachan

7:00pm

Round 1 of PDI OPEN (also see C7 - Round 2)

HAND IN: KO1 - enter images for our inter-club Knock Out with Kilmarnock Camera Club

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Thu 4 Oct 2018 - Committee Meeting

7:00pm

Members welcome to sit in and see what goes on.

NB - Studio also available for general use by members unless specifically booked (7-9) - please advise intentions.

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Wed 3 Oct 2018 - Studio Night

7:00pm

In the studio - With model dancer Becca.

In the clubroom - processing help. Bring some images(maybe you'd like help with a couple for the upcoming Killie KO?), and laptops if you have one....as well as your cameras.

Open from 7pm for a 7:30pm start

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Wed 26 Sep 2018 - Scottish Maritime Museum

7:00pm

@ museum, tripods, cameras. Indoor/low light photography. (7-9:30pm). £4 per head. - HC1

Outdoor, Sunset, Reflections, Patterns, Architecture, Industrial, Opposites, Abstract, Low Angle, From Above, Building, Exterior, Interior......

Hand In for C1, our first competition of the year.    Up to 3 Digital Images to be uploaded to the competiton entry page. 

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Wed 19 Sep 2018 - Pre comp preview and resizing "workshop" + SGM

7:00pm

Processing, sizing and uploading to competitions etc. Please bring images on a stick or card. Laptops if you have them.

https://irvinecc.co.uk/club/re-sizing-images-competitions-and-galleries - please check this over beforehand

Print mounting demo.

Pre comp preview C1 preparation - please bring your C1 images on a memory stick/card if you would like help. Prep for Maritime Museum visit.

Also a short SGM to approve the 2017-18 Annual Accounts (item left over from...

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Wed 12 Sep 2018 - ‘Photography by Design’, Clive Watkins & SGM

7:00pm

A last minute update to our program, to fit our President in with a new talk he just has prepared. Always one of the best, look forward to a great evening.

Also a short SGM to approve the 2017-18 Annual Accounts(item left over from AGM) 

(Our pre comp preview workshop will be rearranged for another evening to suit our new members availability)

Open from 7pm for a 7:30pm start

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Sat 8 Sep 2018 - 8-9 Sept Doors Open Day Ayrshire and 10-16 Sept Glasgow

10:00am

Various venues open up their doors for free - Ayrshire this weekend. Glasgow from Monday. Check link for listings to see what you fancy. Other weekends in variuos areas throughout the month. http://www.doorsopendays.org.uk/

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Wed 5 Sep 2018 - Opening evening

7:00pm

Whether you're an experienced photographer, or an interested beginner, please come along and see what Irvine Camera Club has to offer you. We'll go over the seasons program and show you our club room and well equipped studio. There will be refreshments, and an opportunity to meet club members and other photographers.

We will also be making a selection of 4 DPIs to represent the club in this years Ayrshire Inter-Club competition (NB prints have already been selected).

Open from 7pm for a 7:30pm start

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