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Panorama of North Berwick West Bay right round to East Beach and the Bass Rock by Ian Goodall

North Berwick West Bay (with boat being launched), Victoria Road (leading to the harbour) round to the East Beach and Bass Rock 


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 North Berwick Photographic Society

North Berwick Photographic Society meets in the Abbey Church Hall in Church Road, North Berwick, East Lothian. Meetings are every second Thursday from September to April. The club also has a varied range of outings from May to September.

December 2018: Derek Clark gave us an inspiring talk on "Shooting Strangers and other Humane Acts" about documentary and street photography. Our annual Christmas Dinner was held in the marquee room at the Open Arms Hotel in Dirleton.

November: At Midlothian Camera Club we won a match-an-image and we hosted Haddington Camera Club for a 20-images-each "Framed" competition which Haddington won. Our Chairman's Trophy, judged on the evening by Gordon Scott from Mid Calder Camera Club, was won by Ian McDougall with "Old Pier, Kenmore", Joyce Hunnam's "Swanning About" was second and Val Stuart's "Douglas Loch" a close third.

October: On 11th October Stephen Ball judged our members' assignment "Round Things". On 25th October Dougie Cunningham gave his talk "Photographing Scotland", a five-year 'journey' covering the whole of Scotland and capturing superb photographs for his recently-published book (superb book, available on Amazon) of the same title.

September: Billy Currie gave a superb talk "Is getting it right enough? The truth, lies and myths of photography" at our 27th September meeting. On 13th September we enjoyed a Cheese & Wine when members also showed their summer holiday images.

April: Our Match-an-Image Challenge Trophy competition at home against Biggar Camera Club was postponed, due to heavy snow, until 26th April when Biggar won by a single point. Congratulations to Maggi Doak who won our 2017/18 Image-of-the-Year competition with "Butterfly Girl". Val Stuart was second and third with "Hare" and "Fisherman at Dawn".

March: We welcomed back Duncan McEwan to give us another of his excellent talks, this time "Glorious Glasgow".

February: Club member Alastair White gave a comprehensive talk on talking and creating "Panoramas". In a Still Life assignment, with members' choice judging, Chick Calder came in first and second and Ian McDougall was third.

January: Neil Scott FRPS of Edinburgh Photographic Society gave us an excellent talk on "KISS", illustrated by many superb photos "keeping it simple stupid". "Rail Adventure in the Balkans", a talk by club member Ian Goodall, told the story, through over 400 photos, of Ian and Sheila's rail adventure last summer.

Inter-club meetings: Against Midlothian Camera Club in a Match-an-Image judge Stephen Lipton gave North Berwick the result we deserved, making amends for last year. A victory too at our annual Haddington Camera Club meeting in a 20-images-each competition on "Water", judged by Charles Summers. At Beeslack Penicuik Camera Club, for a Match-an-Image competition, North Berwick won by the narrowest of margins. However, this year at Roslin in the annual "8-way" competition, judged by Graeme Webb, against other 'local' clubs we didn't do as well as last year when we won best overall image. Congratulations to Musselburgh Camera Club, "8-way" winners, and thank you to Dougie Allan for organising this enjoyable event.

North Berwick Photographic Society
Winner, Image of the Year, 2018
Butterfly Girl by Maggi Doak
Butterfly Girl by Maggi Doak

The club welcomes anyone with an interest in photography to enjoy the programme of speakers, practical evenings, competitions and outings

Panorama of North Berwick West Bay by Ian Goodall
 North Berwick West Bay from snowy Elcho Green

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