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