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Club News - Summary

Feb. 2017.
Congratulations to Eileen Sutherland, FCC, on winning Best Portrait Print at the SPF Championships with her image titled "Ziggy"

Ziggy

"Five Way" Competition
Thursday 26th Nov, 2015, FCC hosted the “Five Way” competition in which five local camera clubs compete for a coveted trophy. The 2015 winners were Stirling CC with 175 points, followed in order by Falkirk CC, Airdrie & Coatbridge Photographic Club, Kirkintilloch CC, Cumbernauld & Kilsyth Photographic Soc. Although FCC came second in the overall competition they topped all in the PDI section. Unfortunately points from both prints and PDI together determine the overall winner. Congratulation to Stirling CC members on their win, and thanks to the other clubs for their participation. The competition was judged by Bob Collins, AFIAP, Hon SPF, a member of Queens Park CC, and our thanks to him for his time in judging and providing a critique on each image.

Photoshop workshop
Sat 21st Nov FCC held a workshop on image editing with tuition provided by Shahbaz Majeed from Dundee Photographic Society. The members gained valuable knowledge on the use and capability of Photoshop to help make better adjustments to their images. A big thank you to Shahbaz for giving up time on a weekend. More on the work of Shahbaz can be found at www.framefocuscapture.co.uk.

"Stirling Battle" photographic competition
FCC held its annual "Stirling Battle" competition against Stirling Camera Club on 12th Nov (2015). This was a close fought competition with only a single point deciding the winner. Unfortunately Falkirk had to relinquish their hold on the trophy to Stirling, the 2015 winners. Congratulations to Stirling CC and to its members who submitted some impressive photographs.

Falkirk Town Hall Exhibition
FCC will be holding an exhibition of images at Falkirk Town Hall between 2nd Nov through to 22nd Dec 2015. The images on display are photographs taken by FCC members and represent some of the best from each member. All levels of expertise are represented with images from experienced and novice levels. Entry to the exhibition is free.

LOTTERY FUNDING (2015)
FCC have been successful in their application for Lottery funding which will be utilised to purchase some much needed equipment. Our current projector is now old and not up to the task of providing projected images of a quality that will do the picture justice. It is also intended to purchase frame mounting equipment and other other items that are now groaning due to age. These purchases will help revitalise the club and hopefully encourage new member who will not see the club as outdated and using vintage equipment.

"Stirling Battle" photographic competition
FCC held its annual "Stirling Battle" competition against Stirling Camera Club on 12th Nov (2014), and was victorious in this closely fought competition. With only three points between the scores Falkirk reclaimed the title having lost it to Stirling last year.

Exhibition at FTH
FCC will be holding an exhibition of images at Falkirk Town Hall between 11th Nov through to 22nd Dec 2014. The images on display are photographs taken by FCC members and represent The Four Seasons. All levels of expertise are represented with images from experienced and novice levels. Entry to the exhibition is free.

FCC AGM
The Camera Cub will hold it's AGM on the evening of Thurs 24th April 2014, the conclusion of which will be the close of the club for the 2013-14 session. The club will re-open in September 2014, the exact date to be announced.

Talking Pictures (3/4/14)
On 3rd April, 2014, Falkirk Camera Club, in conjunction with Falkirk Writers' Circle will host their annual Talking Pictures event at Falkirk Bowling Club.
This is a joint venture where images submitted by members of Falkirk Camera Club provide inspiration for the talented member of the Writers Circle to produce written works.
This is an entertaining evening, and more so if you appreciate the talent needed to write short poems, prose or short stories.

SPF Print Championships (16/2/14)
Falkirk Camera Club submitted entries into this year's SPF Print Championship but had a disappointing result, gaining 15th= in Colour print (tying with Dunfermline, Kirkaldy, Kirkintilloch and Perthshire). FCC managed 16th= in the Mono section, tying with Kilmarnock. Overall we were 16th from a total of 33 clubs entering.

2013-2014 Session
The 2013-2015 Session will start on Thursday 5th September at 7.45 within Erskine Church, Hodge Street, Falkirk. The doors are open to camera enthusiasts who wish to improve their skill or those just curious about photography. All are welcome.
The first night will be informal and short.. It will begin with introductions on Who's Who within FCC and a viewing of images taken by some of the members while out on the planned summer Camera Club trips. If any members wish to put together a short show of images taken during the summer recess they are welcome to do so.
There should be an opportunity for intended members to pay thier membership fees.