April: At the AGM Maria Djumic was elected Vice-Chairman and Bob Fleet joined our committee – see Contact us.
Huge thanks to Val Stuart and Bill Ellis who stepped down after several years of sterling service. Congratulations to Karen Stout who won our 2018/19 Image-of-the-Year competition, judged by Stephen Lipton, with Shelter. Joyce Hunnam was second with Pastel Bass Rock and third place was shared by Neil Spowart with Traigh Mhor and Joyce Hunnam with Bridge to Nowhere.
Our Match-an-Image Challenge Trophy competition away against Biggar Camera Club was a draw when Biggar came from behind on the 40th, and final, image of the evening.
March: Club member Alastair White gave an interesting talk on Useful Software Utilities.
Several members gave a wide range of talks on subjects of their choice.
February: Club member Neil Spowart gave an excellent ‘portraits’ talk on People I Shoot … using his new iPad.
We visited Musselburgh Camera Club for the first time when, against all the odds, we managed to overwhelm them with our Match-an-Image expertise.
Next year they promised a rematch when the result might be closer.
An internal Street Photography assignment, judged by members, was won by Jane Lowe with Ian McDougall second and Karen Stout third.
January: The New Year began with the annual North Berwick Challenge Trophy, a fun Match-an-Image against Beeslack at home and won by North Berwick.
Later in the month, David Sadler’s excellent talk And Now for Something Completely Different lived up to its title. North Berwick Photographic Society Winner, Image of the Year, 2018-19 Shelter by Karen Stout.
Image of the Year 2019Shelter by Karen Stout 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: Stephen Ball judged our members’ assignment Round Things.
Dougie Cunningham gave his talk Photographing Scotland, a five-year ‘journey’ covering the whole of Scotland and capturing fantastic 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.
For our first meeting of the new season we enjoyed a Cheese & Wine when members also showed their summer holiday images.