Once again, lots to say, so bear with us!:
1. A visit to the Stills Gallery
Whilst some of our merry crew of photosoccers are off gallivanting around the Trossachs this weekend, we thought we’d offer you something a little different right here in Edinburgh. Instead of our usual Friday lecture-style meeting, we are proposing a little trip to Edinburgh’s one and only Photographic Gallery ‘Stills’, which has a new show all about the process of being a photographer opening this weekend. The plan is to meet at the gallery, Located on Cockburn street, the windy road that connects the royal mile to the station at 4:30pm. We’ll then take in all the gallery has to offer for an hour and pop along to another nearby treat Edinburgh has to offer- the Halfway House Pub, to discuss the exhibition of course! Entry is free, all you have to pay for is a drink at the pub!
Here’s a link to the gallery’s webpage: http://www.stills.org/
2. Competition and Exhibition
As most of you already know, our semesterly photography competition it’s called “Empty Spaces”. We’ll have the voting on the 23rd of November and the launch on the 30th of November in Teviot Study. The launch is going to be catered so we’ll have free nachos for all our guests.
To enter the competition you will need to bring an A3 print (we will frame the photos for you that’s why we ask for this paper format) to the aforementioned meeting for everyone to see and judge. Trumps (Fujifilm shop) on Clerk Street can get your picture printed for £2.50, all you need to do is flash them your photosoc card and give them a Pen Drive with your entry on and they’ll do the rest!
Here’s a map: http://goo.gl/maps/GYbYb
3. Jobs and Competitions
Medics Class of 2013:
The medics are trying to organise profile pictures. If you are interested in shooting these, you can contact the organiser at email@example.com.
Exchange 360 Ball:
Exchange 360 are having a St. Andrew’s Day ball on 1st December, and need a photographer for the night. The job comes with a free ball ticket, which entitles you to all the perks that the other guests will get, including a 3 course dinner.
The already have a resident photographer, but as this is a big event, they would like a second one. The job will involve going around taking pictures of the guests and also photos at the ‘photo booth’ that they are providing with props and a backdrop.
To offer your services, contact Fiona Das at firstname.lastname@example.org
Fujifilm Student Awards 2013
Metroprint the online arm of Metro Imaging, one of London’s premier professional photographic labs is to sponsor The Fujifilm Student Awards 2013 for the second year running. This year’s Award is run in conjunction with Fujifilm and ChooseFilm.com. 2013 marks the 28th anniversary of the competition, making it the longest running and most prestigious student photography awards in the UK.
This year’s awards:
Entries will be open to all students in the UK.
The theme for this year’s Award is ‘The Colour Of….’ with students being briefed to capture an image that illustrates how colour lights up their world. All images must be taken on Fujifilm Professional film and submitted via www.fujifilmstudentawards.co.
The closing date for the competition is the 29th April 2013. For further details, including prize details, visit www.fujifilmstudentawards.co.
Scottish Nature Photography Awards 2012
The entry deadline is approaching for the 2012 Scottish Nature Photography Awards – celebrating nature, wildlife and landscape photography in Scotland.
The competition for the title of Scottish Nature Photographer of the Year 2012 is open to amateur and professional photographers. Entries are welcome from around the world, but images must be taken in Scotland. The categories are:
Scottish Landscape (Sea & Coast, The Land, Urban Greenspace)
Full or part-time Students (over 18 years of age) undertaking a photography element in their course can compete for the title of Student Scottish Nature Photographer of the Year 2012 by entering a portfolio of 3 images on a single nature theme.
Entries close 24:00 GMT on Friday 30/11/2012
All the competition details are at http://www.
Darkrooms are up and running in full, so those of you who have had tutorials, feel free to develop to your heart’s content! Please remember if you are using the enlargers (Pleasance or Kings) to switch them off at the plug after use. We had an issue with over heating recently that caused the Bulb to blow, so remembering to switch them off means everyone can use them without a hitch. If you are still looking to have a tutorial send us a new email with the subject “Darkroom Pleasance” or “Darkroom KB” and one of our tutors will get back to you and arrange a session to get your access card!
The society has a large range of equipment available to rent for free by our members, including a range of film/digital SLR cameras, lighting equipment and lenses.
To see what we have to offer have a look at: http://www.photosoc.com/
Send an e-mail with ‘Rentals’ in the subject and we’ll get back to you!
6. The PhotoShop
Our lovely photosoc shop has now been restocked, so we now have a nice fresh stock of film and paper for sale at great prices! Simply come along to one of our meetings, let us know what you’re after and either myself or our Treasurer Alex will sort you out!
This week’s feature comes from Kirsty Bain. This shot is fantastically moody, and wonderfully composed. The black and white really enhances the solitude of the tree, and the reflective puddle lends a nice balance to the whole shot. Well done Kirsty
That’s all for this week!
See some of you on Friday!
All the best,