Welcome one and all to the final newsletter of this fine semester! We’ve had an absolutely fantastic time with you all in the last months and I for one sincerely hope that we’ll have an even better time of it in the new year! We’re looking to get some new and unique opportunities for you all, as well as bring in some special speakers to show you how the pros do it! But more on that next semester!
1. Friday 30th – EXHIBITION LAUNCH!
This Friday’s meeting will be a combination of a drinks social and the launch of our latest exhibition: “Empty Spaces”! If you didn’t make it to the voting session last week, this will be the perfect opportunity for you to come and see the fantastic work that was put into our competition entries.
We will be meeting in the Teviot Middle Bar (AKA Lounge Bar) for 7:30pm where we’ll sit, chat and drink ourselves merry before we head down to the Study at 9:30pm for the launch of the Exhibition. There will be prizes awarded to our winning entries, as well as FREE NACHOS and – if last year is anything to go by – giant novelty games! Bring your friends, bring your family, bring your pets (please don’t bring your pets, EUSA frown upon this) and come have a great evening!
2. Saturday Trip – Glasgow Christmas Market
This semester we’ve had the chance to visit some pretty beautiful places around Edinburgh – from its botanical gardens rich in autumn colour to its windswept rocky coastline and dazzling night skies. In favour of nature and the great outdoors, you might say however that we’ve neglected our cities, which is why this Saturday we’ll be heading to Glasgow to photograph (and devour) its annual Christmas market!
Meeting at Waverley ticket machines at 13:40, we will be catching the 14:00 train to Glasgow Central (trains are every 15 minutes), where we will then walk to St Enoch Square to photograph and eat our way around each stall until our bellies and CF cards are full. This will be a nice laid back trip but also a great chance to get some very atmospheric seasonal shots. Hope to see many of you there!
Train Tickets are £12.10 return or £8 with a railcard!
3. External Competitions
Fujifilm Student Awards 2013
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 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 Wildlife (Wildlife Portrait, Wildlife Behaviour)
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.
love sports photography/filming? fancy getting credit for helping put together the finest sporting film EUSU has ever seen? got a high frame rate camera or know where to get one?
…then you are in luck!
The Edinburgh University Hare and Hounds Running Club are in need of some high quality cameras and experts behind them to help us make a publicity film. The idea was conceived to film club runners in all our disciplines (hill, road, and cross country running) to boost our clubs profile and attract new runners and since then the enthusiasm has grown exponentially. The only thing we don’t have, is cameras (the higher frame rate the better)…and the skill to use them well.
so, if you’re interested in filming the country’s biggest, strongest and championship winning running club at their best, (and to add to your own body of work and credentials) then get in touch. there may even be payment involved (in the form of a few pints or a box of chocolates or something).
failing that, if you know where we can get our hands on some decent cameras so that we can have a crack at it ourselves, that’d be cool too.
Neil Colquhoun, EUH+H social sec.
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!
7. 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!
8. Picture of the Week
This time around, Picture of the week goes to Derek Chang for his beautifully misty shot taken on our Trossachs weekend away! Having been there at the time, I can confirm that it was almost impossible to get a good shot for sunrise, but clearly some people managed. Well done Derek!
Now, as the full moon glares harshly through my papery curtains and my toes turn to ice, I wish you all a good night and hope you all get a better night’s sleep than I’m expecting!
See you all (please?) on Friday!