Mar 142015
 

As many members will be aware, our annual Members’ Exhibition will be on public view at Great King Street on 4th and 5th April.

To get as much publicity as possible, I have made up a flier which I would ask you all to download and print off.  Then hand them out to local shops, libraries, community centres – any place where the general public might see them.  Last year, if my memory serves me right, only around 70 – 80 people visited the exhibition over the two days.  An enormous amount of work goes into the organisation of the Exhibition, and it would be gratifying if more people saw it.

So help the Society – please!

 

click on the link  poster 2015 v3

 

 Posted by on March 14, 2015 at 5:33 pm
Mar 072015
 

FIAP (Fédération Internationale de l’Art Photographique) has announced the following distinctions awarded to members of EPS for success in entering exhibitions or salons in this country and abroad.
Eion Johnston and Terry Railley have both achieved their EFIAP (Excellence of FIAP).  This requires a minimum of 250 acceptances with at least 50 different images in 30 salons in 20 countries
Richard Bingham and Neil Scott have achieved the EFIAP/s (Silver award)  After achieving the EFIAP, there are 4 “levels” – bronze, silver, gold and platinum which must be attained sequentially.  The bronze level requires 75 additional acceptances from 25 images, including three medals or other awards in separate countries.  The silver requires a further 75 acceptances with a minimum of 25 new works, and 4 of these must have been awarded a medal or other award, all in different countries, on top of the three required for the bronze award.
And finally Peter Paterson has been awarded his MFIAP (Master FIAP), the highest FIAP distinction.  Unlike the other awards, this is for a portfolio of 20 prints and a curriculum vitae.  The MFIAP is one of the most difficult distinctions to get, and I think I am right in saying that Peter is only the third Scottish photographer to achieve this goal.

 Posted by on March 7, 2015 at 11:40 am
Mar 072015
 
Members may be interested to hear the result of last week’s friendly battle (an oxymoron if ever there was one!) against Queen’s Park Camera Club in Glasgow.  This is an annual event on a home/way basis, and this year it was our turn to be hosts.  It is always a good social occasion and the result is less important than the exchange of comments and views on photography.
The competition is for 15 prints and 15 PDIs from each club.  This year’s judge was Duncan McEwan from Paisley Colour Camera Club.  Duncan is an excellent judge, and his comments are always helpful.  Wednesday night was no exception, and it is a shame that the event was attended by so few.  Those members who did not attend certainly missed a masterclass.
The result?
Prints  EPS 256  QPCC  230
PDIs    EPS 255  QPCC  234
The overall score was therefore 511 – 464 in favour of EPS.
The rather large margin of the win perhaps flatters EPS, but as Duncan said himself, there were excellent images from both sides.  We are also pleased that no fewer than 29 members represented EPS, indicating the strength in depth of our club, and many of the images were from new members.
 Posted by on March 7, 2015 at 11:33 am