You need to upgrade your Flash Player to version 10 or newer.

Welcome to the web site of Mid Calder Camera Club

About the Club

Interested in photography? Why not come along to Mid Calder Camera Club on a Wednesday evening?

We are a friendly club with an interesting and varied syllabus. We cater for both film and digital workers, beginners, and experts. We meet every Wednesday from 7:30 pm to 9:45 pm, September to May in The Institute Hall, Market Street, Mid Calder (opposite the Tonino’s and The Black Bull Pub). More information about the club can be found here. You can also find out where we are located here.

The next club event is on Monday 21st January

Interclub competition – Livingston v Mid Calder

We won this event last year against our nearest rivals. Many are still trying to understand how!
Come along and support your camera club. Livingston Camera club meet at Crofthead Farm Community Education Centre, Crofthead Centre, Templar Rise, Dedridge, Livingston, EH54 6DG.
The night kicks off at 7:15pm

The next club meeting is on Wednesday 23st January

50:50 night

The fourth of our nights where club members take the lead.
Tonight starts off with Sheila Colthart giving a presentation called Before & After about what she has learned since joining the club. After the break will be Sam Hanlon demonstrating how to colour calibrate your display using our newly acquired equipment. There will also be a short presentation of alternative photo editing software for those who may not wish to use Lightroom/Photoshop.
Meeting starts at 7:30pm sharp in the Institute Hall.

28th November

Appraisal #2
The second appraisal of the year officiated tonight by Kenny McMurray.
It’s so pleasing to see the quality of images being entered for appraisal continues to get better.
Should be a good night 🙂

31st October

Appraisal #1
The first appraisal of the year using our new approach kicked off under the stewardship of Guy Phillips.
A big thank you to everyone who took part as we had a great collection of images. Lets us know what you think of the open theme to our appraisals this year.

Tonights top three Projected images as scored by Guy were:

Sheila Colthart – Cutty Sark

Ian McIntosh – Burnett

Andy Moncrieff – Peek-A-Boo

Tonights top three Prints as scored by Guy were:

Sam Hanlon – Whitley Bay

Peter Baird – Small Tortoiseshell

Petra MacKay – Sunset on Nisabost

24th October

Our Second 50:50 evening
The first part of the evening will be in the hands of club member Richard MacKay with his presentation “It’s a Learning Curve”. The second half of the evening will be presented by Sam Hanlon who will be demonstrating the clubs latest purchase. A brace of Godox Ad200’s. Find out how these portable flash heads work.

We were also able to award the Equaliser trophy to Grant Collier (joint winner with Andy Moncrieff)

Congratulations Grant!

17th October

What’s in your bag
A evening where members share the equipment that’s in their camera bag. Find out what accessories you need for that perfect image.
A fun informal evening discussing equipment and gadgets.

10th October

Libby Smith
A warm welcome back to Libby Smith from Carluke. Libby is one of the leading lights in the world of camera clubs. A multi award winning photographer and is just as well known for her sterling work within the SPF organisation.

3rd October

Scavenger Hunt #1
Having set the themes for the Scavenger Hunt earlier in the summer, tonight is your chance to show how successful you have been in capturing them all.
Remember the first small print challenge of this season is “Edinburgh”. Prints must be A4 or smaller and the winner gets to choose the theme for next month.

26th September

Studio Flash
The club has a set of Bowens studio lights and accessories which are available for members use.
Tonight we take you through how to set-up the lights, backdrops and modifiers (and how to put them away!).
Learn how to balance your lighting to get the type of light you are looking for and how different lighting setups can be used for different creative effects.
Bring your camera so you can get involved.

19th September

The first first 50:50 night of the year!

A new approach to members nights with two members giving a talk or demonstartion on a subject of their choosing.
First we heard from Martin Clarke who gave a presentation of the bird photography he has taken with hints and tips on how he captured them.
Next up Gordon Scott gave a shorter presentation on what judges look for when marking images put in to our appraisals. The notes from Gordon’s talk are available if you were not there on the night.

12th September

The first night of the new season!

Good to see familiar faces and some new ones too!
We went through plans for this next year and celebrated success by presenting trophies to the winners of last season’s competitions.
Well done to our winners! You can catch up on the details in the appraisals section of the website.
From left to right – Yvonne, Gary, Sheila, Peter, Gordon and Jim

The Summer Scavenger Hunt
Take a photo using the following themes as a guide:
– Circles and Curves
– Hats
– Three
– What Lies Beneath
– The Blues
– Wood
– On 4 Legs
– Speed
– Local
– Long Exposure

Next Seasons Appraisal Themes
In a change to convention ALL of next seasons appraisals will be OPEN!
No excuses now 😉

Join Mid Calder Camera Club

Membership places are now available! Any new member will be considered for membership to the club as soon as their application form is received. An application form can be downloaded from HERE
Please print the form, complete it, and bring it along to a meeting, or send it to:

MCCC Membership Secretary, 30 Cousland Terrace, Seafield, EH47 7AS

Appraisal and Competition Images

All Appraisal and Competition images can only be viewed by our members in the MCCC Gallery - here (password required).

Flickr Group

The club has set up a Flickr group for members. Click here to view and to get permission to join.