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Welcome to the web site of Mid Calder Camera Club

About the Club

Interested in photography? Why not com 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.

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, 239 Raeburn Rigg, Deans EH54 8PL

What’s on at Mid Calder Camera Club?

*** NB: I may have some difficulty keeping this page updated over the next few weeks. Apologies for the inconvenience ***

The next club meeting is on the 23rd November at 7:30pm in the Institute Hall, Mid Calder.

Gather round for the second appraisal of the year. Tonight we have Charles Summers giving us feedback on the images entered. Again there are PRINT and a PROJECTED sections.
The themes for this appraisal are PRINTS = “Water” and PDI = “Open”
Good luck to all who have entered 🙂

And in case you haven’t heard…… we have a new projector!

30th November 2016

Our guest speaker this week is Stephen Cosh
Stephen is a Scottish photographer and designer who will be talking about his love of Street Photography.

To have a look at some of Stephen’s work check his website HERE

7th December 2016

Scavenger Hunt II
Tonight is another opportunity to showcase the images you captured for the set theme which was:
Trees, Abstract, Pairs, Plants, One, Transport, Happiness, Red, Curves, Castles

* Remember tonights meeting will be in the Black Bull which means there is another Small Print Challenge on the Theme “Birds”. Margaret’s choice this time (I think it may be the only photo she has left!)

14th December 2016

Social Evening
Come along and spend and evening with others prior to the Christmas break.
Sometimes meetings are busy and you don’t get a chance to chat to people you want. Here’s a chance to do that.

May I take the opportunity to wish all members of our camera club a very Merry Christmas and a Happy New Year!

4th January 2017!

Xmas Night Out
A chance for a blether over food and drink.
Usually needs to be booked. Please check with Gordon>

11th January 2017

Digital Darkroom Night
We’re back with a bang with another Photoshop night.

Recent News

16th November 2016

Lightroom & Photoshop
Club member Martin Clarke had prepared a presentation on Lightroom and Photoshop.
Overcoming the initial technical issues Martin provided his insight into using these tools to manipulate photographs.
It was an interesting and informative evening indeed.

An example of a Before & After:
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15th November 2016

Midlothian Competition
Thanks to those members who travelled to Lasswade to support Mid Calder in the competition against Midlothian Camera Club. Ron Bell was judging the images on the night.
I am please to announce that the result was:

Mid Calder 332 : Midlothian 314

I have to thank Midlothian for their hospitality. A tasty buffet was provided and it was good to have a chat about the images and the judging!
All the images that were entered are available to view in the gallery.

9th November 2016


Venice in 7 days
Long time club member Gordon Scott gave a presentation from his week long trip to Venice in May 2016. Gordon gave us a guided tour of Venice through his photography. It was fascinating to see his eye for a photograph and how he processed his choice images to transform them from the original photograph. Gordon also brought along a large selection of prints on a variety of media for members to view.
Thanks again Gordon.

2nd November 2016

Scavenger Hunt
Thanks to all the members who came along for the first Scavenger Hunt of the year. An even bigger thank you to those members who actually completed it! Well done to all. It would have been a quick night if you hadn’t.
There was another terrific entry for the Small Print Challenge this month. The theme was “Still Life” and the quality and diversity of entries was very good. Very tricky to decide my top 3.
The winner was Margaret. Well done. Theme for next time to be decided.

26th October 2016

Long Lens Time
There was a good turnout to hear various members talk of their experience using telephoto lenses longer than 300mm.

19th October 2016

Our guest speaker was Lindsay Robertson. Lindsay gave an entertaining talk on his journey in photography and how he was able to came to organise an exhibition of Ansel Adams work along with his own! Not only did he show the background behind his latest work but he brought along numerous examples of his prints for us to enjoy.
All in all a great evening. Thanks Lindsay.
Lindsay’s website is HERE

12th October 2016

Appraisal #1 : PRINT=”Open”, PDI=”Landscapes”
Our first appraisal of the year was judged by Ron Bell LRPS of the Galashiels Camera Club.
It was great to see the range of members images. Congratulations to those who got the perfect 20 and thanks to Ron for his appraisal.

5th October 2016

Equipment Night
It was great to see such a good turnout for tonights meeting in the Black Bull.
We started of with a presentation of trophies to the winners of last seasons appraisals and internal competitions. Congratulations to the winners. It should be noted that there are three winners missing from the is photo. Alasdair (Equaliser), Peter (Beginners Image of the Year) and Keith (Intermediate Image of the Year).

A number of members demonstrated tripods, cameras, a Lens Baby a Kessler camera slider and lots of discussion.
The theme for the first A4 Print Challenge of the year was “Numbers and Letters”. We had the biggest number of entries this month with 20 and those presented voted for the winning image.
And the winner was Sam. Next months challenge theme is “Still Life”.

14th September 2016

Alistair Swan from Ayrshire entertained us with his presentation “Window on the World”.
Alistair uses an audio visual format to showcase his work both still and video. From landscape to portraiture he documented time spent in India and Myanmar.

21st September 2016

Bits & Pieces
A night for beginners with a number of short presentations from a few of the clubs experienced members.

September 28th

Dark Edinburgh
Scott Liddell from the Facebook page “Dark Edinburgh” was our guest showing us images from the “Dark Side” of Edinburgh. Scott gave an entertaining presentation going in to how he started and developed this project including the equipment and techniques he uses to capture his images.

MCCC International Daily Newspaper


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.