The Perthshire Photographic Society is one of the biggest and most active photography groups in Perth and meetings attract members from as far as Kinross, Crieff, Blairgowrie and Aberfeldy. If you are looking for a place to meet other camera enthusiasts and improve your skills – this is it.
The PPS runs over 20 meetings from October to April. We have invited talks from well known photographers, a series of print and digital competitions and members nights where folks get a chance to show their work and pick the brains of the experts. For more information please take a look at the PPS website http://www.perthshirephotographicsociety.org.uk
2017 – 2018
All meetings are at 7.30pm in the A K Bell Library, York Pl, Perth PH2 8EP. The Soutar Lecture Theatre is the venue on all nights except those marked ‘Workshop’ when we will meet in the Sandeman Room but will then split up into other areas of the Library First floor. See the ‘Finding us’ page for full venue information. Meetings conclude around 9.30pm but members and visitors are encouraged to join us afterwards for a drink at the New County Hotel at the corner of County Place and New Row.
Oct 11 – PRESIDENT’S NIGHT – Introduction to new members/Meet the committee/A word about workshops and competitions. (This meeting is designed to be a good introduction to the club).
Oct 18 – Workshop evening (learn the basics) – Setting up your camera (Malcolm Lind & Tom Ryan) / Basic processing in Photoshop (John Melbourne) and Lightroom (Mike Bell) / Mounting a print (Ellis Welch of Dunn’s Art Stores)
Oct 25 – Ian Barclay live studio portrait photography
- HAND IN for MAIN CUP (see Competitions page for details)
Nov 1 – Karen Thorburn, a freelance landscape, commercial and wedding photographer and writer based on the Black Isle near Inverness in the Highlands of Scotland, recently featured on BBC Countryfile. https://karenthorburn.com/
Nov 8 – Workshop evening – Image critique. Bring along a print or digital image on a USB stick and take it round a number of image critique tables for constructive feedback from small groups of other members. Join in with your own comments. Compare the critique at different tables to see how subjective it all is. An enjoyable feast of constructive encouragement! Organisers – Fiona and Malcolm Lind.
Nov 15 – MAIN CUP COMPETITION NIGHT
- HAND IN for PKM COMPETITION (see Competitions page for details)
Nov 22 – SPEAKER/Member talk
Nov 29 – Workshop
Dec 6 – PKM COMPETITION NIGHT
- HAND IN for GRANT CUP (see Competitions page for details)
Dec 13 – Paul Gallagher from aspect2i This is our Special Christmas Lecture and will be a ticketed event with guaranteed priority tickets for members – details later
CHRISTMAS AND NEW YEAR BREAK
Jan 10 – Philip Price from Loch Visions – wildlife photographer and tour guide on beavers and why a camera club should care
Jan 17 – GRANT CUP COMPETITION NIGHT
- HAND IN for NAN BORTHWICK/PETER ROURKE SALVERS (see Competitions page for details)
Jan 24 – SPEAKER/Member talk
Jan 31 – Workshop evening – Portrait Photography. Please bring along costumes and props to add interest to the portraits we will make using studio lights. We will be our own models – volunteers please! Organiser – Jimmy Herd
Feb 7 – NAN BORTHWICK/PETER ROURKE COMPETTION NIGHT
- HAND IN for COLOUR ROSEBOWL
Feb 14 – SPEAKER/Member talk
Feb 21 – Workshop
Feb 28 – COLOUR ROSEBOWL COMPETITION.
Mar 7 – SPEAKER/Member talk
Mar 14 – Workshop
Mar 21 – Member talk/AGM
Mar 28 – AWARDS DINNER