Photographic Events coming up in 2018

Members may be interested to know that the National Museum of Scotland is hosting the Wildlife Photographer of the Year exhibition again this year, open from 19th January until 29th April 2018. Click here for details. If you fancy mixing the exhibition with music and dancing, there is also a special event on 9th March 2018: Wild Night with Neu! Reekie!

On Saturday, 20th January 2018, Historic Scotland have a photographic workshop at the Engine Shed near Stirling. Click here for details. See their “what’s on page” for details of other future events in 2018, including battle re-enactments.

The Royal Photographic Society have an “International Images for Science” exhibition at the City Art Centre, Edinburgh on 31st March until 15th April 2018. Click here for details.

Wex Photographic (who took over Calumet) are organising some photographic events in Edinburgh during 2018. Click here for details.

I should also mentioned there are exhibitions and courses throughout the year at the Stills Gallery in Cockburn Street, Edinburgh.



Happy New Year!

Happy New Year to all Musselburgh Camera Club members!

A reminder that we have our first club night of 2018 this Thursday, 11th January. It’s our annual quiz night, this year devised by Jim Tod. Come along and sharpen your mind.

Our second club night of 2018, 18th January, is a members evening. This is an opportunity for anyone who would have liked to have shown images on the 7th December to bring them along.

Also coming up on 25th January is the Burns Night Special. It’s time to get creative and find some images on the theme of Rabbie Burns. The submission date for the “Black & White” print competition is also the 25th January.

See you this Thursday.


Sparrowhawk Hide at Kirkcudbright, Thursday 4th January 2018


I’ve booked into the Sparrowhawk hide for Thursday 4/1/18 in Kirkcudbright. At this point in time Alan tells me there’s 2 other available places so if anyone wants to / is able to go on Thursday I’m happy to drive and split fuel costs for getting there (and back). Let me know and we’ll see how this works out.

Jim Tod (

MAMA Revue 2018 Photos

The club has received the following request from Jane Renton of Musselburgh Amateur Musical Association (MAMA):

I was wondering if anyone from Musselburgh Camera Club would like to come along and take some photos at our Revue dress rehearsal in January. Anyone who is interested is welcome. We just like to have a selection of photos that we can use for publicity and for our web site.

The date is the 17th January 2018 (Wed) and I can let you know the time nearer the date  it will probably start about 6:30 -7pm).

If anyone is interested please email Jane at


Two club meetings this week

A reminder that we have two club meetings this week:

1) On Monday, 4th December 2017 we are meeting at 7:30pm at Edinburgh Photographic Society, 68 Great King, Street in Edinburgh to take part the 4-way digital interclub competition between Musselburgh, Edinburgh, Stirling and Kirkaldy. Here is a map of the location:

There is free parking in the area after 6:30pm, but you might need to hunt for a space.

2) On Thursday, 7th December 2017 we are having an extra club meeting at the Fisherrow Centre at the usual time of 7:30pm. Bring along some digital images or prints you would like to discuss with members. We’ll make it an informal members evening, and a chance to meet up before the Christmas social evening.


Beeslack This Week – New MCC Club Night on 7th December 2017

A reminder that we are not meeting at the Fisherrow Centre this Thursday, 30th November. Instead, we are meeting at 7:30pm at Beeslack Penicuik Camera ClubBeeslack Penicuik High School, Edinburgh Road, Penicuik. EH26 0QF. We will be joining Beeslack members for a talk by professional landscape photographer David Stout.

Click this link for a map.

Because there are so few club meetings at Fisherrow during December this year, we have decided to add an extra members’ club evening at the Fisherrow Centre on Thursday, 7th December at the usual time of 7:30pm. Please come along and bring a few interesting digital images to show other club members and spark a conversation. I look forward to seeing what you bring along.


Lighting equipment for sale

A local man, whose father was a member of the club in the 1950’s, has been in touch with the club to offer his lighting equipment, for a reasonable (or unreasonable) offer. He has now retired from film and television lighting and would like his kit to go to a good home.

All gear is owner used and in good condition:

1.  Arri case with two Strand Blondes, c/w barndoors, plug, lamp, safety glass and stands
2.   Arri case with three Strand Redheads, c/w safety glass, barndoors, plug, lamp and stands
3.  One Arri 300/500 fresnel spot with barndoors, snoot, plug, lamp and stand.
If anybody is interested, please speak to Simon Wilkinson, who has the man’s contact details.

Club Trip to Dalkeith plus 4-way Competition Info

Jennifer is organising a club visit to Dalkeith Country Park this Sunday, 29th October 2017. If anyone would like to go, there is transport leaving from the Fisherrow Centre at 9:30am. If you would prefer to go straight to the park yourself, we are meeting at the Restoration Yard Café at 10am.

There is no club meeting this Thursday. Instead, we are meeting in Galashiels on Wednesday, 1st November to take part in the first 4-way inter-club competition. The competition takes place at 7:30pm in the Community Hall, Halliburton Place, Galashiels, TD1 2JF. There are parking bays in Halliburton Place opposite the hall and further back along the road. If coming down the A7, Halliburton Place is on the left after Glendinning Terrace on the way down the hill into the town. The hall is also an approximately 10 minute walk from the train and bus stations. Here is a map:,-2.817073&name=Galashiels%2C+TD1+2JF%2C+United+Kingdom&locsearch=1


Outing to Dalkeith Adventure Park – Postponed

I went to Dalkeith park this morning and had a walk round the woods and walks trying to take some photographs however I was surprised  that the paths and woods were extremely wet and muddy. I have to say I found it quite challenging  and extremely slippery. Since the forecast for tomorrow and possibly Sunday is for more rain and would recommend that we cancel Sunday’s outing and reschedule when the ground has dried out a bit more (maybe I’m not as fit as I thought). I also found as it is still the school holidays the Restoration Café was full of very wet, muddy distressed children  and I couldn’t get in for a cuppa!

I did pick up some maps of the estate for anyone interested in going at a later date and will hand them out on Thursday. I’ll also phone as many people as possible on the list and let them know.

Regards Jennifer