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Syllabus 2016-17

SEPTEMBER
5 – Opening Night:  AV of Annual DPI Exhibition, summer outing images and time to “catch up”
12 – Food Photography: Instructional videos to prepare for this year’s set-subject competition (Hand in – It’s a Knockout)
19 – Tristan Aitchieson, Photographer and Film Maker: Travel Images (Hand in – Competition 1)
26 – It’s A Knockout: Fun competition using twin-screen presentation.  6 images per member

OCTOBER
3 – Competition 1 – Open - Judge: Owen Cochrane (Kirkhill)
10 – Lecture – Revisiting ‘In Flagrante’ – Matt Sillars (Inverness)
15 & 16 – Dingwall National Exhibition Selection Weekend
17 – Presentation by nature photographer Andy Howard (Hand in – Competition 2 – “Food”)
24 – My Style of Photography – Club members show and discuss their images
30 (Sunday) – RPS Photo Forum at Dingwall CC.  Club members £8 inc. lunch
31 – Competition 2 – “Food” – Judge: Duncan McEwan (Bridge of Weir)

NOVEMBER
7 – Dave Freeman / Ian Maxwell – Nairn CC.  Subject to be revealed on the night! (Hand In – Portfolio Competition DPIs)
14 – Bring and Buy Sale and Social Evening
21 – Portfolio Competition – Judge: David Pickford (Huntly)
28 – Dundonnel Mountain Rescue – Angus Jack (Tain) (Hand In – Nature Competition)

DECEMBER
5 – Presentation – “Transient Light” – Ian Cameron (Nairn)
12 – Nature Competition – Judge: Andy Howard (Inverness)
19 – Mix And Match Competition vs. Inverness CC. An Evening of Festive Fun – Bring your reindeer sweaters! (NB – meet in Castle St Church Hall)

Festive Break: Merry Christmas!

JANUARY
9 – Showing of the Dingwall National Exhibition AV (Hand In – Competition 3 – Open)
16 – Presentation by Derek McGinn (Inverness) – “Recent Wildlife Images from Home and Abroad”
23 – Competition 3 – Open – Judge: Peter Moore (Newtonmore)
30 – Round Table Forum – Bird Photography. Images and best-practice discussion with some of Dingwall CC’s bird photographers (Hand In – Competition 4 – Open)

FEBRUARY
6 – Mersea Challenge – Dingwall Round, followed by Presentation by Judge, Ian McCurragh
13 – Competition 4 – Open – Judge: Scott Marshall (Lossiemouth)
20 – My Style of Photography – Club members show and discuss their images (Hand In – Mini Competition “Yellow, Young, Yesteryear”)
27 – Infra Red Photography – Simon Weir (London)

MARCH
6 – Mini Competition – “Yellow, Young, Yesteryear” – Judge: Dave Freeman (Nairn) (Hand in – Annual PDIs)
13 – Showing of the SPF Portfolio (Hand In – Annual Prints)
18 (Saturday) – Highland Challenge 2017 At Dingwall
20 – Members’ AV Night. Entertain us with your best AV sequences, set to music and/or commentary
27 – Annual PDI Competition – Judge: Trevor MacPherson (Banff)

APRIL
3 – Annual Print Comp – Judge: Ken Crossan (Wick)
10 – AGM
17 – Easter Monday (No Meeting)
24 – Annual Dinner and Prize-giving

Workshops will take place during the season, with dates to be arranged.
On popular nights it may be necessary to restrict entry to members only.
** During bad weather please check DCC Website for possible cancellations **