To all Members and Friends, Abbey Camera Club wishes everyone a Merry Christmas and a Happy New Year. 2020 has been a difficult year for us all but we have managed keep the Club going one way or another. So to 2021, we look forward with a syllabus that something for everyone.
Keep Safe and Healthy.
see the 2021 syllabus here
We have moved
As of 26th September 2020, Abbey Camera club is now located in St Andrews Church Hall, Brooke Street, Dumfries. We look forward to resuming our normal meetings on Wednesday nights, once Covid-19 restrictions allow.
During the Covid19 virus outbreak, all club face-to-face meetings are suspended. However, we are intending to continue by using video-conferencing, wherever possible.
The software we have chosen to use is “Zoom” which is a well-used and respected suite suitable to our purpose. “Zoom” allows for up to 100 people to be present (virtually!) for a meeting, regardless of their location.
The equipment you need can be a suitably-equipped desktop, a laptop (most of which have cameras and mics these days), a tablet or a smartphone. For PC, your web browser will download “Zoom” automatically when you start or join your first “Zoom” meeting. Simple instructions are provided at the time of joining a meeting. For tablets and smartphones, it will be necessary beforehand to install the free Zoom meeting software from the Android or Apple store.
Will I need super-fast broadband to join a meeting?
No, Zoom is incredibly efficient in using bandwidth. The company states that 2 or 3 Mbits/sec is enough.
To join a meeting the user will receive an email invitation from the host which will include a link to the “Zoom” website: clicking this will log-in the user and allow the meeting to be viewed.