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Abbey Camera Club Syllabus 2022 - 2023


(C) Denotes Camera Required



25th No Meeting – CPAGB


Summer events marked * are weather dependent – Check Facebook and Emails


1st – *Routin Bridge – Meet at the bridge (C)

8th – *Kirkconnel Flow – Meet in the car park (C)

15th - *Taliesin - Park by side of road (C)

22nd – CPAGB - Club Members meet at St Andrews Church Hall for photography walk around Dumfries (C)

Sat 25th-26th – All day – Moffat Classic Car Rally – Check internet for details (C)

29th – *Glenmarlin Falls Scaur water – Park at Camling and walk down (C)


Sunday 3rd – time to be confirmed – Classic Motorcycle Scramble – Townfoot Farm Thornhill (C)

6th – 6.30pm - *Aviation Museum Heathhall - meet in car park - £5.00 entry (C)

13th – *Members meet at Castle Corner, Caerlaverock NNR for nature trail (C)

20th – *Dock Park - Circular Walk along banks of Nith (C)

27th – CPAGB & Hoddom Estate, Annan (C)

Sunday 31st – All day – Moniaive Horse Show – Contact Eunice Laidlaw for details (C)


3rd – Dunscore - Photograph "Tattie Bogles" - meet in church car park (C)

10th - 6.45pm - Outdoor portraits/bird photography - Kilnford - Meet at car park  (C)

Sat 13th – All day – Edinburgh fringe – Bus leaves Brooms Road car park at 8.00am (C)

17th – 6.00pm - CAPGB & Crichton Church Dumfries - meet in car park at Easterbrook Hall (C)

24th – Visit to Shambellie House - park at Shambellie (C)

31st – Back at the hall- Welcome Back – Admin – Introduce yourself – Buffet

         Themes for September competition given out (3). (Long Exposure, Flowers, Architecture)


7th – Photo Safari (C)

14th – Members night – Show 5 images you are proud of taken during the summer

Sat 17th – All Day – Trip to Beamish – Bus leaves Brooms Road car park at 8.30am (C)

21st – Zoom (with Stewartry Camera Club) – Stan Farrow

28th – Photo Safari Print Critique

Fri 30th – Closing date for submission of images for September competition


5th – Cutting mounts – Practice on Photo Safari prints

Sun 9th – 1.00pm – Drumlanrig Castle – (Weather Dependent) Autumn Colours – Meet in car park (C) Postponed

12th – Talk – Kim Ayres

Friday 14th - Closing date for Stove Exhibition submissions

19th – Results of September competition (Judge - Ricky Nolan)

Sunday 23rd - 1.00pm - Visit to Drumlanrig Castle and Gardens - Meet in castle car Park.

26th – Collection of prints for Autumn exhibition in The Stove - "Life in Dumfries & Galloway". Chairs Challenge set.

Fri 28th - Closing date for submission of images for October competition (open - no theme)

N.B There will be another exhibition at The Stove during first two weeks in November

Monday 31st - Install exhibition at Stove


1st November - 12th November - Stove Exhibition

2nd – Joint meeting with Dumfries Camera Club – Talk – Rod Ireland – Nightscape photography

Tuesday 8th November - Stove Exhibition Open Night - 6.00pm to 7.30pm

9th – Members' Night - Bring a USB stick with some of your images.

16th – Results of October competition (Judge Stuart Edgar, Penrith CC)

23rd – Wire wool spinning – Kingholm skate park -Meet in car park (C)

Closing Date for submission of images for Chair's Challenge (Leaves)

Fri 25th - Closing date for submission of images for November competition

30th – Submission of Chairs Challenge – Prints – and Portraiture with model


5th December to 11th December - ACC Pop Up Shop - English Street Dumfries 

7th – Results of Chairs Challenge

14th – Results of November competition – Judge Karen Berry (via Zoom)

Friday 16th December - Social Evening in Club - 7.00pm - Postponed until the New Year



11th – Zoom Talk – A Passion for Wildlife – Kevin Pigney

18th – Review of 2022 and looking towards the future. Make light box. (C)

Saturday 21st January - Routin Bridge Irongray - Introductory photography session - meet at 10.00am. (C)

25th – Product Photography - Using light boxes previously made in Club. (C)

Fri 27th – Closing date for submission of images for January competition (No Theme)

Sunday 29th January - Zoom presentation by SPF - Digital Challenge Results


1st – Social evening in the Club - Burns theme.

Thursday 9th – Selection of images for Interclub competition (Note change of day)

15th – Zoom meeting with Stewartry Camera Club – David Boag

22nd – Results of January competition - Judge Barbie Lindsay (via Zoom)

Fri 24th - Closing date for submission of images for February competition (Themed: Close Up, Landscape and Portrait)


1st – Interclub Competition with Stewartry cc and Loreburn CC – Abbey CC hosting – Judge Richard Spiers

8th – Product photography 2 - Using your light box challenge (C)

15th – Kim Ayres - joint talk with Dumfries Camera Club - In St Andrews

22nd – Results of February competition - Judged by David Young (Stewartry CC)

29th – Macro night


Closing date for submission of images for March competition


Tuesday 4th – Talk with Rod Wheelans - PAGB and Distinctions (TBC)

12th – Using your light box challenge - Print critique/competition

Sun 16th - WWT Caerlaverock Exhibition - till Sat 13th May

19th – Results of March Competition - Judges Willie Hiddleston and Euan McLean

26th – Results of Annual Print competition - Judge Clive Watkins

Fri 28th - Closing date for submission of images for April competition


3rd – TBC

10th – Results of April Competition - Judge Libby Smith (Carluke CC) possibly Zoom

17th - AGM

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