Photography - Tuesday (Updated  14/08/2019)

Group Leader Cyril Fox

Location Newton & Wallacetown Church Halls (small hall)

Tuesday 5th September to 12th December 2017
10.00 am - 12.00 pm

This group was established in September 2010 being formed from the extensive waiting list of the existing OiR Photographic Group. For our start we met in Loudoun Hall in Boat Vennel, built in 1513 and the oldest building in Ayr, but full of stairs which became increasingly challenging to some of our members so we moved to the Prestwick Community centre.

Whilst excellent for most activities a lack of blackout abilities, essential for photography, caused us to look for an alternative location and we discovered the recently refurbished halls at Newton Wallacetown Church and decided to move there in September 2016. The room we use is warm and is able to provide the blackout condition essential for our meetings.

Members use a variety of different cameras including Full Frame, DSLR’s, Bridge and Compact cameras with the only requirement that each member has an e-mail address.  Our aim is that photography should be challenging, fun, competitive and a learning experience for all.  Our weekly meetings include visiting speakers, presentations created by group members, visits, themed pictures of the month and workshops designed to improve our photographic skills. An annual competition and show of members’ work ensures that the photographic standard of the group both continues to improve and is maintained at a level comparable to other photographic groups.

Trips and visits to local and distant photogenic locations are also a feature of our busy programme. Our day trips have included visits to the Kagyu Samye Ling Monastery in Eskdalemuir, New Lanark, 12th Century Stirling Castle, the Royal Burgh of Culross, Kirkcudbright on the Solway coast, South Queensferry, St. Andrews and Caerlaverock Castle the unique triangular 17th Century residence near Dumfries. To ensure that the full range of photography is covered we have also taken evening trips to the Kelpies, Glasgow University, Ayr College and a number of museums. Members and friends of the OiR are welcomed on our day trips and booking information is included in the OiR Newsletter and this website. 

The Tuesday Photography Group meets in Wallacetown Church Halls (small hall) most Tuesdays at 10.00am until mid-day from September to April.  Enquiries from new members are always welcome but joining is subject to a space being available. 

Our photography is sociable, very variable and fun! 

Posted 14th August 2019

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