Supporting Glencairn Ward at Midpark
Posted on Thu 28 Oct 2021

The Glencairn Ward at Midpark Hospital is one of six wards within the hospital. Glencairn is a 15 bedded unit that supports older adults who are experiencing difficulties with their current mental health, which cannot be supported at home and so require hospital admission. Care is provided by a...

PAGB Masters of Print 2019
Posted on Sun 12 Jul 2020

Dumfries Camera Club did well in the Masters of Print 2019, with 7 high scoring prints achieving acceptance into the Exhibition. 

Several others came very close and their combined efforts placed us Second in the Club aspect of the competition.

A more comprehensive report is...

Annual Competition Results 2017
Posted on Tue 13 Nov 2018
Annual Competition Results 2018 - Prints
Posted on Tue 13 Nov 2018
Inter-Club PDI Championship 2018
Posted on Wed 1 Aug 2018

Dumfries Camera Club and Eastwood Photographic Society represented Scotland at the PAGB Inter-Club PDI Championships at Warwick University on 14th July.  Judges Phil Charnock, Des Clinton and Richard Spurdens scored eight images from each of the 38 participating clubs in the first...

Western Area Battle 2017
Posted on Sun 5 Nov 2017

Dumfries, Keswick, Carlisle, Copeland, Morton, West Cumbria and Workington clubs travelled to Penrith on Saturday 4th November to compete in the Western Area Battle.  Leo Palmer judged six prints and six PDIs from each club; scoring out of a maximum of 20.  After the print...

Inter-Club PDI Championship 2017
Posted on Mon 17 Jul 2017

Dumfries CC joined 37 other clubs from each of the 15 PAGB Federations to contest the 2017 PDI Championship in Warwick.  The judges on 15th July were Roger Hence, Gabriel O’Shaughnessy and Richard Speirs.

The first eight images were submitted in advance and steady...

Scottish Salon 2017
Posted on Sat 20 May 2017

The 94th Scottish International Salon of Photography was judged from 28th to 30th April when entries from over 50 countries were assessed.  Approximately 25% of photographs were accepted and the judging panel awarded prizes to the best photographs in the six sections of the...

Borders Digital Challenge 2017
Posted on Wed 29 Mar 2017

A small band of club members travelled to Hawick on Sunday 26th March to see Pax Garabedian judge the Borders Digital Challenge.  After a break last year it was encouraging to see entries from 13 clubs representing both the Scottish and English sides of the border.


1000 People Exhibition at Gracefield Arts Centre
Posted on Fri 17 Mar 2017

Dumfries Camera Club is celebrating its 70th birthday and, as part of the celebration, even though the exhibition is already open, you are invited to be part of a major exhibition of portraits. 

Come along on Saturday 2 September,...

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D&G Battle 2017
Posted on Fri 10 Mar 2017

Stewartry Camera Club hosted a well organised and very hospitable D&G Battle in Twynholm Village Hall on 9th March.  Six clubs competed, with Dumfries Camera Club retaining their title and Mick Durham’s ‘Fighting Eagles’ judged best image of the evening.  The four round...

SPF Print Championships 2017
Posted on Thu 23 Feb 2017

Reigning Champions Dumfries travelled to Stirling for the Scottish Print Championships having pre-qualified for the 2017 Final in Blackburn.  Individual members had submitted a maximum of three colour and three monochrome prints subject to a maximum of 80 photographs per club....

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Further awards for 'Predator and Prey'
Posted on Thu 23 Feb 2017

Mick Durham’s stunning ‘Predator and Prey’ has won another national award.  The image of a young male sparrowhawk grabbing a coal tit in mid-air has been awarded the gold medal in the Royal Photographic Society Members’ Exhibition. Mick’s photograph was selected for the top honour by...

PAGB GB Cup 2017
Posted on Thu 23 Feb 2017

The GB Cup for projected images has been described as ‘probably the biggest inter-club competition in the World.’  In 2017 the judging moved, for the first time, from Dumfries to Yorkshire.  

One hundred and ten clubs entered the Nature Section which was won, by a...

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Lochmaben Trophy
Posted on Thu 15 Dec 2016

Last night the club members judged the 2016 Lochmaben Trophy. There were 12 panels submitted and the standard was very high indeed. The results are as follows:

The Best Print

1: Margaret Elliot

2: Mick Durham

3=: Tom Thompson, Edmund Fellowes

The Best Panel...

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PAGB GB Trophy
Posted on Fri 25 Nov 2016

Last weekend the GB Trophy - a print competition run by the PAGB was judged in Yorkshire. The club entered both the open section and the nature section.  Once judged the top 12 scores for each club are used to decide who the winner is. You may recognise some of the judges - they were Paul...

SPF Digital Championship Success
Posted on Mon 14 Nov 2016

Dumfries Camera Club won the prestigious Scottish Photographic Federation Projected Digital Championship for the fourth year running at Stirling Court Hotel, Stirling, on Sunday 13th November.

The SPF Digital Championship is held annually and provides the opportunity for amateur camera...

Western Area Battle 2016
Posted on Sun 30 Oct 2016

Dumfries Camera Club competed with our Cumbrian neighbours in the Annual Western Area Battle on 22nd October.  Club teams from Carlisle, Copeland, Keswick, Morton, Penrith, West Cumbria and Workington each entered six prints and six projected images for consideration by judge Peter...

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The SPF Annual Portfolio Competition 2016
Posted on Wed 31 Aug 2016

The SPF Annual Portfolio Competition 2016 was held during our summer break though in fact it was run in Dumfries and our own John McVie who was the man in charge. Many thanks to him and all his team for all their hard work.

Scottish clubs were invited to take part in up to three sections:...

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Inter-Club PDI Championship 2016
Posted on Thu 28 Jul 2016

Thirty-nine clubs representing the 15 Federations of the PAGB competed for the Projected Digital Image Championship at Warwick University on 16th July.  Dumfries Camera Club (DCC) qualified both as Scottish Federation winners and as finalists in the 2015 competition. 

Dumfries Camera Club Successes at Scottish Salon
Posted on Mon 25 Apr 2016

The 93rd Scottish International Salon of Photography was judged from 15th to 17th April when over 9500 entries from ~52 countries were assessed with only 25% of entries accepted.  Overall, Dumfries Camera Club had 65 acceptances with several members collecting individual awards...

Rod Wheelans Honoured by PAGB
Posted on Fri 15 Apr 2016

Former President and current Vice-President of Dumfries Camera Club, Rod Wheelans has received the Photographic Alliance of Great Britain's highest award for service.

From the PAGB:

Rod Wheelans MPAGB MFIAP FIPF HonPAGB HonSPF joined the PAGB Executive...