June 2021 and July Meetings

This month we have been discussing :

Book – The Wonderful World of Albert Kahn

Favorite films featuring photography/photographers (leave yours in the comments?) and on the BBC Development of photography by Daguerre and Fox Talbot.

Exhibition – SSA Instant including work from LoFi members – Olive Dean, Judith Rowan, and Nettie Edwards.

Exhibition – Valerié Belin at the V&A (website -> Valerié Belin)

Exhibition – The Botanical Photography of Levon Biss ( website -> Levon Biss)

Exhibition – The Glasgow Girls and Boys at the Kirkcudbright Galleries

Custom cases and boxes for equipment and props.

Resources for alternative processes on Mike Ware’s Website.

And of course meeting people and seeing people’s actual physical photographic prints at the Botanics made for a great end to the month!

Our July meetings are as follows:

  • 11th – Collodion Club
  • 13th – 2nd Tuesday of the Month – Evening Meet from 6:30pm (BST)- Virtual, please email or DM for details.
  • 25th – Last Sunday of the Month – Summer Photowalk from 11am (Meet at Cramond Brig) – Cammo Estate and Almond River. Please email to indicate if you would like a lunch reservation or for car pool (regulations on date permitting). LRT bus 43 stops nearby.
  • 28th – Last Wednesday of the Month – Coffee Morning from 10:30am – Outside Cafe at Saughton Gardens. LRT buses – 1, 2, 22, 30, 38 – stop nearby. Bring along an exposed film – lets swap!

Hope to see you in July.

Summer Meetings

As the restrictions are loosened and the weather has improved we have some in person meetings planned.

IRIS GERMANICA cyanolumen by Olive Dean
IRIS GERMANICA cyanolumen by Olive Dean

Last Wednesdays of the Month

The next 3 Last Wednesday morning meeting will now take place outside –

  • June 30th

Botanics. We will meet at the coffee cart by Inverleith House (Terrace Cafe) from 10:30am. To visit the gardens you need to book a free time slot ticket for the day/time via Eventbrite -> HERE

  • July 28th

Saughton Park. We will meet by the cafe from 10:30am

  • August 25th

TBC

Hopefully conditions will allow us to return to the Portrait Gallery cafe in September.

Summer Sunday Photowalks

Photowalks are planned for the following dates, meeting at 11:00am (last Sunday of each month.)

  • July 25th – Cammo Estate and Crammond Brig
  • August 29th – Loch Leven
  • September 26th – South Queensferry

In the unlikely event our numbers are greater than government guidelines we will split into 2 or more separate groups. Social distancing should be maintained at all times. Please bring masks, hand sanitiser and follow any other rules in force at the date of the meeting.

If you are running late please text or DM for the groups location. Limited carpooling in accordance with guidelines is available – email to see if a lift is available.

The 2nd Tuesday monthly evening meetings will remain ONLINE.

Summer Outings 2020

Summer Outings while we maintain social distance will be difficult but in the spirit of LoFi – pack up a cake and coffee and self-guide yourself safely round our suggested routes.

We will set off from the start at 11am, if you want distant company. Please stay 2m apart, bring a mask and hand sanitiser!

Sunday July 26th – Forthquarter Park and Shore

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Route

Start with a view of the Granton Gas Works off Waterfront Broadway.

Head south to the park entrance.

There is a large Morrisons supermarket if provisions are required.

Forthquarter Park is a newly developed previous industrial site .

Walking west through the park you will see part of the Granton Burn and wildlife at the quarry pond. Granton House stood on this site before it was destroyed by fire in 1954.

Leaving the Park at West Shore road travel north east through the redeveloped land to Caroline Park Avenue and Granton Castle Walled Garden.

North from the garden follow Charles Darwins path by the Firth coast along West Shore Road looking for photographic specimens to collect. The 3 bridges should be visible in the distance.

Continue to the grassy area of Gypsy Brae, the location of Granton Sea Quarry.

At this point you can choose to continue along the Shore to Silverknowes/Cramond or head inland through the tree-d area to West Shore Road and south Marine Drive and the Muirhouse Roundabout where buses to town are available.

Want to know more about the history of Granton and spend more time exploring? Try Curious Edinburgh’s Granton Tour.

Download the route as a PDF –

Please email in photographs from this walk to add to the Summer Sundays gallery.

Sunday August 30th – Ravelstone Woods

Meet at the Queensferry Road entrance at 11am.

Map

Information leaflet.

Route

We will circle through the woods back to the start point. Coffee will be available in Craigleith after.

Public transport – LRT buses 13, 38, 41, 42 and 43 stop nearby.

Please email in photographs from this walk to add to the Summer Sundays gallery.

Sunday September 27th – Three Harbours and Porty

Meet at Port Seaton Harbour at 11am.

It is Cyanotype day this weekend so we will make some impromptu sea shore images.

Map

TBD

Route

We will continue along the coast to Cockenzie and Prestonpans. Cockenzie house cafe is open. For those wanting to make a day of it Art Walk Porty also has events on – including an outdoor screening at 7pm.

Public Transport – LRT 26, 111, 118, X26.

Please email in photographs from this walk to add to the Summer Sundays gallery.

Summer Outings 2019

Cove

The Sunday Summer Outings this year will be :-

  • 28th July – Lauriston Castle area.
  • 25th August – St Abbs and Cove – meet Cove Harbour Carpark 11am.
  • 29th September – Culross – meet Culross Car Park 11am.

Each outing will meet at 11am in the main car park.

Lauriston Castle is reached by the LRT Davidson’s Mains Buses:  21, 41
and Silverknowes Terminus Buses:  16, 27, 29, 37

In August and September we will car pool so if you need a lift or a willing to give someone a lift please let us know.

Lunch venue recommendations for these areas are sought!

Dundee and Tentsmuir

Wonderful weather for our final Summer Sunday photography outing of 2018.

We started under the Tay Bridge –

Tay BridgeBefore crossing to see the new V&A and having our usual modest lunch in Dundee city center!

 Victoria and Albert Museum Dundee

We rounded off the day by visiting Tentsmuir Forest and Beach for some seawater cyanotypes and exploration.

Tentsmuir beachShell CyanotypeRazor shell and seaweed cyanotype detailClam shell and seaweed cyanotype detail

 

Our next regular 2nd Tuesday monthly meeting  is on the 9th of October, everyone welcome. Bring your Russian Cameras and prints as it it Red October all month.

Almondell and Calderwood

Summer Polaroids by O Dean
Summer Polaroids by O Dean

Hope everyone enjoyed the outing last Sunday – if you have any photos to share please email them in or add to the Flickr pool. If you are on Insagram or Twitter tag them with #edinburghlofi.

Next outing is on the 26th of August to Culross and Limekilns. Email for lunch reservations and car-pool. More information on our route mid month.

Summer Sundays 2018

This summers photowalks will be –

July – Almondell and Calderwood  Country Park

August – Culross and Limekilns Fife

September – Cyanotype Day and the Dundee Area

Please see the event listings  linked above for full details.

VDB and Cyanotype Leaves

We will car-pool and book a pub lunch on each outing – please email to register interest for these. Everyone welcome.

Summer Sundays – Queensferry – August 2016

The second Sunday LoFi outing of the summer is on August the 14th.

Join us from 11am in Queensferry to take in the view of the new bridge and Port Edgar.
Across the road bridge for lunch at North Queensferry. Join us at the Albert Hotel Bar or bring a picnic.
After lunch we will stroll along the cliffs to the beach for some impromptu cyanotype photograms and seascapes.

DanClipsom
Forth Rail Bridge Vortograph – D Clipsom

While there is bus and train transport options we are organising a carpool and lunch reservations will also be made, so please get in contact for carpooling / lunch.

Please see the photo-walks event page for full details of the day (with map).

The next photo-walk is planned for the 2nd Sunday of September, the 11th.