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Ethnographic Photography

Postcards in Scotland

 

 

Talk to EPS Digital Imaging Group  -  November 10, 2008

History of Photography

8.

EPS

Dinners, Outings, Meetings

Activities
Started when?

Premises

Meetings, Lectures

Outings, Dinners, Social

 Exhibitions, Competitions

1861

International Exhibitions

Outings

Popular Meetings

Wednesday Lectures

1862

Beginners’ Classes

1864

Outings by train

1865

Colour Darkroom

1866

Conversazzione

1867

Annual Dinner

1869

Photograph Album

1871

Outings by Canal Barge

Picnics

1872

Distribution of Photographs

1876

Outings by Wagonette

Presentation Print

1881

Edinburgh Photographic Club

1882

Members’ Exhibition

1884

Library created

1890

Exhibition Entertainment

1892

Bought   38 Castle Street

Darkroom

Debates

Elementary Section

Lantern Section

1898

EPS Cycling Camera Corps

Outings by Cycle

Outings by Steamer

Practical Photography Section

1899

Essay Competition

Survey Group

 

1903

EPS Golf Club

1909

Ladies’ Practical Meetings

1914

Outings by Motor Car

Outings by Motor Charabanc

1915

Outings by Motor Bus

1916

Portfolio Section

1919

Whist Drive

1923

Pictorial Group

Rambling Club

1924

Hat Nights

1925

Exchange of Photographs

1927

Ciné Section

1928

Bromoil Working Party

1930

Instructional Lectures

1946

Inter-Club Competitions

1947

Beetle Drive

Record Group

Studio

1948

Sale & Exchange

1953

Christmas Parties

Monthly Competitions – Prints

1954

Bought   68 Great King Street

1955

Club Night

Colour Group

Studio

Studio Group

1956

Gadget Night

1957

Monthly Competitions – Slides

Colour Printing Group

1972

Improver Courses

1973

Advanced Course

Creative Group

1974

New Members’ Group

1975

Children’s Lectures

Natural History Group

Nature Photography Group

1987

Audio-Visual Group

1995

Print Auction

1997

Digital Imaging Group

2000

Print Group

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Dinners

Bill for 1878 Dinner.

EPS Dinner Billl  -  1878

©  Reproduced by courtesy of Edinburgh Photographic Society

The Menu for 1902 Dinner.

EPS Dinner Menu (front)  -  1902            EPS Dinner Menu (back)  -  1902

©  Reproduced by courtesy of Edinburgh Photographic Society

1902 Dinner

EPS Dinner Programme   -  1902

©  Reproduced by courtesy of Edinburgh Photographic Society

Office Bearers  -  1903

EPS Council  -  1903

©  Reproduced by courtesy of Edinburgh Photographic Society

 

1903 Dinner

Programme

Toast: The King 

Toast: The Queen and Royal Family

          Song

Toast: The Imperial Forces

         ‘Cello solo

    Reply

          Song

Toast: Our Guests

          Violin solo

    Reply

 Interval

          Pianoforte solo

Toast: Lord Provost, Magistrates and Town Council

          Song 

     Reply

          Trio (Violin, Cello, Piano)

Toast: The “E P S”

          Song

     Reply

          Violin Solo

Toast: Kindred Societies

          Song

    Reply

          Song

Toast: The Chairman and the Croupiers

    Reply

©  Reproduced by courtesy of Edinburgh Photographic Society

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Outings

 

Aberdour

Dollar Glen

Kinross

Prestonpans

Almond Dell

Doune

Kirkcaldy

Queensferry

Arniston

Dunfermline

Kirkliston

Raith

Bonaly

East Linton

Lake of Menteith

Roslin

Borthwick

East Lothian

Lanark

Selkirk

Bridge of Earn

East Wemyss

Largo

St Andrews

Buckhaven

Elie

Linlithgow

St Boswell’s

Cadzow Forest

Falkland House

Loch Leven

St Monance

Cockenzie

Falls of Clyde

Longniddry

Stenhouse Mill

Colinton

Glasgow

Melrose

Stirling

Craigmillar

Gosford

Musselburgh

Stobbmill House

Cramond

Haddington

Newbattle

Temple

Crieff

Halton House

North Berwick

Union Canal

Culross

Hawthornden

North Queensferry

Water of Leith

Currie

Hopetoun House

Ormiston

West Linton

Dalkeith

Inchcolm

Peebles

Winton Castle

Dalmeny

Inverkeithing

Pentlands

 

Dirleton

Killin

Preston Grange

 

EPS Outing to Cadzow Forest - 1877.

EPS Outing to Cadzow Forest (close-up)  -  1877

©  This photograph is included with  National Galleries of Scotland permission.   See Copyright Conditions

All except one of the cameras here were using emulsion plates.  The BJP reported:

Beer & Albumen

"What I wish specially to notice, is the fact that Edinburgh, hitherto the stronghold of the beer-and-albumen process, has been unable to resist the encroachment of the gradually-strengthening emulsion tide."

Exposures

"Several of the members having faith in the three or four minutes' exposure or even shorter, which are said to give good results south of the Tweed, are mourning sadly over under-exposure.

The Secretary achieved perfect negatives with six plates, his exposures varying from 15 to 40 minutes."

EPS Outing to Blackford Glen - 1890

EPS Outing to Blackford Glen  -  1890  -  Photograoher Inglis

©  This photograph is included with  National Galleries of Scotland permission.   See Copyright Conditions

EPS Outing to Craigmillar Castle - When?

EPS Outing  -  Where and when?

©  This photograph is included with National Galleries of Scotland permission.   See Copyright Conditions

EPS Beginners' Portfolio Group at Edinburgh Zoo c.1964

Edinburgh Photographic Society - Beginners' Portfolio Group Outing to Edinburgh Zoo

©  Reproduced with acknowledgement to  Edinburgh Photographic Society

EPS Beginners' Portfolio Group at Edinburgh Zoo c.1964

Edinburgh Photographic Society - Beginners' Portfolio Group Outing to Edinburgh Zoo

©  Reproduced with acknowledgement to  Edinburgh Photographic Society

 

Survey Rambles

Survey Rambles were arranged in the early 1900s, in order to create a photographic record of different areas of the city.

EPS Cycling Camera Corps

Outings of the EPS Cycle Camera Corps.  There were several outings, varying from 10 to 40 miles in 1898-99.

"The main object was to promote the carrying of a camera by means of the cycle.  Members were encouraged to bring a camera, either hand or stand."

Excursions by Train

The notice for an excursion to Stirling announced:

"The Railway Company has kindly agreed to take the Members by fast train at single journey fare, and has offered to provide a saloon car should the number going warrant it."

Excursions by Boat

The notice for the 1900 outing to Inchkeith read:

"If Members and their friends to the extent of 100 undertake on or before the 1st day of May at latest to join the excursion, a good steamer from Leith at 3pm will be provided at the small charge of 1s 6d per head.

If such number is not forthcoming, then the party will have to proceed from Aberdour by open boats."

Annual Picnics

1877

The 1877 Annual Picnic was to Almond Dell, travelling by decorated barge.  The BJP reported:

"Mr Kyles, of Portobello, was master of the ceremonies, and under his active management the stringed band occupying the stern of the vessel was kept hard at work, dancing being kept up with much spirit to the apparent enjoyment of the younger members of the party.

Between the dances, the piano was kept busy accompanying the singers of whom there was a good supply for both solos and part songs."

This may well have been the bill for the drinks at Almond Dell.

Bill for Drinks  -  1877 or 1878

EPS Drinks Bill  -  1877 or 1878

©  Reproduced by courtesy of Edinburgh Photographic Society

1883

The photographic journals reported that the EPS Annual Picnic had become well established by the 1880s.  Here are tickets for the 1883 picnic:

Tickets for EPS 1883 Outing to Almond Dell

©  Reproduced by courtesy of Edinburgh Photographic Society

Gentlemen 7/6d:    Ladies 5/6d

Here is a recent photograph of a barge on the canal:

Barge on the Union Canal  -  2000

Copyright: For permission to reproduce, please contact peter.stubbs@edinphoto.org.uk

1883

The journals reported that in 1883:

-  A Party of 109 travelled on a decorated barge with a couple of violins, ’cello and piano, dances and song.

-  On the outward journey, there was a solo singing competition with seven lady competitors, the prize being a 10” x 8” portrait in carbon of the winner (presented by Mr Balmain).

-  The bachelors won the Tug of War between married and single.

-  There was music and dancing for 3 to 4 hours on the barge for the return journey.”

1886

The Chicago Beacon of April 1886 reported:

EPS organises frequent camera excursions and a grand annual picnic.

- On this occasion the whole of the photographic establishments are closed and amateur and professional employer and employé meet together and have a right good time.

Games included sack and barrow races, three-leg race, battledore, quoits and a  walking backwards race."

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Meetings

1.  Popular Meetings

2.  Group Meetings

3.  Wednesday Meetings

1.

Popular Meetings

1861 to 1901

-  EPS held between about 2 and 5 Popular Meetings each winter from from 1861 to 1900.

-  These meetings were open to the Public and were usually travelogues  illustrated with Magic Lantern slides, often together with musical entertainment from the 1880s onwards.

-  Up to 1,400 free tickets were issued for Popular Meetings in the 1880s. Typically  700 people would attend, and sometimes as many as 1,000.

Visitor Ticket for EPS Popular Meeting  -  1881

EPS Popular Meeting Ticket  -  1880-81

©  Reproduced by courtesy of Edinburgh Photographic Society

Tickets

-  This ticket is one of a set of three distributed to every EPS Member.

-  EPS Members could attend Popular Meetings without charge.

-  In some years, their guests could attend without charge.

Trouble

Note the last line of the ticket.  There had been problems at earlier Popular Meetings with youths who used pea-shooters from the Galleries.

Expenses

One of the expenses, recorded in the EPS Cash Books for some of the Popular Meeting in the 1880s, was the charge for the Police Constable on duty.

This charge varied between 1/1d and 1/10d per meeting.

Receipt for 1s 6d for the Police Constable on Duty

EPS Police Bill

©  Reproduced by courtesy of Edinburgh Photographic Society

Cinematograph

- By the late-1890s, some Popular Meetings included Living Pictures by means of the Cinematograph.

- The Cinematograph that led to the demise in of EPS’s Popular Meetings with their lantern slides.

The final Popular Meeting was held in 1901.

 

1860s

Lecture titles included:

Algiers.

-  Egypt.

-  Russia.

-  Tenerife.

-  Orkney Islands.

-  Jerusalem and the Holy Land.

-  Cathedrals and Abbeys of England.

 

1870s

Lecture titles included:

-  Arctic.

-  China.

-  Java.

-  Falls of Niagara.

-  Valley of the Nile.

-  Yosemite Valley.

 

1880s

Lecture titles included:

-  Pompeii and Herculaneum.

-  Italy and Switzerland.

-  Temples and Palaces of Japan.

-  Round the World with a Camera.

To Norway and Back by the St Sunniva.

Also one lecture at which Mr Pringle sang, in admirable voice and feeling, seven or eight of Burns’ songs, in front of an audience of 900.

-  The Life, Land and Lyrics of Robert Burns.

 

1890s

Lecture titles included:

-  South Africa

-  Ober Ammergau

-  Mont Blanc to the Matterhorn

-  The Scottish Coastline

-  Abbeys and Cathedrals of Scotland

-  Rambles through Fife with a Camera

 

1900s

The last two Popular Lectures were given on 9 February and 15 March 1901.  They showed cinematographs of

-  The War in South Africa.

-  The Funeral of Queen Victoria.

-  A Rugby Football match.

2.

Group Meetings

Edinburgh Photographic Club

EPS Advanced Section (1969-1973)

EPS Audio-Visual Group (1987-1997)

EPS Beginners Section   (1890s-1990s)

EPS Ciné Section

EPS Colour Group

EPS Colour Printing Group

EPS Creative Group

EPS Creative Photography Group

EPS Cycling Camera Corps

EPS Elementary Lectures  (1892-1925)

EPS Golf Club

EPS Groups

EPS Instructional Courses

EPS Intermediate Courses

EPS Lantern Section  (1892-1915)

EPS Meetings throughout the week

EPS Natural History Group (from 1975)

EPS Nature Photography Group (from 1975)

EPS Phoenix Group  [from c.2003]

EPS Pictorial Section  (1923-1926)

EPS Practical Section  (1919-25)

EPS Survey Section

3.

Wednesday Meetings

- Meetings have always been held on Wednesdays, sometimes weekly, sometimes fortnightly for 147 years.

-  Usually lectures by EPS or visiting lecturers.

-  Once or twice a month, competitions.

-  Subjects of the lectures have changed over the years.

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1860s

Art

-  Hints on the Nature of Pictorial Beauty the Principles of  Composition

-  On the Importance of a few of the Leading Principles of the Art of Drawing and their bearing on Photography

Travel

-  The Velocipede as an Adjunct to Landscape Photography.

Processes

-   The Collodian Process

-   The Tannin Process

-   The Fothergill Process

-   The Coffee Process

-   The Hot Water Process.

 

1870s

Art

-  What is Fine Arts and does it include Photography? (debates)

Equipment

-  Recent Explosions and causes in connection with the Oxyhydrogen Light

-  Production of Micrography

Processes

A few Reasons why the Photographer should study Practical Chemistry

-   The Platinotype Process

-   The Gelatine Process 

-   Carbon Printing

-   Gelatino-bromide Emulsion

-   The Beer and Albumin Process

-   The Whisky-and-Water Process

 

1880s

Art

-   Recreation in Art

-   Photography and Art 

-   An Early Taste for art and its training

Travel

-   Mr Shadbrooke’s photographs from a balloon.

-   Rome, Spain, Norway, Tangiers

-   Maine to California.

Equipment

-   Pinhole photography

-   Construction of camera bellows (with demonstration)

-   A  flexible window for the dark tent

   Sturrock’s patent washing apparatus

-   Terras’ vignetting frame

-   A machine for coating paper with emulsion

 

1890s

Art

-   Hints on the Nature of Pictorial Beauty the Principles of  Composition

-  On the Importance of a few of the Leading Principles of the Art of Drawing and their bearing on Photography

Travel

-  The Velocipede as an Adjunct to Landscape Photography.

Processes

-   The Collodian Process

-   The Tannin Process

-   The Fothergill Process

-   The Coffee Process

-   The Hot Water Process.

 

1900s

Colour Photography

Colour Photography in Theory and Practice for Amateurs

-  Colour Photography - The Joly, Lippmann and Wood processes 

Travel

Holidays with Camera and Cycle

-  Yachting Photography

With Motor and Camera in Normandy and Touraine

Nature

Rev. Bonar listed the following problems that could arise, after finding a suitable site for bird photography:

1.    The apparatus may fail to release the shutter

2.    The light may suddenly change, and give you a wrong exposure

3.    The plate may be spoiled  in developing

4.    The plate may be fogged if the day is very sunny

5.    The plate may be cracked in the holder

6.    You may focus wrongly, or the bird may perch out of focus

7.    The camera may get slewed round a little

8.    The camera may rock with the wind, especially if fixed in a tree

9.    The bird may perch, but fly away too soon 

10.  The bird may perch just outside the area covered by the lens

11.  The bird may spoil the plate with movement

12.  The bird may turn its back to the camera

13.  The bird may be indistinguishable from the background

14.  The bird may never come at all.

 

1910s

The War Years

“ No person shall without permission make any photograph of any person or thing within the Parishes of Bo'ness and Carriden, Abercorn and Dalmeny, in the county of Linlithgow; the Parish of Cramond in the county of Midlothian; those portions in the Parishes of Torryburn, Dunfermline, Inverkeithing, Dalgety and Aberdour, which lie to the south of the Railway Lines Torryburn-Dunfermline and Dunfermline-Burntisland.

Permits will only be granted for good and sufficient reason."

Edinburgh

The Beauty of Edinburgh - a Critical Survey

Old Lantern Slides of Old Edinburgh.

Processes

-   The Newest Printing Methods - Bromoil

-   Gaslight Papers and their Possibilities

-   Developing of Autochromes

-   Platinum Printing

 

1920s

Chemistry

-  Elementary Chemistry as applied to Photography.

Scientific and Psychic

X-Ray Photography 

Photomicography

The Question of Spirit Photography

Psychic Photography.

Processes

 - The Art of Developing

- Retouching the Landscape Negative

- The Principles of Oil and Bromoil Printing

-  Cinematography  [demonstration by Pathé Bros] 

-  Panchromatism  [provided by the Imperial Dry Plate Co ]

 

1930s

Regular Topics

-   A Symposium on Holiday Photography, with lantern slides

-   'Gadgets' and 'Bring your Troubles'

Documentary

Salvage of the Fleet at Scapa Flow

Aerial Photography

Architectural Photography

-  Fire!  The Edinburgh Fire Brigade at Practice and at Work

Art

-  The Seventeenth Century Great Masters

-   Great Landscape Painters, Constable and Turner.

 

1940s

The War Years

“A modified Syllabus is being arranged.  Each month, a Meeting will be held on the Wednesday nearest the full moon, so that members will be able to attend with the minimum of inconvenience”.

New Topics

- Exhibitions of slides form RPS and elsewhere

- Sponsored lectures and films - particularly from Kodak.

Processes

Lantern slide making 

Bromoil

Ciné photography 

 

1950s

Debates

Is Multiple Printing Inherently Dishonest? 

Monochrome Photography is Outdated

Equipment

Making your own Enlarger 

-  Home-made Cameras and Other Gadgets 

One Man Shows

-  M W Elphinstone

-  John Knight

-  Iain Smith

-  Douglas Fraser

-  John Black

-  Marion Boron

-  Gracie Alison-

-  Dr. Alexander Dunbar

-  J Dewar

 

1960s

Portraiture

-   Faces and Fashion

-   Portraiture for Theatres and Films

Travel

One square furlong of Edinburgh 

-   Eastward to the Antarctic and 

-   Crossing the Ice Cap.

Processes

-   Bromoil

  Brometching

-   Multiple Printing.

-   Tone Separation

 

1970s

Scientific

-   Solarized Slides

-   Crystals through the Polarising Microscope

-   Subterranean Splendour

Processes

Colour Printing from black + white negatives

Lith, Line and Luck

The Derivative Processes in Colour

Colour Printing by Tone Separation and Other Fiddles

 

1980s

RPS

Towards a Distinction

-  Third Time Lucky

Just Six More 

History

-   Photographic Development, from gaslight to Cibachrome

  Evolution of a Club Photographer

  An Evening of Self Indulgence, a photographer's autobiography

Visiting Lecturers

- "Old Moore's Almanac Bob Moore, 7 Wednesday Lectures, 1978-2008

"The Sassenach"             Bill Wisden,  13 Wednesday Lectures, 1965-2003

"The Welsh Dragon"       Margaret Salisbury,  8 Wednesday Lectures, 1980-2004

 

1990s

Professional Photographers

35 Years before the Masthead

Portraiture

Travel

The Falklands

Nature Photography 

The Galapagos

Russian Mountains

Deserts and Wildlife

Digital Imaging

Computer Aided Photographer

Creative Computing for Photographers

 

2000s

Art

-  Elementary Chemistry as applied to Photography.

EPS Members' Lectures

- "From Rockies to Pacific"  Richard Cormack, 10 Wednesday Lectures 1968-2004

- "Trecking in Morocco"        Richard Cormack, 10 Wednesday Lectures 1968-2004

"Macro and Flash"              Sandy Cleland,  11 Wednesday Lectures, 1979-2008

"On Safari"                            Sandy Cleland,  11 Wednesday Lectures, 1979-2008

Processes

-   Digital Imaging

 

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A selection of my photographs, many from Edinburgh throughout the year.   Also photos from Scotland, London, Iceland, Italy, Hong Kong and elsewhere    Many old maps of Edinburgh (Old Town, New Town, while City), Leith and Newhaven.  Includes several old transport maps and a comparison of old maps with recent aerial photos.   Old engravings, mailly of Edinburgh scenes.  Some from the 1820s, some from the 1890s,  some others - includes many hand-coloured examples from the 1820s.   News from Edinburgh today  -  Events, Collections, Buildings and Gardens, Transport   This site includes     1. Post card portraits taken in studios in Edinburgh:    2. Post card views either takeen/published by Ediburgh photographers or views of Edinburgh, or both.y Edinburgh    Views of Edinburgh, grouped into three sections:     1. Street views:    2. Buildings:    3. Around Edinburgh   Views of transport around Edinburgh  -  Horse drawn trams and buses, cable cars, electric trams, buses and a few railway photos.  Also several maps of Edinburgh's bus and tram routes.   Links to pages with Photos of Groups   Frequently Asked Questions

  Summary of the updates added to this site each month since the site was launched   Links to Dumbiedykes pages  Link to Granton pages  Link to Leith pages   Link to Newhaven pages   Links to Portobello pages   Link to My Recent Talks