Summer Programme Update

Summer Programme 2016

This summer we have a good number of photography events and exhibition, planned. This information sheet up dates members on the photography events only.

I’m sure you can appreciate that trying to plan these events can be challenging, however, for those organizing things life can be made significantly easier.  Could I ask that you follow this procedure?

If you wish to book a place on any of the sessions, with the exception of Format in Derby, please send me an email, with your contact details and the session you wish to attend.  Please refrain from catching me at the pub or elsewhere as  there is a high risk I’ll forget.

Camera Techniques 4th June 2016

Venue; Melbourne

Time; 10am until finished

Cost; no Charge

Session Lead; Simon Hickie

Simon has willing give his time to offer this workshop for beginners and intermediary photographers.  Participants will be encouraged to explore the effects of different metering modes, aperture, exposure and ISO settings.

A minimum of 6 participants required with a maximum of 10.  Failure to have 6 participants will mean the workshop may be cancelled. Numbers need to be confirmed no later than Friday 27th May 16.

TO BOOK A PLACE EMAIL ianpettit77@gmail.com

 

DHL Visit – 24th June 2016

Venue; DHL facility East Midland Airport, Castle Donington

Time; 21.00hrs

Costs; No Charge

Visit Lead Ian Pettit

I’m awaiting final details of this visit from DHL, with particular reference to what if any photography allowed, use of images after the visit and copyright issues.

Further details will be published following feedback from DHL.

Participants will be required to take their Passports on the night for identification and security.

There are only 6 places available on this visit and this visit is fully booked. A second session is taking place on the 9th September 2016 for which there are still places available.

 

Poppy Wave Festival 16th July 2016

 Venue; Lincoln Castle

Time; Departure Melbourne 9am

Depart Lincoln; to be agreed on the day.

Cost; No Charge, Contribution to petrol and car parking

The Poppy Wave was part of the poppy display at the Tower of London in 2014, and is now in Lincoln Castle until 4th September 2016.

The suggested plan for the day would be to visit the Poppy Wave first after arriving in Lincoln at about 10.15, followed by spending some time in the castle and surrounding area then exploring more photographic opportunities in the centre of the historic city of Lincoln.

TO BOOK A PLACE EMAIL ianpettit77@gmail.com

Balloon Festival Sunday 14th August 2016

Venue; Ashton Court, Bristol

Time; Depending on selected option.

Departure; Agreed on the day

Cost; Contribution to petrol and car parking. There is a charge for parking but entrance to the Festival is usually free.  Possible hotel cost and meals.

This is the largest balloon festival in the UK, with a large number of displays, exhibitions and other events.  There is a mass ascent of balloons at 6am & 6pm each day subject to weather.

There are a couple of options for this visit.

  1. To travel down on the day in time for the 6am mass balloon ascent. This would mean a very early start.
  2. Travel down on Saturday night and stay in a budget hotel near to Bristol meaning an early start but more civilized than  option 1.

TO BOOK A PLACE EMAIL ianpettit77@gmail.com

When booking please indicate option 1 or 2.

Asylum Steam Punk Festival 27th August 2016

Venue; Lincoln

Time; 9pm leave Melbourne

Departure: Agreed on the day

Cost; Contribution to petrol and car parking. Entrance fees unknown at present.

This the largest and longest running asylum steam punk festival in the world. It takes place over the August bank holiday weekend. The event takes place in some key locations and throughout the city centre streets, with thousands of splendidly dressed participants.

 

DHL Visit – 9th September 2016

Venue; DHL facility East Midland Airport, Castle Donington

Time; 21.00hrs

Costs; No Charge

Visit Lead Ian Pettit

I’m awaiting final details of this visit from DHL, with particular reference to what if any photography allowed, use of images after the visit and copyright issues. Further details will be published following feedback from DHL.

Participants will be required to take their Passports on the night for identification and security.

There are only 6 places available on this visit and there are still places available.

TO BOOK A PLACE EMAIL ianpettit77@gmail.com

I hope you enjoy the summer programme and join us on some of the visits etc.  A number of members continue to meet at Harpurs on a Thursday night 9pm. Please join us for a drink.

Ian Pettit

Programme Secretary

Melbourne [Derby] Photographic Society

Annual General Meeting [AGM] 2016 – 28th April 2016

The constitution of the Society requires me as President to give at least 21 days notice of our AGM. This notice fulfils that requirement and also gives me the opportunity to remind members that any nominations for committee posts and agenda items for the AGM must be notified by the 10th April 2016.

Committee post being vacated at this AGM, President, Vice President, Competition Secretary & Exhibition Secretary

Please note there are not printed copies of the papers at the AGM, please bring you own copies with you if needed.

The papers etc for the AGM are now published in the members only section on the website for your review.

Treasurers Report Now Added

These are accessed by the menu at the top of the home page.  If you can not remember your password to access the members area, please contact Paul Cooper who can update society members with the password  

Ian Pettit, President

April 21, 2016 – The Prints and The Paper – Chris Palmer

A print lecture sponsored by Fotospeed. Chris discusses his own method of photography and will talk about print production, illustrated with his own (mostly landscape) images. This should prove to be a popular night, given the usual high quality of the Fotospeed sponsored  photographers.

About Chris, from FotoSpeed Website 

Chris Palmer FRPS EFIAP DPAGB APAGB

Chris confesses to being a ‘photoholic’, – he enjoys all aspects of photography.  He has been actively involved in club photography since 1979 and is kept busy lecturing, judging, and running photographic workshops.  The support of Fotospeed has allowed Chris to produce his lectures “The Prints and the Paper” and “A Personal Response” both containing digitally captured images printed using Fotospeed inks, primarily on Platinum Gloss and PF Lustre papers.

Chris’s Own Website

Annual Competition April 14, 2016

Following a very well supported and very tightly fought annual competition, the winning members in each class are shown below. The judging was by Louise Walton .

PDI Results 
Moore Alastair Eye on the Prize 20 1
Willis Helen Marsh Harrier Hunting At Cley 19 =2
Zahorodnyj John Action replay 19 =2
Moore Alastair Urban Walkway 19 =2
Brown Chris World Trade Centre 19 =2
Willis Helen Houses Of Parliament 19 =2
Print Results
Wesson John Working In The Rain 20 1
Pedley Tony Danger Deep Water 19 =2
Willis Helen Door Step Gossip 19 =2
Dowell Lorraine Skylight 19 =2

The detail results are in the members pages, competition results.

DHL visit 2016 – Friday 24th June & Friday 9th September

On Friday the 24th June and Friday 9th September we have a visit planned to the DHL warehouse and distribution facility at East Midlands Airport [EMA]. The two visits are the same, starting at 21.00 and finishing approximately at Midnight.

Each visit is limited to 6 places and you will need to bring formal identification with you for security reasons. Details on whats required will be provided nearer the time. We will also provide details of what if any photo oppourtuniites are available. To participate on either of these visit please send Ian with your details via email to book and place and so that I can let DHL have everyones name in advance. Closing date for names is the 1st June 2016.