Wednesday 20th Feb 2018 – Ashby Photographic Soc Competition

The external competition against Ashby Camera Club will take place on Wednesday 20th February at Smisby Village Hall.  This is normally a great competition hosted this year at Ashby’s meeting Hall. To find the hall:  http://www.ashbycameraclub.co.uk/content/how-find-us.  It’s always interesting to see the work of other clubs so please come along on the night.

Please remember that this is a Wednesday night, and there will be no MPS meeting on the following Thursday night.

 

14th Feb 2019 – Local Projects and Creative Techniques – Chris Dale

Chris will be looking at how project work, repeated visits and experimenting with creative abstract techniques can help to make the most of even an uninspiring location.

About Chris Dale 

I’m Chris Dale, a photographer based in Nottingham, England.

My photography comes from the enjoyment of being out in the woodland and countryside, unwinding from life’s stresses and being surrounded by nature.
A lot of my work is focussed on the local area, which isn’t known for big vistas. This has led me to look at the landscape differently, trying to capture the essence of the place at that time, rather than a straight representation. While most of my photos have no obvious landmark I aim to portray the different elements that make up a location, from the wider views to small details and abstract interpretations.

More recently I have been focussing almost entirely on abstract and project work.
My images have been published, exhibited and awarded in major competitions.

31st Jan 2019 The Long & Short of It All – Ian Mountford

 

Ian will be detailing his approach to Long Exposure Photography, including some processing techniques. This is not my only way of genre, and he will also be including and outlining his  approach to other work.  Ian is a member of Derby City PC. 

About Ian 

I have achieved National and International recognition with two commendations and published twice in the ‘Landscape Photographer Of The Year’ books. I have also had three commendations and published twice in the ‘Scottish Landscape Photographer Of The Year’ books. I have also been published in the first ‘Outdoor Photographer Of The Year’ book, and been published frequently in their magazine. Internationally I have gained Honourable mentions in the IPA awards and also The Black & White Spider awards.

His work can be found at https://www.ianmountfordphotography.com/

 

Weekend Trip to Llandudno – March 22nd 2019

Alan May is now arranging  our next weekend away which is planned to start on Friday March 22nd to Llandudno. The cost is £135 for three nights dinner bed and breakfast. The weekend will be based out of the Bay County Hotel. This belongs to the same chain as we used in Whitby.

There is plenty to do in the area from street photography in the town, the wild cliffs of the Great Orme, National Trust Bodnant Gardens, Conwy Castle  and the hills of Snowdonia. Something for everyone. For more details click here

Could you please let Alan May know by January 28th if you would like to go as he needs to reserve the rooms. 

 

 

24th January 2019 – Selection Night

Members will be selecting images for the forth coming external competition with Notts Outlaws.  Members can submit 3 prints and 3 digital images. Full guidance and competition rules are available on the Society Website. Alastair Moore will lead the selection process.

See item http://melbournephotographicsociety.org.uk/entering-pictures-for-mps-competitions/

To submit your entries, you need to follow these simple guidelines.

Projected Digital images (PDI)

Sunday before latest , 20th January. Submit your digital images ( up to 3 ) by email to Simon Pearce, that should be sized at 1400 x 1050 , to allow projection. They should be in JPEG format, and the attachment  files should be named the same as the print title. The titles should also be in your email , along with your name

Prints

Print titles should be submitted to Simon on Sunday night as above, and please bring the mounted prints with you on Thursday night. Please make sure it is clear which which are prints and which are PDI’s if submitted in the same email. Please make sure your title and name are in the back, Ideally on a white piece of paper, that can be seen in the dark

It can be a busy night, so please try to arrive before 7:15 with your prints, so that they can be collated for display. Assistance with setting up the room from 7pm would be greatly appreciated as this can be quiet a bust time.

Remember you need to be a fully paid up member to enter the competition.