Thursday 22nd February – Derby Velodrome and Pride Park – Out and About

Next Thursday the society will be meeting at Pride Park for a workshop on low light photography around Pride Park and the east side of the city centre if time permits. The plan is to initially work around the Velodrome and Derby county ground at Pride Park. 

Ian will be leading next weeks trip, which will start at 7:30 pm. Meet by the entrance to the county ground, opposite Landrover. Parking is free.  If you are intending to go, please let Ian know by email  , along with your mobile phone number, so that he knows the number attending. Ians email address is Ian Pettit <>


Thursday 8th March – Erica Oram – Moments in Time

The title, ‘Moments in Time’ refers to my limited opportunities for photography, having to weave my photographic opportunities into the rest of my life, grabbing ‘moments in time’ and using a more spontaneous approach to photography, seeing photographic potential in less obvious places.  Subject matter is mainly landscape, urban details and street photography. I particularly enjoy images which evoke a mood, tell a story or provoke a question. I use digital manipulation to add to the mood and to direct the eye of the viewer to recreate the image that I ‘saw’ when I initially made the image, which may not have been the image which was actually there.

Erica is a member of the Gamma Photoforum and details of her work can be found there.

Selection Night for Derby Photographic Society Competition – 1st March

Images need to be submitted to Simon no later than 25th Feb 18 via email to

Members can submit up to 3 prints and 3 digital images. Full guidance and competition rules are available on the Society Website. See item

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

Projected Digital images (PDI)

Sunday before latest.  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


Print titles and a projector sized thumbnail 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

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

Selection Night, Thursday March 1st 

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 06:45pm would be greatly appreciated as this can be quiet a bust time.

Competition Nights. These are two legged events , with an away session on a monday night, followed by an away session on the Thursday night. Please attempt to attend both if you can.

12th Mar 18 Monday 19.30-22.00 Eborn House, Leylands Estate, Broadway, Derby, DE22 1AY External Competition Derby PS [Away] This will be the away leg of our two leg competition with Derby Photographic Society.
15th Mar 18 Thursday
19.30 – 22.00
External Competition Derby PS [Home] This will be the home leg of our two leg competition with Derby Photographic Society. Bill Hall

Details of how to find Derby Photographic Society will be found on their website

Another busy night on our home leg, and one that will need assistance from the members, setting up early and assisting the competition secretary where needed. Again assistance with setting up the room from 06:45 pm would be greatly appreciated. If members can bring a small contribution of something savoury or sweet for the evening’s catering it would be much appreciated,

See you there


Spring Fair – March 10th 2018 – Request for Assistance

Hi All

If any of you can help at the Spring Fair on March 10th could you please get in touch with me either on Thursday night or drop me an e-mail at  We will be looking mainly for manning the refreshments, tombola and clearing up.  Stall holders will arrive at 0900 for a 1000 start the event will close at 1500.  Help will be required between 0900hrs and 1600hrs.

On another note we are looking for homemade cake donations and tombola prizes for this event. Please let me know if you can assist with cakes and tombola items. Thank you in advance for your contributions.  Lorraine