The Full Monty – Steve Fairbrother – 3rd January

Steve is predominantly a wildlife and landscape photographer, but also including drone, aviation, macro and architectural images, this talk aims to have something for everybody. It also includes videos taken with a DSLR and drone. You’ll hear the stories behind the images, what he was hoping to achieve and how he went about it. As a helpful guide, camera settings accompany each image.

Steve is a member of the society, and details of his work can be located at


Christmas Social on 20th Dec

If your are attending the Christmas Social on 20th Dec at the Kings Newton Bowls Club. Could you please let me know. We would also like a donation to the buffet and a raffle prize if possible.

There is a suggestion list for the buffet. I will bring it again on next Thursday’s session. If you are unable to attend next Thursday but still coming to the social. Just drop me a message so I have an idea of numbers.
Thank you

Lorraine Dowell

Thursday 13th December. Low Light Photography

On Thursday evening we will be having a hands on night around the Melbourne area. At this time of year, there are many subjects available around the village for our cameras. The Christmas lights are on around the market place , and  the shop fronts are illuminated. The churches are lit-up.  There are plenty of photographic options to be found within a few minutes walk of the hall. We will meet at the hall as normal, and talk through techniques for a few minutes, and then go out around the village. Obviously you will need to bring appropriate warm clothing, your camera  gear and tripod. There will be a few spare tripods available if you do not have one. The plan is to come back to the hall around 9pm and look at the results of your efforts , before closing at the normal time.  The hall will be manned all night, with tea and coffee available if needed. If the weather proves inclement, then we have a plan B,  the meeting will take place in the hall, and look at helping you with any camera related questions and photo critiques. We will put an update on the website the evening before if plan B is happening based on the weather forecast etc.

The planned event has been changed as the planned speaker has contacted us to tell us that due to work commitments that he is unable to attend.

Raffle Prize’s We are planning a raffle at Christmas Party, and are looking for the donation of prizes for the night. Any offers of assistance will be much appreciated. Please pass these to Alan by the 13th

Christmas Social – Thursday 20th December

Christmas Social to be held at the

Kings Newton Bowls Club
Pack Horse Rd
Kings Newton
DE73 8BZ

1900hrs onwards.

A barrel of beer will be on tap for us. Could you please bring a donation to the buffet and also a raffle prize if you so wish. This Thursday’s session there will be a form to fill out with ideas of what you would like to bring for the buffet and also an idea of who will be attending along with guests.