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

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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.

Panel of Four Results – 10th Jan 2019

Last nights competition was closely fought, with many excellent panels submitted by the members.  There were 23 entries , comprising 138 pictures to be judged by Peter Yeo. Congratulations to the winners of the nights event for their superb work.  This year the panels were all presented as PDI’s.

The full results are found in the members area  

PDI Panels Title Score
Cosmic Evolution (Simon) 20 1st
Abstracts in Wood (Della) 20 2nd
Donington Collection Requiem (Tony P) 19 3rd
Owen’s Uncle’s Old House (John W) 19 3rd

Panel of Four Competition – 10th Jan 2019

Peter Yeo will be judging our panel of four competition. Entries need to be with Simon, Rally Secretary by the end of night Sunday 6th Jan . 

This is the an opportunity for members to tell a story in pictures, this could be a series of images from a location, or on visual theme or just a set of four images that ‘hang together well’.  As with previous competitions entries to the Competition Sec  the Sunday before the competition.  Members can enter two PDI panels of four images.

The competition is open , you choose your subjects.

DPI’s  are in the standard 1400 x 1050 sizing, with an additional image in the same size that contains a composite image that shows all four pictures together.

If you require help creating the final composite image there’s a useful guide on Tony Pedley’s website – click here.