Alan is arranging a wander around the estate at Calke Abbey this Thursday evening. Meet at the Fishermans Car Park, by the exit ( Circular Car Park above Staunton Harold Reservoir ) at 7pm. Alan has arranged special access to the estate for the society. The Bluebells are out in the woods. For further details contact Alan May
Full details of Annual Members Meeting will be found on the members page , click here to follow the link or follow the prompt on the menu for members area. All Papers can be located by following this link. No papers will be provided on the night. If you have issues with accessing the secure page on the website please reply to this email or contact Lorraine Dowell Secretary of the password
Please Remember only Members of the society are entitled to vote and speak at the AGM.
This night is for your and your other half, giving the opportunity to celebrate the end of the season, ( or even the start of the next season ) . In addition we will be presenting the awards for this years competitions. The meal is at the Hardinge Arms in Kings Newton, and based on last years experience the food is superb. If you want to attend , please make payment to Alan May or John Wesson , along with your menu selection. See you there
We are pleased to publish the new winter programme for the next year. More details will be updated shortly for the individual events
Melbourne Photographic Society 2019 / 2020 Programme - 16/04/19
|Thursday, September 19, 2019||Thu||Dave Fieldhouse|
|Thursday, September 26, 2019||Thu||Martin Roome|
|Thursday, October 03, 2019||Thu||Dianne Seddon|
|Thursday, October 10, 2019||Thu||Dave Butcher , Peak District Monochrome|
|Thursday, October 17, 2019||Thu||Mobile Phone Competition (Malcoln Sales)|
|Thursday, October 24, 2019||Thu||Image Critique|
|Thursday, October 31, 2019||Thu||Selection Night|
|Thursday, November 07, 2019||Thu||Astrophotography|
|Thursday, November 14, 2019||Thu||Notts Outlaws Comp|
|Thursday, November 21, 2019||Thu||Martine Hamilton Knight|
|Thursday, November 28, 2019||Thu||Members Night|
|Thursday, December 05, 2019||Thu||Comp2 Dave Gibbins|
|Thursday, December 12, 2019||Thu||Martin Vaughan|
|Thursday, December 19, 2019||Thu||Xmas Social|
|Thursday, December 26, 2019||Thu||Holiday Ho Ho Ho|
|Thursday, January 02, 2020||Thu||Holiday Happy New Year|
|Thursday, January 09, 2020||Thu||David Keep|
|Thursday, January 16, 2020||Thu||Tech Night|
|Thursday, January 23, 2020||Thu||Chris Upton|
|Thursday, January 30, 2020||Thu||Selection Night – Ashby|
|Thursday, February 06, 2020||Thu||Steve Fairbrother|
|Thursday, February 13, 2020||Thu||Ashby Photography Comp @ home|
|Thursday, February 20, 2020||Thu||Portrait Night – Chris Findon|
|Thursday, February 27, 2020||Thu||Competition 3|
|Thursday, March 05, 2020||Thu||John Wesson – Kerry|
|Thursday, March 12, 2020||Thu||Robert Falconer, Iceland|
|Thursday, March 19, 2020||Thu||Members Night|
|Thursday, March 26, 2020||Thu||tbc|
|Thursday, April 02, 2020||Thu||Andrea Hargreaves|
|Thursday, April 09, 2020||Thu||Verity Miligan|
|Thursday, April 16, 2020||Thu||Comp 4 – Annual|
|Thursday, April 23, 2020||Thu||AGM|
|Thursday, April 30, 2020||Thu||Annual Dinner|
A look at the first 6 years of my digital photography in my home county, from landscapes, nature, steam, trains, aircraft and sport all taken in Derbyshire.
About Robert, from his Website
‘Robert first picked up an SLR camera when he was 12 years old. An interest in photography developed from his father taking him to see steam trains. Before long Robert built up a passion for photography and soon turned his camera towards photographing landscapes.
The Peak District is just 2 miles from where Robert lives and has become a popular area for landscape pictures. Robert has also ventured further a-field to places including the Yorkshire Dales, Scotland, USA and Everest in Nepal. Robert still has a passion for photographing steam trains and as well as photographing them in UK he has also photographed them in USA, Cuba, South Africa and China.
In 1986, while still at school, Robert joined Bolsover Camera Club, which was a great inspiration to his early work, having his first image accepted in the anual North East Midland Photographic Federation Exhibition in 1989. Robert was a member of the camera club for 25 years but since 2013 is now a member of Clay Cross Photographic Society.
After leaving school Robert’s dream was to become a professional Photographer so he went on to study photography for 4 years, gaining a National Diploma in Sheffield and a Higher National Diploma in Blackpool.
There have been many high points over the years from working for Colin Garratt, a renowned railway photographer, for a short period to launching his fist book called “The Peak District – A Winters Tale” and a second book called ‘Preserved Steam in Derbyshire’.