Programme 2019/20

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 
Date Day Planned Speaker
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

18th April 19, Derbyshire in Digital – Robert Falconer

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’.

11th April 2019, Members Night

Members are invited to contribute their work or presentations for this night. It is hoped that some members will have created AV presentations following Tony’s  session in early November  but many other subjects are positively welcomed. Please let Paul or Simon know on what subjects you would like to present by Tuesday 9th April.

4th April, Annual Competition

This event is the final competition of 2018/19 series, and all members are allowed to enter up to 3 prints and 3PDI’s into this prestigious events. There are no restrictions on subject, its up to you to decide what images you enter. Images need to be submitted to Simon no later than the end of day, 31st March 19 via email to

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Thursday 28th March – Nempf Slideshow

Many of our members look forward to this once a year celebration of the Digital Images that have been submitted to NEMPF during the 2018/19 season. This is your chance to just sit back in the warmth of the Thomas Cook Memorial Hall, and let work of others just glide effortless before you. This is accompanied by the relaxing narration by Ashley Franklin, one time radio presenter , that describes the images in the greatest detail.

A night that offers you the opportunity to reflect on your own images and wonder if next year you can get one selected, while at the same time trying to identify images from photographers you may know.