Members Night – 12th April 2018

On this Thursday it is one of occasional open nights, when members can bring a presentation on any photographic related subject, never mind how tenuous the link may be. You may want to tell the others how about your love of trains, how to take pictures of your dog or your trip to Riga. The options are all yours. One things for certain,  is that its always an interesting night. Suggest that you limit the session to around 20 minutes maximum please, but this could be as short as two or three minutes.

Blow off your files, and give thought about  what you can talk about.

If you have a contribution you wish to make, please contact Paul Cooper , who will be happy to discuss your contribution.

Derby Photographic Society Results

These are the results from the recent two headed competition held against Derby Photographic Society on Monday 12th and Thursday 15th March

Derby PS Melbourne PS
Round 1 Prints 235 245
 Monday Digitals 234 243
469 488
Round 2 Prints 225 248
 Thursday Digitals 225 253
450 501
Total 919 989

A big thank you to Simon for arranging the competition from our side. Congratulations to Alastair, Ian, John and Steve who scored so highly with their entries. The detail results will be produced over the weekend on the website


Derby Photographic Society – Competition 12th & 15th March

Competition Nights. These are two legged events , with an away session on a monday night, followed by a home 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


Annual Competition – April 5th 2018

This event is the final competition of 2017/18 series, and all members are allowed to enter up to 3 prints and 3PDI’s into this prestigious events. There are no restrictions, its up to you to decide what images you enter. Images need to be submitted to Simon no later than 1st April 18 via email to

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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

Judging will be by Dave Gibbins ARPS, APAGB, EFIAP/b, BPE5.