Selection Night Thursday 2nd November

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. 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 , 29th October. 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.

Themed Competition – Monochrome 12th October 2017

In the competition judged by Ralph Bennett of Derby City Photographic  the top three in each discipline are:

Themed Competition – Monochrome  12th Oct 17
No PDI Title Score Rank
13 Lost in symmetry (Simon) 20 1st
27 The Vision (Simon) 20 1st
19 Stairwell (Ian P) 19 2nd
23 Viaduct (John Z) 19 2nd
16 Lonley Jetty (Chris F) 18 3rd
33 Start Point Lighthouse (Ian P) 18 3rd
No Print Title Score Rank
13 Marine Lake Jetty (Ian P) 20 1st
3 Industrial Cathedrals (Simon) 20 2nd
17 Sphere of Influence (Helen) 19 2nd
4 Bank of Ireland (Ian P) 19 3rd

Internal Competition, Themed, Monochrome. Thursday 12th October

Our themed competition topic in Monochrome. Images must be taken in the past 12 months. Members can submit 3 prints and 3 digital images. Full guidance and competition rules available on the Society Website. Link here 

To submit your entries, you need to follow these simple guidelines.

Projected Digital images (PDI)

Sunday before latest , 8th October. 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 email your prints to on this email address :Simon Pearce <simon@envirosafety.co.uk>

It can be a busy night, so please 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.

Our judge is Ralph Bennett. His details can be found at http://viewnottingham.blogspot.co.uk/2009/03/ralph-bennett.html

 

Melbourne Photographic – Whats On

How to Session, 28th Sept 2017

This week’s “How To” Session is based around how to prepare pictures for competitions , and covers all the basics throughout the cycle from cropping, printing and mounting, through to what competitions are all about.  How this all hangs together can sometimes be fairly confusing for many photographers ( Me included ! ) , and the idea is to demystify this, and make this accessible to everyone.

It’s a useful point for all of the members to get some new ideas of how this is done, and the talk is being delivered by some of our most experienced members.

At the end we are going to make the awards for the 2016-17 season, delayed from the Annual Dinner.

The Agenda is

  • Overview and Preparation of Images       Helen – 20 Mins
  • Printing   & Mounting                                     Ian  Practical 30 – 45 Mins
  • So what’s competitions all about               Simon  - 15 Mins
  • 2017 Awards                                                    10 – 15  Minutes

As normal we meet at the Thomas Cook Memorial Hall [TCMH] starting at 7:30 pm. We hope to see you there

Up Coming Events

5th Oct 17 Thursday
19.30 – 22.00
TCMH
What is Photography About Paul looks at the craft of photography before moving on to creativity. This seems to be an area that causes great anxiety due to misunderstanding. Paul O’Flannagan
12th Oct 17 Thursday
19.30 – 22.00
TCMH
Internal Competition – Themed [Monochrome] Our themed competition topic in Monochrome. Images must be taken in the past 12 months. Members can submit 3 prints and 3 digital images. Full guidance and competition rules available on the Society Website. Ralph Bennett
19th Oct 17 Thursday
19.30 – 22.00
TCMH
Peak District Landscapes A selection of digital images through the seasons in the Peak District Stephen Elliott


Welcome Night , Thursday 21st September 17      

Thank you to everyone who came along on Thursday night , both potential new members along with existing society members. It was the most tremendous turnout for the first night of the season, and great to see so many new faces. We look forward to meeting you again in the coming weeks.