We return for the seasonal break, to the first members night of the season. As normal this is open to the membership to make a short presentation on a subject of their choice. This could be anything from your own audio-visual presentation, to a presentation on your favourite subject, to a talk on your favourite area of photography. You might have something you want to understand more about, or skills you want to learn. We can always see if we can find someone to cover that area, given enough notice.
Your offers and suggestions would be appreciated to make this evening a success. Please contact Paul Cooper if you want to participate.
We are coming up to the final exhibition of the year. This is the first time we have exhibited at Swarkestone Garden Centre and we are hoping that this will be a great success..
To ensure things run smoothly I am asking the membership for some help. If you can give an hour of your time on either the Saturday or Sunday that would be wonderful, plus we need some help with setting up on Friday afternoon and taking down on Sunday afternoon. We won’t need to have more than one or two people at any one time as there isn’t a Tombola to run. We have some members selling merchandise who will be there for most of the weekend.
Please can you let me know if you are available to help. My email is
|Friday Set Up||Saturday||Sunday|
|12.00-1.00||Jennifer Z, John Z|
|3.00-4.00||Jennifer Z, John Z, Lorraine, Ian, Alan|
|4.00-5.00||Jennifer Z, John Z|
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
|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
|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
|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.
Tomorrow sees the start of the season for Melbourne Photographic Society. This event is set-up for those of you who may be interested in joining the society and to find out how to get more out of your Camera. You will be able to find out what we do as a society, and get information on our programme and activities, and understand how it can help you develop.
We have set the evening up this year to be more accessible rather than a more formal introduction, and will allow you to talk with the members and understand what we are doing and see if this would suit you. We are a very friendly and informal bunch of photographers, who cover many of the different type of photography between us. You don’t have to be an expert photographer to attend, we can help you develop your skills and advance your skills, as many of us have done since joining. You don’t have to live in Melbourne either, its open to anyone who is interested in photography and wants to meeting with people with a similar interest.
The sessions around the room will cover
- This Years Programme
- Planned Trips & outings
- The Society and Exhibitions
- ‘How to ‘ Sessions and Mentoring. Come with some ideas of what you would like to learn
- A slideshow of last years competition entries
This evening also allows the current membership to catch on what they have been doing during the summer and to hear about the new programme for 2017 – 2018
There are no fees tomorrow night, and no pressure to join. We operate a try before you buy approach, and you can attend as a visitor with a small fee each week from next week onwards. If you choose to join you will be credited against the fees paid.
The session will start at 7:30 pm and will end around 09:15 – 09:30 pm followed by a wander to one of the local hostelries.
We look forward to seeing you there.