Summer Programme 2018

This is an extract from the main programme for the coming season and details the events that are taking place throughout the summer months. Visitors as well as members are most welcome to attend any of these events. If you are a visitor please lets us know you are coming through the link on the contact us page and please leave a phone number or email address where we can contact you back

TCMH = Thomas Cook Memorial Hall , High Street, Melbourne, opposite Doves Garage.
Date Day Title Description Speaker/Judge
31-May-18 Thursday                             19.30-21.30       TCMH Photography Trip to Nottingham Industrial and hi-tech architecture in and around Nottingham Della Astle
07-Jun-18 Melbourne Bowls Club Bowls Match A “friendly” match of bowls against the Melbourne Bowls club. 19:00 Start. Lorraine Dowell
16-Jun-18 Saturday                Meet 10.00 Hrs   Castle Sq, Melbourne Crich Tramway Museum Day trip to Crich Tramway museum. Admission price £17 or £13 for Seniors. Ticket valid for 12 months (not valid for 1940′s/WW2 events)
19-Jun-18 Photographic Boat Trip Marlow to Windsor Alan May
30-Jun-18 Saturday                Meet 09.00 Hrs   Castle Sq, Melbourne Taking the Waters, Photogrpahic Trip to the Peak District “Taking the Waters”. A photographic location tour around the Northern Eastern Peak District, visiting:Wyming Brook & Redmire; Ladybower & Derwent valleys; Fairbrook and the Snake. Potentially Padley, Longshaw, Lumsdale and Belper Weirs on return. Paul Cooper [Facilitator]
14-Jul-18 Saturday                Meet at 09.00Hrs for set up at Melbourne Primary School Playing Field Melbourne Fete & Carnival A fun day showing our work at the Melbourne Carnival. Always an interesting and entertaining day. Giving members the chance to exhibit their work, talk to the public and have a go at taking some pictures of the events Tony Pedley
14-Jul-18 Saturday                Meet 10.00 Hrs   Castle Sq, Melbourne Photography Trip Day trip visit to Steampunk at Papplewick Pumping Station
09-Aug-18 Thursday               Meet 18.00 Hrs,Castle Sq, Melbourne Peak District Heather Peak district visit to photograph the heather. This will be targetted on the Eastern Moors, near Hathersage Paul Cooper
09-Sep-18 Sunday               Meet 10.00 Hrs   Castle Sq, Melbourne Street Photography – Matlock Street photography trip to Matlock Bath
14-Sep-18 Friday                      Time to be agreed.              Wisteria House, Church Street, Melbourne Melbourne Arts Festival – Set up  Set up exhibition for the weekend Arts Festival Tony Pedley
14-Sep-18 Saturday & Sunday Melbourne Arts Festival Our premier exhibition of the year. Opportunities to showcase our work and to talk to visitors about the images and our activities Tony Pedley
20-Sep-18 Thursday               19.30 – 22.00     TCMH Welcome Night Welcome night for new and prospective members and the first night of our winter season bringing together established members President
27-Sep-18 Thursday               19.30 – 22.00     TCMH Nature photography A Wildlife and Nature photographer based near Sheffield in the UK. I regularly work on projects with specific species, developing a deep appreciation and understanding of them before using this to help raise awareness. I also regularly run workshops and tours, not only to help others capture beautiful images and teach individuals the art of photography but also to give them the opportunity to experience how magical the natural world is. Tesni Ward

Thursday 22nd February – Derby Velodrome and Pride Park – Out and About

Next Thursday the society will be meeting at Pride Park for a workshop on low light photography around Pride Park and the east side of the city centre if time permits. The plan is to initially work around the Velodrome and Derby county ground at Pride Park. 

Ian will be leading next weeks trip, which will start at 7:30 pm. Meet by the entrance to the county ground, opposite Landrover. Parking is free.  If you are intending to go, please let Ian know by email  , along with your mobile phone number, so that he knows the number attending. Ians email address is Ian Pettit <ianpettit77@googlemail.com>

 

RIGA PHOTOGRAPHIC TRIP

Image: Diego Delso, delso.photo, License CC-BY-SA

From Ian Pettit

During March, over the past few years the Photographic Society has planned a few days on the continent of Europe. 

This year we have enquired with the travel agent and they have provided details for a trip to Riga in Latvia.

Leave EMA on Monday 26th March 2018 at 07.20 hrs arriving in Riga at 12.05. Returning on Wednesday 28th March departing 22.30 arriving EMA 23.25.

They are offering us the Dodo Hotel (2nights) which is a 6 minute tram ride from the old town.

The price for flight and accommodation is £258.50 for single accommodation and £217 for shared accommodation. Insurance and transfers are not included.

I need to check a couple of things. 1 does the Hotel accommodation include breakfast, I believe it will. 2 If we fly with Ryanair, we need to understand the baggage arrangement as they are about to change. This could mean a small additional cost.  The price currently assumed carry on luggage only.

As with all these trips the price quoted is at the time of enquiry and can change. We will need to book as soon as possible to ensure the best price. I also assume we will need to pay in full at the time of booking as most operators these days require the balance to be paid 3 months before travelling.

Once we know the numbers interested I will proceed with booking. In the mean time I will keep members informed of any updates as they become available.

If you would like to join this trip PLEASE LET IAN P KNOW VIA EMAIL by next Thursday 11th January. This ensures we know of everyone interested and avoids me forgetting someone.

 

FREE Photography Workshop for the Festival 2nd September

From Sharon Brown, Melbourne Festival

Hello Everyone

I know it is short notice but People Express are arranging a FREE Photography Workshop for the Festival next Saturday afternoon (2nd September) as part of the joint project about Melbourne Market Gardeners which we are working on.

The session will be led by Christopher Mear a young documentary photographer who we have commissioned to photograph the market gardens and the produce they grow throughout the year.

Everyone will meet at Melbourne Assembly at 2pm and walk across Brown’s field to Heaths at Woodhouses and Photograph produce in Heaths field.

I have attached the flyer which has a few more details. FLOL leaflet

Please contact Sharon Brown ( melbfest-sharon@live.co.uk )  if anybody would like to reserve a place.

Weeping Window , 13th July 17, Thursday

Meet at 7pm on the Cathedral Green , Derby for Photography Field Trip to Derby to visit the ” Weeping Window”, poppies at the Silk Mill , Derby with the option to wander around Derby  and get some pictures in the older parts of the city. As long as the weather and the light holds, this should be a good night.

Please let Ian know by Email if you are planning to attend, so that we do not leave anyone behind. If you cant reach Ian, contact Paul by replying to this email

Leader Ian Pettit

Velodrome Trip, Derby 

We are moving the Derby Veldrome trip into September, to tie in with the start of the club events at the  track. Date to be confirmed over the summer holidays.