Internal Competition – Tom Tivey[Landscape & Natural History] – 14th December

This competition is held in memory of the late Tom Tivey. Subject matter must be Landscape or Natural History . Members can submit 3 prints and 3 digital images. Full guidance and competition rules available on the Society Website. Specific Natural History rules apply please check details

The Judge is Colin Lusby.

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 , Sunday 10th December,  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.

See you there

 

 

New book, Kerry: The Beautiful Kingdom

Melbourne Photographic Society has it’s first published author – John Wesson!

Most will know that John has a tendency to disappear for extended periods and contrary to popular belief, his time spent in Ireland isn’t always inside the local pub. His first book, Kerry: The Beautiful Kingdom is clear evidence of his love and extensive travels around County Kerry.

More than just a picture book, the stunning photos of the people, landscape and wildlife of Kerry are accompanied by interesting captions. These not only detail the history of Kerry, but offer a wealth of facts for anyone wanting to visit.

Well done John on such a great first book, we look forward to book number two!

If you’d like to buy a copy it’s available on Amazon, click here. You never know he might even sign it for you!

You can read the story behind the book in an interesting article featured on The Irish Times website.

2017 Take a View: Landscape Photographer of the Year competition

This year’s awards book includes two commended images from society member Steven Fairbrother.

Both images, taken overlooking the town of Keswick in the Lake District, were taken on the same morning.

As well as appearing in the awards book the winning and commended images are part of a touring exhibition. It runs from November 20th until February 4th at London Waterloo Station and then moves on around the country.

The book can be bought on Amazon – click here, and you can view more of the winning images on the Take a View website.

 

Swarkstone Exhibition 21st – 22nd October

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

j.zahorodnyj@sky.com

  Friday Set Up Saturday Sunday
9.00-10.00      
11.00-12.00      
12.00-1.00   Jennifer Z, John Z  
1.00-2.00      
2.00-3.00      
3.00-4.00 Jennifer Z, John Z, Lorraine, Ian, Alan    
4.00-5.00     Jennifer Z, John Z

Kind Regards,

Jennifer

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