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

JANUARY SALE!

On a recent journey to the back of the cupboard I found a number of photographic items I no longer require. If you’re interested let me (Steven) know, either at the club or by sending me a message (click here).

Canon EOS-5 35MM camera body

Fancy going old skool? Hanker for the quality you can only achieve from shooting film? Then pop some Velvia 100 in this Canon 5 and take a trip back to the 1990s. It’s in great condition and includes a working battery. With a Canon EF lens mount you’ll be able to use your current lenses too. It’s only flaw is it’s not a Nikon. Price – £20

Sigma 50mm F1.4 EX DG HSM – Canon fit

Super sharp, super fast and super forgot about at the back of the cupboard. Not been used for maybe 5 years. I used it for shooting panoramic shots as it captures lots of detail, ideal for low-light conditions too. Great condition. Price £140 

[SOLD] Iiyama Prolite 82403WS 24” HD monitor

Features: resolution 1920 x 1200, aspect ratio 16:10, VGA and HDMI connections and 2 x 2w speakers. Recent news to me, it also rotates 90 degrees! not sure why, perhaps so you can still watch it while lying on the sofa. Price £20

[SOLD] Manfrotto 190XPROB Tripod (no head)

Like its owner it’s starting to show signs of wear, but still works fine. Has a horizontal centre column feature, good for table top photography. There’s an overview video on YouTube, click to view. Price £30

Sto-Fen Omni Bounce

Flash diffuser for Canon Speedlight 430EX and 430EXii. Price £5

 

[SOLD] Wacom Graphics Tablet PTZ 630

A5 tablet with stylus that connects via USB. It’s easier to retouch photos using a tablet than with a mouse. Drivers should be available to download from Wacom website. The button on the stylus is broken, hence the Sellotape, but that button isn’t critical to its usability (it’s never worked since I’ve owned it). Price £5

[SOLD] Wacom Graphics Tablet Bamboo MTE-450A

A6 tablet with stylus, as above minus the Sellotape and broken button. Review on YouTube – click here. Price £10

[SOLD] LaCie external hard drive – 320GB, Firewire 800/400 and USB 2 connections.

Includes power supply. I won’t drive a hard bargain on this hard drive.  Price £5

 

All prices include free delivery to the Thomas Cook Hall.

 

Dianne Seddon , Odds & Ends 18th Jan

This Thursdays speaker is Dianne Seddon LRPS CPAGB, who is based in Louth, Lincolnshire, and has been making images for over 10 years. This promises to be a good evening with a wide spectrum of subjects.

Examples of her work can be found at http://www.dseddonphoto.co.uk/

 

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.