Programme 2019/20

We are pleased to publish the new winter programme for the next year. More details will be updated shortly for the individual events

Melbourne Photographic Society 2019 / 2020 Programme - 16/04/19 
Date Day Planned Speaker
Thursday, September 19, 2019 Thu Dave Fieldhouse
Thursday, September 26, 2019 Thu Martin Roome
Thursday, October 03, 2019 Thu Dianne Seddon
Thursday, October 10, 2019 Thu Dave Butcher , Peak District Monochrome
Thursday, October 17, 2019 Thu Mobile Phone Competition (Malcoln Sales)
Thursday, October 24, 2019 Thu Image Critique
Thursday, October 31, 2019 Thu Selection Night
Thursday, November 07, 2019 Thu Astrophotography
Thursday, November 14, 2019 Thu Notts Outlaws Comp
Thursday, November 21, 2019 Thu Martine Hamilton Knight
Thursday, November 28, 2019 Thu Members Night
Thursday, December 05, 2019 Thu Comp2 Dave Gibbins
Thursday, December 12, 2019 Thu Martin Vaughan
Thursday, December 19, 2019 Thu Xmas Social
Thursday, December 26, 2019 Thu Holiday Ho Ho Ho
Thursday, January 02, 2020 Thu Holiday Happy New Year
Thursday, January 09, 2020 Thu David Keep
Thursday, January 16, 2020 Thu Tech Night
Thursday, January 23, 2020 Thu Chris Upton
Thursday, January 30, 2020 Thu Selection Night – Ashby
Thursday, February 06, 2020 Thu Steve Fairbrother
Thursday, February 13, 2020 Thu Ashby Photography Comp @ home
Thursday, February 20, 2020 Thu Portrait Night – Chris Findon
Thursday, February 27, 2020 Thu Competition 3
Thursday, March 05, 2020 Thu John Wesson – Kerry
Thursday, March 12, 2020 Thu Robert Falconer, Iceland
Thursday, March 19, 2020 Thu Members Night
Thursday, March 26, 2020 Thu tbc
Thursday, April 02, 2020 Thu Andrea Hargreaves
Thursday, April 09, 2020 Thu Verity Miligan
Thursday, April 16, 2020 Thu Comp 4 – Annual
Thursday, April 23, 2020 Thu AGM
Thursday, April 30, 2020 Thu Annual Dinner

24th January 2019 – Selection Night

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. Alastair Moore will lead the selection process.

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

Projected Digital images (PDI)

Sunday before latest , 20th January. 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


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.

Thursday 13th December. Low Light Photography

On Thursday evening we will be having a hands on night around the Melbourne area. At this time of year, there are many subjects available around the village for our cameras. The Christmas lights are on around the market place , and  the shop fronts are illuminated. The churches are lit-up.  There are plenty of photographic options to be found within a few minutes walk of the hall. We will meet at the hall as normal, and talk through techniques for a few minutes, and then go out around the village. Obviously you will need to bring appropriate warm clothing, your camera  gear and tripod. There will be a few spare tripods available if you do not have one. The plan is to come back to the hall around 9pm and look at the results of your efforts , before closing at the normal time.  The hall will be manned all night, with tea and coffee available if needed. If the weather proves inclement, then we have a plan B,  the meeting will take place in the hall, and look at helping you with any camera related questions and photo critiques. We will put an update on the website the evening before if plan B is happening based on the weather forecast etc.

The planned event has been changed as the planned speaker has contacted us to tell us that due to work commitments that he is unable to attend.

Raffle Prize’s We are planning a raffle at Christmas Party, and are looking for the donation of prizes for the night. Any offers of assistance will be much appreciated. Please pass these to Alan by the 13th

Exhibition at Swarkestone Nursery 20/21st October

The society is holding an exhibition at Swarkestone Nursery on the 20th and 21st October. This will be held in the Garden Centre over the weekend. We really need volunteers to help setup/take down the stands and man the stands on either of the days.

We are planning to setup at 8 O’clock  on the Saturday and need people manning the stand 9 to 5-30 on Saturday and 10 – 4:30 on Sunday. Additionally we need help taking the exhibition down on Sunday and transporting back to the storage at Thomas Cook Hall

We also need prints to exhibit, so if you can bring any on Thursday the 18th. So if you can help in any way please  let Tony Pedley know please.