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.

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 , 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

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.

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. 

Tony

Melbourne World War One Centenary Photographic competition

Melbourne World War One Centenary Photographic competition

To contribute to Melbourne’s remembrance of The Armistice Century, Melbourne Photographic Society have launched a photographic competition with the theme of “Comradeship”.  We are hoping for hundreds of entries, of which the winning and highly commended entries will be selected to be on exhibition on 27th October at Melbourne Assembly Rooms.  There will be a prize of a £50 voucher for the winner to spend at the photographic retailer of their choice. 

The competition is open to all local photographers.  We are not looking for photographical technical excellence, just for creativity around the theme of Comradeship.  The theme is open to individual interpretation, but entries must have the Armistice centenary at their heart.

The deadline for submissions will be Friday 12th October 2018, with the winners notified on 19th October 2018. The winning entry and highly commanded entries will be on display at the Melbourne Assembly Rooms on Melbourne’s Remember day – Saturday 27th October 2018.

Click here to read the terms and conditions of entry.

Melbourne Carnival – Saturday 14th July – Assistance Required.

We are coming up to the First exhibition of the year – The Melbourne Carnival on Saturday 14th July.

This gives us our chance to promote the club and show off our work, to improve local awareness and to help gain new members.

To make sure this runs smoothly we need club members to volunteer their time (1 – 2 hours) to assist with this exhibition.  Again, we have been requested to man the gates . Manning the gates is a worthwhile job, as a club we receive a cash award for doing this role that goes towards our annual fund raising.  We are looking for the following:-

  1. To help set the stand between 9:30 – 11:30hrs.
  2.  To man the stand between 12:00 – 17:00hrs
  3. To man the Main Gate 12:00 – 14:00hrs
  4. Then dismantle the stand after 17:00hrs and return boards etc to Thomas Cook hall.

We also need you to submit your images to display. We are arranging a collection of your prints at Harpers on Thursday 12th July at 21:00hrs.  If you cannot make it to Harper’s you can please let us know by email and we can make alternative arrangements. If you could also indicate if you are happy for the photos to be sold on the day, it would be appreciated

Please contact me at the following e-mail address (tpedley@gmail.com) or Paul (paulatockbrook@gmail.com) with your offers of help so that we can plan the day.

Tony PedleyExhibition Secretary