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
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.
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.
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:-
- To help set the stand between 9:30 – 11:30hrs.
- To man the stand between 12:00 – 17:00hrs
- To man the Main Gate 12:00 – 14:00hrs
- 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 (firstname.lastname@example.org) or Paul (email@example.com) with your offers of help so that we can plan the day.
Tony Pedley, Exhibition Secretary
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.
||Thursday 19.30-21.30 TCMH
||Photography Trip to Nottingham
||Industrial and hi-tech architecture in and around Nottingham
||Melbourne Bowls Club
||A “friendly” match of bowls against the Melbourne Bowls club. 19:00 Start.
||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)
||Photographic Boat Trip
||Marlow to Windsor
||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]
||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
||Saturday Meet 10.00 Hrs Castle Sq, Melbourne
||Day trip visit to Steampunk at Papplewick Pumping Station
||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
||Sunday Meet 10.00 Hrs Castle Sq, Melbourne
||Street Photography – Matlock
||Street photography trip to Matlock Bath
||Friday Time to be agreed. Wisteria House, Church Street, Melbourne
||Melbourne Arts Festival – Set up
||Set up exhibition for the weekend Arts Festival
||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
||Thursday 19.30 – 22.00 TCMH
||Welcome night for new and prospective members and the first night of our winter season bringing together established members
||Thursday 19.30 – 22.00 TCMH
||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.