Annual Dinner – Thursday 10th May 2018 – The Hardinge Arms, Kings Newton

I am pleased to announce that this year’s Annual Dinner will be held at the Hardinge Arms, in Kings Newton on Thursday 10 May, 7:00 for 7:30pm. The Society’s Annual Awards will be made during the evening. The meal is open to members and their spouses as in previous years. The cost for the three course meal is £20 per person.

The menu is;

Dinner Menu

Thursday 10th May 2018

Melbourne Photographic Society


Soup of the Day

Liver Pate, with Toast and leaves

English Salad

Bacon, black pudding, mushroom and poached egg

Breaded Whitebait, Served with Salad and Tartar sauce


Slow Roasted Duck Salad

Fresh strawberries, leaves, orange dressing

Traditional Roast Belly Pork

New potatoes, Seasonal Vegetables

Shin of Beef

Slow cooked in beer and served with mash and seasonal vegetables

Pesto Linguine

Fresh linguine tossed with homemade basil pesto, With garlic bread

Pan Fried Mackerel Fillets

With warm horse radish potato salad and fresh leaves


Chocolate brownie, with cream or custard

Bread and Butter pudding, with custard

Lemon Possett, with fresh cream and shortbread

3 Course Dinner £20.00 Per Person

Coffee/Cheese Board available for extra £3 per person 

Are you Interested in going, please let John, Paul or Alan know along with a £10 deposit by the 26th April. We will be asking for you menu selections during April for all those who are attending.


Ashby Photographic Competition – Thursday 8th February

Competition Night, Thursday 8th February, Thomas Cook Memorial Hall 

Judged by Steve Myall

In a tightly run competition between the two societies, MPS won the digital images and Ashby the prints. The difference between the two was one point in favour of Ashby.


Prints Digital Total


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.