Tomorrow Nights Speaker – Thursday 23rd November – Update

Due to illness this weeks speaker has had to cancel. I have managed to book a replacement, his name is Malcolm Sales, he specialises in capturing people and places. He will be giving a talk on smart phone photography, we might pick up some tips for our competition later in the year. 

John Zahorodnyj

Programme secretary.

Details of Malcolm can be found here


Tonights speaker, Tony Winfield has been invited  to inspire members to produce more creative images. Various creative techniques are considered both in-camera and in-computer.

Details of his work will be found on his website

Members Practical Session – Workflow – 9th November 2017

The next practical session will be covering the basic workflows from beyond capturing your pictures to processing them on your computer. Ian Pettit will walk briefly through the basic workflow that he uses, as an example and then we are going to split up into smaller groups. Bring your laptop, power cable, mouse and an example of one picture that you want to use.

We realise that you all use different software and versions, but we will try to help cover the following areas

  • Adobe Lightroom
  • Adobe Photoshop / RAW
  • Adobe Elements
  • Nikon View NX and View NXi
  • DXO
  • Fuji Wifi & Snapseed on iPad

We can’t promise to cover every operating systems / software versions permutations, but there is plenty of experience in the room, and the basic workflows remain basically the same.

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.

2017 Take a View: Landscape Photographer of the Year competition

This year’s awards book includes two commended images from society member Steven Fairbrother.

Both images, taken overlooking the town of Keswick in the Lake District, were taken on the same morning.

As well as appearing in the awards book the winning and commended images are part of a touring exhibition. It runs from November 20th until February 4th at London Waterloo Station and then moves on around the country.

The book can be bought on Amazon – click here, and you can view more of the winning images on the Take a View website.


External Competition – Notts Outlaws – Thursday 16th November

This weeks meeting, is away from Melbourne, and will be held at the Nottingham Outlaws Photographic Society, Richard Herrod Centre, Carlton, Nottingham, NG4 1RL. This is our first external competition of the year. Entries will already have been submitted, following the selection night, so its the chance to come along and see how our images perform. in previous years competition has been very fierce. The event starts at 07:45 pm

Details of the judge, still need to be confirmed.

How to find Notts Outlaws