2013 2014 Programme


Meetings are held at The Thomas Cook Memorial Hall, High Street, Melbourne, Derbyshire DE73 8GJ at 7.30pm unless otherwise stated.

Date Description
27-Mar-14 Technique Night – Night & slow shutter speed photography
Simon Pearce : Interactive workshop using exciting techniques to paint with light. Bring along a camera and tripod and have a go.
03-Apr-14 Competition – Int Annual
Ian Pinn BPE3 star : The prestigious annual open competition for members with the awarding of trophies on the night for all awards. Over the past 40 years Ian's main photographic interests have been from Nature to Landscape and Still Life.
10-Apr-14   Photo-shoot Derby  [ Change ].
An opportunity to walk the centre of Derby and take some pictures. Meet at 6:30pm by the Cathedral main doors.
23-Apr-14 Quiz Night [Ashby]
The end of season fund quiz against our old, some not so old, friends at Ashby Photographic Society.
24-Apr-14 AGM
The business end of the season, where you elect the officers of the society and reflect on this season and look forward to next.


11-Jun-13  Macro Photography Techniques
Doug Chinnery : A practical session for those interested in Macro Photography led by professional photographer Doug Chinnery. Doug is a professional outdoor photographer specialising in leading digital and film photography workshops and writing for magazines and websites.
26-Jun-13  Sports photography
Dave Bell : An opportunity to photography local Sailing Club Burton at Foremark Reservoir. You'll be able to takr shots from the shoreline or from a boat.
10-Jul-13  Landscape composition and seeing the image – Peak District
Paul Allen : A visit to the first National Park in the UK with Professional Photographer Paul Allen. The workshop will concentrate on composition and seeing the image.
27-Jul-13  Urban Landscape & Street photography – Salford Quays
Ian Pettit : A great opportunity to vist the Lowry, Imperial War Museum and see the urban landscape of Salford Quays. A great location for architecture and cityscape photography.
10-Aug-13  Melbourne Hall
A great opportunity to show our images to the visitors to Melbourne Hall, during the summer when the House is open to the public.
11-Aug-13  Melbourne Hall
A second opportunity to show our images to the visitors to Melbourne Hall, during the summer when the House is open to the public.
15-Aug-13  Developing landscape techniques – Peak District
Paul Cooper : A second opportunity to try out your landscpae skills this time its more about capturing the image from lessons learn't. Paul plans to take us to a great location.
30-Aug-13  A bit of everything – Liverpool
Our first attempt at a longer workshop. There's so much to see and do photographically in Liverpool and surrounding area. This should be a great trip.
31-Aug-13  A bit of everything – Liverpool
Liverpool, Day 2.
12-Sep-13  Open Evening
A warm welcome is extended to new and prospective mmebers of the society. We invite you to meet the committee and fellow members for an informal introduction.
14-Sep-13  Melbourne Arts Festival
The societies main exhibition of the year. Members have the opportunity to display their work at the Arts Festival.
15-Sep-13  Melbourne Arts Festival
Day 2
19-Sep-13  Club Photographer’s Guide to Buildings and Architecture
John Anfield LRPS : John’s ‘Buildings and Architecture’ presentation focuses on how the enthusiastic club photographer can improve their shooting, processing and printing of images for competitions on this theme. Ten ways to improve your images are covered. John has a broad range of photographic interests and has been interested in photography since a young boy.John is a members oftheRoyal Photographic Society and currently working towards my LRPS.
26-Sep-13  Colours of the Rainbow
John Gould FRPS : John’s will be showing some of his prints, which are monochrome, but with a difference. As by using a variety of toning and printing techniques they are anything but “black & white”. It will include portrait, landscape/travel and figure studies. John has a particular interest in portrait, landscape, travel and figure studies. John says he's a traditional monochrome worker, developing and printing all my own work. He has been interested inphotography from 14 years old gaining a FRPS in 1992 in Portraiture.
03-Oct-13  Technique Night – Photoshop
Members : An opportunity to explore the power of photoshop, with hands on practical advice to Raw, Sizing images, using adjustment layers and cleaning up your images.
10-Oct-13  Competition – Internal Panel of 4
Tony Pioli ABPE, FBPE, FRPS : Our panel of 4 competition gives members on opportunity to tell a photographic story on any subject they like with 4 stunning images. Tony is a self taught photographer starting in early childhood having been influenced by his grandfather. Tony combines his intense interest in the natural world with his love of photography. www.tonypioli.me.uk.
17-Oct-13  Freelance sports photography
Steve Bond : How to make a living in the industry as a freelance photographer with examples and insights. As a professional sports photographer for some 8 years, Steve trys to keep his photography fresh. He Specialises in Sport, Wildlife and teaching. www.stevebondimages.com.
24-Oct-13  Selection Evening
Members not only submit images for slection for our competition with Notts Outlaws but also actively participate in selecting the competition images.
31-Oct-13  Chasing and imaging the Northern Lights from the air
Paul Money : The Northern Lights or Aurora Borealis is a fascinating sight to behold so discover what causes it and how Astronomer Paul Money has photographed it from both the ground and the air. Paul is a Fellow of the Royal Astronomical Society and a fellow of the British Interplanetary Society.He is also a writer, broadcaster and publisher and writes and publishes the annual 'NightScenes' guide.
07-Nov-13  Notts Outlaws [Away]
The first external competition of the year against the very competitive colleagues from the Outlaws.
08-Nov-13  Calke Abbey Gardens Talk , Melbourne Assembly Rooms 
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14-Nov-13  Non digital photography possibilities.
Jonathan Stead MA : This talk will show that analogue photography is not simply limited to film cameras and darkroom printing. I will discuss, explore and display various techniques and examples of 170 years of photographic exploration and development. . Jonathan has been a photographer for the past 10 years after completing an MA in photography. His current photographic practice is anchored by the glass plate methods of the 19th Century, which create a sense of wonder lost in the modern world. www.jonathanstead.com.
16-Nov-13  Coffee Morning
Print Exhibition and sales of cards and prints.
21-Nov-13  Professionally speaking
Ashley Franklin : Ashley chronicles his varied career as a pro photographer of the last 12 years, encompassing art, architectural, event, portrait and landscape photography. . Ashley has been a proofessional photographer/writer for 12 years with a broad range of interests.
28-Nov-13  Introduction to Digital camera and photo techniques
Tony Winfield CPAGB : Intended for photographic novices and as a refresher for established photographers. Explains digital images, digital cameras and their controls, exposure problems, controlling depth of field and blur, composition and basic techniques to improve your photography. Tony has been a photographer for 30 years being mainly interested in Landscape, Infrared and Creative photography. He was awarded CPAGB in December 2013. www.tonywinfieldfineartphotography.com.
05-Dec-13  Competition – Internal Landscape & natural history TTMT
Ralph Duckett MPAGB EFIAP APAGB BPE3 star : Always a special occasion for our internal competition of Landscape & Natural History photography held in memory of a late member of the society Tom Tivey. Ralph has been a photographer for over 40 years and will take anything that takes his interest particularly landscape, humour and people. Ralph is well regarded photographer & judge.
12-Dec-13  Members Evening
The first evening where members have the opportunity to share their work in an informal way to others in the society.
19-Dec-13  Christmas Quiz & Social
Simon Hickie & Ian Pettit : Bring along partners and friends to our christmas quiz & social Have some fun, nibbles and light refreshments.
02-Jan-14  Anne's Land
Anne Sutcliffe FRPS, EFIAP, PPSA : A romp through recent print images of varied subjects reflecting on how my photography has or has not improved over the years and why. I share my techniques and image locations. I am a Fotospeed sponsored lecturer and would be grateful for note of this in your programme. Anne says she'll have a go at anything but I prefer to find her pictures where others might pass by without a second look. Anne started photography in 1986 and is FRPS, EFIAP, PPSA. She was electedas a member of the RPS Advisory Board. Member of RPS Visual Art Panel. www.annesutcliffe.com.
09-Jan-14  Selection evening
Members not only submit images for slection for our competition with Ashby Photographic Society but also actively participate in selecting the competition images.
16-Jan-14  Weather Photography & What
Anne Miles FRPS, MPAGB : Rain, snow and mist – first, this lecture shows images depicting my 'perfect' photographic weathers. But what do you do when the weather isn't perfect for photography – some suggestions are made of subjects and techniques to employ when the light is dull or when the sun shines too brightly. Ann has a very wide photographic interest with only still life and studio portrait have not yet been investigated. She has been taking pictures for many years and joined Cambridge Camera Club in 1990. Ann is supported by Permajet. www.pin-sharp.co.uk.
23-Jan-14  Ashby Photographic Society
Steve Myall E.F.I.A., BPE 4 star : We welcome Ashby to Melbourne for our annual battle. After a narrow victory by Melbourne last year Ashby will be working hard reverse the result. Steve has been a photographer for over 30 years and says he will take pictures of more or less anything. He particularly likes enetering exhibitions. .
30-Jan-14  Technique Night – Studio Portraiture
Steve Bond : A practical night of working with studio lights and a model. As a professional sports photographer for some 8 years, Steve trys to keep his photography fresh. He Specialises in Sport, Wildlife and teaching. www.stevebondimages.com.
06-Feb-14  Competition – Internal Themed
Russ Daniells CPAGB : Something to get the photographic brain ticking and also to test your skill outside, perhaps, of your normal comfort zone. Our annual themed competition. I have a general interest in all types of photography, although I do little natural history. I particularly enjoy taking the image in front of me rather than constructing images on the computer. Russ has a City and Guilds in photography.
13-Feb-14  Members Evening
A second opportunity for members to share their work in an informal way to others in the society.
20-Feb-14  Selection evening
Members not only submit images for slection for our competition with Derby Photographic Society but also actively participate in selecting the competition images.
27-Feb-14  The Road To Mandaley
Helen Willis : A trip round Myanmar, including Yangon, Bagan, Mandalay and Inle Lake. Helen has been intereted in photography since a child and say's she will and does photography everything. www.helenwillis.co.uk.
06-Mar-14  South Kerry Camera Club
Rob Palmer ARPS, AFIAP : Something a little different. This competition will be a web link based competition with colleagues in Ireland. Rob has been a photographer for over 30 years with a special interest in Monochrome landscapes and people, but will photograph virtually anything if the light is right.
Photography Clinique. [ Change ] 
An opportunity for members to bring along images for critique and possibly some on the night post production work. Alternatively bring along a question or issue that's bothering you. It can be anything photo related.
20-Mar-14  Nempf Show [ Change ]
An audio visual presentation of the accepted images in The Nempf exhibition. There are acceptances from over 40 clubs.