2016-2017 Programme

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MPS Programme 2016-17 v28122016


Updated this table 28 dec 16
Date Day Title Description Speaker /  Leader
14/Aug/16 Sun Members visit to Bristol Balloon Fiesta A visit to one of the best balloon Festivals in the World. If sufficient interest this may be best turned into a two day event, to enable capturing of the mass ascent in the morning and evening. Ian Pettit
27/Aug/16 Sat Members visit to Steam Punk Festival A visit to the largest steampunk festival in Europe and capture portraits of the participants. This event has free entry Ian Pettit
17/Sep/16 Sat 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 Exhibition Secretary
22/Sep/16 Thu Open Evening An introductory evening aimed at new or prospective members and also an introduction to the forthcoming 12 months of Society members both old and new President
29/Sep/16 Thu MPS Visits, Trips and workshops 2015/16 An opportunity for members to see the results from some of our activities during the past 12 – 18 months. Chris Brown Trip participants
06/Oct/16 Thu Touring Around British Isles The British Isles talk consist of area like Cornwall Devon North Wales and the Lake District. Looking at the landscape and local history of the area. Christopher Stones
13/Oct/16 Thu internal comp themed [Emphasis] Plenty of time still to put the challenge of up to 6 pictures in this competition with the theme of Emphasis Phil Howcroft
20/Oct/16 Thu Essential Camera Skills This will be an interactive session with audience participation. Please bring your cameras along – photo opportunities! Richard Houghton
22/Oct/16 Sat Members visit to Bradgate Park An early morning start to capture the deer, hopefully rutting in this natural looking environment. There are also a number of landscape locations within the park. Ian Pettit
27/Oct/16 Thu To be Confirmed
03/Nov/16 Thu Selection Evening Members will be selecting both digital and print images for our forthcoming competition with Nottingham Outlaws Photographic Society Competition Secretary- Simon Pearce
10/Nov/16 Thu Landscape Photography Details to Follow Wayne Brittle
17/Nov/16 Thu External comp Notts Outlaws [Home] We’ll again be pitting our wits, or even our images with our friends and colleagues from Nottingham Outlaws David Grounds
18/Nov/16 Fri Autumn Break Northumberland
Return Sunday
An Opportunity for a group of members to vest one of the most picturesque coastal areas in the UK with bags of photography to meet everyone’s tastes Paul Cooper
24/Nov/16 Thu Street Photography Details to follow Keith Lord
01/Dec/16 Thu Members Night An opportunity for members to present their work or a topic of photographic Interest Programme Secretary
04/Dec/16 Sun Members vest to Birmingham A walk around the Victoria Square, Gas Street basin area of Birmingham including the New Street Station complex and the Bull Ring. Ian Pettit
08/Dec/16 Thu Internal competition TTMT An annual competition of landscape and natural history[digital & prints] images for the prestigious Tom Tivey Memorial Trophy. Hazel Manning
15/Dec/16 Thu Every Picture Tells a Story [Natural History] Details to follow Peter Preece
22/Dec/16 Thu Christmas Social Details and venue to be announced closer to the date
05/Jan/17 Thu Practical Session To be agreed
12/Jan/17 Thu Internal comp panel of 4 Tell a story in pictures with a panel of 4 images on a similar theme or subject. The first three are always the easiest. Diane Seddon
19/Jan/17 Thu Planes to Jungles Throughout Scott’s journey in photography he has been fortunate to have shared experiences and worked with some very exciting wildlife lovers, clients and photographers. Through this talk Scott share’s his experiences, from the plains of Africa, woodland birds in the UK all way the to the first moment he laid eyes on a wild Mountain Gorilla in Uganda. He pays particular attention to the conservation issues, but also considers the importance of good field craft and observation on your own patch. During the talk Scott explains his workflow, an area of photography often discussed and explored in magazines and on the web but despite all that people still find Photoshop a mystery at times. Scott Latham
26/Jan/17 Thu Selection Evening Members will be selecting both digital and print images for our forthcoming competition with Ashby de la Zouch Photographic Society Simon Pearce
02/Feb/17 Thu Wild West – Grand Tetons & Yellowstone Details to Follow Bill Hall
04/Feb/17 Sat Photographic ramble Melbourne An evening walk around Melbourne taking images of the street, church etc.
08/Feb/17 Wed External comp Ashby [away] A visit to our neighbouring club in Ashby de la Zouch Simon Pearce
09/Feb/17 Thu No Meeting, Ashby Previous Night
16/Feb/17 Thu Composition How we arrange the available elements into a photograph determines how well the image will be received by a wider audience. This presentation examines the various ways of composing photographs in order to produce the most appealing images Tony Pioli
23/Feb/17 Thu Fluke & Flaw A talk about when I started  with B&W prints from the darkroom I used to have, up to now with digital prints. I do a bit of portraiture to motorcycle racing. The talk is a bit different to most talks I’m told. David Couldwell
02/Mar/17 Thu Selection Evening Members will be selecting both digital and print images for our forthcoming competition with TBC Simon Pearce
09/Mar/17 Thu Nempf Slideshow A slideshow of the project images selected by our local Federation for inclusion in their annual exhibition Exhibition secretary
16/Mar/17 Thu External Comp Derby photographic Society – Home Leg This is the first leg of our two leg competition with Derby Photographic Society. Let take advantage of the first leg being at home Paddy Ruske
20/Mar/17 Mon External Comp Derby photographic Society – Away Leg Always fascinating to see the same images appraised by a second judge and always a friendly welcome form our colleagues in Derby. Simon Pearce
26/Mar/17 Sun Foxton Locks Visit the staircase locks at Foxton and also some of the surrounding picturesque villages and towns Ian Pettit
30/Mar/17 Thu Photography my Way A general print and digital presentation. Keith Burgoyne
06/Apr/17 Thu Annual Competition Final competition of the season. Members can submit a maximum of 3 digital projected images and 3 prints for this open subject competition. Ralph Duckett
Sat Practical Session To be agreed
13/Apr/17 Thu Members Night A 2nd opportunity for members to present their work or a topic of photographic Interest Programme Secretary
20/Apr/17 Thu The Great Photographers from Annsel Adams to Edward Weston Digital image presentation of the work of some of the great photographers. Colin New
27/Apr/17 Thu Annual General Meeting [AGM] Last meeting of the winter season and the business end of the Society. Members have an opportunity to discuss important issues and elect members of the committee. President