Programme 2017 – 2018

This is our programme for the coming season.If you have any queries, please contact the the programme secretary or a member of the committee. 

Click on link to download a copy of the programme in PDF format  Website Programme 2017-18 Website Programme 2017-18

TCMH is the Thomas Cook Memorial Hall, Melbourne. click here for details of how to find the hall 

# Date                   . Day                                    . Title                                           . Description                                                . Speaker/Judge .
1 11th May 17 Thursday                             19.30-21.30
TCMH
How to do it [Practical] Session – Understanding your Camera. In camera workflow using RAW and understanding your camera. Working with Histograms, Aperture, Depth of field, Shutter speed, ISO & keeping your camera steady etc. Paul Cooper [Facilitator]
2 13th May 17 Saturday
19.30 Hrs
Melbourne Tea Rooms
Annual Dinner and Awards Ceremony In celebration of our 2016-17 season we’ll be holding our annual dinner and awarding the prizes from last years competition plus the Photographer and New Photographer of the Year President
3 18th May 17 Thursday
Meet 17.00 Hrs
Castle Sq, Melbourne
 Photography Trip [Lumsdale Valley] This is a hidden gem of the Peak District with woodland, waterfalls and derelict buildings plus the odd mill pond and house thrown in, A great opportunity to put into practice skill learned in understanding your camera session  2. Ian Pettit
4 8th June 17 Thursday                             19.30-21.30
TCMH
How to do it [Practical] Session -    Using you Camera Building on understanding your camera session 2. this session will talk through depth of field, metering modes, light sources, white balance and camera support. Paul Cooper [Facilitator]
5 17th June 17 Saturday
Meet 10.00 Hrs
Castle Sq, Melbourne
Photography Trip [Castlefields & Salford Quays] Located close to Manchester these two locations give an opportunity to see the remains of Industrial Manchester and the new developments based around the old Salford Dock area.  We’ll visit Castlefield first to see the canal basin and old mills and warehouses and the move on to Salford Quays staying until duck to get some twilight and evening shots. Ian Pettit
6 6th July 17 Thursday                             19.30-21.30
TCMH
How to do it [Practical] Session -     Lens choice and critique from field trips & Collect images for Melbourne Fete & Carnival Exhibition A chance to not only receive feedback on your images from the trips but also to see the work of other members.  Followed by a session on choosing lenses and applying them in the field. Great preparation for our trip to the Derby Velodrome, Where you’ll be able to take shots of the cycling indoors and the velodrome from outside. Paul Cooper [Facilitator]
7 8th July 17 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 Jennifer Zahorodnyj
8 13th July 17 Thursday
Meet 19.00 Hrs,
Silk Mill, Derby
Photography Trip [Derby] Visit the ” Weeping Window”, poppies at the Silk Mill , Derby with the option to do future shoots in Derby or outside at the Velodrome & Pride Park Stadium Ian Pettit
9 Aug 17 TBC Calke Abbey As one of the most visited tourist attractions in the East Midlands this exhibition gives us a wonderful opportunity to show case our work to a wide range of visitors and local people. Alan May/  Jennifer Zahorodnyj
10 Sept 17 TBC Thursday Photography Trip – Derby Velodrome Members will have access to the velodrome to take pictures of the cyclists during race mode events. There would also be chance to take images outside of the building and around the Pride Park area. Ian Pettit
7th Sept 17 Thursday
Meet 17.00 Hrs
Castle Sq, Melbourne
Photography Trip – Lathkill Dale An opportunity to photograph one of the Peak Districts most picturesque locations, with waterfalls, old mine workings and limestone rock formations. Paul Cooper
15th Sept 17 Friday
Time to be agreed.              Wisteria House, Church Street, Melbourne
Melbourne Arts Festival Set up exhibition for the weekend Arts Festival Jennifer Zahorodnyj
11 16th & 17th Sept 17 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 Jennifer Zahorodnyj
12 21st Sept 17 Thursday
19.30 – 22.00
TCMH
Welcome Night Welcome night for new and prospective members and the first night of our winter season bringing together established members President
13 28th Sept 17 Thursday
19.30 – 22.00
TCMH
How to do it [Practical] Session – Downloading & editing Images Having spend the summer months working either independently or as part of our summer programme session. Tonight is a a recap so far and discussion on downloading and editing images Paul Cooper [Facilitator]
14 5th Oct 17 Thursday
19.30 – 22.00
TCMH
What is Photography About Paul looks at the craft of photography before moving on to creativity. This seems to be an area that causes great anxiety due to misunderstanding. Paul O’flannagan
15 12th Oct 17 Thursday
19.30 – 22.00
TCMH
Internal Competition – Themed [Monochrome] Our themed competition topic in Monochrome. Images must be taken in the past 12 months. Members can submit 3 prints and 3 digital images. Full guidance and competition rules available on the Society Website. Ralph Bennett
16 19th Oct 17 Thursday
19.30 – 22.00
TCMH
Peak District Landscapes A selection of digital images through the seasons in the Peak District Stephen Elliott
17 26th Oct 17 Thursday
19.30 – 22.00
TCMH
Members Night Members can select in from the following for tonight’s meeting, Q&A Session, Critique, Presentation, talk, Technique, Advise etc.
18 2nd Nov 17 Thursday
19.30 – 22.00
TCMH
Selection Night Members will be selecting images for the forth coming external competition with Notts Outlaws.  Members can submit 3 prints and 3 digital images. Full guidance and competition rules available on the Society Website. Simon Pearce
19 9th Nov 17 Thursday
19.30 – 22.00
TCMH
How to do it [Practical] Session – Prparing imags for competition and exhibition This technical session will help members on how to prepare images for digital presentation and printing for competitions and will include help with mount cutting, sizing of digital images, soft proofing and much more. Paul Cooper [Facilitator]
20 10th -12th Nov 17 Friday, Saturday, Sunday Autumn Break One of our 2 weekend photography breaks.  Members will decide the destination. Suggested Swansea and the Gower in South Wales.  This provides a variety of photographic subject including, Landscape, Seascape, Architecture, Urban Landscape and street photography.
21 16th Nov 17 Thursday
19.30 – 22.00      Richard Herrod Centre, Foxhill Road, Carlton, Nottingham
External Competition Notts Outlaws [Away] This year we are away to our colleagues at Nott’s Outlaws.  A warm welcome is assured and a fierce competition follows all in good humour.
22 23rd Nov 17 Thursday
19.30 – 22.00
TCMH
Introduction to Creative Photography Intended to inspire members to produce more creative images. Various creative techniques are considered both in-camera and in-computer. Tony Winfield
23 30th Nov 17 Thursday
19.30 – 22.00
TCMH
An Evening of Wildlife Photography This popular talk is designed to showcase all sorts of different species and habitats from some of the many places where I have been fortunate enough to visit including short visits to longer projects, showing Kingfishers, Butterflies, Penguins, Polar Bears and much more. Nigel Spencer
24 7th Dec 17 Thursday
19.30 – 22.00
TCMH
40 years of Photography Brian takes us on a 40 year journey of photography from 1974 when he obtained his first camera and took family and travel picture through to 2014 with his club national and international exhibition successes. Brian Stephenson
25 14th Dec 17 Thursday
19.30 – 22.00
TCMH
Internal Competition – Tom Tivey[Landscape & Natural History] This competition is held in memory of the late Tom Tivey. Subject matter must be Landscape or Natural History . Members can submit 3 prints and 3 digital images. Full guidance and competition rules available on the Society Website. Specific Natural History rules apply please check details Colin Lusby
26 21st Dec 17 Thursday
19.30 – 22.00
TCMH
Christmas Social Details will follow nearer the date Paul Cooper
27 4th Jan 18 Thursday
19.30 – 22.00
TCMH
Members Night Members can select in from the following for tonight’s meeting, Q&A Session, Critique, Presentation, talk, Technique, Advise etc.
28 11th Jan 18 Thursday
19.30 – 22.00
TCMH
Internal Competition – Mobile Phone [Open] A new competition for 2017. This years competition is to select the best images taken with a mobile phone. Full guidance and competition rules available shortly on the Society Website Peter Yeo
29 18th Jan 18 Thursday
19.30 – 22.00
TCMH
Odds & Ends Details awaited from Dianne Dianne Seddon
30 25th Jan 18 Thursday
19.30 – 22.00
TCMH
Selection Night Members will be selecting images for the forth coming external competition with Ashby.  Members can submit 3 prints and 3 digital images. Full guidance and competition rules available on the Society Website. Simon Pearce
31 1st Feb 18 Thursday
19.30 – 22.00
TCMH
A Tour of Japan A Tour of Japan’s main island [Honshu] in 2016 taking in Tokyo, Hakone, Takayama, Hiroshima and Osaka Alastair Moore
32 8th Feb 18 Thursday
19.30 – 22.00
TCMH
External Competition Ashby [Home] Our regular annual competition against near neighbours and colleagues at Ashby Photographic Society comes around again. We loom forward to welcoming Ashby. Steve Myall
33 15th Feb 18 Thursday
19.30 – 22.00
TCMH
Digital ramblings Details to follow Paddy Ruske
34 22nd Feb 18 Thursday
19.30 – 22.00TCMH
Technical Night Tonight’s technical session will be on either Studio Portraiture/ Macro and some thoughts on available image processing software. Paul Cooper [Facilitator]
35 1st Mar 18 Thursday
19.30 – 22.00
TCMH
Selection Night Members will be selecting images for the forth coming external competition with Derby Photographic Society.  Members can submit 3 prints and 3 digital images. Full guidance and competition rules available on the Society Website. Simon Pearce
36 8th Mar 18 Thursday
19.30 – 22.00
TCMH
Moments in Time A digitally projected presentation supported by prints.  Subject matter is varied but mostly consists of landscape, urban details and street photography. Erica Oram
10th Mar 18 Saturday 10.00-15-00   Melbourne Assembly Rooms, High Street Melbourne Mini Market Following our very successful funding raising event in 2017 we are holding another Mini Market to raise funds for equipment replacement. Fund Raising           Coordinator
12th Mar 18 Monday 19.30-22.00 Eborn House, Leylands Estate, Broadway, Derby External Competition Derby PS [Away] This will be the away leg of our two leg competition with Derby Photographic Society.
37 15th Mar 18 Thursday
19.30 – 22.00
TCMH
External Competition Derby PS [Home] This will be the home leg of our two leg competition with Derby Photographic Society. Bill Hall
22nd Mar 18 Thursday
19.30 – 22.00
TCMH
Pieces of Eight Panels of 8 prints showing a theme, subject or the development of an idea Trevor Rudkin
23rd – 25th Mar 18 Friday/Saturday/ Sunday Spring Break Provisionally set for a proposed weekend/midweek break into Europe. Details and potential destinations to follow.
39 29th Mar 18 Thursday
19.30 – 22.00
TCMH
Nempf Slideshow A slideshow of the project images selected by our local Federation for inclusion in their annual exhibition. Simon Pearce
40 5th April 18 Thursday
19.30 – 22.00
TCMH
Internal Competition -Annual[Open] Our last competition of the season, where members can submit images from any genre. Members can submit 3 prints and 3 digital images. Full guidance and competition rules available on the Society Website Dave Gibbins
41 12th April 18 Thursday
19.30 – 22.00
TCMH
Members Night Members can select in from the following for tonight’s meeting, Q&A Session, Critique, Presentation, talk, Technique, Advise etc.
42 19th April 18 Thursday
19.30 – 22.00
TCMH
A Few Happy Snaps A selection of mono prints of landscape, sport, portraits, environmental portraits. Giving a description for methods of exposure control, printing techniques, related to the camera and post taking techniques, plus consideration of paper choice. Mike Sharples
43 26th April 18 Thursday
19.30 – 22.00
TCMH
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. Paul Cooper
44 May-18 Saturday Annual Dinner & Awards Presentation Venue to be arranged[Provisional Date Only}