We’ve an exciting and varied programme planned for the 2019/20 season. With a mix of workshops, competitions and guest speakers, plus a number of social events, there’s plenty to look forward to.

We meet at the Thomas Cook Memorial Hall (unless otherwise stated), Melbourne. Click here to find us on a map.

Click the orange links below for further information about our guest speakers.

Please note events are sometimes subject to change. Please check the website for updates.

Date  Event Title Description
Sep-19 Speaker – Dave Fieldhouse Composition Light and Crop A selection of Land and seascapes from award winning photographer Dave Fieldhouse and his thoughts on why some work and others don’t. www.davefieldhousephotography.com
Sep-26 Speaker – Ian Pettit My World of Photography This talk covers Ian’s experiences as a photographer.  What he likes photographing and what he’s not so comfortable with.

It covers a range of interesting subjects such as landscapes, mono, railways and street photography.

Oct-03 Speaker – Dianne Seddon The Lincolnshire Meridian – and the Harrison Clocks A talk on the Meridian line through Lincolnshire – which includes info on John Harrison (clockmaker) and photographs of Dianne’s journey.
Oct-10 Speaker – Dave Butcher City Light Cities and landscapes from around the world in black and white with hints and tips on how Dave sets up and takes his photos.
Oct-17 Competition Mobile Phone We all have one, but how good are you at taking a picture with your mobile phone? Here’s your chance to show off your best in a fun competition. Judge – Malcoln Sales.
Oct-24 Image Critique Not sure where you’re going wrong or want to see if others see your pictures the same way you do? The bring them along to the image critique night.
Oct-31 Selection Night A chance for members to join in and select images for our upcoming competition with Notts Outlaws.
Nov-07 Paul Money Guide to Simple Astrophotography Fellow of both the British Interplanetary Society and Royal Astronomical Society, Paul’s simple guide to astrophotography is a must for those who want to keep shooting after the sun’s gone down.
Nov-14 Competition – Notts Outlaws Competition – Away Time to see how we stack up against our local rivals the Notts Outlaws!
Nov-21 Speaker – Martine Hamilton Knight Built Vision Martine has also been a commercial architectural photographer for almost 30 years. She’ll talk about how a pro tackles buildings, what’s in an architectural photographer’s kit bag, and share stories from a life on a tripod and up a ladder!
Nov-28 Members’ Night Members Always a very diverse night of members’ images and presentations.
Dec-05 Competition Tom Tivey Landscape & wildlife Competition.  For this comp members can enter landscape, cityscapes, and nature images. Judge – Dave Gibbins
Dec-12 Martin Vaughan To ARPS and Beyond This talk tells the story of Martin’s learning curve in wildlife photography and his attempt to gain an ARPS distinction. It also covers a number of his projects in and around Ashby.
Dec-19 Christmas Social Details to be announced.
Dec-26 No meeting Boxing Day Due to excessive consumption of mince pies and turkey, there’s no meeting this week.
Jan-02 No meeting New Year Due to excessive consumption of beer and spirits, there’s no meeting this week.
Jan-09 Speaker – David Keep Underwater photography From working with models in swimming pools to photographing the magnificent creatures that swim in the oceans around our world. David will bring along some of the kit he uses and explain the basics of what’s required if people want to have a go.
Jan-16 Members’ Night Members Another chance for members to share their images and give presentations.
Jan-23 Speaker – Chris Upton Home and Away This is a two part lecture contrasting a local Social Documentary project (Thoresby Colliery), with a selection of Chris’ travel imagery from around the world. Both presentations are packed with useful hints and tips.
Jan-30 Selection Night A chance for members to join in and select images for our upcoming competition with Ashby Camera Club.
Feb-06 Speaker – Steven Fairbrother Up high, down low Landscape photography from a tripod to a drone 400 feet high. www.fairbrother.me.uk
Feb-13 Competition – Ashby Camera Club Competition (at home) Always a close fought competition against our local rivals Ashby Camera Club!
Feb-20 Portrait Night – Chris Findon Workshop Chris will use is extensive experience using flash to help members improve their portrait photography skills.
Feb-27 Internal competition Themed – Book & Album Covers This years theme competition gives members the challenge of taking an image that could be used on the cover of a book or album.  The images could be a  re-working of a famous cover or a completely new idea for a favourite book or record.
Mar-05 Speaker – John Wesson Kerry: The Beautiful Kingdom John, the societies very own published author, will guide us through his travels in Ireland, and having his first book published. www.johnwesson.com
Mar-12 Speaker – Robert Falconer Iceland Images from Robert’s 10 day trip to Iceland where he traveled 2000 miles to photograph amazing landscapes, icebergs, ice caves, waterfalls, mountains and the Northern Lights.
Mar-19 Members’ Night Your final chance to make a presentation to the rest of the club. Don’t be shy, you’re amongst friends!
Mar-26 Speaker – Gillian Day Calke Abbey and beyond! Gillian is the head photographer at Calke Abbey. This talk will cover her photos from not only Calke Abbey but her wider travel photography too. There will be plenty of tips and information regarding camera settings and the opportunity to join a photo walk at Calke Abbey on a following weekend (more details to be announced).
Apr-02 Speaker – Andrea Hargreaves The Art of Metamorphosis Andrea begins with a brief presentation of her early work, followed by an explanation of how her workflow developed from photoshoot to final image. She’ll show how ideas develop and how she creates her fantasy images. The presentation is mainly creative/altered reality with some female nudity.
Apr-09 Speaker – Verity Miligan Beauty in the Benign Delving further into the art of landscape photography is rarely a straight forward journey. This talk will be an anecdotal exploration of Verity’s own photographic evolution, charting her own journey, grappling with expectations and finding a way to ‘embrace the gloom’.
Apr-16 Competition The ‘Annual’ Our last competition of the season and the ‘biggie’. Members can submit images from any genre.
Apr-23 Annual General Meeting A review of the past year and chance for members to have their say on the future of the society and elect committee members.
Apr-30 Annual Dinner Good food and good company with a short awards ceremony for the top snappers! Details to be announced nearer the time.