Please find below our new programme for the upcoming 2022-2023 season. There are a few details left to confirm, but as you can see there’s a good variety of activities to look forward to over the coming months. If you’re thinking of becoming a member, feel free to get in touch using the contact form. We’d love to have you on-board.

Date Title Speaker Description
15-Sep-22 Members Night, “What we did on our Holidays “ President This is our first night back, and allows our members new and old to have a chat, show their images from the holidays, and for Alan to break out the chocholate bistcuits again.
22-Sep-22 Out & About with Camera Tony Pedley While it’s still light, Tony will be arranging a trip out for everyone to enable you to improve your camera skills
29-Sep-22 To be Confirmed Watch this space !
06-Oct-22 “Never Underestimate an Old Woman with her camera “ Sally Sallett This will be a great night to attend and see something different.  Sally is a very accomplished photographer and uses her own styles of photography and post processing techniques which she will touch upon in her talk.  Sally is also a member of the RPS and holds an ARPS distinction along with other distinctions and accreditation with other world photography organisations.
13-Oct-22 Melbourne Treasure Hunt Committee The team will be arranging a photographic flavoured treasure hunt in the Melbourne area. Details will be published nearer the date
20-Oct-22 Phone Competition Competition Secretary Back again this year, this is your opportunity to enter your images shot on a digital camera or tablet into our competition. Up to four images in a Jpeg format. Full details on the website
27-Oct-22 Low Light Photography Skills Haluk Gurer “I take lots of photos of bands in various music venues, most of them dimly lit or having ‘hostile’ lighting for photography such as strong backlights, red lights, smoke and significantly dimmed front lights. . However, my main work is done in Photoshop by using commercially available Photoshop plugins to create my own ‘recipes’ to achieve the final results and overcome the adverse lighting and hopefully add some interest to the photograph”
03-Nov-22 Light Trails – Motorway , A42, A50 Committee Building on Haluk’s lecture, we will be out an about locally capturing low light images across the area. Details nearer the time.
10-Nov-22 Centenary of MPS – 101 Not out Gavin Lake Covid meant that we were unable to share the images from the society over the last 102 years. Heres the chance to see them at last.
17-Nov-22 Street Photography Skills Brian Lloyd Duckett A night of ideas and instruction from one of the leading specialists of this art form. A real must for everyone
24-Nov-22 Members Night Paul Cooper Its time for you to put together a society related talk for the members, anything between 5 and 30 minutes. You can show your work, or talk about something you think others will want to listen to. The choice is yours. Please coordinate with the president as to what and when
01-Dec-22 To be Confirmed
08-Dec-22 Tom Tivey Comp Competition Secretary The ever popular Tom Tivey Competition with Landscape and wildlife classes to enter. Always a popular night
15-Dec-22 Xmas Party Committee Venue to be confirmed
22-Dec-22 Christmas & New Year Break
29-Dec-22 Christmas & New Year Break
05-Jan-23  “Travels with my X” or & “The Way I See It” Chris Upton The most commonly asked question Chris gets is, “how do you see a picture”? Whilst you might automatically think we’re talking about composition, actually there is much more to it than that. In this talk Chris explains his 7 step plan to achieve better images. Packed with hints and tips it will help take your photography to the next level.
12-Jan-23 Matchitt Competition Simon Pearce Simon has a original idea for a photo related night, details to follow
19-Jan-23 Creative Monochrome’ Nigel Forster An evening onblack and white images, with one of the local specialists. Should be a good night.
26-Jan-23 Selection Night Competition Secretary Tonight we as a team select the images for our annual competition against our neighbours Ashby PS.
02-Feb-23 North Wales Seascapes David Griffiths David will present this virtual tour through Anglesey and northern Snowdonia through the seasons, Sharing locations, capture and edit info on a series of superb images.
09-Feb-23 Ashby Comp Away Competition Secretary We picked the images two weeks earlier, and now its off to Ashby to see the judging of our images and selection. Its in Smisby Village Hall and it could potentially be Wedensday night. Watch the announcments
16-Feb-23 Antartica/In search of Ghost Cat Tony Davison A quest to find the Snow Leopard. Features birds and animals in Mongolia and Siberia.
23-Feb-23 Fine Art Photography Catherine Ball Catherine will talk in her unique way on the challenges of fine art work, and her thinking around this
02-Mar-23 Members Night Paul Cooper See the 24th November for details
09-Mar-23 NEMPF Night Tony Pedley Your chance to sit back , relax and watch the images that have been submitted for this years NEMPF competition.
16-Mar-23 Themed Competition Competition Secretary Full details to be published later
23-Mar-23 To Be Confirmed
30-Mar-23 Dr Les Nixon, Placeholder Gavin Lake To be Confirmed for the start of the season. A superb talk on Trains by one of the masters of the subject.
06-Apr-23 East Midlands Aero Park Gavin Lake A photographic trip to the local Aero Park at Castle Donnington, to photograph the aircraft there
13-Apr-23 Members Night Paul Cooper See the 24th November
20-Apr-23 Annual Comp Competition Secretary The culmination of the years hard work. Enter your prints and PDI’s into the competition.
27-Apr-23 AGM President Final ceremonial end to the year, the reporting of what we have done and the election of the new committee going forward