Date  Event Title Description
Sep-16 Cancelled
Sep-23 Speaker – Alison Taylor Coastal Photography Alison specialises in photographing the moods of the sea and the shoreline, mostly on the North East coast.  Although she visits the same locations over and over again there is often no sense of place and no wave is ever the same as any other.
Sep-30 Speaker – Polina Plotnikova Starting From a Blank Canvas A two part presentation featuring Creative Flowers and Still Life photography in studio. Focusing on how to start creating an image in your mind’s eye and proceed to taking photographs only after all details have been thought through. With historical references and technical tips.
Oct-07 Members’ Night A chance for members to share their images and give presentations.
Oct-14 Speaker – Jim Hartje How to improve your Photography A miscellany of digital imagery, tips & ideas – we will explore the basics and how to get the best out of your camera – before looking at the fine line amid reality, invention and trickery in photography with the advances made in Digital Imaging and Post Production software. This Digital presentation will be showing you past, present, and future images before and after – they have been run through a variety of processes on a computer.
Oct-21 Competition (internal) Mobile phone images That’s images taken on a mobile phone … not images of mobile phones 😉
Oct-28 Speaker – Chris Nowell Peak District Photography A tour of the Peak District and landscape adventures
Nov-04 TBC Details to be announced.
Nov-11 Speaker –Tony North Macro Photography Tony’s talk cover the 7 challenges of photographing small creatures in the field and his thoughts on how to overcome those challenges. Along the way he shares his best images including several which have won awards.
Nov-18 Speaker – Amy Bateman My Life Farming and Photography Amy will take you on a journey of her photography since starting only 5 years ago to winning the British Life Photographer of the Year, working as a professional, becoming a Sony Alpha Creator all whilst living on the family farm and bringing up three girls.
Nov-25 Members’ Night A chance for members to share their images and give presentations.
Dec-02 Speaker – Richard O’brien History Recoloured A live demonstration of Richard’s start-to-finish process for retouching, restoring and recolouring historical photographs – starting with scanning, cropping, and resizing, through to retouching and repairing a photograph, before covering the techniques he uses to apply colour to a photograph. No prior knowledge of these techniques is required, and a PDF quick reference guide will be provided at the end of the session.
Dec-09 Competition (internal) Details to be announced.
Dec-16 Christmas Social Christmas Meet Details to be announced.
Dec-23 Christmas break No meeting
Dec-30 Christmas break No meeting
Jan-06 Speaker – Jack Perks Underwater Fresh Photography Details to be announced.
Jan-13 A ‘How To’ evening Details to be announced.
Jan-20 Speaker – Jim Holmes Humanitarian Vision Explore the extraordinary work done around the world by agencies and charities that specialise in humanitarian emergency interventions and long-term development projects. Uplifting and insightful, this presentation includes images from Afghanistan, Mongolia, Laos, Indonesia and Burma shot on assignment for Oxfam, Save the Children the United Nations and many other organisations.  From rural education to basic healthcare, natural disasters and the need for clean water, this presentation illustrates the picture gathering process and lifts the lid on the needs, solutions and outcomes of the development process.
Jan-27 Selection Night  Ashby Camera Club A chance to pick out our best images for a competition with local rivals Ashby.
Feb-03 Speaker – Dave Watts Above and Below Details to be announced.
Feb-10 Competition Ashby Camera Club Time to see how we fare against our local rivals Ashby Camera Club!
Feb-17 Speaker – John Wesson Selling Pictures Our very own John Wesson talks about how he made his first million from selling his pictures.
Feb-24 Members’ Night A chance for members to share their images and give presentations.
Mar-03 Competition (internal) Details to be announced.
Mar-10 Clay Mills Pumping Station Details to be announced.
Mar-17 TBC Details to be announced.
Mar-24 Competition (internal) Mix & Match Details to be announced.
Mar-31 Cancelled No meeting this week.
Apr-07 Speaker – Keith Mitchell Practical evening Details to be announced.
Apr-14 E J Lazenby Working with Textures Details to be announced.
Apr-21 Competition (internal) Annual Competition The big one and the one everyone wants to win!
Apr-28 AGM A review of the past year and chance for members to have their say on the future of the society and elect committee members.