Photo by: Derek Doar
Nottingham & Notts Photographic Society

Important Message

Due to the increased seriousness of the Coronavirus outbreak Nottingham and Notts P.S. has suspended the Physical Tuesday meetings until further notice.

We are truly sorry to bring this news but the health and welfare of members and guests must be our number one priority.

NNPS are due to re-start on September 1st 2020 but if Covid 19 restrictions are still in place, we will carry on the programme as On-Line Zoom Presentations where possible.

Tom Glancz (NNPS President)

Our 2020 / 2021 Season starts on 1st September 2020

Visitors are welcome
The charge for a visitor is £3.50 per evening
Meetings start at 7.30 pm but doors open at 7.00 pm giving members the opportunity to socialize before the meeting starts.

There will be a tea break approx 8.20pm until 8.40pm and the evening will conclude approx. 9.30pm.
Programme 2020 - 2021
1st Sept
Meeting Via Zoom
"Critique Evening"

Judge: Sue Hartley CPAGB

This evening will give you the chance to get your images critiqued Sue who is a very experienced Judge.
Please submit up to 3 PDIs via our online entry system.
PDI  File must be = 8 bit JPEG
Colour Profile =sRGB
Max image width = 1920 pixels
Max image height = 1080 pixels

We will ensure that all members who enter images will get them critiqued by Sue.

8th Sept
Meeting Via Zoom
"Working With Wildlife"

Tesni Ward

In this talk Tesni will focus on what wildlife we have in the UK but will also include wildlife worldwide.
Tesni will also cover the topic of travel and projects and throughout the talk will offer general shooting tips

Curiosity   Unique
15th Sept
Meeting Via Zoom
"The Peak District in Black & White"

Ian Daisley LETTERS

Ian Daisley is a freelance photographer from Bonsall. He works with the landscapes of Derbyshire, the Peak District, other areas of the UK, and Croatia, displaying them in his own studio and gallery at the Via Gellia Mill, DE4 2AJ.

In his studio, Ian also works with people, motorcycles & commercial products.

His love of black & white photography is illustrated in this lecture, which shows the Peak District in
monochrome. He will explain the ideas behind the images and the way in which they were planned,
captured and processed. The lecture is digital, but also accompanied by a selection of prints.

Stanage Edge Millstones   Magpie Mine
Solomons Temple   Stake Clough Waterfall
22nd Sept
Meeting Via Zoom
Projected Image Competition (Round 1)

Judge: Trina Fitzalan-Howard

Please Note new PDI image size for competitions being held via Zoom:
Maximum image width = 1920
Maximum image height = 1080
29th Sept
Meeting Via Zoom
"The Power of Sport"

Peter Milsom EFIAP/g DAGB BPE4*

Peter took up photography seriously in 2006 following 18 years of competitive athletics and coaching.

His first efforts were directed at the sports events he was familiar with, and he gradually extended these to other sports including canoe slalom, jetski racing and various para sports.

His aim is to capture those special moments during the highs and lows of sport and the efforts and emotions shown in achieving a world class performance.

Astrid Martin OCR World Champs   Eden Rainbow Cooper
Adam Gemili Wins
6th Oct
Meeting Via Zoom
"My Vision My Photography"

Les Forrester BA Hons, ARPS, DPAGB, EFIAP, BPE3*

After competing around the world in international competitions and achieving several awards my photography has changed away from salons etc and back to my first love of architecture. I also enjoy long exposure work and an occasionally a subject that catches my eye as I walk the Yorkshire Dales where I live.

"My Vision My Photography” is a presentation that covers various aspects of my photography which includes architecture, landscapes, seascapes (mainly long exposures) and cityscapes plus an “anything goes” section where various images that don’t fit the other sections end up. This talk/presentation is very much about My vision, My photography.

Les Forrester

Tranquility   Venice
Equine   Library
13th Oct
Lecture Via Zoom
"Art of John Bermingham"

John Bermingham AIPF

An overview of what I do, taking questions on the ideas and creation of images, showing some “making-ofs”.

Presentation of my “Think About The Future” series of images, created in 2019, and the basis of my Associateship Panel (September 2019). - Talking through each of the images and the motivation and concepts behind each and the panel as a whole.

20th Oct
Meeting Via Zoom
Projected Image Competition (Round 2)

Judge: Carol McNiven Young FRPS EFIAP CPAGB PAGB4*

Please Note new PDI image size for competitions being held via Zoom:
Maximum image width = 1920
Maximum image height = 1080
27th Oct
Lecture Via Zoom
"Photographic Journeys"

Ruth Grindrod

Ruth Grindrod is an award winning landscape photographer living in Norfolk.
She has gained national recongition with her work in such competitions as Landscape Photographer of the Year and Scottish Landscape Photographer of the Year.
She is a stong believer in photographers learning how to print their work well.
Her talk will focus on a mix of theory and her practice illustrated by a range of landscape photos from the UK and beyond. Ruth will also bring a collection of her own prints.

Ballyhillin Blast   Cocklawburn Dawn
3rd Nov
Meeting Via Zoom
"New Horizons"

John Hartshorne LRPS, DPAGB, BPE3* (Fotospeed Lecturer)

John shows us a selection of images including Infra Red, Colour & Mono, Low Light & Evening long exposures & the People and the Wildlife of the Masai Mara.

Dodge Truck   Balloon
Shark 15   Monument Valley Dawn
10th Nov
Meeting Via Zoom (MEMBERS ONLY)
"An Evening with Mark Pain"

Mark Pain

Mark is a multi-award-winning Sports Photographer.

He will take us through some of his award-winning images via Zoom, sharing some of the stories behind them and the circumstances he sometimes had to overcome to get them.

He has twice been named as the Sports Photographer Of The Year and was named as the Olympics Photographer Of The Year for his work at the London 2012 Olympics and Paralympics. He was the Chief Sports Photographer at The Mail on Sunday for over fifteen years and a Nikon Sports Ambassador 2013-15.

The talk comprises of two 40/45 minute sections with a break in the middle. The first section covers day to day sports photography, shooting Premier League and international football, Six Nations Rugby as well as all the other mainstream sports, and the second section is devoted to images from and working at an Olympic Games.

17th Nov
Meeting Via Zoom
Projected Image Competition (Round 3)

Judge: Steve Walters BPE2*

Please Note new PDI image size for competitions being held via Zoom:
Maximum image width = 1920
Maximum image height = 1080
24th Nov
Lecture Via Zoom
"Competition Photography"

Phil Barber  MPAGB FBPE

Phil joined Wigan 10 in 2014.
Phil bought his first DSLR in 2011 and decided to join a camera club in 2012 to improve his knowledge.  Since then he has begun to explore club competitions and exhibitions.

What Phil has to say:
Never stop wanting to learn new things, it’s up to yourself to want to succeed, sometimes a bit of luck helps as well.  Photography is the new Rock n Roll!
Hair of the Dog   Dark Knight in Gotham
Squash   Henry
1st Dec
Meeting Via Zoom
"Put Away That 500mm!"

Jack Perks

Jack is a Nottingham based wildlife photographer.

Exploring the fascination with long lens and why it isn’t always the best way to get stunning wildlife images.

From back gardens to shetland this talk goes through lots of techniques and tips about taking wildlife images with alternative lenses

Getting Up Close   Kingfisher Swallowing a Fish
8th Dec
Meeting Via Zoom
"Through The Minds Eye"

Heather Burns MCGP

I fell in love with photography through music, shooting gigs the length and breadth of the country. It was a natural progression for me to move into PR for bands and I began to explore the creative side of combining images to produce artwork for albums and posters.

In 2019 I was delighted to become a two times Master Craftsman with the Guild of Photographer’s and am now probably mostly well known for my Gothic themed imagery created from layers and textures to give them an illustrated look and feel.

I consider myself to be a story teller – creating images that have no requirement for words which may be interpreted in many different ways by each induvial who takes the time to look, a series of whimsical dreams from within my mind’s eye.

During the evening I will show a selection of my early gig shots and document how I evolved from this genre to the Gothic composites I am known for today. The second half of the evening will show how my images are made up and will include a number of before and afters to demonstrate how easy it it to enhamce an image and inspire your members to have a go at something completely different to what they may normally shoot.

15th Dec
Meeting Via Zoom
"Up Close and Operational"

Rich Cooper

Take off into the action-packed world of aviation photography!
Rich will talk about his 25-year career as a professional aviation photographer, whilst explaining his approach to his work and showing some of what it takes to shoot these high-flying images and the people behind them.

Rich is a worldwide professional photographer and journalist and has been behind a camera for around 30 years. He has been commissioned for shoots all over the globe, with a 15-year pro career in publishing, editorial, design and journalism.
Commercially, he provides stunning bespoke coverage of anything from a war zone or commercial product delivery to a family photo shoot or portfolio, he specialises in 'available light' and 'reportage' photography, is a coveted commercial and people photographer and is known throughout the world for his aviation images.

He is a Special Correspondent for magazines all over the world. He has been a member of the Royal International Air Tattoo Photographic Team for over 20 years and is a Nikon School Tutor in the aviation genre.

22nd Dec
Meeting Via Zoom
Christmas Card Competition (PDI)

Let your imagination run riot and create a Christmas card for this competition.
You can use Clip Art in your creation, but the main image must have been taken by you.

Submit up to 2 images

Please Note new PDI image size for competitions being held via Zoom:
Maximum image width = 1920
Maximum image height = 1080
29th Dec
No Meeting

Christmas Break

No Meeting

New Year Break


5th Jan
Meeting Via Zoom
Projected Image Competition (Round 4)

Judge: Dave Hollingsworth CPAGB

Please Note new PDI image size for competitions being held via Zoom:
Maximum image width = 1920
Maximum image height = 1080
12th Jan
(Producing images with the Wow factor


Sponsored by Permajet

We’re all looking to create powerful images that standout from the crowd & I'll describe my approach in trying to achieve this aim by taking a logical, project based approach.
From initial concept, contact building, planning and shooting, right through to the processing techniques I use on some of my award winning images, nothing will be held back.

19th Jan
Lecture Via Zoom

John Bermingham AIPF

There was an overwelming demand from members to get john to return to present another lecture to NNPS.

John returns woth more of his inspirational images, but this time there will be real-time manipulation to savour and learn from.

26th Jan

Tonight you have the opportunity to see the best of the 2021 NEMPF Annual Exhibition (PDI's).

2nd Feb
"A life less ordinary"

Margaret Soraya

Margaret Soraya is a Scottish landscape photographer who has been visiting the Scottish Hebrides for over ten years in search of solitude, a positive state of aloneness which allows her the creative space to capture the untouched beauty of Scotland.

Finding your own creativity space and purpose is important and much of Margarets work now involves inspiring and helping others find their own element - the spSce where they feel happiest and most alive.

After having transformed her life 10 years ago, she began pursuing her dream of photographing these wild and remote places and in the process rediscovered a sense of self. Life blossomed and along with it her love of water, solo travel, mindfulness and swimming came back in to her life.

Come along to listen to her inspirational story that will leave you feeling calm yet inspire to pursue your own dreams and realise that anything is possible.

Birsay Cliffs, Orkney, Scotland   Isle of Harris Wave Study 1, Scotland
Bagh Steinigidh Rainbow, Isle of Harris, Scotland
9th Feb
Print Competition (Round 1)


16th Feb
"Skills Evening"

This is an evening where members can learn about various image processing or Camera techniques.

If you wish to see a particular process discussed, please inform a committee member and we will try to plan it in.

A list of techniques to be taught will confirmed given nearer the date.

23rd Feb

Alex Hyde MSc Biological Photography and Imaging

Join Alex for an evening exploring the rainforests of Costa Rica and Borneo, encountering a fascinating array of wildlife along the way. Alex will share plenty of information about the techniques behind his photography, such as the use of off-camera flash.

Bornean Orang-utan   House Centipede
Hourglass Tree-frog male   Leaf-cutter Ants
2nd Mar
Print Competition (Round 2)


9th Mar
"Monochrome Miscellany"


Tonight, Peter will show us Monochrome prints taken from his lengthy time as a Photographer and Lecturer, from many countries, both home and abroad.

Peter will be bringing Fotospeed papers for sale at discounted prices tonight.

16th Mar

Tonight you have the opportunity to see the best of the 2021 NEMPF Annual Exhibition (Prints)

23rd Mar
"Another Time, Another Place"

Wayne Brittle LETTERS

This talk is all about how I go about capturing my landscapes from the planning stage through to the moment of capture and includes lots of tips and advice on locations, equipment and techniques.
There is a totally open and honest approach to the night, I welcome questions from the members as well as have a bit of fun in the process.
My slideshow which goes along with the talk is being constantly updated so some new images are appear every talk I give which keeps the show ‘fresh’.
I might suggest that it might be useful to bring along a notebook and pen as there is a lot of information to take in on the evening.
I have a slection of images on my website at:

I also have a facebook photography page which has weekly postings at: this also offers help and advice on landscape photography.

Quiraing Dawn -Isle of Sky   Scales Moor Sunrise
The EDRO III Shipwreck Sunset
30th Mar
Print Competition (Round 3)


6th Apr
"Skills Evening"

This is an evening where members can learn about various image processing and Camera techniques.

If you wish to see a particular process discussed, please inform a committee member and we will try to plan it in.

A list of techniques to be taught will confirmed given nearer the date.

13th Apr
"Landscapes - Simplifying the View"

David Speight

A detailed look at my approach to Landscape Photography, covering the techniques, thought processes, successes and failures illustrated with images from the North of England and Scotland.

I’m a Leeds, West Yorkshire based Landscape and commercial photographer, most at home photographing my local Yorkshire Landscape, either in the Dales or the coast. I run a series of workshops and courses throughout some of the most scenic areas of the U.K. and I have been commended in the U.K Landscape Photographer of the Year on a number of occasions since 2009.

Lower Hopton Wood   East Marton Hills
Spital Rock Abstract   Lower Hopton Mist
20th Apr
Print Competition (Round 4)


27th Apr

Paul Sanders

Still - that is the key to creating images that mean something.
Former Picture Editor of The Times Paul Sanders explains how the useful of mindfulness combined with photography literally saved his life during his transition from news photographer and picture editor to landscape photographer.

Paul will show how he literally copied images leaving himself empty of creativity and explain why the gear doesn’t matter.

His talk is accompanied by over 100 PDI of his work and some thought provoking anecdotes.

4th May
"Perpetually in motion"

Claire Carter

This talk looks at motion in landscape photography from the rotation of our planet to the forces of nature that create movement.

I am a full time photographer making a living with my camera and have to shoot a vast variety of subjects but it is landscape and nature photography that are my passion. I lead workshops, take people on photography tours in the UK and abroad, write for magazines, hold exhibitions and talk to camera clubs across the UK. I have won and been commended in national photography competitions.
Claire Carter

Further information can be found here
11th May
The Laurie Bourne Trophy & The Peter Henson Trophy


The Laurie Bourne Trophy subject is "STILL LIFE (prints and Pdi)

The Peter Henson subject is "TRAVEL" (prints and Pdi)

You can enter both prints and PDI's (4 images maximum in each)

18th May 2020
"My Journey to a Master of Arts in Photography"

Colin Jarvis MA Photo, FD Photo, PGCE, ARPS

A journey through my influences, early work and the panel that I submitted for my MA in Photography.

This is complimented by a second half selection of colour and mono images images from my gallery.
It  is a digital presentation supported by some prints ext

The Cobb   Fairy Pools
Blackrock Cottage   Gimsoy
25th May 2021
"More Shared Moments"

Derek Doar DPAGB

This print lecture consists of images in both colour, B&W and some Panoramic images taken on my photographic outings.
I share many decisive moments with you, that have inspired me to press the shutter button.
I also share with you some stories of the moments and some of the technical details of how I took some of the images.

Jaguar Pilot Discussion   Winter Sunrise at Derbyshire Limestone Pavement
Sunset Over Loch Na Keal (Isle of Mull)
1st Jun

AGM and Presentations

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