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Programme 2019 - 2020

NNPS now meet at a new venue

Wollaton Park Community Centre
12 Harrow Road, Wollaton,
Nottingham, NG8 1FG

Important Message

Due to the increased seriousness of the Coronavirus  outbreak  Nottingham and Notts P.S. will be suspending 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 has not closed, but will carry on via a re-arranged programme
of On-Line Presentations ( for Members Only) 7pm start

Tom Glancz
( President)

 
 
"NNPS Annual Exhibition (PDI only)

We are still holding the NNPS Annual Exhibition but for PDI only

Last Date for entry is: 2nd June 2020

26th May
2020

On-Line Presentation (members only) 7pm start

The Laurie Bourne Trophy & The Peter Henson Trophy

Judge: Carol McNiven-Young FRPS EFIAP CPAGB BPE2*

The Laurie Bourne Trophy subject is "PORTRAIT" (Pdi)

The Peter Henson Trophy subject is "TRAVEL" (Pdi)

(4 images maximum in each)

The closing date is now 17th May

1st June
2020

On-Line Presentation (members only) 7pm start

Lightroom Tutorial Evening 4

Presented by
Chris Newham.

This will be the 4th Lightroom tutorial that Chris Newham will be giving this season.
The regular attenders of these tutorials can expect yet another tutorial up to the high standard that Chris delivers.

2nd June
2020

On-Line Presentation (members only) 7pm start

AGM and Presentations

Please attend the AGM and have your say in the running of your NNPS.

 
9th June
2020

On-Line Presentation (members only) 7pm start

"Journey to the End of the World - The Fjords of Patagonia"

Julian Elliott

Working on commission on a five star cruise ship is a dream for a travel photographer.

Take a journey through the Patagonian fjords from Ushuaia to Punta Arenas via Cape Horn​.
The weather doesn't always play ball but the scenery is nothing short of spectacular.

Follow the journey Julian Elliott took in capturing the scenery and what he had to do to in order to create the imagery asked for by the client.

     
 
16th June
2020

On-Line Presentation (members only) 7pm start

"Around the World"

Dave Jones

Last year my son returned to the UK after working in Washington DC for 5 years.

I joined him in Virginia and we travelled back via Hawaii, New Zealand and Japan.

I’ll describe the places we visited and show some of my favourite images from each location.

 
Hobiton - New Zealand
 
 
Wanaka - New Zealand   Breakfast in Tokyo
 
   
Lincoln Memorial   Korean War Memorial   Kauai, Hawaii
23rd June
2020

On-Line Presentation (members only) 7pm start

"Seeing the Light"
25 Years of Nature & Landscape Photography Techniques

Guy Edwardes

This presentation includes over three hundred images, most of which have been taken over the last two years.
The images help to illustrate some of the methods I used to capture my favourite wildlife and landscape photographs.

The presentation is comprised of two halves, each roughly an hour in length.

Techniques such as painting with torchlight, shooting wildflowers with long telephoto lenses and how to approach wildlife are discussed in detail.

The talk will include a short section on astro landscapes, including the techniques I use.

I also touch on some of the techniques I use in post-processing. This presentation is all about tips and advice so you can be sure to learn something new and will hopefully be inspired to get out there with your camera to experiment for yourself"

TBC 2020

On-Line Presentation (members only) 7pm start

"N&EMPF EXHIBITION 2020" (PDI's)

Tonight you have the opportunity to see the best of the 2020 NEMPF Annual Exhibition (PDI's).

 
Programme 2020 - 2021
 

NNPS will be on Summer Break from 3rd June 2020
but we have added additional On-Line Presentations to give our members something to view in the Lock-Down period


Our 2020 / 2021 Season starts on 1st September 2020

Visitors are welcome
The charge for a visitor is £5 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.
 
1st Sept
2020
"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.

Bring your prints, mounted or unmounted and submit your PDIs via our online entry system or bring a memory stick containing your PDI's to be critiqued.

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

8th Sept
2020
"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
2020
"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
2020
Print Competition (Round 1)

Judge: TBC LETTERS

29th Sept
2020
"The Power of Sport"

Peter Milsom EFIAP/gold BPE3*

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
2020
"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
2020
"Creative Techniques with Camera and Software"

Ann Miles FRPS MPAGB

As well as presenting many of my own images, this lecture includes discussion of the early history of photography, showing that manipulation of images is not a new phenomenon.
I attempt to give an overall view of the compositional elements and tonal control that I employ in producing my images.
It will cover techniques to produce creative images with the camera and lots of hints and techniques to use with different software including blending modes in Photoshop and the Nik plugins.

 
Museumof Curiosities   On The Sand Hills
     
Rockscape
20th Oct
2019
PDI Competition (Round 1)

Judge: TBC LETTERS

27th Oct
2020
"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
2020
"New Horizons"

John Hartshorne LRPS, DPAGB, BPE3*

John shows us a selection ofprints including Infra Red, Colour & Mono, Low Light & Evening long exposures & The Peaple and the Wildlife of the Masai Mara .
A number of A3 Prints plus mainly A2 Prints in the second half (Masai Mara)
Around 100 + Prints in all

All printed on a variety of Fotospeed papers and using Fotospeed inks on Epson 3800 & Canon Pro 1000 A2 printers.
 
Dodge Truck   Balloon
     
 
Shark 15   Monument Valley Dawn
10th Nov
2020
"Smart Shooting - From the ordinary to the extraordinary"

Bob Brind-Surch FRPS

Following the success of my previous lecture entitled “Beyond Auto Mode” (Which I have already presented to NNPS) I was asked to develop one looking at more advanced aspects.

This new talk entitled Smart Shooting – From the ordinary to the extraordinary is the result.

Modern cameras have amazing facilities and tools built in to manage aspects such as exposure and focus and how they record light. This talk explores these to see how you can produce sharper more noise free images, better manage exposure and focus and take even further control of your camera to produce more extraordinary photographs.

Whilst some of the techniques are quite advanced just like the previous talk I present them using visual aids to make them accessible whatever your level as a photographer.
 
Cheetah On The Lookout   Lone Lion Cub
 
It's Mine
17th Nov
2020
Print Competition (Round 2)

Judge: TBC LETTERS

24th Nov
2020
"Hidden Images"

Dianne Owen FRPS

This talk is focused on Creative Photography achieved by adding photographic textures  and using brushes to images in Photoshop. All Dianne's my images are created to print which cover a wide range of subjects, ranging from Still Life, Landscape to Digital Art.

Although this is not a workshop, Dianne will be giving hints and tips throughout the talk.

 
Border Collie   Tulips
1st Dec
2020
"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   Perks kingfisher swallowing a fish
8th Dec
2020
"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 Mater 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.

 
     
 
     
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15th Dec
2020
"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.

22nd Dec
2020
CHRISTMAS SOCIAL EVENING

The Christmas Quiz

A last chance to meet before Christmas.
This year we will holding a Christmas quiz before tucking into the nibbles.

29th Dec
2020
No Meeting

Christmas Break

 
No Meeting

New Year Break

 

5th Jan
2021
Projected Image Competition (Round 2)

Judge: TBC LETTERS

12th Jan
2021
"A PROJECT BASED APPROACH TO PHOTOGRAPHY"
(Producing images with the Wow factor
)

David Keep ARPS, DPAGB, ABPE, AFIAP

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
2021
"Studio Evening"

Bring your camera to photograph models in various set-ups in two rooms

26th Jan
2021
N&EMPF EXHIBITION 2021 (PDI's)

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

2nd Feb
2021
"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
2021
Print Competition (Round 3)

Judge: TBC LETTERS

16th Feb
2021
"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
2021
"Rainforest"

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
2021
Projected Image Competition (Round 3)

Judge: TBC LETTERS

9th Mar
2021
"Monochrome Miscellany"

Peter Yeo FRPS DPAGB APAGB

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
2021
N&EMPF EXHIBITION 2021 (Prints)

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

23rd Mar
2021
"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:
www.waynebrittlephotography.com

I also have a facebook photography page which has weekly postings at: www.facebook.com/waynebrittlephotography1 this also offers help and advice on landscape photography.

 
Quiraing Dawn -Isle of Sky   Scales Moor Sunrise
     
The EDRO III Shipwreck Sunset
30th Mar
2021
Print Competition (Round 4)

Judge: TBC LETTERS

6th Apr
2021
"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
2021
"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
2021
Projected Image Competition (Round 4)

Judge: TBC LETTERS

27th Apr
2021
"Still"

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
2021
"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 http://carterart.co.uk/about
 
 
11th May
2021
The Laurie Bourne Trophy & The Peter Henson Trophy

Judge: TBC LETTERS

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 image staken 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
2021
 

AGM and Presentations

Please attend the AGM and have your say in the running of your NNPS.