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NNPS now meet at a new venue.

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

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.
 
Programme 2019 - 2020
3rd Dec
2019
"On The Brink: Gone or Recovery"

Scott Latham

Award-Winning Conservation Photography.
Over the years, we’ve diminished our planet at an alarming rate. We are in a period of the 6th mass extinction the world has seen.
My aim is to tell stories, backed by ecological research and stunning photography, that change people’s perceptions and evoke action to help save our natural world.

Scott Latham

 
10th Dec
2019
"The Creative Power of the Monochrome Image"

Simon Watkinson

This talk by Simon will cover all aspects of shooting black and white from start to finish.

He will talk in depth about light that creates the mood suitable for Monochrome subject matter in regards to Landscape and Portrait photography.

Where it comes into its own is with travel images, where the true impact of removing colour creates images that are powerful and timeless.

He will show in his own images examples of this light, which is suitable and the impact that black and white images have.

There will be time spend on how to process black and white images using Lightroom or Photoshop and how to create consistent toning using Lightroom.

Images in the talk to be discussed will include landscapes, portraits, travel images and reportage- showing that by removing colour the focus on the subject is concentrated.

 
     
 
17th Dec
2019
CHRISTMAS SOCIAL EVENING

The Christmas Card Image Competition

Judge: TBC LETTERS

A last chance to meet before Christmas and this year we will holding a Christmas Card Image competition.

There will be Christmas nibbles on offer.

24th Dec
2019
No Meeting

Christmas Break

31st Dec
2019
No Meeting

New Year Break

7th Jan
2020
"Studio Evening"

Bring your camera for a night of instruction.

We have 5 victorian style re-enactors , plus two ladies from the National Justice Museum.
Three set ups in two rooms.

14th Jan
2020
Projected Image Competition (Round 2)

Judge: Dave Hollingsworth CPAGB

21st Jan
2020
"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
28th Jan
2020
"Same View, Different Perspective"

Mark Gilligan FBIPP LRPS
****Winner of The Sunday Times "Amazing Moments " in The Landscape Photographer of the Year Awards.****

****Awarded for outstanding work by the Outdoor Writers and Photographers Guild****

This is the follow up lecture to ‘A Bit Of A Journey’ that we saw last season.
This lecture shows how we all see the same thing but interpret it differently and also looks at other genres as well as landscape such as Travel, wedding and Street photography.

Poppies in Evening Light
     
 
As Night Approaches   Fields
     
 
Band   Incoming Tide
4th Feb
2020
"A Passion For Travelling"

Dave Jones

Dave looked forward to his retirement and has spent a lot of time travelling since finishing work.
He will describe some of his favourite places and show a wide collection of photographs.
His talk will include a comparison of Tuscany and the Palouse area of Washington State that have similar, beautiful geography but lots of interesting differences.

Palouse
     
 
Lake Bled Blovenia   Tuscany
11th Feb
2020
Print Competition (Round 3)

Judge: Steve Myall EFIAP BPE4*

18th Feb
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
25th Feb
2020
"iPhone Photography"

Adrian McGarry ARPS

This presentation, whilst featuring iPhone technology, is suitable for users of other makes of smart-phones.

I've been capturing images on an iPhone since 2012.
Within two years I was taking more shots on my iPhone than my Canon DSLR, to the point where today, the iPhone is my preferred camera device.

Within my iPhone photography presentations I demonstrate the potential to capture and edit photos that take mobile photography from ordinary to extraordinary both on-screen and in print.
The presentation, whilst featuring iPhone technology, is suitable for users of other makes of smart-phones.

Unobtrusive, light, and relatively simple to use, a smart-phone is perhaps the perfect tool for capturing candid moments and actions without being noticed.
The convenience of a mobile phone that is always with you is perfect for street and travel photography and is a great playback display unit in its own right.
Equally, as hardware and software has advanced, high quality landscape and portrait photography is achievable.

Using my images as a visual narrative, I cover the technical and conceptual aspects of my work, sharing the inspirations and influences that shape my creative approach.
I explain advanced workflow to get the best out of the iPhone camera and demonstrate advanced editing techniques using the very latest apps. I also include a session on creating photo art both on iPhone and iPad.

Adrian McGarry

 
     
 
3rd Mar
2020
Projected Image Competition (Round 3)

Judge: Alan Young FRPS EFIAP/g DPAGB PPSA BPE5

10th Mar
2020
"In For a Penny"

Peter Yeo FRPS. DPAGB. APAGB

I have been a Fotospeed lecturer for 15 years and have 6 years experience on the RPS LRPS Assessment & Advisory team.

This talk will be all digital prints on Fotospeed papers, using Fotospeed pigment inks.
The prints will be arranged in sets on a variety of themes of travel, local projects and anything that has caught my attention.

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

17th Mar
2020
"The Way I see it"

Chris Upton ARPS

Travel & landscape photographer Chris Upton has an eye for stunning natural beauty.
Shooting with the Fujifilm X series of cameras and lenses, he is a fantastic candidate to demonstrate how best to capture the beauty of the landscape and the world around us.
Chris shoots across a variety of styles, capturing wide, sweeping vistas to the more intimate details of nature and cities.
In this talk he gives his advice for getting the most out of a shoot, from the initial planning to the way he uses the light and crafts his composition.

     
 
24th Mar 2020
"Total Immersion"

Carol McNiven Young FRPS AFIAP CPAGB BPE2*

Carol is a superb portrait photographer who will be talking about the inspiration and preparation for her FRPS Panel and her remarkable photographic ‘journey' from beginner to Fellowship over the last 5 years.

 
Pierrot   Twenties Elegance
31st Mar
2020
Print Competition (Round 4)

Judge: Sue Hartley CPAGB

7th Apr 2020
"How to develop your own style in photography"

Robert Prenton Jones EFIAP/G, BPE4
and
Sharon EFIAP/G, BPE5, DPAGB

This lecture discusses how to maintain motivation, energy and have fun while developing an individual photographic style.

Using composite photography as an example, different approaches to developing creativity and an innovative approach are shared. Live photoshoping demonstration will be included.

Robert has been taking photographs since the early 1980s and Sharon started in 2012.

Robert and Sharon are members of a local Camera Club and enjoy entering National and International Salons. 

 
Afriel   The Philosopher
     
 
A Stroll at Midnight   Red Lips
14th Apr 2020
"The Commonwealth Games 2018"

Roger Evans MPAGB, FBPE, EFIAP

This lecture covers what is involved in covering a major multisport event, from gaining accreditation right through to wiring the images back to the agencies. As always, illustrated with lots of sports images, all with the technical details as per my previous lectures.

 
Pike Position Dive   Through his defence
21st Apr
2020
Projected Image Competition (Round 4)

Judge: David Kissman

28th Apr 2020
"Abandoned Architecture"

James Kerwin

In 2014 James began shooting his first abandoned building series ‘Decadence’, and five years on he has now built up a large portfolio taken in some of the most striking locations in Europe and beyond.

With a primary focus of capturing rich colour palettes and straight lines in the camera, then utilising modern post-processing techniques to develop each completed image. This talk is James’ journey, a journey that has now taken him on the road full-time.

 
Painting Over The Cracks - Italy   Imereti Sanatorium
     
 
Crestfallen   The Space Expedition
5th May
2020
"Land, Shore and Sky"

Irene Froy EFIAP, MPAGB, HonPAGB, BPE4*

Colour Prints from trips to Scotland and Ireland, Not a travelogue, simply my signature images which happen to be taken on holiday.

 
Mist Rising, Loch Tummel
 
Blizzard, Glen Lyon   Glen Etive
12th May
2020
The Laurie Bourne Trophy & The Peter Henson Trophy

Judge: TBC LETTERS

The Laurie Bourne Trophy subject is "PORTRAIT (Pdi)

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

(4 images maximum in each)

19th May 2020
"Woodland Ways"

Paul Mitchell FRPS

This talk centre's around some of Paul's favourite woodland locations including Burnham Beeches, Savernake Forest and various locations throughout the UK. Paul's talk is fully illustrated with digitally projected images and prints made throughout the four seasons.

 
Saversnake Forest, Wiltshire   West Woods, Wiltshire
26th May 2020
"N&EMPF EXHIBITION 2020" (PDI's)

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

2nd June
2020
 

AGM and Presentations

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