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Programme 2017 - 2018
Visitors are welcome
The charge for a visitor is £3 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.

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2017/2018 NNPS Programme Booklet

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5th Sep
2017
"A Creative Passion"

ADRIAN McGARRY ARPS.

I have a creative passion for creating images and I have experimented with Photo Art techniques for decades.
I enjoy combining my photography with artistic techniques to create original art.
My work was awarded an APRS Distinction in 2013.
Adrian McGarry

12th Sep
2017
"Processing for Impact & Creative Composites"

Adrian Lines MPAGB FBPE EFIAP ARPS

1. Processing for Impact.
Using a work-flow to create a style. Selective Dodge and Burn techniques. Monochrome conversion.

2. Creative Composites.
Subject Selection using masks, quick select and refine edge. Using Light, Shadows and textures to locate an object in your image.

19th Sep
2017
"Landscapes and Seascapes"

Dave Fieldhouse

An evening of Landscapes and seascapes images.

I am relatively new to photography, but feel I found my calling when I discovered Landscape Photography.

I now regularly feature in magazines and have had success in competitions.

In 2014, I was a CLASSIC VIEW category winner in Landscape Photographer of the Year.

26th Sep
2017
Print Competition (Round 1)

Judge: Peter Yeo FRPS. DPAGB. APAGB

03rd Oct
2017
"Cotswold & Cornish Cream"

Martin Fry FRPS EFIAP AV-AFIAP BPE4 APAGB

A great deal of Martin's audio-visuals are inspired by the beauty of his native Gloucestershire and the spectacular Cornish landscape.

He feels audio-visual is such a creative medium, giving the image maker the freedom to express ideas, share experiences or communicate a message through vision and sound.

10th Oct
2017
"“Photograph Like a Thief” (The tiltle of Glyn's new book)

Glyn Dewis

Photo Shoot and Full Retouch going through concept, lighting, set up, shoot followed by post production techniques in Photoshop + Lightroom to achieve final look

17th Oct
2017
"Conservation with a Camera" and "Entrusted into our Care"

Craig Jones

Craig is full time professional wildlife photographer, an experienced expedition and workshop leader, who runs his own photo tours and expeditions to many places throughout the UK and further afield around the world. Twice Finalist in the Veolia Environment Wildlife Photographer of the Year , finalist in the GDT European Wildlife photographer of the year and commended in BWPA.

An Ex-Soldier, expert in fieldcraft and tracking skills, who has always found peace within nature. Bringing all those skills together to produce images by placing a frame around something he’s seen to show others the beauty of the natural world.

Each photography represents an event that occurred in the wild something that I witnessed and recorded with my camera. My skill lies in interpreting and presenting this in a way that invokes beauty, mood and emotion with each moment captured.

24th Oct
2017
"TimeLine Events"

Neil Cave

Subject to be confirmed

 

 
31st Oct
2017
Projected Image Competition (Round 1)

Judge: Bill Hall DPAGB, AFIAP, ABPE

7th Nov
2017
"Bulb Mode"

Mark O'Neil

An evening of night photography with Mark O’Neil –  Nocturnal wanderer, low light photographer and winner of the International Light Painting Award 2013.

We will be sharing images from midnight visits to Europe’s abandoned locations and discussing the tales and techniques involved in creating them.

14th Nov
2017
"Namibian Journey" - "Hidden Mothers"

Colin New

The first half of the lecture will be travel photography and the second half will be as Colin describes it.......
"Something completely different"

21st Nov
2017
"British Wildlife"

Tesni Ward

My name’s Tesni and I’ve been doing full time photography since March 2016. I’m extremely passionate and emotionally attached to the subjects I photograph and spend time with.

This talk will highlight the challenges of photographing British Wildlife and how they can be overcome, whilst
delving into the intimate lives of these charismatic animals.

28th Nov
2017
Print Competition (Round 2)

Judge: David Gibbins ARPS, APAGB, EFIAP/b BPE5*

5th Dec
2017
"Close Encounters"

Alex Hyde MSc Biological Photography and Imaging

I have worked as freelance natural history photographer for the past 10 years. My fondess for invertebrates means I spend much of my time searching the undergrowth for my next subject.

Close Encounters centres around macro photography as much of my work involves insects, other small critters and plants. The talk includes material I have produced whilst in the rainforests of Madagascar and Borneo, as well as plenty of UK species that one might find in their garden. I break up my talk with examples of the equipment I use, some expensive, some rather Heath Robinson.

Poplar Hawkmoth Laothoe populi close up Violin Beetle Mormolyce Borneo
12th Dec
2017
"My Vision"
Les Forrester BA Hons, ARPS, AFIAP, DPAGB, BPE4

After last seasons lecture by Les, we were asked by numerous members if we could get himto re-visit us to show us how he acheived his images. So tonight he is back by popular demand.

A look at my workflow and editing via Lightroom and Photoshop with both monochrome and colour images.
This is a follow on from a previous evenings presentation “An Affinity with Monochrome” more in depth of my style of workflow and editing of images that help me create my vision.

19th Dec
2017
CHRISTMAS SOCIAL EVENING

Flog-it

Bring any items that you wish to sell tonight.

A last chance to meet before Christmas and this year we will be hilding a Flog-it style auction where you can buy unwanted camera gear.

As usual there will be Christmas nibbles on offer.

26th Dec
2017
No Meeting

Christmas Break

2nd Jan
2018
No Meeting

New Year Break

 

9th Jan
2018
Projected Image Competition (Round 2)

Judge: Steve Roper CPAGB

16th Jan
2018
"Coastal Wildlife"

Jack Perks

From the sea cliffs of Shetland full of gannets and puffins into the rockpools of cornwall exploring a hidden world we take a look at what wildlife inhabits the British coastline both above and below the water.

Jack is a professional wildlife photographer based in Nottingham mostly known for his underwater work.
He’s filmed and featured on Springwatch, Countryfile and The One Show.

He runs various wildlife based workshops in the east midlands and is a lecturer at Nottingham Trent University.

23rd Jan
2018
"N&EMPF EXHIBITION 2018"

 

Tonight you have the opportunity to see the best of the 2018 NEMPF Annual Exhibition.

30th Jan
2018
"Getting There by Land, Sea and Air"

Peter Yeo FRPS. DPAGB. APAGB

The talk is presented via arranged in sets of prints on a variety of themes, travel at home and abroad, together with images that appeal to me from wherever I have travelled.

Most prints are straight colour prints while others are B&W infrared or straight B&W.

The talk includes A3 and A2 prints, all on Fotospeed papers.

NOTE: Peter will be bringing Fotospeed paper that you can purchase at discount prices.

 

 
6th Feb
2018
Print Competition (Round 3)

Judge: Bob Rowe ARPS, CPAGB

13th Feb
2018
"The Emotion of Sport"

Drew Smith

I photograph pretty much everything and anything but I have a real passion for photographing people and sports. Especially people showing their true emotions of joy and happiness in triumph and defeat.

Drew Smith

20th Feb
2018
"It Rained In Namibia"

Simon Palmer

A presentation culled from over 6 years of images of Simon working at AfriCat and of Namibian wildlife and landscapes. Simon’s affable dialogue will guide you through some “interesting moments” of wildlife/conservation photography, with insights in his duties covering critical health checks of wild animals!

 

 
27th Feb
2018
Projected Image Competition (Round 3)

Judge: Peter Cheetham HonPAGB

Mon
5th Mar
2018
4 Way Inter-County Battle
Away Leg held at at Derby City Photographic club

Judge: TBC

6th Mar
2018
"A Complete Guide to shooting Everything Portraiture"!"

Simon Watkins BIPP

This is a mixed talk by Simon Watkinson who will encompass the whole subject of Portraiture. Starting from a more classical style he will discuss portraits shot in the studio and how to equip a basic studio- with examples on what can be done with very basic lights. There will be a brief discussion on the use of the exposure meter in the studio, moving on to lens choice and apertures for studio photography.

Simon will then move on to discuss environmental portraiture, including positioning people and how it can cross relate to shooting weddings. Finally there will be a section on travel / cultural portraiture and how to create and achieve quality results in foreign countries- with tips on how to engage with people when you don’t speak the language, to transform your images into captivating lifestyle portraits.

SAT
10th Mar
2018
SATURDAY SKILLS DAY
Attenborough Nature Reserve
Meet at: 8.30am (Attenborough Car Park)

https://www.attenboroughnaturecentre.co.uk

This is one of the days when members can meet to take photographs at a pre-determined location.
Some of the images taken on this day out will be seen and critiqued on 29th May 2018

13th Mar
2018
"iPhone Photograpy and More"

ADRIAN McGARRY ARPS.

Smartphones have rapidly evolved into serious image capture devices and the opportunities for creative post production through inexpensive apps is constantly increasing.

Mobile photography is extremely liberating, leaving bulky DSLR equipment to one side and embracing the world of iPhoneography has changed the way I approach creative imagery.

I have had a 40 year career in publishing and I believe this is the most exciting time in photography. Since 2014 the iPhone has been my preferred camera.

This presentation will cover a number of photo styles and subjects.

The latest apps for capture and editing will be discussed and demonstrated.

Topics include RAW capture and processing, HDR, Long Exposure and advanced editing.

20th Mar
2018
"THE WIDER WORLD OF PHOTOGRAPHY PART 1"
The story of
Portrait, Fashion, Industrial, War and Social documentary Photography.

Ashley Franklin ARPS  ABPPA  APAGB

Discover a fascinating world of photography beyond the camera club as we explore the history, style and impact of portrait, fashion, industrial, war, press and social documentary photography .

See the work of photo greats like Avedon, Bailey, Beaton, Bloomfield, Capa, Contreras, Curry, Karsh, Leibowitz, McCullin, Salgado and Winston Link.

An evening of informative, inspiring, powerful and world-changing imagery.

Thurs
22nd Mar
2018
4 Way Inter-County Battle
Away Leg held at at Beeston Camera Club

Judge: TBC

27th Mar
2018
Print Competition (Round 4)

Judge: Dave Hollingsworth CPAGB

3rd Apr
2018
"Every Picture Tells a Story"

Roger Evans MPAGB, FBPE, EFIAP

A follow up to the "Sports Illustrated" lecture that I gave last season, this will again primarily focus on sports images, but will show more that don't regularly appear on the salon circuit and will go into a little more depth for some sports.

I'll talk more about why I generally steer clear of working directly for the agencies. I'll talk about my recent MPAGB and compare and contrast it to my DPAGB awarded in 2012. I will bring the 20 prints from my successful MPAGB.

And just to show that I'm not a one trick pony I'll put together a selection of non-sporting images that have gained acceptances and awards on the circuits. (primarily macro nature and landscapes)

Roger Evans

Golden Boy, Max Whitlock

Angelique Kerber
10th Apr
2018
"From Here to Eternity"

Paul keene FRPS, MPAGB, MFIAP, EFIAP/d1

"From Here to Eternity” is a series of photo harmony shows set to popular music, starting with a simple exercise in perception and concentrating on subjects that are on your doorstep. We then start to travel afar with shows from Australia and Tibet before ending with a creative programme that is literally “Out-of-this-World.

 

 
17th Apr
2018
"The Way I See it"

Gerry Coles ARPS EFIAP DPAGB BPE5*

This talk covers my change from film to digital and the work I have been producing since 2009 when I started entering national and international exhibitions and gained my EFIAP, DPAGB, BPE5 and second ARPS distinctions.

My main interest is prints, so I will bring some prints with me for people to look at in the break, but the talk consists of projected images, which means I can show the original images or combination of images which make up the final image.

The vast majority of my work I like to think of as 'creative' and in my talk "The way I see it!", I will explain some of the techniques I use to create my pictures.

I've been into club photography for over 30 years, and believe photography should be fun!

Gerry Coles

24th Apr
2018
Projected Image Competition (Round 4)

Judge: Phil Howcroft

1st May
2018
OUT AND ABOUT
Practical Evening at Papplewick Pumping Station
Meet at: Papplewick Pumping Station, Rigg Lane, Ravenshead, Nottingham NG15 9AJ

No Club at the Church Hall Tonight

This is a night where the members can meet to take photographs at a pre-determined location.
NNPS has booked Papplewick Pumping Station for the exclusive use of members for the evening.

8th May
2018
Laurie Bourne Trophy & Mobile Phone Competition (PDI's)

Judge: Malcolm Sales QEP, ARPS, ABIPP, ASWPP

The Laurie Bourne Trophy subject for this season is ACTION (4 PDI images maximum)

The Mobile Phone Competition (4 PDI images maximum, any subject)

Here are the New Mobile Phone Competition Rules (Click on the PDF Logo)

15th May
2018
"Black and White Landscape Photography"

Stephen Mcnally

The lecture will be on Black and White landscape photography using long exposures techniques.

My work as appeared in numerous exhibitions and published in various photography publications in print and on-line.

I have also made a short documentary of my work for Canon.

Stephen Mcnally

22nd May
2018
"Hills & Mountains Through The Lens"

James Grant

As author of the guidebook ‘Peak District Through The Lens’, James Grant takes you through some of his favourite hills and viewpoints in the area before moving onto places further afield to expand on his mountain photography.

 

 
29th May
2018
PANEL and PANORAMA PRINT COMPETITIONS

These are two new print competitions and there will be an award for each winner.

These two competitons will be judged by the members.

A panel will consist of 4 B&W or Colour prints on any subject.

Panorama prints can be B&W or Colour prints on any subject.
You can enter up to 4 Panorama prints (No size restriction)

5th Jun
2018
 

AGM and Presentations

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