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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
18th Feb

A change to the programme tonight

Insect Night

Marlies Chell

(Bring your camera, tripod and macro equipment)

Back by popular demand, Marlies will be bringing a variety of creatures for you to photograph.

There will be photographers on hand to help you take your images.

Hierodula unimaculta (Female Mantis)   Jewelled Flower Mantis
25th Feb
"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
Projected Image Competition (Round 3)


10th Mar
"In For a Penny"


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
"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
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

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"


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
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
"Land, Shore and Sky"


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
The Laurie Bourne Trophy & The Peter Henson Trophy


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

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

2nd June

AGM and Presentations

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