September 2021

14th.  WELCOME BACK EVENING
          A run through of the programme for the season ahead.
 
21st. BPE DIGITAL PRESENTATION NIGHT
         Always a popular meeting. Gain inspiration from some of the top salon acceptances                     across the country.

28th. LECTURE
         CREATIVE FLOWER PHOTOGRAPHY by Cherry Larcombe EFIAP ARPS DPAGB BPE*5.       
         Creative ideas to bring out the colour, shapes and beauty of flowers, both outdoor and                 indoor,and hints on how to produce some unique and original floral art.  
         Talk includes the use of textures to enhance your flower images, using blend modes and             layer masks.                    https://www.cherryannette.com

       October 2021

 

5th. DIGITAL OPEN COMPETITION
       This is our first competition of the season and its an open competition. Entries can be                 either colour or monochrome.                                Judge:  John Haines
 
12th LECTURE
        Lecture by Chris Sheppherd. His talk is “Looking Local” Chris talks about his fight with                wishing he was somewhere exotic to take photographs and how to overcome it and how              he became a landscape photographer 
19th DIGITAL THEME COMPETITION : SHALLOW DEPTH OF FIELD
                                 Judge:  Caroline Preece         https://www.carolinepreecephotography.com
        
           This competition is sponsored by Toby Frames, Long Eaton and he will kindly provide the winner with a £50 Amazon Voucher
26th MEMBERS CRITIQUE NIGHT.                                                                                                                  Members showcase their work for critique


      November 2021

 

2nd  LECTURE                                                                                                                                                    Peter Benson is the lecturer and his lecture is called “On The Dark Side.  Peter's talk is                  about night photography and he will take us on a tour of his favourite places for night                  photography both in the UK and further afield.              https://www.peterfbenson.co.uk
9th   MEMBERS AUDIO VISUAL NIGHT                                                                                                            Members Audio Visual Presentation Night. AVs to be maximum of 4 minutes long.
16th  DIGITAL OPEN MONO COMPETITION                                                                                                                                     Judge:  Jonathon Vaines                 https://blueroomphoto.site123.me
23th  LECTURE                                                                                                                                                   Bob Moore FRPS, Hon. PAGB, MPAGB, FIPF.   Bob will present a lecture entitled "Good Old           Days," showing excellent images from 60s/70's Birmingham.
30th  MEMBERS EVENING                                                                                                                                 Members to showcase their creative work

      December 2021

 

7th    DIGITAL THEME COMPETITIION : MOVEMENT
                                          Judge:  Lloyd Moore                       https://purpleport.com/portfolio/lloyd
14th  CHRISTMAS MEAL                                                                                                                                    Venue to be arranged.
21st   CHRISTMAS CRACKERS                                                                                                                          Virtual Christmas Party night.  With quizzes and fun.
28th   NO MEETING

JANUARY 2022

4th January        BPE DIGITAL PRESENTATION NIGHT

                            Gain inspiration from some of the top salon acceptances across the country.

 

11th January      OPEN ZOOM DIGITAL COMPETITION

                            Judge: Malcolm Sales

 

18th January      DIGITAL LECTURE -

                            Professional photographer, Andy Phillips presents ‘A Visual Signature’. 

                            A presentation of landscape photography with useful hints and tips.                                                        andyphillipsphotography.co.uk

 

25th January       MEMBERS EVENING

                             Not necessarily competition photos but photos that tell a story, 10 minutes each                                     member.

 

FEBRUARY 2022

 

1st February       IN HOUSE TEAM COMPETITION

                            Our Resident Judges Phil and Anne to judge this open team competition.

 

 

8th February        NEMPF ACCEPTANCES

                              Pt.1 This is a DVD to look at all the NEMPF DIGITAL acceptances with narration by

                              Ashley Franklin.

                           

15th February     NATURE PRINT COMPETITION

                             With Nature Rules

                             Judge: David Gibbins

 

22nd February    LECTURE

                             By Malcolm Hupman from Corby. Digital Lecture entitled ‘Where I Photograph                                         Wildlife in the UK."

                             www.hupman.info

 

                           

MARCH  2022     

 

1st March            TECHNIQUES NIGHT

                             Being shown and trying your hand on the techniques learned.

 

8th March            PRINT  MONO OPEN COMPETITION

                             Judge: Rob Falconer

 

15th March          NEMPF Pt.2 This is a DVD to look at all the NEMPF PRINT acceptances with                                             narration by Ashley Franklin.

 

22nd March         LECTURE

                             Steve Myall Lecture on Street photography entitled "100 Strangers."

 

29th March          PRINT COMPETITION PORTRAIT AND PEOPLE AND COMPETITION FOR A PANEL                                 OF FOUR PRINTS

                            Judge:  Steve Myall 

 

 

 

 

APRIL 2022

 

5th April               LECTURE

                              A New Print Lecture by Derek Doar

 

12th April             STUDIO NIGHT

                              Still Life. Hopefully get some good photographs for our still life competition.

 

19th April             CLUBROOM CLOSED FOR EASTER. Possible  a members zoom session or an                                        evening photoshoot. 

 

26th April             STILL LIFE PRINT COMPETITION

                              Judge:- Sue Hartley 

 

MAY 2022

 

3rd May                PRACTICAL EVENING

                              with Marlies Chell. She is bringing in insects like praying mantis, stick insects etc                                for us to photograph. She will give a 15 minute talk and tips on how to photograph                                them  She will bring in printed backgrounds but remember if you want to enter                                        them in competitions then bring your own printed background so that its your own                                work.

 

10th May              RESULT OF THE ANNUAL

                             Judge: Alan Young will comment and score.

 

17th May              AGM

 

25th May              REVIEW OF THE SEASON AND FUDDLE TO CLOSE THE SEASON

                             The review shows 1st, 2nd and 3rd images in all the competitions over this                                              season.