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|THE PRESIDENT'S EVENING|
A social opening to our season when our new President Iris Martin will organise a short presentation followed by our usual buffet so that we can re-acquaint ourselves with members we might not have seen over the summer and hopefully meet some potential new members.
|ASPECTS OF CONTEMPORARY PHOTOGRAPHY by Geoff Hicks LRPS|
Our opening speaker should provide an enjoyable and thought-provoking evening. What is contemporary photography? Geoff says it's as much about what it isn't as what it is: it's about the story behind the image; how images together mean more than images on their own; it isn't about making images that will win competitions, or that look pretty, or "pleasing", or that people want to hang on their walls. Maybe you are none the wiser but Geoff says that this talk will, "through audio visual presentations, digital images, print sets and one or two other rather unusual presentations, help you to see what I mean. Or not, probably." See www.geoffhicksphotography.net
|FROM PURSUIT TO PASSION TO PROFESSION by Ashley Franklin ARPS ABPPA APAGB |
Member of Derby City Photographic Club whose voice has been heard for many years commentating on the NEMPF presentation. Ashley is also an award winning photographer and will give us a light-hearted insight into his progression as a photographer. See his website www.ashleyfranklin.co.uk
|EXPLORING AV by Howard Bagshaw ARPS DPAGB|
Howard is Vice Chairman of the RPS Audio Visual Group and his presentation comes highly recommended by a club member as an entertaining evening. He will show a number of AV sequences between which he will give brief details of the photographic locations and techniques employed.
Don't forget to hand in your print titles and e-mail your digital images to the Competition Secretary for next week's 1st competition
judged by Sue Wilson CPAGB
Our first evening of the season given over to members. We need your input as to what to present on these evenings but we need a few volunteers to present a short sequence of their images whether prints or projected digital images. It's not competitive, just a collection of images that appeal to you. We hope to announce details when the Programme is published in August but we are thinking of a 3 Of A Kind Evening or part evening as well as a possible print panels evening. Your views would be appreciated. More details will follow.
|DIGITAL BLACK AND WHITE by Keith Cooper|
Originally from Suffolk, Keith is now based in Leicester from where he runs Northlight Images. He teaches, writes and lectures on photography and modern photographic techniques to individuals and companies. He specialises in bringing an appreciation of the latest technology to high quality Black and White photography. See www.northlight-images.co.uk
|HOLIDAYS INFRARED TO NEWLY WED by Alan Fernihough |
Alan was originally booked last season but had to cancel. However several members said they had been looking forward to his talk so we have asked him again. This Midlands photographer and member of the Burton Club who specialises in these two mediums promises a range of prints to provide a varied and entertaining evening.
|MACRO PHOTOGRAPHY by Bob Brind-Surch |
Bob is Chairman of Towcester Camera Club and tonight will explore the options available to the amateur who wishes to experiment with macro photography. Although his talk is primarily illustrated with images taken from the natural world the techniques can carry over to any subject matter. When the talk is completed he leaves a password with the club so that the documentation can be downloaded from his website at www.naturesphotos.co.uk intriguingly different.
Don't forget to hand in your print titles and e-mail your digital image to the Competition Secretary for next week's 2nd Competition
judged by Allan Rowsell of Doncaster
|AN EVENING WITH LEIGH PRESTON Leigh Preston FRPS MFIAP MPAGB|
It is some years since Leigh last visited us so it's high time this member of the London Salon gave us another opportunity to see his very individual style. Much of his work is set in out of the way places relying heavily on atmospherics and dramatic lighting. See www.leighpreston.co.uk
More details to follow...
|SLICES OF LIFE AND UNCONSIDERED TRIFLES by Keith Lord |
A member of the Sheffield club, Keith is renowned for his digital monochrome work. His updated talk consists of a mixture of street photography, architecture, cityscapes and panels of work that tell a story. Images vary from people going about their daily lives in New York and Rome to shots taken in the back streets of Paris as well as exterior and interior shots of buildings such as the Reichstag. His work is very different and the presentation is all about breaking the rules and making photography fun.
|SIMPLY PASSION AND GOOD FORTUNE by Paul Foley FRPS|
Renowned landscape photographer from the deep south (of England that is) this promises to be a superb evening of imagery. This is his latest presentation and covers Tuscany, Yellowstone and Colorado. Paul is just developing his site www.paulfoleyphotography.com
Don't forget to hand in your print titles and e-mail your digital image to the Competition Secretary for next week's 3nd Competition
|3rd COMPETITION |
judged by Louise Walton of Rolls Royce
|A BIT OF A DO|
An entertaining evening before Christmas when we have a bit of fun with matching images before we have a buffet with food provided by members. All to get us in the Christmas spirit. Last year we had Ladies v Gents. I don't know whether we'll repeat it or not but we do need you to take some snaps over the summer specifically for this event. Show us your sense of humour.
|A presentation by a member|
Details to be announced...
|INDIA by Sue Wilson CPAGB and Peter Jones ARPS DPAGB|
Sue and Peter are popular on the circuit both as judges and lecturers- Peter was a NEMPF judge last year. They are renowned and widely travelled wildlife photographers and tonight promise a digital presentation showing the wildlife and culture of India.
Don't forget to hand in your print titles and e-mail your digital images to the Competition Secretary for next week's 4th competition
judged by Erica Oram CPAGB from Sheffield
This is the evening on which the accepted entries from The North and East Midlands Photographic Society Exhibition are shown in audio visual format and is usually one of the highlights of the year. Make sure you enter some images yourself earlier in the season - usually October - so that Beeston will have a good representation.
|OUT AND ABOUT WITH NEIL HUMPHRIES by Bill Hall AFIAP DPAGB BPE5|
A digital presentation of the work of these two Rolls Royce Photographers whose work is often prominent amongst the award winners in Exhibitions. People, landscape, sport and wildlife including some from the fantasy world of Photoshop undoubtedly created by Neil.
Don't forget to hand in your print titles and e-mail your digital image to the Competition Secretary for next week's 5nd Competition
judged by Ian Pinn of Nottingham Outlaws
|ANNIE'S LAND by Anne Sutcliffe|
A wonderful raconteur and a great photographer returns to delight us once again with her digital printing skills passing on a few tips as she does so. Should be a great evening's entertainment. See examples of her work at www.annesutcliffe.com
|AUDIO VISUAL EVENING|
A chance for Club members to show their own AVs in a non-competitive situation. This is a branch of photography that appeals to a number of Club members and I'm sure we can come up with another varied and entertaining. Please limit your presentations to around 5 minutes maximum as experience has taught us that longer presentations tend to drag.
|ANNUAL 3 WAY COMPETITION between Ourselves, Rolls Royce & Derby City judged by Jim Hartje|
Sure to be a night when you will see some stunning images. The dates for the other 2 legs have not yet been confirmed but you will be kept informed.
Don't forget to hand in your print titles and e-mail your digital image to the Competition Secretary for next week's Competition
Judged by Dave Hollingsworth from Newark
|MEMBERS EVENING - Details to be announced|
Don't forget to email your images for Best of Beeston Photographer to the Competition Secretary for this digital only competition which is designed to find the best all-round photographer in the Club and nothing at all to do with taking images in Beeston
|BEST OF BEESTON PHOTOGRAPHER judged by Peter Cheetham of Long Eaton|
Choose 4 of the following 6 categories and submit a digital image in each which must have been taken during the last 12 months. The images are marked out of 20 in the usual way with the winner being the member with the highest aggregate score out of 80. See the Programme notes or the Competition Secretary for a full version of the rules. This year's categories are:
|FOTO-SYNTHESIS by Clive Haynes FRPS and Martin Addison FRPS |
I have had a number of requests from members asking for a repeat of this inspirational presentation of thematically related print panels shown on their 20ft wide illuminated display stand so here it is fully updated. If you didn't see them last time be prepared to be inspired. See their website www.cliveandmartin.co.uk
Don't forget to hand in your print titles and e-mail your digital images to the Competition Secretary for next week's THEMED competition
Judged by Peter Yeo
Theme: URBAN LANDSCAPE
|BESIDE THE SEASIDE by Ann Miles|
Many members asked for a return visit from Ann and she is happy to return to Beeston to give her Beside The Seaside lecture. Concentrating on the British coastline, this talk shows how photography is used to record changes in our environment, to depict humour, enjoy natural history or create art for the walls etc. The images show a wide variety of different camera techniques and lenses and how different processing and printing techniques can transform images. Above all, it suggests good locations that anyone can visit and enjoy. She has a great website at www.pin-sharp.co.uk
|HILDA THURMAN PRINT COMPETITION & BUFFET |
On our final evening we ask each member to submit a print to be judged by the audience after which we shall round off the season as we began with a buffet, but don't forget to attend next week's Annual General Meeting as this is your chance to have your say in Club affairs.
|ANNUAL GENERAL MEETING|
The most important evening of the season in many ways as it is the Committee which decides not only the expenditure of the Club but also its' future direction and it can only do this by knowing what its' members want so this is your opportunity to tell us.