This will be our third on-line competition for the 2020/21 season.
The competition will be run on-line and therefore as a PDI ONLY competition.
The Closing Date for entries is Sunday 22nd November 11:45pm to allow for the images to be prepared and sent to our judge.
The subject for our third competition for 2020/21 is ‘Curves’, plenty of scope for abstract shots, rivers, bridges ….
Judge – Rob Hockney DPAGB,BPE5*
Simon’s presentation will be delivered as an on-line talk using Zoom.
Simon lives in the city of Salford, just across the Irwell from Manchester, and has lived in this area for most of his life. Currently his personal work often explores themes of transition, frequently within the urban environment.
This interest caused Simon to begin his Not Quite Light project, which examines themes of heritage and regeneration at dawn and dusk.
Several commissions have arisen due to this work, archiving the construction of new developments. It also led to a major collaboration with 5 Plus Architects called “You Live With Us, We Live With You”, which resulted in a limited edition book.
Simon’s work has been published nationally and internationally, and he has exhibited in the UK, France, Germany, Hong Kong and China.
Note this is a joint meeting with the RPS North West Region replacing the annual Christmas Lunch so all tickets are free (including non members).
When all the current nonsense started people retreated behind their front doors (those that could!) and set about all those DIY projects that had accumulated over the years. Things have been going on for so long now that new projects are needed, there is only so much drying paint you can put up with!
Two characteristics that are required are that projects should not involve face-to-face contact with strangers and (for many) they should not involve too much expenditure. Within these tight constraints (and they have been tight for many) some surprising ingenuity has been shown and so Mike’s talk is something of a tribute to the work that has been done to record the Covid-19 situation, its effect upon people and also to inspire others to seek their own projects, and learning pathways.
So, we shall talk about some of the moving in-hospital photo essays that have been created but also take the opportunity to teach about creative project development, along with suggestions of some software techniques that you might hone, Photoshop 2021, the new Canon Pro 300 printer and a few other things that have passed across the editorial desk over the last few months. We’ve all become very Zoom savvy of late let’s make use of it!
Mike McNamee FRPS, Editor Professional Imagemaker magazine
An on line members’ evening via Zoom.
Many photographers are interested in and informed by artists working in different mediums.
For this informal competition, members’ will be invited to enter images taken in the style of an artist they admire.
Liz Pearce has arranged for the images to be judged by David Button, a non photographic artist so this will be a real change from our usual format!
Liz has suggested some artists that may be of interest and help you come up with a creation. If you are a member see on the forum
The first half of our 2020/21 season will finish with an on line Quiz.
This will be our third on-line quiz and the previous two have been great fun so please join in.
This is our last meeting before Christmas so you can guarantee we will have a festive theme, although we haven’t been able to work out a game of virtual skittles … yet
Hopefully the new year will see us returning to some form of ‘physical’ meetings; our first event will be our second Open competition on Monday 4th January.
This will be the first competition for the second half of the 2020/21 season.
This competition may be run on-line as a PDI only competition.
The Closing Date for entries is Sunday 20th December 2020 11:45pm to allow for the images to be prepared and sent to our judge.
The subject for our fourth competition for 2020/21 is ‘Open’, any type of image is eligible.
Judge – Keith Barber CPAGB LRPS FIScT
Not yet Open for Entries
We are hoping that this meeting will mark our return to Castle Park Arts Centre for the second half of the season.
Details will remain fluid until nearer the time but we plan to have a fun, socially distanced social evening together with our Print of the Year award held over from last season so mark this date in your diaries.
Watch your in box and this website for further details nearer the time.
CANCELLED DUE TO CORONAVIRUS
Andrew will talk about his action and sports photography.
“How I shoot sports pictures that sometimes do well in competitions. I am a member of Beckenham PS and an accredited sports photographer. The talk covers how I shoot and process my images, using mainly Lightroom. I include a number of nature and landscape images too, in addition to talking about how I have been able to cover everything from croquet and roller derby to international rugby and netball.”
You can see examples of Andrew’s work at his website here.
This evening we are going to look on the F.D.P.S. web pages and explore some of the fantastic work members have produced over the years.
We would like you to look through and choose three of your favourite images from different members. These of course cannot be your own. To access the work, you need to find the file on the website with all the images in it. Look through them all and send the three you like the best to me. You can send their numbers, names tor location if that is easier. I will gather your choices together and we can discuss why those images stand out from the crowd. The authors can say a few words about their work too. Just contact me if you need any more information.