Programme

Programme 2018

FEBRUARY

5th - N&EMPF 2018 PDI EXHIBITION – Audio Visual Presentation
See the crème de la crème of digital images from over 40 clubs within the North & East Midlands Photographic Federation.

12th - CAROLINE BRIDGES - FROM BOOTS TO BALLET SHOES
One of our newest members – winner of Print Photographer of the Year in her first year – relates her remarkable rise from Boots the Chemist employee to award-winning full-time photographer in only five years. Caroline will show us her pro shoots of dogs, dancers, brides, buildings and much more…

19th - MEMBERS’ EVENING
Our pro member Caroline Bridges will be setting up her lights and a model, so bring your camera bag. Bring also your pictures for our Image Forum and Tips’n’Techniques sessions.

26th - ANNUAL PRINT COMPETITION
Judge: Derek Doar DPAGB

MARCH

5th - THREE-WAY COMPETITION - Derby City Leg
Judge: Bob Rowe ARPS CPAGB
Into battle we go with Rolls-Royce PS and Beeston CC. A high quality showcase of DPIs and Prints.

12th - PHIL HOWCROFT - 100 STRANGERS
Phil will take us through a fascinating street photography project whereby he approached 100 complete strangers and asked permission to take their photos. Come hear the stories behind the photos and the stories behind the strangers.

19th - MONTHLY COMPETITION (PDI): MADE IN DERBY
Judge: Derek Doar DPAGB

22nd - THREE-WAY COMPETITION - Beeston Leg

26th - CHARLOTTE NUTTALL ARPS
URBAN EXPLORATION - THE CHERNOBYL PROJECT & BEYOND

Charlotte is involved in ‘urbanex’ photography, capturing old and abandoned buildings and locations to create time capsules of history and decay frozen in time. This talk will cover her urban exploration from the past two years with a special focus on Chernobyl, the ultimate in Urban Exploration and the subject which saw Charlotte gain her ARPS.

APRIL

2nd - BANK HOLIDAY - NO MEETING

9th - PAUL KEENE FRPS, MPAGB, MFIAP, EFIAP/d1 - FROM HERE TO ETERNITY
Paul presents a series of ‘photo harmony’ audio-visuals incorporating the beauty of swans, bluebell woods, faces from Tibet, a Spanish girl’s relationship with a white horse and finally the ‘Eternity’ sequence that is literally out of this world. Come and behold ‘the work of a master photographer dedicated to his craft’ –Cork Camera Group

16th - MONTHLY COMPETITION (Print): MONO
Judge: Peter Cheetham Hon PAGB

23rd - COLIN TROW-POOLE FRPS, FIPF, MPAGB
PEOPLE & PLACES

Working almost exclusively in Monochrome prints, Colin is an award-winning photographer who says: ‘My goal, wherever possible, is to create drama, mood and narrative power’ and who considers that ‘the way an image is printed can influence the meaning and the emotional values we attach to it.’ Sponsored by PermaJet

30th - IAN ANDREWS ARPS - A TOUCH OF NATURE
Ian has been photographing Natural History for over 40 years and is a past winner of the BBC/British Gas Wildlife Photographer of the Year.

MAY

3rd - CLUB EXHIBITION ‘DERBY: CELEBRATION OF A CITY’
Opens at Dèda Dance Centre (runs until July 28th)

7th - BANK HOLIDAY – NO MEETING

14th - SIMON GADDES - A QUIET LIFE OF PHOTOGRAPHY
This Nottinghamshire-based fine art photographer aims to capture, in close-up, ‘beautiful subjects in the purest way possible in conditions that are momentary and unique.’

21st - MONTHLY COMPETITION (PDI): ABSTRACT
Judge: Steve Roper APAGB, CPAGB

28th - BANK HOLIDAY – No Meeting

JUNE

4th - MEMBERS’ EVENING
Our very own Wayne Churchill shows us how he prepares, assembles and shoots still life, with a particular focus on his award-winning cityscape, made up entirely of staples. Bring your camera bag. Bring also your pictures for our Image Forum and Tips’n’Techniques sessions.

11th - IAN DAISLEY - CROATIA’S CASCADING LAKES
Ian reveals the wonders of Plitvice Lakes National Park whose main attractions are 16 lakes interlinked by cascades and waterfalls. This presentation/travelogue features a mix of digital images & video and will include technical tips, stories and background information to the images.

18th - MONTHLY COMPETITION (Print): BRIDGES
Judge: Ralph Bennett ARPS, CPAGB

25th - DAVE FIELDHOUSE - COMPOSITION, COLOUR, CROP & LIGHT - AND THEIR IMPORTANCE IN LANDSCAPE PHOTOGRAPHY
The title tells it all, and as a category winner in Charlie Waite’s Take A View: Landscape Photographer of the Year (where he has also been Commended several times), Dave’s advice will be invaluable.

JULY

2nd - NEIL MALTON DPAGB - AFRICA: WILDLIFE & LANDSCAPE
Curated from 25 years of travel to Africa, Neil takes us on a photographic tour of Kenya, Tanzania, Zambia, South Africa, Namibia and Botswana, including a climb of Kilimanjaro and a visit to the amazing sand dunes at Sossusvlei.

9th - ROBERT FALCONER - ICELAND
Robert’s ten-day trip to this Mecca for photographers produced memorable images of dramatic sunrises and sunsets, icebergs, waterfalls, glaciers, geysers and mud pools as well as the stunning Northern Lights.

16th - MONTHLY COMPETITION (PDI): PORTRAITS
Judge: Robert Falconer

23rd - MEMBERS’ EVENING – REPTILES & INSECTS NIGHT!
Join us for a practical night photographing reptiles and insects, so bring your camera bag. Bring also your pictures for our Image Forum and Tips’n’Techniques sessions.

30th - N&EMPF 2018 PRINT EXHIBITION – Audio-Visual Presentation
See the most outstanding prints from over 40 clubs within the North & East Midlands Photographic Federation.

SUMMER PROGRAMME (AUGUST & EARLY SEPTEMBER)
A series of informal outdoor meets, visits and social events to be arranged for August and the first two Mondays in September. Members’ suggestions welcomed.

SEPTEMBER

17th - VIN SCOTHERN DPAGB, AFIAP, BPE5*, PPSA
FROM THE OTHER SIDE OF THE FENCE

An evening of two distinct halves from one of N&EMPF’s most awarded photographers. In the first half, Vin will show through his sports images (football, rugby, hockey, lacrosse, tennis, motor sports and equestrian) that you don’t need press accreditation or whopping long lenses or pay extortionate ticket prices to get good images. In a very diverse second half, Vin will show us his successful DPAGB Images and a selection of landscape, wildlife, nature and people images.

24th - MONTHLY COMPETITION (PRINT): REFLECTION
Judge: Sue Wilson DPAGB

OCTOBER

1st - MEMBERS’ EVENING
Come and join us for another practical night (bring your camera bag) and bring also your pictures for our Image Forum and Tips’n’Techniques sessions.

8th - PRESIDENT’S EVENING with ANDREW PARKINSON
Derbyshire-based Andrew is one of the world’s great wildlife photographers. His images have been awarded three times in Wildlife Photographer of the Year, three times in the European Wildlife Photographer of the Year and, in 2016, as well as winning two categories, he was named as the overall winner in Bird Photographer of the Year. He is also the most successful photographer in the history of the British Wildlife Photography Awards with over 30 awarded images and three category wins. Furthermore, he is a feature contributor to National Geographic magazine and in 2012 was named the Nature Photojournalist of the Year.
NB: Venue is the Mostyn Suite

15th - MATT OLIVER - THE PEAK DISTRICT & IMAGES OF THE UK
An award-winning commercial photographer since 2001, Long Eaton-based Matt has recently turned to landscape photography as a highly successful spare time pursuit, with Commended images in Charlie Waite’s Take A View: Landscape Photographer of the Year Awards in 2014, 2015 & 2016.

22nd - MONTHLY COMPETITION (PDI): FETES & FESTIVALS
Judge: Vin Scothern DPAGB, BPE5*, AFIAP, PPSA

29th - NICK LUKEY- LANDSCAPE – THE BIG PICTURE
A former paratrooper (who photographed the Falklands as he battled there during the War) and photo journalist, Nick runs a successful photography business combining wedding and portrait services with selling landscape pictures and conducting Peak District workshops, winning several awards for his dramatic images from all over the world.
NB: Venue is the Mostyn Suite

NOVEMBER

5th - DAVID KEEP LRPS, CPAGB, BPE4* - UNDERWATER PHOTOGRAPHY – FROM SWIMMING POOLS TO SHARKS!
One of the most successful N&EMPF photographers of recent years takes us on a trip into the world of underwater photography, from working with models in the swimming pool to photographing the magnificent creatures that swim in the oceans around our world. David will bring along some of his kit & explain the basics of what’s required if people want to have a go.

12th - WARREN ALANI DPAGB, ARPS, DPAGB, BPE3* THROUGH MY VIEWFINDER
This West Midlands-based photographer will take us through his many and various award-winning images from the world of Architecture, Travel, Environment, Portraits, Sports, and Street Photography. In addition to this, he will be presenting photographs of a subject that has very rarely been photographed in any other photography club before. Intrigued? Better come along then…

19th - MEMBERS’ EVENING
Come and join us for another practical night (bring your camera bag) and bring also your pictures for our Image Forum and Tips’n’Techniques sessions.

26th - DAVID GIBBINS ARPS APAGB EFIAP/b BPE5* - ORIGINAL SOUNDTRACKS
David will be presenting a variety of audio-visual sequences ranging from photo harmony, documentary and illustrative to several that illustrate song lyrics. A new audio-visual takes us to the Greek island of Santorini while another transports us to Brussels where comic strip art is celebrated.

DECEMBER

3rd - MONTHLY COMPETITION (Print): CLOUDSCAPE
Judge: David Kissman OBE

10th - WAYNE BRITTLE - ANOTHER TIME, ANOTHER PLACE
One of this country’s finest landscape photographers reveals how he goes about capturing his ‘golden hour’ landscapes from the planning stage through to the moment of capture. This talk will include lots of tips and advice on locations, equipment and techniques.

17th - SOCIAL Venue: Littleover Social Club
Come along – with partner or friend – to enjoy a night of fun, food and quizzing. Please bring an item of food and a raffle prize and prepare to party.

24th - CHRISTMAS EVE - NO MEETING

31st - NEW YEAR’S EVE – NO MEETING

JANUARY 2019

7th - BRIAN STEPHENSON - 40 YEARS OF PHOTOGRAPHY
Derby Rolls-Royce PS photographer Brian is one of the most awarded N&EMPF photographers of recent years. In this talk, he charts his progress from family snaps taken with his first camera in the mid to late 1970s to his first attempts at club photography in the 80s through to his BPE attainments when he rejoined Rolls-Royce in 2007.

14th - N&EMPF 2019 PDI EXHIBITION – Audio Visual Presentation
See the crème de la crème of digital images from over 40 clubs within the North & East Midlands Photographic Federation.

21st - ANNUAL GENERAL MEETING

28th - ANNUAL PDI COMPETITION
Judge – TBA