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July Meeting – 2018

The next meeting of the Stamford and Rutland Photographic Society will be held on Thursday 19th July 2018 at 8.00pm and will comprise of two parts.
 
The first part will be a photoshoot at Rutland Water between 6.30pm 8.30pm which will include a group of combat martial personnel from http://www.silver-sabres.com/. Further details will be provided in the Monthly Newsletter to members around 14th July.
 
The second part of the evening will be at Great Casterton Church Hall commencing at 9.00pm where the monthly competition will by judged by members. The topic of the monthly competition will be Blue.  There will be an Individual image competition followed by a Group competition of 4 images with images in both competitions each to be a maximum of A5 in size or equivalent.
 

June Meeting 2018

The competition’s theme for June was Portraits. David Townshend, a former member and ARPS, was the judge for the competition and did an excellent job in providing feedback to members on each image submitted to help them improve their photography. He explained how important details are, especially ensuring that the subject’s eyes are always in focus
 
1st in the individual and in the group competitions was Peter Hallam with a beautiful collection of black and white prints of individuals at work
 
Veronica Watson was 2nd in the Individual competition, with a portrait that made use of a hat to provide contrast and a guide for your eyes to follow.
 
John Hillier was 3rd in the individual and 2nd in the group competitions with a range of contrasting characters.
 
Dave Baxter was 4th in the individual and group. Dave’s individual picture was ‘Sky from Paw Patrol’. An unusual portrait image (in that it wasn’t a person) but an animal dressed in clothes that was nicely composed and focussed
 
Gordon Brown and Tom Carlill were joint 3rd in the group with a range of models from organised photoshoots.
 
The next meeting takes place on the 19th of July at Great Casterton Village Hall after a photoshoot at Rutland water.

May Meeting 2018

The Stamford and Rutland Photographic Society took part in the monthly competition with this month’s theme being Street Life. This topic can cover anything from intimate shots of people through to scenes captured in an urban environment. Following the competition Pete Atkinson gave an overview of the process to capture a stunning landscape picture using modern photographic and image processing techniques.
 
 
 
1st in the individual and 4th in the group competitions was St.John Burkett who covered a range of images from a single person and their shadow through to a busy street.
 
Veronica Watson was 2nd in the Individual with a colourful display of street performers and she was also 1st in the group.
 
Robin Person was 3rd in the individual with a shot of 3 ladies waiting.
 
Sue West was 3rd in the group with a range of colourful street art.
 
Gordon Brown was 4th in the individual with intimate shots of individuals on their phones.

April Meeting

Landscapes

 
April saw SRPS members compete for their annual Landscape Cup, with a great range of images. This particular competition is usually adjudicated externally, and the society was very pleased to welcome Sue Churchill, who did an excellent job of judging the images. At the same time she provided valuable feedback and constructive pointers to each and every member to enable them to hone their skills.
 
Images had been drawn from far and wide, and locations varied from Stamford area, other parts of the UK and even one or two international destinations.
Peter Hallam

Peter Hallam

The individual and group competitions were won by Peter Hallam who beautifully captured dramatic sky with reflections and mountains.
Tom Carlill Mist On The Water

Tom Carlill Mist On The Water

Tom Carlill was second in both competitions with a range of local images
John Hillier Kilns in the Welland Valley

John Hillier Kilns in the Welland Valley

John Hillier was 3rd joint in the individual and 3rd in the group with a wide range of subject including sunsets, ice sheets and snowy vistas.
Veronica Watson -Ice Cold In The Sawatch

Veronica Watson -Ice Cold In The Sawatch

Veronica Watson was 3rd joint in the individual and 4rd in the group with a collection of snowy mountains and dynamic skies.
 

March 2018

The Stamford and Rutland Photographic Society took part in the monthly competition with this months theme being Water. Unlike most completion this was via a projected image rather than printed images. The theme was interpreted in a number of ways with water spray being frozen as well as long exposures showing the flow of the water and a variety of reflections.
 
 
The individual and group competitions were won by John Hillier. His winning image captured water droplets against a colourful background. His group included reflections and sea spray
 
Tom Carlill was second in both competitions with a range of images including water spray generated by horses at Burghley and sailing boats as well as droplets on a leaf
 
St John Burkett was 3rd in the individual and 5th in the group with a range of reflections
 
 
Peter Bower was 4th individual and 3rd in the group with a long exposure of a waterfall as well as reflections
 
 
Following the completion Tom Carlill gave a demonstration of various photo editing techniques using lightroom.

February Meeting 2018

The Stamford and Rutland Photographic Society took part in a photoshoot at Rutland Museum in January and this inspired the February competition where the subject was Farm Machinery.

Veronica Watson 1st Individual Denny Abbey

Veronica Watson 1st Individual Denny Abbey

The individual competition was won by Veronica Watson with her picture at Denny Abbey and Farmland Museum near Cambridge. Veronica also came joint second in the group competition. Veronica’s pictures were notable for a range of colours and contrasts.

2nd Individual Robin Pearson

2nd Individual Robin Pearson

Robin Pearson was second in both the individual and group competitions with machines from the Little Casterton working weekend.

4th Individual second group - Casterton working weekend

4th Individual and 2nd group – Casterton working weekend

The working weekend was also the subject of Sue West who came joint 4th in the individual and joint second in the group competitions. 

3rd Individual - Tractor in the weeds David Hodson

3rd Individual – Tractor in the weeds David Hodson

David Hodson was 3rd in the individual and group competitions with photos from the Greetham Engineering Societies trip

Tom Carlill 1st Group Rutland Ploughing Match

Tom Carlill 1st Group Rutland Ploughing Match

Tom Carlill was Joint 4th In the individual competition and won the group competition with pictures from around Stamford including the Rutland ploughing match in Great Casterton.

Sue, David, Robin and Tom all used their pictures to tell a story about the machines either through the operators driving them or their state of repair.