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June Meeting – 2018

The next meeting of the Stamford and Rutland Photographic Society will be held on Thursday 21st June 2018 at 8.00pm at the Church Hall in Great Casterton, Stamford. The competition will be for the Portrait Cup, with up to 4 images per member of a maximum of A3 in size or equivalent.
 
The competition will be judged by former member and accomplished photographer David Townshend who will also give a short talk on his recent photographic exploits.  He is currently involved in a project on the Norfolk coast that is linked to a weaving and textile group.  Five of his photographs have formed the starting point for a design challenge taken up by over 70 weavers and textile workers.  He has also produced a book – Coastal Impressions.
 
David will judge the photographs with each individual print being scored and scores summed for each member for the Group competition. He will also select the top 4 images for the Individual competition.
 
See also Competition Calendar and Rules at http://stamford-photosoc.org.uk/competition-rules New members are always welcome. Please contact the Society Secretary, Gordon Brown on 017572 747245 or email secretary@stamford-photosoc.org.uk for more details

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.

Photography in Focus – 3rd June 2018

Following from the success from last year local photography group Photography In Focus will once again be hosting a day of photography at Thorpe Hall on Sunday 3 June 2018. This exciting event will bring together models, dancers, exhibitions, presentations and much more giving everyone interested in photography something to photograph and maybe even learn. The event will be held on Sunday 3 June at Thorpe Hall, 222 Thorpe Rd, Peterborough PE3 6LW 10:30-16:30 entry fee £5.00.  

The event hopes to bring together people who enjoy photography and raise money Sue Ryder Hospice.

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.