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January 2018 Meeting

The next meeting of the Stamford and Rutland Photographic Society will be held on Thursday 25th January 2018 at 7.30pm in the Rutland County Museum, Oakham to launch the Society’s exhibition in the Museum which will run until 3rd March 2018. At the beginning of the evening members will have the opportunity to photograph the exhibits in the Museum especially the larger agricultural machinery. 

Rutland County Museum

Rutland County Museum

At the beginning of the evening members will have the opportunity to photograph the exhibits in the Museum especially the larger agricultural machinery.

 The topic of the monthly competition will be Open for members to choose their own subject and will be judged by members.There 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.

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

December Meeting 2017

Print of the Year Competition
 
As is our usual end of year activity, the December meeting of the Stamford and Rutland Photographic Society celebrated Christmas with a meal and then competed for the Print of the Year, which was ably judged by Liz Kemp, a former Chair of the Peterborough Camera Club. The competition took place in the Stamford Arts Centre which hosted this year’s exhibition
 
1st Place Evening Shift - John Hillier

1st Place Evening Shift – John Hillier

The competition was won by John Hillier with his picture “Evening Shift” taken of workers and their steam trains. The image has great depth and excellent lighting 
 
The runners up were Gordon Brown, Sue West and David Harris
 
Runner Up  Gordon Brown Lancaster "Just Jane"

Runner Up Gordon Brown Lancaster “Just Jane”

Gordon captured a wartime enactment with the Lancaster Just Jane in Lincolnshire, again with very dramatic rear lighting
 
Runner Up Boy Bikers Sue West

Runner Up Boy Bikers Sue West

Sue captured the colourful and dynamic Boy Biker print.
Runner Up Wedding David Harris

Runner Up Wedding David Harris

David captured the scene just before the bride joins the wedding. He captures the interaction well between the bride and maid of honour.
 
The next meeting includes a photoshoot and the Competition topic is Open allowing members to choose any subject they wish and will take place at the Rutland County Museum in Oakham on the 25th January from 7.30pm where the Society has an exhibition of member images.
 
New members are always welcome. Please contact secretary Gordon Brown at secretary@stamford-photosoc.org.uk for more details or visit the website; stamford-photosoc.org.uk
 

N&EMPF EXHIBITION 2018 Nottingham

The  North and East Midlands Photography Federation are holding their annual exhibition at Patchings Art Centre, Oxton Road, Calverton, Nottingham NG14 6NU. The exhibition opens:  Saturday 6th January 2018 and the prints are on display until Saturday 10th February 2018.    The Exhibition is in 2 separate areas, the Pavilion and the Gallery above the Café which will be open at 10am on the 6th until 11am, then re-open after the presentations until 5pm

Patchings Arts Centre normally opens at 9.00am and closes at 5.00pm

The programme for opening on 6th January is as follows

Pavilion opens at            10.00

Official opening               12.00 noon followed by the Awards Presentation                        

Pavilion Closes                4.00pm