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2019 Programme

The 2019 programme of events has been updated and includes all the topics for the monthly competitions.

Have a look at http://stamford-photosoc.org.uk/meeting-schedule-2019 

We have also arranged for the Society to exhibit member’s photographs in the Stamford Arts Centre from 4th to 18th March 2019 and at Rutland County Museum between 7th December 2019 until 25th January 2020.

December 2018 – Meeting

The next meeting of the Stamford and Rutland Photographic Society will be held on Thursday 20th December 2018 commencing at 8.00pm at Great Casterton Church Hall. The monthly competition will culminate with the Print of the Year competition, up to A4 print of any image on any topic. 

The Competition will be judged by Andrew James, who has  worked on and edited various specialist magazines during a 26 year career in publishing but certainly found the best use of my combined skills during a 15 year shift on Practical Photography. When he finally left to become a freelance photographer, writer and tutor, he was the editor-in-chief of Practical Photography, Digital Photo and Photo Answers.
 

Now, as a freelance journalist and photographer, he writes regularly for market-leading magazines like Digital Camera and Photo Plus, as well as being a partner in FotoBuzz – an exciting online community for photographers. Andrew also leads and assists in photography workshops and holidays in the UK and abroad, take on assorted publishing and photography tasks, and most importantly of all – enjoying life!

 
Photographers are welcome to join us at our evenings by contacting the Secretary at secretary@stamford-photosoc.org.uk

November Meeting – 2018

Monochrome
 
The November competition theme for the Stamford and Rutland Photographic Society was Monochrome. This meant that each photographer, by means of an individual and a panel of four images, could display their black and white photography skills using a subject of their own choice.

1st Individual St.John Burkett

1st in the individual competition was St.John Burkett with a beautiful reflective picture of a boy playing with water

2nd Individual Tom Carlill

Tom Carlill was 2nd in the individual and 2nd in the group. Tom’s pictures celebrated 100 years of the RAF.

3rd Individual Andy Hunting

Andy Hunting was 3rd in the individual and 4th in the group. His individual picture was a silhouette of a lady in a tunnel.

4th Individual Sue West

Sue West was 4th in the individual and 3rd in the group with a series of images representing black and white curves

Veronica Watson was 1st in the group completion with a clever collection of games such as chess and scrabble.

October Meeting 2018

The October competition theme for the Stamford and Rutland Photographic Society was Open, meaning that each photographer could choose a subject of their own with an individual picture and a group of 4 pictures

1st in the individual and joint 4th in the group was Sue West with a dramatic range of sunflower pictures taken near Market Deeping.

Tom Carlill was 2nd in the individual and 3rd in the group. Tom’s pictures captured the action from this year’s Burghley Horse trails.

Gordon Brown was 3rd in the individual and 2nd in the group with photos of dancers captured in various stages of action.

Veronica Watson was 4th in the individual competition and 1st in the group. Veronica captured a very colourful set of butterflies.

Robin Pearson was joint 4th in the group competition with a selection of vintage vehicles from this year’s Little Casterton Working Weekend

 

September Meeting – 2018

Curves
 
The September competition theme was Curves
 
1st in the individual was Tom Carlill who captured the curved loop in the Ingoldmells rollercoaster. His group also came 1st and covered a range of curves from different holiday destinations.
 
First Individual - Tom Carlill

First Individual – Tom Carlill

 
John Hillier was 2nd in the individual and 3rd in the group. His individual picture has airlines crossing within the curves of a sculpture in Barcelona
 
David Harris was 3rd in the individual and 4th in the group. His individual pictures was the curved smoke from an aircraft display at RAF Waddington
 
St.John Burkett was 4th in the individual competition with a curved path to the waterfalls at Plitvice in Croatia
 
3rd Individual - StJohn Burkett

3rd Individual – StJohn Burkett

 
Robin Pearson was 2nd in the group competition with a selection of curves from fame equipment

July Meeting 2018

Those who attended the photoshoot at Rutland Water with the Silver Sabres were fortunate to have some interesting subjects and excellent weather.

Following the shoot members retired to Great Casterton where the Monthly Competition was judged. The topic being Blue.

1st in the individual was Tom Carlill who captured strong clarity in a portrait of a peacock. His group also came 4th

Veronica Watson was 3rd in the individual and 1st in the group, with a story combining the emotion of feeling blue, amongst clothes and other artefacts.

Walter Lodge was 2nd in the individual and 3rd in the group with crisp photos of blue flowers

Sue West was 2nd in the group competition with a collection of blue objects and scenes from her travels to Greece. Peter Hallam was 4th in the individual with a picture of a blue ballet dancer.