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July 2017

The next meeting of the Stamford and Rutland Photographic Society will be held on Thursday July 20th from 8.00pm to 10.00pm at the Church Hall, Great Casterton.

Members are invited to supply up to 5 images to the Secretary from those taken during the June meeting at Oakham Castle. This will give members the opportunity to see the different approaches taken to the interesting subject matter which presented itself both inside and outside of the Castle.

The topic of the monthly competition is the Power of Nature and will be judged by members. There will be both the Individual and Group (Set of 4) sections to the competition. Images should be a maximum size of A5 (or similar area).

See also Competition Calendar and Rules at

New members are always welcome. Please contact the Society Secretary, Gordon Brown on 017572 747245 or email for more details

June 2017

At the June meeting, members of the Stamford and Rutland Photographic Society competed for the Monthly Individual and Group Image Competition and took part in a photo shoot in and around the beautiful hall of Oakham castle at sunset.
The Competition topic was “Reds” allowing any image with an image including or with the colour red. As the saying goes you should always have a splash of red in a photo. Photos ranged from plants to boats to plastic bags and pretty much anything in between.
Individual First Place -Telephone Box - Tom Carlill

Individual First Place -Telephone Box – Tom Carlill

Tom Carlill won the Individual competition with a red phone box and its reflection in the rain
In a close scoring competition, Sue West and Gordon Brown came joint 2nd and Veronica Watson came 4th
Individual Joint Second Place - Lady in Red_Sue West

Individual Joint Second Place – Lady in Red Sue West

Sue’s image covered her travels around Asia and include the Vietnamese tradition of having wedding photos before the ceremony and the bride wearing red.
Individual Joint Second Place - Gordon Brown - Red Buses

Individual Joint Second Place – Gordon Brown – Red Buses

Gordon shared images of travelling round London in the middle of the night on a red London bus.
In the group competition, Sue won with Veronica, Walter Lodge and Gordon all joint 2nd.
Group Joint Second Place - A Shade of Red - Veronica Watson

Group Joint Second Place – A Shade of Red – Veronica Watson

Veronica’s images included a a young monk with parasol in Burma.
Group Joint Second Place - Fruit - Walter Lodge

Group Joint Second Place – Fruit – Walter Lodge

Walter’s images were still life of fruit

Photography at Thorpe Hall Peterborough – 13th August 2017

Local photography group, Photography In Focus, will be hosting a day of photography at Thorpe Hall on 13 August 2017. This exciting event will bring together models, dancers, exhibitions, stalls, presentations, guest speakers and much more giving everyone interested in photography something to photograph and maybe even learn. The event will be held at Thorpe Hall, 222 Thorpe Rd, Peterborough PE3 6LW 10:30-16:30 entry fee £5.00.  For more information visit Day of Photography on Facebook.
The event hopes to bring together people who enjoy photography and raise money Sue Ryder Hospice.
Thorpe Hall Photography Day

May 2017

At the May meeting, members of the Stamford and Rutland Photographic Society competed for the Monthly Individual and Group Image Competition.

The topic was “Timepiece(s)” allowing members to experiment with a range of clocks, sundials, egg timers and watches with both still life and location shots.

Veronica Watson won the Individual competition with an intricate collection of time pieces with the focal point being a vintage pocket watch.

Individual First Place – Veronica Watson

Veronica also won the group competitions with different time pieces within the collect being the focal point with egg timers and a dandelion being beautifully lit in a number of shots

Tom Carlill came second in both the individual and group competitions with a range of different time pieces with different camera techniques, including a human sundial, egg timers, watches and a clock face with a very narrow depth of field

Individual Second Place - Tom Carilli

Individual Second Place – Tom Carilli

Joint 3rd in the individual competitions were John Hillier with a detailed clock face and Walter Lodge with a nicely lit view across to St.Pauls cathedral

Individual Third Place – John Hillier

Individual Fourth Place – Walter Lodge

In the group competition Peter Bower was third with a range of different clocks, most notably an imaginative clockwork orange clock and John Hillier was 4th.

Photo Competition – Cleethorpes

The competition theme is “beach hut #9 and the Marine Embankment, Cleethorpes” and is open to all amateur photographers. Children under the age of 16 must have the consent of their parent or guardian to enter the competiton.

Why not head down to Cleethorpes with your camera and get involved?


The three best images will be awarded prizes of £100, £25 and £15 vouchers to be spent at Comley Cameras, Cleethorpes and twelve images will be selected to appear in a 2018 calendar.

Digital images should be submitted in advance of the closing date on 30th May 2017 (to cater for any fair weather photographers) to  Alternatively, you can post your entries on a CD or flash drive to VANEL, The Willows, 23 Bargate, Grimsby, DN34 4SS. Please note we are unable to return submitted CDs or storage devices. Click here for full rules.

Lincs Towns and Villages Competition

The Market House Photography Group, Long Sutton are very pleased to announce the theme for their 2017 Lincolnshire Photography Competition, it is Lincolnshire Town & Villages.

We are looking for entrants to submit up to four pictures depicting any town or village located in Lincolnshire. However, Lincoln is excluded as it is designated as a City.  The pictures must be taken between the 1st Jan 2016 and the 15th July 2017.  The competition will be independently judged.

Cash prizes are awarded for the top three in each category, adult & junior (16 & under).

For more information please email