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February Meeting 2018

The next meeting of the Stamford and Rutland Photographic Society will be held on Thursday 15th February 2018 at 8.00pm at the Church Hall in Great Casterton, Stamford with the Annual General Meeting of the Society which will follow the monthly competition. The Agenda and supporting papers will be emailed to members in early February.

The topic of the monthly competition will be Farm Machinery and will be judged by members. 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.

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

Member’s Images on Display in Stamford

The Kafae on the Square in Stamford is displaying a number of member’s thanks to a contact made by Tom Carlill and also thanks for his work to have the images mounted on foam board. Looks excellent.

Pop in and have a coffee

 

 

January 2018

For the January meeting, the Stamford and Rutland Photographic Society held a photoshoot at the Rutland County museum in Oakham, where they are currently hosting an exhibition, then competed in a competition where the subject was open and could be selected by the photographer
 
The individual and group competitions were  won by David Baxter with his collection of textures and colours. His winning individual shot is of a plane overflying the Hive at Kew gardens in London
1st Individual David Baxter Flying High Through The Hive

1st Individual David Baxter Flying High Through The Hive

Robin Pearson was second with an unusual collection of jelly fish
2nd Individual Robin Pearson Medusa

2nd Individual Robin Pearson Medusa

 
Sue west was third in both the individual and group competitions with a collection of pictures from the lake district, captured on her 1st visit.
3rd Individual Sue West Lake District

3rd Individual Sue West Lake District

David Hodson was fourth individual with a close up of a Robin
4th Individual David Hodson Robin

4th Individual David Hodson Robin

In the group competition  Tom Carlill was second with a collection of pictures of the Harringworth Viaduct and John Hillier was Joint third with pictures from Queen and Phil Collins in concert

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