Meetings

Meeting Schedule 2019

 

Month Competition Topic Location Judge Evening Topic
Jan 17th  Open A5  Great Casterton  Member  AGM
Feb 21st  Speed  Great Casterton  Member  RPS Member’s Print Display
Mar 21st  DPI Yellow  Great Casterton  External  
March 4th to March 18th Member’s Exhibition Stamford Arts Centre    
April 18th  Emotion  Great Casterton  Member  
May 16th  Photoshoot Harringworth

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 Harring-worth  Member  Photo Shoot
June 1st to 30th  Stamford in Bloom  Stamford    Photo Competition
June 6th  20/49 Car Club Barrowden  Barrowden  Member  
June 20st  Portraits A3  Great Casterton  External  
July 18th Sky  Great Casterton  Member  
August  No Meeting      
Sept 19th  Open A5  Great Casterton  Member  Indoor Shoot Macro and display of RPS Images
Oct 13th  World Conker Championship  Southwick  Member  Photo Shoot
Oct 17th  Landscape A3  Great Casterton  External  
Nov 21th  Dereliction   Great Casterton  Member Andy Hunting – My Travels
Dec 19th Print of the Year (Single print up to A4) Great Casterton External Christmas Festivities – Meal
Dec 7th until Jan 26th  Member’s Exhibition Rutland County Museum    

 

June Meeting 2018

The competition’s theme for June was Portraits. David Townshend, a former member and ARPS, was the judge for the competition and did an excellent job in providing feedback to members on each image submitted to help them improve their photography. He explained how important details are, especially ensuring that the subject’s eyes are always in focus
1st in the individual and in the group competitions was Peter Hallam with a beautiful collection of black and white prints of individuals at work
 

2nd Individual Veronica Watson – Faraway

Veronica Watson was 2nd in the Individual competition, with a portrait that made use of a hat to provide contrast and a guide for your eyes to follow.
 

3rd Individual John Hillier

John Hillier was 3rd in the individual and 2nd in the group competitions with a range of contrasting characters.

4th Individual Dave Baxter Sky From Paw Patrol

Dave Baxter was 4th in the individual and group. Dave’s individual picture was ‘Sky from Paw Patrol’. An unusual portrait image (in that it wasn’t a person) but an animal dressed in clothes that was nicely composed and focussed
 

Gordon Brown Portrait

Gordon Brown and Tom Carlill were joint 3rd in the group with a range of models from organised photoshoots.
 
 

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.

March Meeting – 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.

April Meeting – 2018

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.

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.

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 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