Programme 2017/2018

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(P – Prints, D – Digital, AV – Audio Visual)
All Tuesday evening meetings start at 7.50pm prompt

SEPTEMBER 2017
05/09/17 President's Evening. Our President, John Ferretti, starts the new season with 'Two 99s, please'. (D)
12/09/17 Wildlife photographer Des Ong will showcase some of the projects he typically tackles over a 12 month period in "Captivating Nature – Wildlife of Britain & Beyond". (D AV)
19/09/17 Summer Outings. Members show us their selection of images from the summer programme (D)
21/09/17 Council meeting
26/09/17 Professional photographer Malcolm Sales of Buttercross Photography will bring us up to speed with his talk on "SmartPhone Photography". (P D)
OCTOBER 2017
03/10/17 Members’ Print Competition - Round 1. Judged by Brian Hemsworth CPAGB APAGB from Leeds Co-operative Photographic Society. (P)
10/10/17 The first of this season’s Members’ Evenings. Two of our members, Terry Irons and Trevor Unwin will entertain us with a varied selection of images and probably AVs. (P D AV)
12/10/17 AV Group meeting
17/10/17 Well known street photographer Dave Mason pays us a welcome return visit. Dave is a member of Arena and Mirage Photography Groups. (D)
24/10/17 Our own Colin New shows us his latest work in “Rajasthan – Land of the Maharajahs”. Colin is sponsored by Fotospeed. (P D)
31/10/17 A first visit to SPS by John Hooton of Mallow Camera Club, Ireland. John is one of Ireland’s most distinguished landscape and seascape photographers. Sponsored by Permajet. (P)
NOVEMBER 2017
02/11/17 Council meeting
07/11/17 Members’ Print Competition - Round 2. Judged by Monty Trent LRPS of Leeds Photographic Society. (P)
09/11/17 AV Group meeting
14/11/17 A visit from Sheffield-based professional photographer Jeremy Abrahams who photographs what he loves – the theatre. Jeremy’s talk is “How to be a Theatre Photographer”. (P D)
20/11/17 to
03/12/17
November 'Perspectives 2016' Exhibition. To be held in the Sheffield Winter Garden. (P)
21/11/17 The Sheffield round of our annual 3S’s Digital Competition between Sheffield, Shillington and Solihull Photographic Societies. Judged by Marilyn Roberts DPAGB BPE2 from Positive Image, YPU. (D)
28/11/17 A first visit from wildlife and landscape photographer Tesni Ward who will talk about the challenges of working abroad in “Developing Your Portfolio Worldwide”. (P D)
DECEMBER 2017
05/12/17 Our second Members’ Evening when Roger Moore and Gareth Morgan will show their work. (P D)
12/12/17 We get in the festive spirit by playing “Match a Picture” a fun digital game where three teams attempt to match images by imaginative links. (D)
14/12/17 AV Group meeting
19/12/17 CHRISTMAS BREAK
JANUARY 2018
09/01/18 The Ken Doney Trophy. Six digital images on your chosen theme, judged by all present on a knockout basis. (D)
11/01/18 AV Group meeting
16/01/18 Photography on a theme is the name of the game when club members are invited to show three images on this year’s theme chosen by our President of “Light”. (D)
Also Handing In Night for this season’s Annual Exhibition
18/01/18 Council meeting
23/01/18 Our own Erica Oram AFIAP CPAGB BPE2 will present her latest talk “Seeing Opportunity” in which Erica explains how she tries to take an open-minded and creative approach to make the most of limited photographic opportunities. (P D)
30/01/18 Members’ Print Competition - Round 3. Judged by Steve Myall EFIAP BPE4 from Keyworth Camera Club (P)
FEBRUARY 2018
06/02/18 Colin New provides a commentary on the accepted images from the 2017 London Salon exhibition. (D)
09/02/18 Our Annual Exhibition judge, Bob Dennis CPAGB,APAGB,AFIAP,BPE4 of Bebington Photographic Society, presents the yearly Exhibition lecture “Going Up In The World” at Greenhill Methodist Church, 7.45 pm for 8 pm. (D AV)
10/02/18 Judging of the Annual Exhibition at St Peters Church Hall, 9:30am to 1pm, followed by a pub lunch.
13/02/18 Christine Hodgson BAhons (photo) ARPS CPAGB of Normanton Camera Club on “Surrealism”. Christine discusses composition from a Surrealist point of view and will show some images based on the work of Dali. (D)
15/02/18 AV Group meeting
20/02/18 “8 for 10”. This popular evening gives us the chance to see the work of 8 of our members who will each show pictures for 10 minutes. (PD)
22/02/18 Council meeting
27/02/18 Geoff Hicks LRPS from Clay Cross Photographic Society tells us about “Phone Boxes and Other Projects”. Geoff’s talk focuses on the role of projects in his work and illustrates how projects can be used to give a narrative in a different way to the single image. (P D AV)
MARCH 2018
06/03/18 Members’ Print Competition - Round 4 Judged by Rob Hockney DPAGB BPE4 from North Cheshire Photographic Society. (P)
08/03/18 AV Group meeting
13/03/18 In the final Members’ Evening of this season two of our newer members, Mark Tomlinson and Mike Newman show their work. (P D)
16/03/18 to
26/03/18
Annual Exhibition at Sheffield Cathedral
20/03/18 “The AV Show”. The spotlight is on our AV Group in an evening of their Audio Visual presentations. (AV)
24/03/18 Inter Club Digital Knockout Competition at St Luke’s Church 7:15pm for 7:30pm. Invited clubs show their best digital images. Always an enjoyable evening and not to be missed. Judged by Gordon Jenkins APAGB from Chorley PS. (D)
27/03/18 Award winning landscape photographer Mark Littlejohn visits us for the first time. Mark is based on the edge of the Lake District and specialises in moody, atmospheric shots. (P)
29/03/18 Council meeting
APRIL 2018
03/04/18 EASTER BREAK
10/04/18 The current Yorkshire Photographic Union President, Alan Stopher CPAGB visits us to present his talk “An Evening with the YPU President” in which Alan will tell of his own photographic journey and also about the work of the YPU. (P D)
12/04/18 AV Group meeting
17/04/18 Professional photographer Doug Chinnery who is a leader for Light and Land photographic tours, presents his talk “Dare To Be Different” in which he asks us who we are taking pictures for and suggests ways to refresh our photography. Sponsored by Fotospeed (P D)
24/04/18 Our President, Past President and President Elect show a selection of prints that were not selected for the annual exhibition. (P)
MAY 2017
01/05/18 Annual General Meeting. In addition to the formal business of the AGM, Society Awards will be presented this evening, including trophies and certificates for the winning entries in the Annual Exhibition and Club Competitions. We will also be able to see the year’s successful prints. (P D)
A programme of summer walks and other events will be arranged. Details will be on the Outings page. All members welcome.