South Wales Photo Break 2019

An intrepid group of 9 club members made their way down to Pembrokeshire in early November to meet up at the Lovesgrove B&B for a short photographic break. What a great choice the Lovesgrove turned out to be for our base. Super rooms and the owner, ex policeman John Kilcoyne, is a larger than life…

Light Painting with Tunnel Vision!

Back in October, a hardy group of members met up one evening at a dark, wet and cold car park on the Monsal Trail at Millers Dale. Other than us, there weren’t many folk around, but we were there to meet Stephen Elliott and Andrew Mycock. After some quick introductions, we headed off down the…

Getting gothic with Heather Burns

In November, we welcomed Heather Burns to the club for an evening of gothic imagery. We’d seen some of her images on her website beforehand – but we were quite unprepared for what Heather would show us at our club night. Heather began by sharing some of her photographic journey with us. It became very…

Autumn Colours on Facebook

    October is well known for its distinctive autumn colour – so it should come as no surprise that we should have chosen that as our Facebook theme for the month. Enjoy!  

October Review with Paul Mellor

For our October meeting we were joined by local professional photographer Paul Mellor who reviewed our images on the subject of ‘Exercise’ and an open subject image. I have to say that our overall standard for the evenings meeting was outstanding, and it was clear that Paul agreed. He provided us with positive and constructive…

Derby Cathedral Visits

We’ve had a busy month at the Derby Cathedral in September. First of all we had the private club visit to the Cathedral organised by Dave King. An amazing evening with unrestricted access to all parts of the Cathedral topped off with a trip up the tower to view the City by night and we…

Summer Stunner – Our Summer Break Pics

For our first meeting of the 2019-2020 season we enjoyed reviewing a collection of images taken by our members over the summer break. And although butterflies featured significantly, we were treated to a wide variety of stunning images. So here they are again – enjoy! As a follow on from our last meeting of the…

Macro with Marlies – Part 2

Well our evening with Marlies and her creepy crawlies proved to be an interesting challenge. Macro with live subjects requires patience and a chunk of good luck. Fortunately our members were up to the challenge and we’ve got some great images to prove it!  

Macro with Marliese

Lots of our members said in the past that they wanted to have a go at macro and close-up photography, particularly featuring ‘live’ subjects, such as insects. You’ll not be too surprised to hear that among the things you need to do that are 1) a macro facility for your camera, be it a macro…

Project 111 – Our May Practical

At our May meeting, we held a Project 111 session, sending members into the depths of Ockbrook to capture something different or objects in a different way. Project 111 is where we give members 1 hour to shoot 1 subject (or use one technique) and to submit 1 image at the end of that hour…