Latest Club News
2023/24 Season Starts
On Friday 15th September evening we held our opening night of the new season.
This began with a detailed run through, given by the Club Chairperson, of the upcoming speakers, practical evenings, competitions and members evenings coming up this year. There then followed a brief run through of the Projects Group and Distinctions Groups for the new members who joined us on the evening. The remainder of the night was a casual social time spent chatting with new and existing members.
It looks like it's going to be another fantastic year for the club.
Come along and join us, Friday evenings, 7.15pm, Mary's Place, Burton Street.
Christmas Market Stall
Sunday 4th December 2022
MMPS are please to announce that we will be joining Melton Christmas Markets on Sunday, 4th Dec with our own stall.
As part of our drive to raise the profile of the club and encourage more people to take interest in photography we are hosting a stall at the Christmas Market.
Melton Christmas Market runs from 2nd - 4th December.
MMPS Photographic Exhibition
We currently have an exhibition of members photographs in the Bell Centre. We have joined Melton Mowbray Art Group, who have kindly let us share this space with them.
The exhibition is on for 1 week and runs from 6 – 12 November.
Old post office / Furniture store - Bell Centre
Laura Pilon has a photo featured in Outdoor Photography Magazine
We would like to congratulate Laura who has had one of her photos featured in the latest edition of Outdoor Photography Magazine.
Magazine, issue 286
The magazine feature is called “if you only do one thing this month” and the subject was “local landscapes”.
While walking in woodland close to my home in Leicestershire, I had spotted a pair of trees whose trunks & lower branches mirrored each other. Because the location is only a few minutes from home, I decided to visit it when conditions were optimal. When I woke up on a foggy morning, I was able to grab my camera and get there in time to capture this image.
Canon 6D with 17-40mm lens
ISO400, 1/40sec at f/8, tripod
Congratulations to Barry Chidlow
We would like to congratulate Barry who recently won a competition in Canon EOS Magazine.
Canon EOS R with a Canon RF
24-105 f4 IS USM Lens.
Taken at 105 mm / ISO 100 /
f11 / Shutter .3 sec
The competition was in the Canon EOS Magazine. It is called the reader’s challenge. In the last quarters edition, it was called “Tools of the Trade” in whatever way you wanted to portray them. In the previous quarter there was an article by an American photographer called Glen McClure, www.glenmcclure.com who during lock down wanted to do something different. He chose vintage tools and that was the inspiration for me to have ago.
I had a collection of tools some belonged to my father and some I borrowed. I set about by creating a DIY studio in my garage, using three lights, a step ladder, a hand painted background (painted by my three grandchildren the day before the shoot) a piece of Yew from my workshop, clips, some string, some fishing line, my tripod and my camera. In all I shot about 100 assorted images. Using different lighting, set ups and tools. In the end with a strong feeling of connection and nostalgia I choose the image of my father’s square and screwdriver. Edited a little in Lightroom and Photoshop.
2022-23 Season has started
We had a very successful open evening on Friday 16th September. Attendance was really good for our opening night with many new faces joining us to see what the club is all about.
The committee have put a lot of work over the summer raising the profile of
the club this season and it has certainly paid off.
Adam gave us a great presentation on the season upcoming events with contributions from Nicol, Matt, Ian & Laura. And of course big thanks to all the others who helped out on the night, especially Judy who provided us with a lovely Lemon drizzle cake to have with our Coffee & Teas.
We already have a few new members joining this season and hopefully some of the people who came will also join us.
If you didn't manage to make the evening and are still interested, you are very welcome to join us at any time.
The news season starts Friday 16th September 2022
2022/23 season programme has been confirmed.
We will be revealing the full programme on the opening night of the new season, 16th September 2022.
If you are interested in joining us why not come along to see what we are about. We are happy for people to come up to 3 times for free before joining.