JPS MEETINGS PROGRAMME 2020/2021

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August 2020

Lockdown Challenge Six

August 19 @ 8:00 pm - 9:30 pm
Zoom Video Conference

Our last Lockdown Challenge of the Summer was on the theme of "BLACK & WHITE" Join us tonight via Zoom to take a look at all the entries and vote for your favourites.

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September 2020

Welcome Night

September 2 @ 8:00 pm - 9:30 pm
Zoom Video Conference, Login Details will be provided to Registered Club Members, 24 hours prior to the event via email.

Welcome back to members from last year, and welcome also to new members. Tonight we will be running through the new programme and how it's going to work in these awkward times.
And for a bit of fun, we will have a live quiz for you - based on photography, but definitely light-hearted.

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Peak District Day Trip

September 3
Peak District

Following our successful visit earlier this year, we are planning this return day trip to the Hathersage area in Derbyshire, to catch the heather in blossom.

In line with Covid-19 restrictions group size will be limited to six, and members will need to make their own travel arrangements. Further details will be provided once we have an idea of who is interested. 

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Landmark Event – Chesterton Windmill

September 9 @ 8:00 pm - 9:30 pm
Zoom Video Conference, Login Details will be provided to Registered Club Members, 24 hours prior to the event via email.

All of us have been to Chesterton Windmill - probably on many occasions. So how many different ways are there to capture this iconic landmark? This evening we will be sharing shots from this local landmark, discussing the myriad of viewpoints and enjoying a feast of lovely photography. We will be calling for submissions nearer the time.

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Annual Exhibition

September 16 @ 8:00 pm - 9:30 pm
Zoom Video Conference, Login Details will be provided to Registered Club Members, 24 hours prior to the event via email.

Even though we hold regular competitions, most of us have many beautiful images that never see the light of day. Here is an opportunity to put some of your favourites into an online exhibition. Tonight we will launch the exhibition and provide members the opportunity to talk about their images, and for everyone to enjoy a diversity of themes and approaches. During August you will be asked to submit 5 of your personal favourites for inclusion in this show. They…

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Studio & Portrait Photography

September 23 @ 8:00 pm - 9:30 pm
Zoom Video Conference, Login Details will be provided to Registered Club Members, 24 hours prior to the event via email.

JPS regularly create studio and portrait sessions in the clubhouse using our studio lighting setup. Shooting in this environment can be can be quite difficult for novice and more experienced members alike. The purpose of this evening is to share some of the images that have been taken during at least one of our recent sessions, to gain an insight into some of the myriad of alternative set ups that are possible. A short discussion on camera settings and how…

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Guest Speakers – Robert & Sharon Jones

September 30 @ 8:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Zoom Video Conference, Login Details will be provided to Registered Club Members, 24 hours prior to the event via email.

Our Guest Speakers tonight are Robert and Sharon Jones, with a talk entitled: The Art of Composite Photography Robert and Sharon are based in North Wales with their own home studio and surrounded by one of the most photogenic landscapes in the UK. "Although we are comfortable with many genres of photography, we are perhaps best known for combining our studio work with the waterfalls, lakes, castles, mountains and beaches that are a short drive from our home. We both…

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October 2020

Merit Competition Round 1

October 7 @ 8:00 pm - 9:30 pm
Zoom Video Conference, Login Details will be provided to Registered Club Members, 24 hours prior to the event via email.

The first round of our Annual Merit Competition. Members will be asked to submit up to 2 dpi (digital photographic images) on any subject. The only provisos being they must have been taken within the last two years, and not been in one of our competitions before. Additionally one image can be submitted into the "Fun Set Subject" category, the theme being decided at the start of the season, and these images must be taken in the period up to…

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Mercia Group Lecture – Justin Minns

October 14 @ 8:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Zoom Video Conference, Login Details will be provided to Registered Club Members, 24 hours prior to the event via email.

Justin Minns is an award winning professional landscape photographer, best known for his atmospheric images of East Anglia. His clients include the National Trust and English Heritage and he is a brand ambassador for LEE Filters. An accomplished writer and tutor, Justin is author of the guidebook, Photographing East Anglia, and he runs photography workshop all over the world. His talk tonight, "A learning curve" aims to pass along some of the things he has learnt during his time as…

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The Benefits of Post Processing

October 21 @ 8:00 pm - 9:30 pm
Zoom Video Conference, Login Details will be provided to Registered Club Members, 24 hours prior to the event via email.

There are many opportunities to improve images by post-processing. This is particularly true if you are using RAW camera output. This evening we will run through some of the top ten techniques for refining your images. If you have any specific questions you would like covered then do please mail us before the event.

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Members’ Lecturettes

October 28 @ 8:00 pm - 9:30 pm
Zoom Video Conference, Login Details will be provided to Registered Club Members, 24 hours prior to the event via email.

Share with us photographs on one of your favourite topics. Short (15 minutes or so) "lecturettes" by members have, in the past, provided unusual and fascinating insights into members' hobbies, adventures, holidays or just particular styles. We have had them on subjects as diverse as Ice Hockey, Cities, British Landscapes, Motorsport, Trains, and Weird (?). Every talk is different and all produce interest and learning points.

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November 2020

Annual Awards 2020

November 4 @ 8:00 pm - 9:30 pm
Zoom Video Conference, Login Details will be provided to Registered Club Members, 24 hours prior to the event via email.

A look at some of the best photographs from last year and some recognition for our award winning photographers. The trophies can wait until we are back to some form of normal but each winner will be receiving their certificates in the post and we get the opportunity to give them a well deserved clap.

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PAGB DPI Roadshow

November 11 @ 8:00 pm - 9:30 pm
Zoom Video Conference, Login Details will be provided to Registered Club Members, 24 hours prior to the event via email. + Google Map

The Photographic Alliance of Great Britain (PAGB) runs a number of respected national competitions. This evening's presentation will comprise a run through of many of the winning images from last season's mono print competition. We will have the opportunity to view and discuss what makes them competition winners, and also decide if we agree with the judges! So sit back and just enjoy the show.

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Mercia Group Lecture – Ralph Duckett

November 18 @ 8:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Zoom Video Conference
£3.00

Tonight's Mercia Group Lecture is hosted by Grange P. S. Tickets can be purchased via the link below: "An Evening with Ralph"   Ralph has lived all of his life near Burton on Trent, Staffordshire, England and has been a keen photographer since a small boy. He joined his local camera club, Burton on Trent Photographic Society, where he was advised to learn the craft of darkroom printing and has gone on from strength to strength. He is a prolific…

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Creative Project Review

November 25 @ 8:00 pm - 9:30 pm
Zoom Video Conference, Login Details will be provided to Registered Club Members, 24 hours prior to the event via email.

Our "CREATIVE PROJECT" for 2020/21 was launched during the first meeting in September.

The Theme for this year's Project is "NATURAL ABSTRACT".

Join us tonight for a review of progress so far.

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