JPS MEETINGS PROGRAMME 2020/2021

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September 2020

Peak District Day Trip

3rd September 2020
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

9th September 2020 @ 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

16th September 2020 @ 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

23rd September 2020 @ 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

30th September 2020 @ 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

7th October 2020 @ 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

14th October 2020 @ 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

21st October 2020 @ 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

28th October 2020 @ 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

4th November 2020 @ 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

11th November 2020 @ 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

18th November 2020 @ 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

25th November 2020 @ 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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December 2020

Merit Competition Round 2

2nd December 2020 @ 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 Second 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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Guest Speaker – Tracey Lund

9th December 2020 @ 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.

Tonight we welcome Tracey Lund, with a talk about her passion for "Wildlife Photography" Tracey is an amateur photographer from Hull. She specialises in wildlife, and in her spare time she has travelled the world in pursuit of her passion for capturing the magic of being in the field observing wildlife. “There is nothing I love doing more, and I try hard to show that passion through my images”. In this talk she will show images taken in Alaska, Canada,…

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Party Night

16th December 2020 @ 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 meeting this evening will be a fun session, given we don't expect to be able to have our usual Christmas Meal together. Quiz, chat and humorous images to round off 2020 and a look forward to a more  "normal" 2021.

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January 2021

JPS does Derbyshire

January 6 @ 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.

Over the last year, JPS have organised several trips to the Peak District. Tonight members can share their images, and discuss the motivation and technical background to their shots. Members will be asked for a handful of their favourite images, to be sent in by email - details will appear in the weekly newsletter nearer the time.

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Mercia Group Lecture – David Boag

January 13 @ 8:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Zoom Video Conference
£3.00

Tonight's Mercia Group Lecture is hosted by Bedworth & Exhall Camera Club. Tickets are available via the link below: "The World of a Wildlife Photographer" DAVID BOAG - WILDLIFE PHOTOGRAPHER, AUTHOR AND LECTURER David is a wildlife photographer and the author/photographer of 18 published books. His first book ‘The Kingfisher’ was published in 1982 and contained a wealth of unique photographs illustrating the life of this remarkable bird. His next book was about another spectacular bird, and ‘The Atlantic Puffin’…

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JPS Merit Competition Round Three

January 20 @ 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 Third 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  decided at the previous round is "IN MOTION", so these images must be taken after theme selection. The images…

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Members’ Lecturettes

January 27 @ 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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February 2021

Camera Techniques

February 3 @ 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 get creative with a camera. Tonight we will explore several techniques, to give members an insight into the possibilities offered by the processes.

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JPS Panel Competition

February 10 @ 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.

This week is our Annual Panel Competition; this year for DPI only. Panels require a set of 3 images that work as a group, on any subject. This will be judged online by an external judge. You can enter a maximum of 2 panels. You can see previous winning panels and the entry rules via the links below:      

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Post Processing Challenge

February 17 @ 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.

Each one of us makes different interpretations of a scene, when we take photographs and when we tweak them later. A light hearted but interesting evening where members will be asked to submit some images for others to post-process. We will then be able to look at the results and see the variations that can be achieved, or just the recovery of difficult images. Image requests will be sent out in the weekly newsletter nearer the time.

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Mercia Group Lecture – Jane Goodall

February 24 @ 8:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Zoom Video Conference
£3.00

Tonight's Mercia Group talk is hosted by Coventry P. S. "The Beautiful Light" by Jane Goodall Join us to find out how Jane works the light for maximum effect and considers perspective and visual cues to make successful landscape images. Jane will be showing you her essential kit for a landscape photographer, some of which might surprise you. See how she uses the latest ‘online’ and smartphone applications to aid in image making and optimise her choice of landscape locations.…

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March 2021

Monochrome

March 3 @ 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 long standing favourite technique for increasing focus on shapes, shadows and subjects. Monochrome, usually black and white, can be a very powerful means to put across your story. Tonight we will share and discuss members' and professional images with a view to exploring "What makes a good Monochrome Image". Nearer the time members will be invited to submit some of their favourites.

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Creativity Project

March 10 @ 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.

Following the successful first review, this will be the final sharing of the Creativity Project prior to publication. 

Nearer the time members will be asked to submit and discuss their final image sets.

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Mercia Group Lecture – Nettie Edwards

March 17 @ 8:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Zoom Video Conference
£3.00

Tonight's Mercia Group talk is hosted by Jaguar P.S. “THE MAGIC BOX, AN INTRODUCTION TO SMARTPHONE PHOTOGRAPHY" Nettie Edwards is an internationally acclaimed photographer and artist and has a broad-ranging practice, blending early photographic processes with the latest photographic technology. She is most well known for her stunning, award-winning images shot on her iPhone. Based in Cheltenham, Nettie’s recent work has concentrated on experimenting with anthotypes, an image created using photosensitive material from plants. PURCHASE TICKET This event is an…

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JPS Merit Competition Round Four – The Final

March 24 @ 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 Fourth (and final) 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 previous round, and these images must be taken after theme selection at Merit…

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Members Lecurettes

March 31 @ 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. This week we are encouraging our female members to share their stories.

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April 2021

Newcomers Competition

April 7 @ 8:00 pm - 10:00 pm

Open to all members, who have not previously won a JPS Competition (before the start of the current season). No theme, just 4 DPI on any subject. 

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