Programme

Jun
24
Thu
Online Competition – Action @ Peel Centre
Jun 24 @ 8:00 pm – 10:00 pm

We’re looking for images that capture the essence of action, such as sports images or fighting animals.

Each member can enter 2 images of their choice.

Please let Darren have the images (sized to 1400 x 1050 pixels as normal) by Sunday 20th June so he can enter them into the online competition software and allow people to score the images before the 18th.

Jul
1
Thu
David Keep – “Sports Images with Impact – moving beyond the record shot” @ Zoom - email darrenworthy@hotmail.com for more details
Jul 1 @ 8:00 pm – 10:00 pm

Sports images are very successful on the competition circuit as they almost guarantee an image with impact.  In this talk David will share his approach to gaining access, technical challenges on the day and post-processing.  Sports covered include; athletics, squash, tennis, cross-country horse jumping, white-water canoeing, speed skating, boxing and several more. 

Jul
15
Thu
Online Competition – Flora and Fauna @ Peel Centre
Jul 15 @ 8:00 pm – 10:00 pm

You may enter any image depicting photographs of non-human living creatures (fauna) or plants(flora). The photographs can include subjects that are wild, domesticated, captive, farmed or cultivated. The main subject of the photograph should be one or more plants and/or animals and the habitat is not restricted.

In terms of processing, adjustments to the image such as the exposure, contrast, colour balance, cropping and appropriate sharpening is allowed, so that the plants or animals are accurately represented as seen in the camera viewfinder. Minor removals of parts of the image which improve the accurate representation of the plants or animals are allowed. Additions to the original camera image are not allowed. In other words, by all means take out an offending twig or blade of grass etc but do not add extra animals, plants or replace the sky or other background.

Each member can enter 2 images of their choice.

Please let Darren have the images (sized to 1400 x 1050 pixels as normal) by Sunday 11th July so he can enter them into the online competition software and allow people to score the images before the 15th.

Jul
29
Thu
Socially distanced photographic trip to Monsal Dale @ Monsal Dale - Upper Dale car park
Jul 29 @ 7:00 pm – 10:00 pm

A socially distanced photographic walkabout around Monsal Dale, meet at Upperdale car park  – 7 pm start.

Bring your “super-stoppers” for the waterfall !

Aug
12
Thu
Socially distanced photographic walk at Chesterfield Canal @ Chesterfield Canal - Tapton Lock
Aug 12 @ 7:00 pm – 10:00 pm

A socially distanced photographic walkabout around Chesterfield Canal, meet at Tapton Lock – 7 pm start.

Aug
26
Thu
Socially distanced photographic walk to Higgar Tor @ Higgar Tor - Upper Burbage Bridge Car Park
Aug 26 @ 7:00 pm – 10:00 pm

A socially distanced photographic walkabout around Higgar Tor, meet at Burbage Car Park – 7 pm start. The heather should be at its peak by now.

Sep
23
Thu
Print Competition – Images of People @ Peel Centre
Sep 23 @ 8:00 pm – 10:00 pm

A person or people must be the main subject, therefore, a small figure in a landscape would not fit the title, nor would (for example) a photo of statues. Otherwise most treatments would be acceptable.

As always with print competitions, you can enter 2 colour and 2 monochrome images. Please bring your prints (maximum MOUNT size no greater than 40cm by 50cm) and pay your entry fee on the night.

Oct
14
Thu
Print Competition – Earthscape @ Peel Centre
Oct 14 @ 8:00 pm – 10:00 pm

This can be a landscape, seascape or urban landscape. People may be included but should not be the main focus of attention and should only be a minor part of the overall image.

As always with print competitions, you can enter 2 colour and 2 monochrome images. Please bring your prints (maximum MOUNT size no greater than 40cm by 50cm) and pay your entry fee on the night.

Nov
18
Thu
Open projected image of the year competition. @ Peel Centre
Nov 18 @ 8:00 pm – 10:00 pm

Judge TBC.

Members can enter three images, at a cost of 50p per image.

As always, images should be resized to 1400 pixels by 1050 and sent to Darren Worthy (with titles!) by the previous Sunday (14th November).

Pay for your images on the night.

Dec
9
Thu
Open print of the year competition @ Peel Centre
Dec 9 @ 8:00 pm – 10:00 pm

Our Open Print of the Year competition – judge TBC.

You can enter three images into the competition.

As with all print competitions, the maximum mount size is 40 cm x 50 cm.

Image titles should be sent to Darren Worthy by the Sunday before the event (5th December).

Pay your 50p entry fee per picture on the night.