Summer fleetingly reached the Hope Valley, thus members arrived in sunshine to view the AVs, DP images and prints presented by our speakers Judy Smith LRPS, DPAGB, BPE3* and Mike Smith – both members and past Presidents of Sheffield Photographic Society.
Before the presentation our Chairman, Kate Brown, announced that next year’s annual competition will cover the ‘General’ category and the 2017 category of ‘Small prints’ (with a maximum size of 75 square centimetres).
Further details, including the monochrome section for the 2017 Denis Thorpe Prize will be given later. Kate recommended that the small prints should be mounted on card. I’ll give a demonstration on cutting and mounting small prints on cards during a meeting early next year, OR your prints could be mounted for a cost of £2.50 – £3.50 per print by Joan & George Stewardson at The Old Chapel, Thornhill, Hope Valley.
Ray offered to give free lessons on the basics of photography to less experienced members – with a maximum of three members at a time. Contact Ray if you’d like to learn more about basic photography and using your camera.
Keith announced that St Peter’s church had donated £25 to the club in recognition of the part our club played in displaying panels with our 2016 competition prints, in the church, during Wakes Week.
I announced that Judy & Mike Smith had kindly declined payment for their AV and DPI presentation, in recognition of all of the work that Kate & Keith Brown had played over the years for Sheffield Photographic Society. Which brings me onto the highlight of the evening – Judy & Mike’s presentation: Mike & Judy presented a mixture of Audio Visual presentations and a selection of digitally projected images on various themes. Including their visit to Yellowstone National Park in wintertime and the herd of elephants currently on display all over Sheffield.
After the presentation Roger Moore gave a vote of thanks, remarking how much he and other members had enjoyed the evening. Roger hoped that Judy & Mike will return one evening in the not too distant future, to make another presentation of their work. The loud applause from members confirmed how much everyone had enjoyed the evening.