Synopsis of 12th October 2022 meeting

The evening started with our 2022 Chairman Keith introducing our own member – Nick Chalkley, who showed photographs taken on his iPhone camera.

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After the break we showed the winning photographs from the 2022 N&EMPF PDI section.

As expected these were of a very high standard and it was a shame that we didn’t have time to show all the images where we could have seen a greater variety of subjects.The award for the most successful entrant (who had 9 acceptances, including 5 awards) was given to a lady with an outstanding talent in producing “Photo Art” portraits. Her inspiration comes from mystical stories – a great deal of time is spent in Photoshop combining photographs, objects and the artistic use of brushes to produce stunning photographs. These are not to everybody’s taste but one can’t help admiring them.

And now for the notices – apologies there is a long list! 

Portrait Night – Monday 17th October with Graham Currey

Members who are attending please arrive any time after 7 pm for a 7 30 start. No equipment is needed, only your cameras and a short/medium telephoto or standard lens. No tripods are needed as Graham prefers to work without them£15 per person.

Outdoor Portraits in Castleton – Victorian/ Edwardian Theme. Sunday November 13th – 1 pm to 4 pm. Meeting place to be decided

Together with Gareth Morgan we have organised what should be a very enjoyable late autumn outdoor photographic event in Castleton. Two friends of Gareth’s, Lynda and Dean, are actors/models who have done several sessions for Sheffield P.S. They dress in a variety of costumes and after discussions with them we have decided that dressing in Victorian/Edwardian costumes and choosing suitable locations in Castleton would provide an ideal photographic opportunity. Keith, along with Gareth; Lynda and Dean visited Castleton to look around and we have decided on three locations within the village:1. The beautiful tree lined driveway to Goosehill Hall – the owners, John and Helen Whitfield have agreed to let us use their driveway.2. Pathway towards Peak Cavern.3. St Edmunds churchyard. If we can get the interest of a minimum of 12 people the cost will be £10 each to cover Lynda and Dean’s expenses.

Unwanted Darkroom Equipment

Christine Ord has a friend who would like to do some developing and printing in the darkroom. If any of you have darkroom equipment that you would like to pass on please contact Christine or myself and I will pass on a message – thank you.

Photographs of Autumn

St Edmund’s Church in Castleton would like to put on a small display of autumn photographs as part of their Harvest Festival service on Sunday 23rd October. If you have any suitable prints of autumn please give them to either Margaret Drabble or me by Friday 21st – thank you.

Christmas Dinner 

Our Christmas Dinner has been arranged for Thursday December 8th at The George Hotel, Hathersage – 7.30 for 8pm. We have been offered an excellent three course menu at £32.50 and we have the use of a private room. Thank you to Ian Ord who has done a lot of work in organising this – for further information or to book a place, please contact Ian O.

Theme for 2023 Exhibition

The Committee have agreed that the theme for next year’s exhibition will be “The Beatles and Beyond” Your photograph should illustrate the title of a Beatles song or any song by the four individual members as solo artists. It should give you a bit of fun; using your imagination, and both myself and the judge, Ashley Franklin, will be delighted to see what you come up with

Videoing meetings

We are continuing to experiment with producing a video of the meetings which can be viewed later but preserving copyright of the presentation. 

Thank you to Paul Hatt, who has been videoing our recent meetings and is using this to investigate how to make further meetings available with good images and particularly sound.