Synopsis of November 10th ‘Beat the Clock’ evening

Keith, our 2020 Chair opened the evening, giving various announcements (shown after the images below). Keith introduced the eight members who gave their ‘Beat the Clock’ presentations – restricted to ten minutes per presentation. We were treated to 8 presentations from our members providing a variety of photographic interests. A selection from the images presented by Margaret Drabble, Jeanette & Ian Holmes, Ray Fowler, Joan Clough, Wayne Hallam, Keith Brown and Ann Smith are shown below. Click onto any image if you would like to see it in greater details.

Portrait Night – Monday 17th October with Graham Currey

We were joined by members of Sheffield PS for what was one of the most unique portrait evenings we have ever attended. Graham was an excellent model, with three costume changes. Graham also provided all the lighting, backcloths and still had time for each photographer; examining our images and giving us advice on how to improve the photograph .For those people who attended it was an unforgettable night and one we will do again.

Outdoor Portraits in Castleton – Edwardian Theme. Sunday November 13th

This was the second of our two Portrait events this time outdoors in Castleton and once again we were joined by our Sheffield PS friends. The event was facilitated by Gareth Morgan who introduced us to Lynda and Dean – both are actors and models who dressed in Edwardian costumes which looked stunning against autumn colours.

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 and if you would like to join us please contact Ian as soon as possible.

Castleton Christmas Tree Festival – Saturday 19th November

If you are in Castleton in the run up to Christmas I can recommend a visit to St Edmunds Church to see and photograph their beautiful display of sparkling Christmas trees.Once again we have been invited to decorate a Christmas tree and thank you to Margaret Drabble for organising and decorating our tree.

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

20th Anniversary Celebration

Next year we will be celebrating 20 years since the formation of our society. To commemorate this event we will reserve a night on the programme and also we are planning to create a Multi YearBook covering the 20 years. Ian Ord has archive images going back to 2013/2014 but we would be very grateful if you could look through your own archives to see if you have any photographs from the earlier years; these could be: prize winning images or particularly social events. If you have any suitable images please contact Ian Ord, Ray Fowler or Keith Brown

Thursday January 12th

The next meeting will be our Christmas Dinner and the first meeting in January will be presentations from our own members – Paul Hatt & Robert Nicklin. Please note that we have moved the AGM to February2023 to ease pressure on the administration and preparation for the AGM following the Christmas and New Year celebrations.