Programme 2018/2019

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(P – Prints, D – Digital, AV – Audio Visual)
All Tuesday evening meetings start at 7.55pm prompt

Links to judges'/lecturers' web pages appear in red

04/09/18 President's Evening. Our President, Jim Charlton, starts the new season with "An Evening with Jim". (DP)
11/09/18 Wildlife and landscape photographer Paul Miguel will showcase the fascination of Serbia in his new talk "Wildlife and Landscape of Serbia". (D)
18/09/18 Summer Outings and Theme. It’s half an evening each this season for these two favourites. We will show our images from the summer outings in the first half and in the second half our theme is “Power”. (D)
25/09/18 A commercial photographer based in the Peak District, Howard Pratt LRPS from Chesterfield PS, tell us about “My Approach to Landscape Photography”. DP)
27/09/18 Council meeting
02/10/18 Members’ Print Competition - Round 1. Judged by Brian Law ARPS CPAGB from Macclesfield CC. (P)
09/10/18 In the first of this season’s Members’ Evenings, two of our members, Peter Mason and Keith Lord will entertain us with a varied selection of images and possibly some video. (P D AV)
11/10/18 AV Group meeting
16/10/18 Our own Colin New shows us his latest work in “Going North – Iceland and the Faroe Islands”. Colin is sponsored by Fotospeed. (DP)
23/10/18 A visit from Ray Brammall ARPS DPAGB APAGB EFIAP of Doncaster PS with his talk “All Kinds Of Everything”. (P)
Thursday 25/10/18 Terry Donnelly FRPS FSWPP FBPE MPAGB EFIAP. Terry is an accredited Premier League photographer and will talk about his photography and use of Sony mirrorless cameras, explaining the technological advancements made with plenty of examples. Terry will also show images he has used for distinction awards and personal projects.
The venue is Greenhill Methodist Church, 7.15pm for 7.30pm.
This is a Sony sponsored event so there will be an expert from Sony and a staff member from Jessops in attendance.
30/10/18 A first visit to SPS by naturalist and photographer Bob Brind-Surch who runs safaris to East Africa through his company Natures Photos. Bob will give us his talk on “Macro Photography”. (DP)
06/11/18 Members’ Print Competition - Round 2. Judged by Stephen Dean LRPS of Pontefract Camera Club. P
08/11/18 AV Group meeting
13/11/18 A visit from Tony Worobiec FRPS to give his lecture “Fragments of an American Dream”. Tony is an acclaimed photographer and author and a founder member of the Arena group of photographers. (DP)
15/11/18 Council meeting
Monday 19/11/18 to
Sunday 02/12/18
November 'Perspectives 14' Exhibition. Our yearly Exhibition of members' prints in the Sheffield Winter Garden. (P)
20/11/18 The Sheffield round of our annual 3S’s Digital Competition between Sheffield, Shillington and Solihull Photographic Societies. Judged by Peter W Cheetham APAGB Hon PAGB from Long Eaton Camera Club. (D)
27/11/18 Our second Members’ Evening when Richard Hall LRPS CPAGB and Linda Jackson will show their work. (DP)
04/12/18 Yorkshire based professional photographer Martin Priestley will present a general talk on his landscape work and what inspires him. (D)
11/12/18 We get in the festive spirit by playing “Match a Picture” a fun digital game where three teams attempt to match images by imaginative links. (D)
13/12/18 AV Group meeting
08/01/19 The Ken Doney Trophy. Six digital images on your chosen theme, judged by all present on a knockout basis. (D)
10/01/19 AV Group meeting
15/01/19 Our own Colin New provides a commentary on the accepted images from the 2018 London Salon Exhibition. (D)
N.B. Handing in night for this Season’s Annual Exhibition
17/01/19 Council meeting
22/01/19 Wildlife photographer Mike Watson visits us to talk about “Wildlife Photography Techniques” concentrating on field craft rather than post processing. Mike is a tour leader for Wild Images. (D)
29/01/19 Members’ Print Competition - Round 3. Postponed due to bad weather (P)
05/02/19 Fine art black and white photographer Dave Butcher pays us a return visit to give his latest lecture on darkroom prints, “City Light” (P)
08/02/19 A double act this year as our Annual Exhibition judges are Peter Brisley ARPS DPAGB BPE 1 and Sue O’Connell ARPS DPAGB EFIAP/p BPE5* from Bristol PS. Tonight they give us their talk “Travels Towards The Edge” at Greenhill Methodist Church, 7.45 pm for 8 pm. Peter and Sue are Fotospeed lecturers. (DP)
09/02/19 Judging of the Annual Exhibition at St Peter's Church Hall, 9:30am to 1pm, followed by a pub lunch.
12/02/19 An award winning professional wildlife photographer based in Scarborough, Steve Race, will talk about “Yorkshire Coast Nature”. (D)
14/02/19 AV Group meeting
19/02/19 “8 for 10”. This popular evening gives us the chance to see the work of 8 of our members who will each show pictures for 10 minutes. (DP)
21/02/19 Council meeting
26/02/19 Our final Members’ Evening this season features John Beadman and Stuart Davies. (DP)
MARCH 2019
05/03/19 Pro street photographer Brian Lloyd Ducket of Streetsnappers explains how to be a confident street photographer. (D)
12/03/19 Members’ Print Competition - Round 3. Judged by Robert Helliwell ARPS from York. (P)
14/03/19 AV Group meeting
19/03/19 Sheffield-based freelance lifestyle photographer Danielle Richardson will tell us about her own personal approach to this style of photography with “Breaking the Mould of Kids Photography – Please Don’t Smile” (D)
Friday 22/03/19 to
Sunday 01/04/19
Annual Exhibition at Sheffield Cathedral (Provisional dates to be confirmed).
23/03/19 Inter Club Digital Knockout Competition at St Luke’s Church 6:45pm for 7:00pm. Invited clubs show their best digital images. Always an enjoyable evening and not to be missed. Judged by Christine Widdall MPAGB EFIAP FBPE from Oldham PS. Christine is a Permajet Lecturer. (D)
26/03/19 The AV Show”. The spotlight is on our AV Group in an evening of their Audio Visual presentations. (AV)
APRIL 2019
02/04/19 Monty Trent LRPS from Leeds PS tells us about “The Road less Travelled – Confessions of a Tick Box Refusenik”
04/04/19 Council meeting
09/04/19 Carol McNiven Young FRPS CPAGB BPE2* gives us “Total Immersion” in which she talks about the inspiration and preparation for her FRPS Panel and her photographic ‘journey” from beginner to Fellowship over the last 5 years.(DP)
11/04/18 AV Group meeting
16/04/19 Digital black and white specialist Andy Beel FRPS shares insights and perspectives on the taking and making of “The Digital Monochrome Print”. (DP)
30/04/19 Members' Print Comp Round 4, judge Christine Hodgson BA(Phot.) ARPS CPAGB (P)
MAY 2019
07/05/19 Annual General Meeting. In addition to the formal business of the AGM, Society Awards will be presented this evening, including trophies and certificates for the winning entries in the Annual Exhibition and Club Competitions. We will also be able to see the year’s successful prints. (P D)
A programme of summer walks and other events will be arranged. Details will be on the Outings page. All members welcome.