Programme for 2018/19 season
Opening Night. Committee presentations – Exhibition of talent and resources available – programme ahead.
Introduction to photography – basics – exposure triangle – Talk and practical – various stations setup – “Mentors introduced” Matthew Canning to start.
Members as models – First third basics then simple lighting setups –with Matthew Canning
Resizing and preparation of image for print and PDI and mounting demo with Michael Byrne
NIPA ROUND 1 Open Theme with Judge Terry McCreesh
Printing with Michael Byrne – Colour profiling with Lionel Mitchell
GUEST SPEAKER Paul Hanley and his personal processing workflow
FIRST HALF with Kate Thompson on Filters and examples of their use – CRITIQUE SECOND HALF
NIPA ROUND 2 Open Theme with Judge Billy Leahey
MEMBER DRIVEN EVENING – NIK Software and Lightroom/Photoshop Masterclass by Brian Maguire
GUEST SPEAKER – Nigel Fleming and studio lighting demonstrations.
Studio night with professional models.
GUEST SPEAKER- Ross McKelvey and processing to get the most from your images.
Introduction to Macro Kevin Vernon – Practical to follow
GUEST SPEAKER John Hooton and his fantastic Landscape images
No Meeting – Christmas Break
No Meeting – Christmas Break
NIPA ROUND 3 – THEMED ROUND - Photographs that illustrate a book or song title with Judge Donal McCann
MEMBER DRIVEN EVENING with Lionel Mitchell on Mono Processing - Why, When and How. Not just a practical demo but also a discussion on monochrome photography.
GUEST SPEAKER - Hugh Russell discusses and illustrates Photojournalism.
First half with Mark Overall on the many types of lenses and how to use them – CRITIQUE SECOND HALF
NIPA ROUND 4 Open Round with Judge Hugh Russell
GUEST SPEAKER – Christopher Barr on his very personal take on Documentary photography
BIG PRINT COMPETITION
1). Prints only, colour or mono. No limit to number of individual entries
2) Must be mounted, using a 50x40cm mount. This is to fit our exhibition frames.
3) Image size is up to you, within the mount constraint. Please note mounts purchased from BPIC have an aperture for an A3 print.
4) All entries must have a title and authors name
5) All entrants must upload a pdi of their entry.
First half with Vivienne Beck and her Wildlife hints and tips – CRITIQUE SECOND HALF
NIPA ROUND 5 Themed Round Photojournalism. Judged by Hugh Rooney.
5 IMAGE PANEL COMPETITION
Five images, colour and /or mono, can be mixed, mounted in normal mount 40x30cm.
Use a variety of photographic skills, subjects etc.
Panel should must sit together as a balanced cohesive set of images: this does not mean a theme must be used. It is the same requirement as RPS and IPF distinctions use. No one image should stand out.
Presentation of Images Selected for Westcourt Print Challenge and Tower Gallery — AND — Mentoring Programme Competition.
POTY ROUND 1 NOVICE AND ADVANCED PDI ROUND– OPEN THEME with Judge Judith Kimber
Guest Speaker – Pawel Zygmunt and his personal take on landscape photography.
Print Challenge with Westcourt Camera Club
Guest Speaker – Renowned Macrophotographer Chris Connolly on his work and how to recreate some of his iconic images
POTY NOVICE FINAL PRINT ROUND – OPEN THEME with Judge Brian Maguire
No Meeting – Easter Break
POTY ADVANCED FINAL – PRINT OPEN THEME with Judge Darren Brown
OUTINGS COMPETITION – NOVICE ONLY PDI AND PRINT with Judge Matthew Canning
Annual General Meeting – all members to attend
Planning Night – Planning for 2019/20 season
Annual Dinner & Prize-giving
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