Programme of events for 2019-2020
28th (Wed) Welcome Back!
We welcome members old and new and look back at last season by reviewing images from the monthly competitions.
3rd Photographing Garden Birds
Bob Humphreys will give advice on how to set up to take photos of the visitors to our gardens. Bring your entries for the 1st monthly competition.
10th Tuesday Evening Outings
Bring along your images from our summer outings and we’ll see how others approached the same subjects.
17th From Camera to Ready to Show
George Hay shows what happens between him loading new pictures on to his computer and them being ready to view.
25th (Wed) New Members Evening
A chance to have your questions answered and learn how the club and external competitions work.
1st 1st Monthly Competition
John McGregor delivers his assessment and the results.
Bring your entries for the 2nd monthly competition.
8th Images from Grampian Eye 2019
Our chance to see how our entries compared to the others in this annual competition.
15th One Photo Challenge
Everyone was recently given the same images to work on. Show us how you post-processed them.
* Category 1 - your best “straight” versions of the images.
* Category 2 - unlimited manipulation of the images is permitted.
22nd Members Evening including the Slack Challenge
Bring along some images and speak about them. Successes, failures, how I made this, projects, things that don’t fit the competition categories – anything goes. We’ll also look back at the entries from last summer’s Slack Challenge.
27th (Sun) Field Trip - Autumn Outing
30th (Wed) 2nd Monthly Competition
Alan Gawthorpe delivers his assessment and the results.
Bring your entries for the 3rd monthly competition.
5th Malta - Neil Blair/George Hay
Two members who have both visited Malta show us how they each saw it differently.
12th SPF – Digital Images
We review the images which were successful in the 2018 SPF Digital Images portfolio
19th A-V Workshop and Selection for 3-way competition
A chance for A-V workers to show work in progress or completed sequences. The Club competes annually against Littlehampton and Caernarfon clubs. Each club submits 20 images and all 60 are judged at each club. The club with the best aggregate score wins. Please bring four PDI images to be considered for the Club’s submission.
24th Field Trip – Astro photography
27th (Wed) 3rd Monthly Competition
Kevin McIntosh delivers his assessment and the results.
Bring your entries for the 4th monthly competition.
3rd (Tue) Field trip - Marischal Square
7th 4th Monthly Competition
Ian McCurrach delivers his assessment and the results.
Bring your entries for the 5th monthly competition.
"Secret Santa" each member brings 2 digital images. Each is then passed on to other members who will assess them and deliver their assessments at the meeting in three weeks.
14th Grampian Eye Workshop
We consider what makes a picture more likely to do well in this competition.
21st Secret Santa Judging
Deliver your assessments on the Secret Santa images
26th (Sun) Field trip – Burn O’ Vat
29th (Wed)[*] Images for Grampian Eye
Rules as for projected digital image: 12 images per club
4th Rushden Open 2019
We look at the images from this prestigious salon.
Bring your entries for the Portfolio of the Year competition.
(Check programme for detailed rules)
6th (Thu) Field trip – Old Aberdeen
11th 5th Monthly Competition
Mike Hall delivers his assessment and the results
Bring your entries for the 6th monthly competition (the last one of the year)
18th SPF – Prints
We review the images which were successful in the 2018 SPF print portfolio
26th (Wed)[*] Entries & judging for:
* Joyce Russell Trophy (digital images)
* Contemporary Aberdeen.
* A-V Competition
3rd Folio and Salon Workshop
What does it take to get your photos accepted for various competitions?
10th 3-way Digital Image Competition
Our chance to see the results of the 3-way competition.
15th (Sun) Field trip - TBA
17th 6th Monthly Competition
Sandy Porter delivers his assessment and the results.
After a short bout of calculation the final standings in each of the sections will be announced.
24th Portfolio of the Year.
Neil Hodges delivers his assessment of the entries to our first portfolio competition. Whose name will be the first on the trophy?
1st (Wed)[*] Edwardian Travels No. 3 Holland, France and the Italian Lakes
The original show from the archives
7th SPF Folio Selection:
(Club entry is 6 digital images, 4 colour prints and 4 mono prints).
Your best results from the monthly competitions might guide your choice of entries but perhaps you’ve been keeping something even better in reserve?
12th (Sun) Field trip – TBA
21st Annual General Meeting.
Please attend this meeting and use it as an opportunity to air your opinions on the general running of your Club and choose the Management Committee for the coming season.
[*] note change of date from original programme