The Nottingham Outlaws photographic society is an inspiring, friendly camera club based in the Church Hall at St James Church, Marshall Hill Dr, Mapperley.

There is a very informal and relaxed atmosphere to meetings and the varied programme includes inspiring lectures, practical evenings and monthly photographic competitions throughout the year.

Meetings are held throughout the year from 8-10pm almost every Thursday evening at the Church Hall at St James Church, Mapperley.

New members are always welcome. If you are interested in joining us then come along for a week or two before you make a decision. Take a look at the membership page for further details.

For more information on anything else please get in touch!

March Print Competition – Open and Themed

On 24th March we held our first Print competition of the year, at St James Church Centre, and we welcomed Dave Hollingsworth as our judge for the evening.

There were 33 entries in each of the open and themed (Monochrome) sections. Dave complimented the club on having a fine selection of images, covering a range of subjects. Which led to 12 images being held in the open section and 14 in the themed.

Scores of 17 were scored by 10 members with Nigel Stewart, Ray Andrews and Tabby having two photographs each. Lois Webb scored 18 for Weariness, as did Chris Houldsworth for Beached Boats, Malcolm Nabarro for Cosmos and Friend, John Young for both Fun for All and Strasbourg and Andy McDonald for Vanishing Point. Nigel Stewart scored 19 for Long Tailed Tit on Hawthorn Branch, as did Lester Woodward for Smoking, Lois Webb for Bee Wolf and Prey and Patrick Wallis for Goldeneye. Chris Houldsworth scored 20 for Broadchurch. The winner of the open section for the evening with 20 points was Lester Woodward with Parasol Girl.

The theme for this month was Monochrome. There were eleven scores of 17, with Tabby’s 3 entries all getting 17 points. Chris Houldsworth scored 18 with the Crossing at Wells Cathedral as did john Young with Fortified, Nigel Stewart with High & Dry and Wait for Me Daddy and Andy McDonald with Waiting for Punters. 19 was scored by Chris Houldsworth with Waiting, Lester Woodward with In the Curves and The Night Shops, Lois Webb with Drift Wrecks, and Malcolm Nabarro who scored 19 for all three of his pictures Time Out, Toward Ingleborough and Young Dreamer. John Young for Steaming In and Lois Webb for The Staircase Between were both awarded 20 points and the winner of the themed section being The Staircase Between by Lois.

A great collection of entries and many thanks to everyone who entered. Our thanks go to Dave for providing everyone with a good range of constructive comments.

New member wins trophy after only three months with the club.

It was great to see Andy McDonald win the 2021 David Cawthan Memorial Trophy (Print Competition) only 3 months after joining the Outlaws. Congratulations to Andy!!

This competition is held every year in memory of one of our founder members, and the aim of this competition is to show entrants overall competency in different genres of photography.

The Judge on the night Mr David Gibbins said that David Cawthan would have been very happy with the standard of all the entries.

If you are new to photography or just want to move your photography skills to the next level, then The Nottingham Outlaw Photographic Society is here to help and we would be pleased to meet you.

Members Images published on Riviera Travel Calendar

Congratulations to John Young, a respected member at Nottingham Outlaws Photographic Society for getting 2 images published in the calendar for Riviera Travel, the river cruise company They have used the images on the front and rear covers and on 2 of the month pages.

Congratulations to Malcolm Nabarro

Congratulations to Malcolm Nabarro who is an esteemed member at Nottingham Outlaws Photographic Society for winning the Best Individual Print Panel at the North & East Midlands Photographic Federation Annual Exhibition 2022
To see more of Malcolm’s work check out his website at or on Instagram at

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