The Nottingham Outlaws photographic society is an inspiring, friendly camera club based in Carlton, Nottingham.

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 Richard Herrod Leisure Centre in Carlton.

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!

Important announcement: Meeting in person plans

Our current clubroom is based at the Richard Herrod Centre, Carlton which is currently being used as a vaccination centre and is due to continue to the end of the year. We are therefore looking for somewhere new and will trail a few meetings from September at St James Church Hall on Marshall HIll Drive. Details to follow, closer to the meeting dates. Also, if you know of any members who would prefer to meet in person and have not been attending on Zoom, please can you let them know we intend to start in-person meetings in September. We would love to see them too.

However, we would still like to look for an alternative location, ideally in the Carlton/Mapperley/Gedling area capable of seating up to 40 people, preferably on a Thursday evening. If anyone knows of a suitable venue, please let us know.

Papplewick Ponds

Opposite Papplewick Pumping Station there is a small area of pools called Papplewick ponds. Several NOPS members had a socially distanced meeting to explore this area. The pond has a lot of wildlife and is surrounded by reeds, silver birch trees and gorse bushes. The evening finished with a lovely sunset behind the pond.

May Open PDI Competition

On 27th May we held our third open PDI competition via Zoom and we welcomed Les Loosemore as our judge for the evening.

There were 40 entries overall, covering a range of subjects.

Scores of 17 were scored by Patrick Wallis, Nigel Stewart, Malcolm Nabarro, Chris Houldsworth, Jack Worsnop, Lester Woodward, Brian Thorley, Lois Webb and Sue Jackson. Lester Woodward scored 18 for Descending into Shadow, as did Lois Webb for Mushroom Family, Brian Thorley for On the Beach and Malcolm Nabarro for Chrysalis Daffodil. Jack Worsnop scored 19 for Angel and Sue Jackson scored 19 for Dandelion Seed Head. The winner for the evening was Tim Penhale with 20 for an excellent wildlife study called Grazing Deer.

A great bunch of entries and thank you to everyone who entered. Our thanks go to Les for judging the evening and for providing some great and constructive comments.

The Great British Photography Challenge (BBC4 21:00 24/05/2021)

“This has been an incredible opportunity to nurture the next generation of photographers. All the contestants had such unique and varied backgrounds, but what brought them together was their love for photography. The contestants have exceptional promise and I’m excited for the UK to see their talent.”— Rankin

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April 2021 PDI Themed Competition Results

29th April saw the first of our combined theme and open PDI competitions as we make our way back to post-Covid normality. Our judge for the evening was Steve Walters and he did a great job, bringing some interesting and very constructive comments to the task.

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April 2021 PDI Open Competition Results

29th April saw the first of our combined theme and open PDI competitions as we make our way back to post-Covid normality. Our judge for the evening was Steve Walters and he did a great job, bringing some interesting and very constructive comments to the task.

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Ploughman Wood

Many of NOPS Outlaws members have been recently exploring a local ancient woodland. Ploughman Wood is situated near the village of Lambley. It is owned and managed by Notts Wildlife Trust. The wood dates back to the 13th century.

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