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!

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

Diary of a Wildlife Photographer with Jack Perks (Lecture)

Thursday 14 October⋅8:00 – 10:00pm (None members welcome – £3 on the door)
at St James Church Marshall Hill Dr, Mapperley, Nottingham NG3 6FY

Come along and enjoy what promises to be an inspiring evening.

Jack Perks is a local Wildlife Photographer. Jack has filmed for TV including Springwatch, Countryfile, The One Show, Mr Crabtree Goes Fishing and many more. Private films include The Wildlife Trusts, River Trusts & Canal & River Trust.

July Open PDI Competition

On 29th July we held our sixth open PDI competition via Zoom and we welcomed Roger Evans as our judge for the evening.

There were 43 entries overall, covering a range of subjects.

Scores of 17 were scored by Patrick Wallis, Nigel Stewart, Malcolm Nabarro, Lester Woodward, Sally Herbert, Lois Webb and Sue Jackson. Lester Woodward scored 18 for Bad Times in Fairyland and Olympic rings, as did Jack Worsnop for Devil’s Club, and Malcolm Nabarro for Passing Generations. Jack Worsnop scored 19 for Kinderdijk Windmills at Dusk and Lois Webb scored 19 for Old Normal Daily Grind. Chris Houldsworth scored 19 for Flypast and was also the winner for the evening with 20 points for Waiting for the Train.

A great collection of entries and many thanks to everyone who entered. Our thanks go to Roger for for providing everyone with an entertaining range of very constructive comments.

Loughborough Treasure Hunt

NOPS members enjoyed an evening exploring Loughborough. We have an annual photography treasure hunt on foot around a location.
Members go in search of images that match a theme.
This year the themes were;
> Birds
> Converging Parallels
> Decorative doors
> Flowers
> Food
> Lights
> Looking Up
> Old & New
> Reflection
> Statue or Sculpture

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Pleasley Pit

This pit is located to the North-West of Mansfield. On a very rainy evening NOPS members visited this site that closed as an active coal mine in 1986. It was due to be demolished but great campaigning from local historians and ex-miners led to a last-minute reprieve. Members were given an excellent guided tour inside the engine house and saw the two winding mechanisms. Although the weather wasn’t great, several shots were possible of the two concrete encased headstocks. The engine house contains a great deal of mementos of mining and amusing health and safety posters. Next to the pit is a nature reserve and members are already hoping for a return visit.

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