The Nottingham Outlaws photographic society is an inspiring, friendly camera club based in the Church Hall at St James Church, Marshall Hill Dr, Mapperley. (What3Words ///play.scare.police)

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!

May 2024 Second Print Competition

We were heading towards the end of May and the weather had been somewhat disappointing for late spring, but moods and expectations were about to be lifted as the excitement of the second print competition was about to get under way this Thursday evening.

The judge for the evening was Dave Hollingsworth (Arnold & District Camera Club) who the Outlaws had met on previous competition evenings. Dave started off the evening by introducing himself and saying a few words about his style of judging. He mentioned that judging photographic images was very subjective and his opinion was not to be taken as the be all and end all, but he would offer detailed critique in a positive manner. Dave also mentioned size and scale, sharpness and detail as points he would look for and he often commented on the proportion of skies appropriate in an image.

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A Tribute to Paul Summers

A Tribute To Paul Summers

Paul Summers was a talented photographer and valued member of Nottingham Outlaws. He was an enthusiastic landscape photographer and in later years explored shooting infrared photographs and producing fabulous images as slides, prints and digital images.

Paul frequently joined the club on the annual trip (KitKat) to a UK location and could always be relied upon to find the best place for us all to enjoy breakfast together.

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Northern Lights over Lambley Airfield and Plowman’s Woods

After over a year of trying, one of our member, Nick Pearce, finally saw the Northern Lights.

Previous attempts had meant standing near Dunstanburgh Castle in the North East for 4 hours or in the Vale of Belvoir for several hours. Alerted during Friday 10th May by a fellow member Nick headed to a spot above Lambley village in search of darkness. Finally at about 11pm the show started, not in the North as expected but the East. The stunning display continued for over an hour and a half. It included the traditional green colours but a spectacular arc of pink and red from East to West with a dazzling display directly overhead.

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April 2024 Second PDI Competition

The Outlaws photographic competition year is now in full swing and this is the second projected digital image (PDI) competition so far, with a further three to follow. Competitions are held every month and are alternated between PDI’s and mounted Prints.

This month’s competition had fourteen entrants all competing in both the Open and Themed categories.

The current Outlaws PDI league table has Malcolm Nabarro top with 144 points, followed closely by Ray Andrews with 140 and Lester Woodward hot on his heels with 139 points.

The judge for this evening’s competitions was Phil Taylor from Bolsover Camera Club. 

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JetSki Racing Derbyshire

Church Wilne reservoir in Derbyshire was the venue for the Jet Ski Racing Association (JSRA.co.uk) British JetSport Championship, round one competition. The event was scheduled for mid April, we had been regularly checking the JRSI website to gleam information on the location, protocols and how to access the venue.

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Holi – Festival Nottingham

The Outlaws visited Nottingham’s Wollaton Park on Sunday (24th March) to celebrate the Hindu festival Holi. Holi is a significant festival in the Hindu calendar celebrating, Colours, Love & Springtime and is held on the 25th March each year. Here is one of the images taken which nicely portrays the celebrations.

This image was taken by Malcolm Nabarro and was promised to the ladies in the picture but unfortunately was undeliverable, hopefully they get to see it when visiting our website.

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March 2024 First Print Competition

March 2024 First Print Competition 

The 1st print competition of 2024 was held on Thursday 21st March at St James church Hall the home of the Nottingham Outlaws. The print competition is run on a bi-monthly basis, through to the final round which is in November of the same year and all rounds contribute to the Outlaw’s print league table. 

The judge for this first round of the competition was Bob Richards who is a member of Nottingham & Notts Photographic Society. There were two categories for Bob to judge, the Open category and the Themed category which in this instance was “Transport”. In total there were 26 entries in the open and 29 in the themed.

The Open competition again attracted a wide variety of genres of photography including sport, nature, portraits (including artistic nude), landscape (including local scenes), sunsets, and several of these images were presented in black & white. The themed competition equally had interesting array of modes of transports and Bob said that there were many images worth holding back for a second look.

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