Programme

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August 5, 2021
  • Practical Evening - Model Shoot

    August 5, 2021 @ 6:45 pm - 9:00 pm
    St Mary's Church (ruin), Colston Bassett, New Rd, Colston Bassett, Nottingham NG12 3FX, UK

    Tonight we get the chance to practice model shooting on location with the help of a live model and a beautiful setting.

    Website updated by SJ 6/7/21

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August 12, 2021
  • Lecture - David Garthwaite - Fine Art : A Workflow

    August 12, 2021 @ 8:00 pm - 10:00 pm
    Virtual Zoom Meeting

    Tonights speaker is David Garthwaite. 

    I am a fine art photographer, my presentation titled 'Fine Art : A Workflow' is a step by step guide to how I create my black and white fine art architectural images.

    Please follow the link to my website below for examples of my work.
    https://dgshot.uk/fine-art-architecture-landscape/

    Cost - Members £1 Non-members - £3
    Updated by SJ 20.3.21

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August 19, 2021
  • Outside Event - One Roll Night - Nottingham University Highfields

    August 19, 2021 @ 6:30 pm - 8:30 pm
    Highfields Park, Nottingham, University Blvd, Lenton, Nottingham NG7 2RD, UK

    An outside event, meeting up in the main car park at Highfields, taking only 12 shots - so make them count! A chance to focus our attention on getting the shots right in-camera first time. No chimping!

    Cost - Members £1, Non-members £3

    Website updated by SJ 10/1/21

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  • Image Submission Night

    August 19, 2021 @ 9:00 pm - 11:00 pm

    PDI's are required for all competition entries, irrespective if competition is a PDI or PRINT competition. 
    Please make sure that that you refer to the rules, which are situated in the members section of the club website. There are also the special competition rules, information on resizing, correct title formats, submission guidelines, together with the general competition rules.  

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August 26, 2021
  • NOPS Competition - 4th PDI Competition Open & Themed - DECAY

    August 26, 2021 @ 8:00 pm - 10:00 pm
    Zoom virtual meeting

    NOPS 4th PDI competition, Open & Themed - Theme - DACAY, carried over from 2020.
    Images have to be submitted to the Competition Secretary by 9th August.

    Members can enter a maximum of 2 images per section.

    Judge - Carol McNiven Young

    Updated by SJ 1.4.21

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September 2, 2021
  • Review of Images from One Roll Night - Highfields

    September 2, 2021 @ 7:45 pm - 10:00 pm
    St James Church, Marshall Hill Drive, Nottingham NG3 6FS, UK

    This is the first meeting at our new venue, as Richard Herrod Centre is still being used as a vaccination center.

    Members are to bring their images taken 2 weeks ago at the Nottingham University Highfields One Roll event and hand them to John on the night (or submitted to him before the evening). It is always interesting to see what different members have seen and captured in different ways.

    Cost - Members £1, Non-members £3

    Website updated by SJ 10/1/21

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September 9, 2021
  • Lecture - Steve Thewis - Cosplay/ Creative Photography

    September 9, 2021 @ 8:00 pm - 10:00 pm
    Virtual Zoom meeting

    Tonights Zoom lecture is by Steve Thewis.

    My talk is about Cosplay / Creative Photography and it’s split up in 2 parts. In the first half I talk about myself and my work. I will show how I organise, plan a shoot. In the second part I dive into Photoshop and show some of my psd files to demonstrate how I created my images. I will show tips & tricks that anyone can follow and use in their own work. At the end of the session I normally do a Live edit… From Raw to final image in about 5min.
    Website: digistevephotography.com

    Webiste updated by SJ 18.3.21

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September 16, 2021
  • Practical Table Top/ Still life/Macro evening

    September 16, 2021 @ 8:00 pm - 10:00 pm
    St James Church, Marshall Hill Dr, Mapperley, Nottingham NG3 6FY, UK

    Our second evening at our new venue, tonight for the first time since lockdown, we have an indoor practical evening. Members are encouraged to bring along something interesting to photograph, and be willing to share with other members so that everyone has a range of things to photograph.

    Great change to try out different lenses, and if you are thinking of buying new kit, it is a great opportunity to borrow kit from another member and try it out before making your decision.

    Cost - Members £1, Non-members £3

    Updated by SJ 20.7.21

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  • Image submission night

    September 16, 2021 @ 10:00 pm - 12:00 am

    PDI's are required for all competition entries, irrespective if competition is a PDI or PRINT competition. 
    Please make sure that that you refer to the rules, which are situated in the members section of the club website. There are also the special competition rules, information on resizing, correct title formats, submission guidelines, together with the general competition rules.  

    PRINTS can be taken to the club in advance, where they can be left in the club print boxes, or brought along on the night of the competition. If you bring the images in advance, please ensure that you tell the competition secretary where they have been left. 

    To be eligible for entry they must arrive at the club for no later than 19:45 hrs. Late arrivals, may, be subject to disqualification.

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September 23, 2021
  • NOPS Print Competition - Open and Themed - Theme Architecture

    September 23, 2021 @ 8:00 pm - 10:00 pm
    Virtually via Zoom

    If we are back in the club room, this week will be a print competition Open and Themed - Theme Architecture.

    If virtual the competition will be an Open only PDI competition - 3 entries max per member.

    PDI's of images to be supplied to John the week before and Prints to be brought on the night by 7:45pm

    Judge - Gary Langley

    Cost - Members £1, Non-members £3

    Website updated by SJ 1/4/21

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September 30, 2021
  • Practical - N&EMPF entry critique night

    September 30, 2021 @ 7:45 pm - 10:00 pm
    St James Church, Marshall Hill Dr, Mapperley, Nottingham NG3 6FY, UK

    As the deadline for this years N&EMPF entries draws close, this is a chance for members to bring along possible entries to get the opinons of other members. It is easy to miss distractions near the edges or your image may be enhanced in ways you had not considered, i.e. convert to black and white, or cropped differently etc. Or you may simply want help choosing which images to submit.

    If time permits we will also watch part 3 of the N&EMPF exhibition DVD.

    Cost - Members £1, Non-members £3

    Website updated by SJ 10/1/21

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October 7, 2021
  • Match it Competition

    October 7, 2021 @ 8:00 pm - 10:00 pm
    St James Church, Marshall Hill Dr, Mapperley, Nottingham NG3 6FY, UK

    A light hearted and fun night, where we split into teams and battle it out to see which team can 'match' the most images shown by the opposing team. The judges decision is final, but expect a lot of heckling!

    Members are requested to bring along a selection of prints, and then each team will make a final selection to be used in the competition.

    Cost - Members £1, Non-Members £3

    Updated by SJ 20.7.21

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October 14, 2021
  • Lecture - Jack Perks - Diary of a Wildlife Photographer

    October 14, 2021 @ 7:45 pm - 10:00 pm
    Richard Herrod Centre, Foxhill Rd, Carlton, Nottingham NG4 1RL, UK

    Tonights lecture is by Jack Perks, 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.

    Cost: Members £1, Non-members £3

    Website update by SJ 10/1/21

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October 21, 2021
  • Practical - How would you edit this?

    October 21, 2021 @ 7:45 pm - 10:00 pm
    St James Church, Marshall Hill Dr, Mapperley, Nottingham NG3 6FY, UK

    Members will be supplied before hand with basic images. Each member then decides how best it should be edited/modified to create the 'best' image. Let your imagination loose and try being as creative as possible - great chance to try some new techniques! Images to be supplied to the competition secretary before the evening, or brought along on the evening on a USB stick.

    Cost - Members £1, Visitors £3

    Website updated by SJ 20.7.21

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  • Image submission night

    October 21, 2021 @ 10:00 pm - 12:00 am

    PDI's are required for all competition entries, irrespective if competition is a PDI or PRINT competition. 
    Please make sure that that you refer to the rules, which are situated in the members section of the club website. There are also the special competition rules, information on resizing, correct title formats, submission guidelines, together with the general competition rules.  

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October 28, 2021
  • NOPS club competition PDI - Open & Themed - Theme Not Seen with the Naked Eye

    October 28, 2021 @ 8:00 pm - 10:00 pm
    Virtual Zoom meeting or Richard Herrod Centre, Foxhill Rd, Carlton, Nottingham NG4 1RL, UK

    Internal Club Competition PDI - Open and Themed - Theme Not Seen with the Naked Eye.

    If virtual entries are restricted to a maximum of 2 entries per section per member.

    Entries to John by 21st October at the latest

    Judge - Sue Wilson

    Costs - Members £1, Non-members £3

    Website updated by SJ 1/4/21

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November 4, 2021
  • Lecture - Bernard Geraghty - Landscape Photography, experience and memories.

    November 4, 2021 @ 7:45 pm - 10:00 pm
    Virtual Zoom Lecture

    “Experience is the best teacher, the worst experiences teach the best lessons"

    Tonights lecture is given by Bernard Geraghty, a landscape photographer base in Co. Kildare, Ireland, even those who are not into landscapes will have to agree his images are anything but boring! If you want to check out his website it is: https://bglandscapetours.ie

    Website updated by SJ 7.4.21

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November 11, 2021
  • Lecture - talk and demonstration on lighting by William Woolley

    November 11, 2021 @ 8:00 pm - 10:00 pm
    St James Church, Marshall Hill Dr, Mapperley, Nottingham NG3 6FY, UK

    William Woolley is going to give us a talk and practical demonstration on lighting for members who have not used lighting set up's before or want to know more about them. Watch closely as we have a model evening coming soon where members can put what they learn this evening into practice!

    Cost - Members £1, Non-members £3

    Website updated by SJ 20.7.21

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  • Image submission deadline

    November 11, 2021 @ 10:00 pm - 12:00 am

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November 18, 2021
  • Indoor Model shoot

    November 18, 2021 @ 7:45 pm - 10:00 pm
    St James Church, Marshall Hill Dr, Mapperley, Nottingham NG3 6FY, UK

    After last weeks lighting demonstration by William Woolley, this week we get to practice ourselves, so bring your cameras and have a go.

    Cost - Members £1, Non-Members £3

    Updated by SJ 20.7.21

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  • Image Submisson deadline for next weeks competition

    November 18, 2021 @ 10:00 pm - 12:00 am

    PDI's are required for all competition entries, irrespective if competition is a PDI or PRINT competition. 
    Please make sure that that you refer to the rules, which are situated in the members section of the club website. There are also the special competition rules, information on resizing, correct title formats, submission guidelines, together with the general competition rules.  

    PRINTS can be taken to the club in advance, where they can be left in the club print boxes, or brought along on the night of the competition. If you bring the images in advance, please ensure that you tell the competition secretary where they have been left. 

    To be eligible for entry they must arrive at the club for no later than 19:45 hrs. Late arrivals, may, be subject to disqualification.

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November 25, 2021
  • NOPS Club Competition - Print Open & Themed - Theme British Landscapes in Black & White

    November 25, 2021 @ 7:45 pm - 10:00 pm
    Virtual Zoom meeting or Richard Herrod Centre, Foxhill Rd, Carlton, Nottingham NG4 1RL, UK

    NOPS Internal Print Competition - Open & Themed - Theme - British Landscapes in Black & White

    If virtual meeting it will be a PDI Open competition only - max. 3 entries per member.

    Judge - Peter Yeo

    Costs - Members £1, Non-members £3

    Website updated by SJ 1/4/21

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December 2, 2021
  • Club Christmas Dinner

    December 2, 2021 @ 8:00 pm - 10:00 pm

    Details to be confirmed

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  • Image submission deadline for the David Cawthan Competition

    December 2, 2021 @ 10:00 pm - 12:00 am

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December 9, 2021
  • NOPS Club Competition - David Cawthan Memmorial Competition

    December 9, 2021 @ 7:45 pm - 10:00 pm
    St James Church, Marshall Hill Dr, Mapperley, Nottingham NG3 6FY, UK

    Tonight is the David CAWTHAN Memorial Competition. (Portfolio - Print & PDI)

    This is the David CAWTHAN Portfolio competition. 
    This is a stand alone competition and has it's own specific rules and conditions. 
    The competition is in two parts, Print & Projected Digital Image (PDI)

    You can enter both either or both sections. The same images cannot be used in both portfolios.

    A Portfolio is a set of six (6) prints or PDI's. 

    Only two images can be similar and the rest have to be form totally different genres

    The Judge - David Gibbins

    For full details on how to submit and competition rules please go to the NOPS website, (Members Section) for details

    This is a stand alone competition and entrants must refer to the competition rules for guidance. The winner(s) do not accrue points to that go towards the Outlaw Of the Year.

    Costs - Members £1, Non-members £3

    Website updated by SJ 18/3/21

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December 16, 2021
  • Trophy Night

    December 16, 2021 @ 7:45 pm - 10:00 pm
    St James Church, Marshall Hill Dr, Mapperley, Nottingham NG3 6FY, UK

    Tonight is the culmination of our program year.

    Please come along and celebrate the presentation of the awards and trophies to the winners of the competitions held throughout the year.

    It will be a presentation and social event to end the year.

    As always, we will celebrate by enjoying a buffet, so please speak with our food coordinator and bring some food.

    Cost - Free

    Website updated by SJ 20/7/21

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December 23, 2021
  • Christmas & New Year break

    December 23, 2021 @ 8:00 pm - 10:00 pm

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December 30, 2021
  • Christmas & New Year Break

    December 30, 2021 @ 8:00 pm - 10:00 pm

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January 27, 2022
  • Club Competition - Members Choice

    January 27, 2022 @ 7:45 pm - 10:00 pm
    St James Church Hall, Marshall Hill Dr, Mapperley, Nottingham NG3 6FY, UK

    See the full competition ruleson the website, in the members area. This is a stand alone competition and does not go towards the posts for the Outlaw of the Year trophies.

    This is an open competition restricted to images that have not been entered inany previous NOPS competition (fun competitions excluded). All the members attending on the competition evening score the photographs. This competition has two sections; the Print section and the Projected Digital Image(PDI) section.

    You may enter both the Projected Digital Image (PDI) section and the Print section, or if you prefer you can just enter one section. For this competition you can enter up to four images into each section.

    Cost - Members - £1, Visitors - £3.

    Updated by SJ 20.7.21

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February 24, 2022
  • Club Competition - 1st PDI - Themed and open - Reflections

    February 24, 2022 @ 7:45 pm - 10:00 pm
    St James Church, Marshall Hill Dr, Mapperley, Nottingham NG3 6FY, UK

    Our first PDI competition of the year - themed and open - Theme is Reflections.

    Please ensure your images are sent to the competition secretary at least one week before.
    Members can submit a maximum of 2 entries per section of the competition.

    Judge - TBC

    Cost - Members £1, Visitors £3

    Updated by SJ on 20.7.21

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March 24, 2022
  • Club Competition - Print - Open & Themed - Theme - Monochrome

    March 24, 2022 @ 7:45 pm - 10:00 pm
    St James Church, Marshall Hill Dr, Mapperley, Nottingham NG3 6FY, UK

    Our first Print competition of the year - themed and open - Theme is Monochrome.

    Please ensure your images are sent to the competition secretary at least one week before in digital format, and handed in on the night at least 15 minutes before the start of the competition.

    Members can submit a maximum of 2 entries per section of the competition.

    Judge - Dave Hollingsworth

    Cost - Members £1, Visitors £3

    Updated by SJ on 20.7.21

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April 28, 2022
  • Club Competition - PDI - Open & Themed - Theme - Trees

    April 28, 2022 @ 7:45 pm - 9:45 pm
    St James Church, Marshall Hill Dr, Mapperley, Nottingham NG3 6FY, UK

    Our 2nd PDI competition of the year - themed and open - Theme -Trees

    Please ensure your images are sent to the competition secretary at least one week before.
    Members can submit a maximum of 2 entries per section of the competition.

    Judge - TBC

    Cost - Members £1, Visitors £3

    Updated by SJ on 20.7.21

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May 26, 2022
  • Club Competition - 2nd Print Competition - Open & Themed - Theme - Surreal

    May 26, 2022 @ 7:45 pm - 10:00 pm
    St James Church, Marshall Hill Dr, Mapperley, Nottingham NG3 6FY, UK

    Our 2nd Print competition of the year - themed and open - Theme is Surreal.

    Please ensure your images are sent to the competition secretary at least one week before, and prints handed in no later than on the night, 15 minutes before the start of the competition.

    Members can submit a maximum of 2 entries per section of the competition.

    Judge - TBC

    Cost - Members £1, Visitors £3

    Updated by SJ on 20.7.21

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June 23, 2022
  • Club Competition - 3rd PDI - Open & Themed - Theme - Motion

    June 23, 2022 @ 7:45 pm - 10:00 pm
    St James Church, Marshall Hill Dr, Mapperley, Nottingham NG3 6FY, UK

    Our 3rd PDI competition of the year - themed and open - Theme is Motion.

    Please ensure your images are sent to the competition secretary at least one week before.
    Members can submit a maximum of 2 entries per section of the competition.

    Judge - TBC

    Cost - Members £1, Visitors £3

    Updated by SJ on 20.7.21

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July 28, 2022
  • Club Competition - 3rd Print - Open & Themed - Theme - Nature & Wildlife

    July 28, 2022 @ 7:45 pm - 10:00 pm
    St James Church, Marshall Hill Dr, Mapperley, Nottingham NG3 6FY, UK

    Our 3rd Print competition of the year - themed and open - Theme is Nature/Wildlife.

    Please ensure your images are sent to the competition secretary at least one week before, and print entries handed in no later than 15 minutes before the start of the competition.

    Members can submit a maximum of 2 entries per section of the competition.

    Judge - TBC

    Cost - Members £1, Visitors £3

    Updated by SJ on 20.7.21

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