Programme

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October 21, 2021
  • Lecture - N&EMPF Exhibition DVD Pts 3 & 4

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

    Tonight we get to see the final parts of this years N&EMPF Exhibition entries, including the winners in each category.

    Cost - Members £1, Visitors £3

    Website updated by SJ 04.10.21

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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
  • Practical - How would you edit this?

    November 11, 2021 @ 9:00 pm - 11:00 pm
    via Zoom meeting

    This weeks virtual meeting members will be showing how iimaginative they can be at editing photos. The same sample images will be edited by all those who wish to have a go, and then shared on the night - can be as serious or frivolous as you want 🙂

    Website updated by SJ 16.10.21

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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. Our model for tonight is MercedesB https://purpleport.com/portfolio/mercedesbenson

    Cost - Members £1, Non-Members £3

    Updated by SJ 30.9.21

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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 6, 2022
  • Chairman's welcome - Programme review and Social evening

    January 6, 2022 @ 8:00 pm - 10:00 pm
    St James Church, Marshall Hill Dr, Mapperley, Nottingham NG3 6FY, UK

    Our first meeting of the New Year, the chairman will address the members and give a quick run down of the programme for 2022 and a social evening as a gentle introduction after the Christmas break

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January 20, 2022
  • Lecture - How to - Beginners and beyond

    January 20, 2022 @ 8:00 pm - 10:00 pm
    St James Church, Marshall Hill Dr, Mapperley, Nottingham NG3 6FY, UK

    Tonight John Young and Lester Woodward are going to go over some basics for new members and those that might need a refresher, and continue with tips for the rest of us. If you have something specific you want them to go over please give them advance notice.

    Members £1, Non-members £3

    Website updated by SJ 22.09.21

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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 3, 2022
  • Practical - Table Top - Theme - Liquids

    February 3, 2022 @ 8:00 pm - 10:00 pm
    St James Church, Marshall Hill Dr, Mapperley, Nottingham NG3 6FY, UK

    Tonight is a practical night with a theme of water, so bring something to photograph, or there will be set ups that you can use - think tanks, drips, spashes, droplets on leaves, pouring or even frozen liquid? Lets see how imaginative we can be!

    Cost - Members £1, Non-members £3
    Website updated by SJ 16.10.21

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February 10, 2022
  • Lecture - Principles of Photography

    February 10, 2022 @ 8:00 pm - 10:00 pm
    Via Zoom

    Tonights Zoom lecture is by Phil Savoie BS MS MFA

    Film, Photography & Media
    Website: https://philsavoie.com/

    'Principals of Photography'

    A photographic journey of self-improvement.  Learn how to up your photo game with award-winning cameraman Phil Savoie.  This talk covers topics not often discussed from the science of our vision, lens testing & optical physics, eyeline and the psychology of perspective as well as the odd location war story.  The thrust of Principles of Photography is to share easy, practical shooting methods resulting in a noticeable improvement straight away. The aim is to educate, increase visual intelligence and inspire while having fun doing it. Pro tips for participants to grow as photographers- to produce higher image quality, advance storytelling and develop artistic acumen. Illustrated with local British images, covering all genres from landscape to sport, wildlife, people and astrophotography. Approximately 50 minutes, 5 minute break, 50 minutes with Q&A

    Website updated by SJ 13/9/21

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February 17, 2022
  • Lecture in person - Introduction into Wildlife Photography

    February 17, 2022 @ 8:00 pm - 10:00 pm
    St James Church, Marshall Hill Dr, Mapperley, Nottingham NG3 6FY, UK

    Tonight we welcome back Jack Perks, Wildlife photographer, presenter and Vidiographer for his talk - Introduction into Wildlife Photography - Lots of little tips and hints that have helped me along the way to get that perfect image!

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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 3, 2022
  • Competition entry critique night

    March 3, 2022 @ 8:00 pm - 10:00 pm
    St James Church, Marshall Hill Dr, Mapperley, Nottingham NG3 6FY, UK

    Tonight is a chance to get other members opinions and suggestions on images you are thinking of putting into competitions or submitting to N&EMPF. Bring images along with you on the night on USB sticks.

    Cost - Members £1, Non-members £3
    Website updated by SJ 17.10.21

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March 10, 2022
  • Lecture in Person - Iceland - A trip to the Northern Lights, Waterfalls and Glaciers by Robert Falconer

    March 10, 2022 @ 8:00 pm - 10:00 pm
    St James Church, Marshall Hill Dr, Mapperley, Nottingham NG3 6FY, UK

    Robert was booked to give this talk to us twice during last year and had to be cancelled, so hopefully third time lucky!

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March 17, 2022
  • Annual Club AGM

    March 17, 2022 @ 8:00 pm - 10:00 pm
    St James Church, Marshall Hill Dr, Mapperley, Nottingham NG3 6FY, UK

    All members to attend if possible. A review of the past year and our current financial position will be discussed as well as any other issues or suggestions members wish to raise. All positions on the committee are open to any member to apply if they wish. Anyone interested in taking any position on the committe should ideally notify the chairman before the meeting.

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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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March 31, 2022
  • Lecture - talk and demonstration on lighting by William Woolley

    March 31, 2022 @ 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 next week, so members can put what they learn this evening into practice!

    Cost - Members £1, Non-members £3

    Website updated by SJ 16.10.21

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April 7, 2022
  • Practical Model Night

    April 7, 2022 @ 8:00 pm - 10:00 pm
    St James Church, Marshall Hill Dr, Mapperley, Nottingham NG3 6FY, UK

    A chance to put the advice and demonstration given by William last week into practice - bring your cameras and a few ideas on poses or props if you can.

    Cost - Members £1, Non-members - £3
    Website updated by SJ 17.10.21

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April 14, 2022
  • Kitkat 2021 review of images

    April 14, 2022 @ 8:00 pm - 10:00 pm
    St James Church, Marshall Hill Dr, Mapperley, Nottingham NG3 6FY, UK

    This is a review of the images taken by members on last years Kitkat trip to Suffolk in September 2021, this year expect a lot of wrecks! There will also be 'behind the scenes' images (the danger of going on holiday with fellow photographers!)

    Presentation kindly compiled by John Young.

    Members £1 - Non-members £3

    Website updated by SJ 21.09.21

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April 21, 2022
  • Image submission deadline

    April 21, 2022 @ 5:00 pm - 6:00 pm

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  • Outside event - Attenborough Nature Reserve

    April 21, 2022 @ 6:00 pm - 8:00 pm
    Attenborough Nature Reserve, Nottingham NG9 6DY, UK

    A return to and old favourite, Attenborough Nature Reserve.

    Early start at 6:30pm as sunset is at 8.15pm. There are usually parking available off Barton Lane past the train track crossing. Plenty to photograph including a variety of birds, insects and flora.

    Website updated b SJ 22.09.21

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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 12, 2022
  • Lecture via Zoom - Long Exposure Photography

    May 12, 2022 @ 8:00 pm - 10:00 pm
    Via Zoom

    Antony Zacharias is an award-winning photographer based in London who is particularly known for his long-exposure, architectural, travel and night photography. He has published 4 books with Ammonite Press including Mastering Long Exposure (also with National Geographic) and Everything You Always Wanted To Know About Taking Better Photographs. His work has been commissioned by Toyota US and Sky Atlantic, and published by the BBC, CBS, Guardian, Times, and Ecologist. Antony regularly gives talks and teaches both private students and intimate masterclasses in the UK and abroad. He is also a brand ambassador for Hoya Global and BenQ. He is a Hasselblad Masters Finalist 2021 for Architecture.

    Tonight he will be giving us tips on how to get the best from long exposure photography.

    Check out his website at: Antonyz.com

    Cost: Members £1, Non-members £3

    Website updated by SJ 4.10.21

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May 19, 2022
  • Outside Event - Ploughmans Wood

    May 19, 2022 @ 6:30 pm - 8:30 pm
    Green Ln, Lambley, Nottingham NG4 4QE, UK

    Green lane

    between Lambley and Woodborough

    Nottinghamshire

    NG4 4QE

    There is no designated car parking but cars can be parked roadside near footpath access points.

    Ploughmans Wood is one of the few remaining ancient woodlands, dating back to the 13th Century. 32 Hectars in size, it has a variety of wild flowers, birds and insects. Hopefully we will have timed the visit to co-inside with the Bluebells and Wood Anemonies flowering.
    Sunset is at 9pm

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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 14, 2022
  • Outside Event - Iremongers Pond, Wilford

    July 14, 2022 @ 5:00 pm - 6:30 pm
    Iremongers Pond, Nottingham NG11 7AB, UK

    SatNav - NG11 7AA.  Car park on the right, just before the Ferry Boat Inn.

    Iremongers Pond can be found on the south bank of the River Trent, directly south of the centre of Nottingham City Centre in the Village of Wilford, at the junction of Main Road and Coronation Avenue.

    The pond can be easily accessed from the new "Wilford Village Tram Stop" with the Ferry Pub one one side and the pond on the other.

    Examples of the bird-life photographed on and around the pond are: Swans, Moorhens, Great Crested Grebes, Tufted Ducks, Mallards Kingfisher, Cormorants, Herons, there are also insects such as Dragonflies, Damselflies, Butterflies.  

    Meet up at the Ferry Boat Pub afterwards

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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 - Robert Falconer

    Cost - Members £1, Visitors £3

    Updated by SJ on 20.7.21

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August 25, 2022
  • Club Competition - 4th PDI - Open & Themed - Theme - Rust

    August 25, 2022 @ 7:45 pm - 10:00 pm
    St James Church, Marshall Hill Dr, Mapperley, Nottingham NG3 6FY, UK

    Our 4th PDI competition of the year - themed and open - Theme is Rust.

    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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September 29, 2022
  • Club Competition - 4th Print - Open & Themed - Theme - Symmetry

    September 29, 2022 @ 7:45 pm - 10:00 pm
    St James Church, Marshall Hill Dr, Mapperley, Nottingham NG3 6FY, UK

    Our 4th Print competition of the year - themed and open - Theme is Symmetry.

    Please ensure your images are sent to the competition secretary at least one week before, and prints handed in at the latest 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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