We have a varied programme of speakers, practical evenings, outings, exhibitions, competitions, (internal and against other clubs in the area). We try to encourage all our members to take images and show their work either at the club or to wider circles by entering exhibitions around the country. The Society enters members work into MCPF run events such as Midphot, Photofolio and the Print and DPI championship. But we also accommodate those members who just enjoy looking at other peoples work.
Society’s day to day running is carried out by a Committee and are always on the lookout for volunteers. The programme is devised well ahead of the next season, so if you have any ideas of what you would like to see, or know of a speaker then let the programme secretary know, but remember it will have to appear in the following season.
The Society likes to show it’s members work to anyone and everyone and will take any opportunity to do so, we have a member’s annual exhibition, which is judged by an invited judge, and trophies are awarded in various sections (see Annual Exhibition pages). We have in the past exhibited our work at the Burton Brewhouse Arts Centre, Burton Library, Alrewas and Tutbury Castle shows.
During the summer months when the Society does not meet regularly, some of the members meet up and go to events or just meet and catch up on news. These dates are posted on the website programme but are not printed in the main programme.
The Society is often asked by the MCPF to host events for them, we have hosted six photographic seminars, including speakers coming over from Ireland, Scotland, Wales, England, and Holland.
We have a good social atmosphere and have evenings when we can just sit and chat to one another