Burton upon Trent Photographic Society


All meetings before Jan 2022 will be via Zoom
 This Programme is subject to last minute changes
Sept 9th - on Zoom
Julian Elliott
A Japanese Autumn
A talk centred around my first trip to Japan in the autumn of 2018 to capture the fall colours. The talk will explain how I captured the images as well as the planning etc that went into it.
Sept 16th
Paul Sanders - Lee Filters
Visual Poetry
A recorded lecture from a zoom meeting in July As well as being a long standing LEE Filters Ambassador, Paul Sanders has become one of the most highly respected and much loved fine-art and landscape photographers in the UK today, with a unique feel and story to his imagery that is instantly recognisable. Join us for a fantastic evening where Paul will talk about the philosophy behind his work and the resonance with the subject, moment, and place that guides us to create images.

Sept 23rd
Mike Martin 
Shooting People
My journey into creative portraits, discussing how to get started, the value of collaboration with others, thoughts composition and style, the importance of shooting for yourself, all illustrated with prints on Fotospeed papers and inks prints.   In the second half, I show how I make some of the creative images, including 'before and after' shots, in an attempt to demystify and inspire listeners to have a go themselves.
Sept 30th - Hand in Night
Roger Geldard - Japan's Winter Wildlife
Based around my 14-day trip there in Feb 2020. I talk about the experiences I had whilst I was there and the techniques, equipment and processes that I use.  The images and three short video presentations I show mainly of the wildlife with a few Landscapes.
Oct 7th
1st Internal Competition
Subject: Open
Judge: Robert Ings
Oct 11th - Monday
Members Only - Model
Oct 14th
Photographing the Night Sky - Pete Colley
Pete Colley give us an insight into the fascinating art of photographing the Night "Our eyes can only glimpse a tiny fraction of the incredible light shows and the beautiful objects that our night skies have to offer. But with the cameras and lenses that most photographers already have we can capture the stunning displays and many of the amazing astronomical objects that will only reveal themselves after the sun sets. In this talk I’ll present nightscapes that include our moon, noctilucent clouds, aurorae and zodiacal light; stars trailing around the celestial pole, comets and meteors flying through the night; the intricate beauty of our own galaxy; and distant nebulae that we can, at best, barely see with the naked eye. And I’ll share useful resources to help you plan your night time outings and advise you on lenses and camera settings. Following the talk I’ll try to answer and discuss whatever questions you may have."
Oct 21st
Fine Art Photography - Recorded Lecture
Fine Art Photography lecture
Recorded lessons on creating a fine art photography series
Oct 29th
Three-way Battle 
 via Zoom with Grimsby CC and Durham PS
Nov 4th
Fried Man Archives
Details to be announced
Nov 8th - Monday
Members Only evening
Wed Nov 10th
Staffs Photo Comp - Projected Images
Nov 11th
2nd Internal Competition
Subject: Open
Judge:  Martin Fry
Nov 18th
Stephen Hedges
Macro & Garden Photography
It starts with how to photograph people’s gardens at their best. Looking at composition, the use of light and colour and the best photography techniques for garden photography. The second part of the talk concentrates on close-up and macro photography. What are the best techniques to use and what equipment do you need for this type of photography? In fact for close-up photography generally, no extra equipment is needed. 
Nov 25th
Ashby CC vs Burton PS
 Pdi Competition. Hosted by Burton PS
Dec 2nd
Anthony Zacharias
Long Exposure photography
From night images to other long exposure photography - through to using neutral density filters. Providing a wealth of tips for members on long exposure techniques.
Dec 9th
3rd Internal Competition
Subject:  Open
Judge:  Anne Sutcliffe
Dec 16th
Presentation of Internal Comp Awards
for 2019/20 and 2020/21 seasons.
Nibbles and Mince Pies
Jan 6th
Members Only Evening
Model Shoot
Jan 6th
Cherry Larcombe
Creative Flower Photography
Creative ideas to bring out the colour, shapes and beauty of flowers, both outdoor and indoor, and hints on how to produce some unique and original floral art.  The talk includes the use of textures to enhance your images using blend modes & layer masks.

Jan 13th
4th Internal competition
Subject:  Open
Judge: Darron Matthews
Sat Jan 15th &  Sun Jan 16th 
Member's Exhibition
Priory Centre
Church Road 
(opening times to be announced)
Jan 20th
Jan 27th
David Clapp
details to be announced
Sat Jan 29th
MidPhot AV Championships
Great day of traditional AV and Photo Harmony Now on Zoom.  Tickets on sale at the MCPF website www.mcpf.co.uk 
Feb 3rd
Jeanette Lendon - All about smartphone Photography
If you own a smartphone, then you own a camera, and if you own a camera, you have the tools to create stunning images and video content. 
Feb 10th
Burtworthy Competition
Print and Pdi battle against Tamworth PC 
Hosted by Burton PS 
To be confirmed
Feb 17th
5th Internal competition
Subject:  Mono
Judge: David Gibbins
Feb 24th
Mar 2nd - Wednesday
Burtworthy Competition
Print and Pdi battle against Tamworth PC 
Hosted by Tamworth PC
Mar  3rd
Mar 10th
Mar 17th
Weds Mar 23rd to Mar 27th
MidPhot 2022 Exhibition
Old Schoolhouse, Oldbury
Mar 24th
6th Internal Competition
Subject:  Open
Judge: TBA
Mar 31st
Apr 7th
Weds Apr 13th
Staffs Club Print Competition to be hosted by BPS
at Lea Hall, Rugeley 7.30pm start
Apr 14th
Apr 21st

Apr 28th
Panel Competition
May 5th
May 12th
May 19th
Presentation Evening
May 26th
Annual General Meeting
Burton Photographic Society is affiliated to the Photographic Alliance of Great Britain (PAGB)
through the Midland Counties Photographic Federation (MCPF)
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