Desborough & Rothwell Photographic Society: Blog http://www.drpsphoto.co.uk/blog en-us (C) Desborough & Rothwell Photographic Society chairman@drpsphoto.co.uk (Desborough & Rothwell Photographic Society) Mon, 19 Feb 2018 09:05:00 GMT Mon, 19 Feb 2018 09:05:00 GMT http://www.drpsphoto.co.uk/img/s/v-5/u857908890-o1020453216-50.jpg Desborough & Rothwell Photographic Society: Blog http://www.drpsphoto.co.uk/blog 120 120 Warren Alani "Through My Viewfinder" http://www.drpsphoto.co.uk/blog/2018/2/warren-alani-through-my-viewfinder 180223 Warren Alani poster180223 Warren Alani poster

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chairman@drpsphoto.co.uk (Desborough & Rothwell Photographic Society) http://www.drpsphoto.co.uk/blog/2018/2/warren-alani-through-my-viewfinder Mon, 19 Feb 2018 09:05:18 GMT
Roger and Daniele Bradley - "Living With Photography" http://www.drpsphoto.co.uk/blog/2018/2/roger-and-daniele-bradley---living-with-photography Photography is a wonderful hobby, but few people devote their entire house to it. On Friday 16th February Roger and Daniele Bradley from Market Harborough presented an evening of “Living with Photography”. And live with it they do. Exhibition spaces and galleries, darkroom, studio, classic camera collection, photographic book library, pinhole camera display, computers, scanners and printers, props and copy stands – a photographer’s dream and a cleaner’s nightmare. This couple have adopted photography as an art form, experimenting with old cameras, chemical processes, long exposures, panoramic and pin-hole cameras, liquid photographic emulsions, double exposures, sun prints, lithographic prints and many other techniques that their creative minds conjure up.  For display their work is often printed large, anything from A2 to two metres high. They work with models, and they themselves act as the masked figures in their “Growing Old Playfully” project which was on display at Kettering Alfred East Art Gallery last year. They also take part in the Open Studios scheme every year, providing the opportunity for the public to see a house dedicated to photography as art. Chairman John Spowart thanked Roger and Daniele for a truly fascinating and entertaining evening.

Friday 2nd March is the first heat of the Digital Projected Image competition. The judge will be Keith Long of Banbury Camera Club.

Dave Stewart from Deepings Camera Club will demonstrate the making of audio-visual presentations using Pro-Show Gold on Friday 9th March.

Friday 16th March sees something very rare in camera clubs these days – an evening devoted completely to projected slides and judged by John Hammons of Badby Camera Club.

These three events will be held at Marlow House, Gold Street, Desborough NN14 2NQ starting at 8.00pm

Visitors are welcome to these events. Admission £2.00

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chairman@drpsphoto.co.uk (Desborough & Rothwell Photographic Society) http://www.drpsphoto.co.uk/blog/2018/2/roger-and-daniele-bradley---living-with-photography Sat, 17 Feb 2018 09:04:25 GMT
2018 Solihull Open Exhibition http://www.drpsphoto.co.uk/blog/2018/2/2018-solihull-open-exhibition Acceptances at the 2018 Solihull Open Exhibition include Trevor Rudkin's "Dahlia", "Performance", "Red Cinder Crater Iceland" and "The Chase" in the Colour Section, and his "The Cauldron" in the Monochrome Section. Rosemary Buckett also had images accepted in the Monochrome Section, namely "Chance Meeting" and "The Bargeman"

 

 

 

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chairman@drpsphoto.co.uk (Desborough & Rothwell Photographic Society) http://www.drpsphoto.co.uk/blog/2018/2/2018-solihull-open-exhibition Wed, 07 Feb 2018 08:49:36 GMT
2018 Print Heat 1 http://www.drpsphoto.co.uk/blog/2018/2/2018-print-heat-1 180209 Print heat 1 poster180209 Print heat 1 poster

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chairman@drpsphoto.co.uk (Desborough & Rothwell Photographic Society) http://www.drpsphoto.co.uk/blog/2018/2/2018-print-heat-1 Mon, 05 Feb 2018 17:32:44 GMT
"Endless Skies" - a talk by Malcolm Cook of Leicester Forest Photographic Society http://www.drpsphoto.co.uk/blog/2018/2/-endless-skies---a-talk-by-malcolm-cook-of-leicester-forest-photographic-society Malcolm Cook of Leicester Forest Photographic Society has won many medals and awards in national and international photographic exhibitions. On Friday 2nd February he visited the Desborough And Rothwell Photographic Society with his latest presentation “Endless Skies”. Many of the images were landscapes taken in frosty or misty conditions, or seascapes with long exposures. Malcolm used these as examples of images that he liked, but perhaps would not be successful in gaining acceptance in exhibitions because, as he said, “anyone could have taken these”. He then went on to show how, with post-processing in Photoshop and Camera RAW, the images could be made more dramatic and personalised, and hence more likely to appeal to exhibition judges. New chairman John Spowart thanked Malcolm for a very entertaining and instructive evening.

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chairman@drpsphoto.co.uk (Desborough & Rothwell Photographic Society) http://www.drpsphoto.co.uk/blog/2018/2/-endless-skies---a-talk-by-malcolm-cook-of-leicester-forest-photographic-society Sat, 03 Feb 2018 08:33:23 GMT
A showing of the 2017 PAGB Print and PDI Exhibition http://www.drpsphoto.co.uk/blog/2018/1/a-showing-of-the-2017-pagb-print-and-pdi-exhibition The Desborough And Rothwell Photographic Society was entertained on Friday 19th January with a showing of some of the images from the 2017 Photographic Alliance of Great Britain Inter-Federation Cup, organised as four audio-visual sequences (Monochrome Print, Colour Print, Open Projected Digital Image and Nature Projected Digital Image). After the break the accepted images from the 2017 Shrewsbury Exhibition’s Open Section and Landscape Section were viewed, and members were pleased to see that Rosemary Buckett’s “Saying Goodbye” and “Checking the Luggage” were included in the presentation. Chairman Paul Nickerson thanked Programme Secretary Derek Buckett for organising the evening.

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chairman@drpsphoto.co.uk (Desborough & Rothwell Photographic Society) http://www.drpsphoto.co.uk/blog/2018/1/a-showing-of-the-2017-pagb-print-and-pdi-exhibition Sat, 20 Jan 2018 08:42:07 GMT
The first meeting of the 2018 season http://www.drpsphoto.co.uk/blog/2018/1/the-first-meeting-of-the-2018-season The Desborough and Rothwell Photographic Society opened its 2018 season on Friday 5th January with a showing of the 2017 Clay Cross Open Exhibition. Projected images accompanied by music and the skillful commentary of Ashley Franklin provided an entertaining evening of excellent photography. The audience was particularly pleased that the presentation included images by two Society members. Derek Buckett's "The Sound And The Fury" was accepted in the monochrome section, and Steve Rappitt's "Mining Country" was Commended in the colour section.

 

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chairman@drpsphoto.co.uk (Desborough & Rothwell Photographic Society) http://www.drpsphoto.co.uk/blog/2018/1/the-first-meeting-of-the-2018-season Sat, 06 Jan 2018 08:38:04 GMT
More successes for Rosemary Buckett http://www.drpsphoto.co.uk/blog/2017/12/more-successes-for-rosemary-buckett Recent successes for Rosemary Buckett's very popular "Checking The Luggage" include acceptances at the 2017 Bebington Salon Open Section and in the 2017 Cork Salon Colour Section. In the 2017 Cork Salon Rosemary also had "Saying Goodbye" accepted in the Colour Section and "Assisting" accepted in the Monochrome Section

 

"Checking The Luggage""Checking The Luggage"

"Saying Goodbye""Saying Goodbye" "Assisting""Assisting"

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chairman@drpsphoto.co.uk (Desborough & Rothwell Photographic Society) http://www.drpsphoto.co.uk/blog/2017/12/more-successes-for-rosemary-buckett Thu, 21 Dec 2017 18:12:42 GMT
Yorkshire Salon 2017 http://www.drpsphoto.co.uk/blog/2017/12/yorkshire-salon-2017 Successful acceptances into the 2017 Yorkshire Salon Open Section include Rosemary Buckett's "Checking The Luggage", "Saying Goodbye" and "Left On The Peg", Derek Buckett's "First Train Of The Day" and "The Gamekeeper And The Squire", and Trevor Rudkin's "A Gentleman Of Character" and "Night Racing".

 

"Checking The Luggage""Checking The Luggage"

"Saying Goodbye""Saying Goodbye"

LEFT BEHINDLEFT BEHIND

 

"First Train Of The Day""First Train Of The Day"Derek Buckett

 

 

"The Gamekeeper And The Squire""The Gamekeeper And The Squire"

 

"A Man Of Character""A Man Of Character"

 

"Night Racing""Night Racing"

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chairman@drpsphoto.co.uk (Desborough & Rothwell Photographic Society) http://www.drpsphoto.co.uk/blog/2017/12/yorkshire-salon-2017 Wed, 13 Dec 2017 16:06:35 GMT
Audio-Visual Evening http://www.drpsphoto.co.uk/blog/2017/11/audio-visual-evening Four members of the Desborough and Rothwell Photographic Society provided the entertainment at its meeting on Friday 24th November. An evening of audio-visual presentations (photographs with music) began with two from Dorothy Rudkin. The first featured beach huts at Lowestoft, and this was followed by the story of a horsechestnut tree at Summerleyton Hall. Steve Rappitt illustrated the background to William Morris’ popular designs with photographs of Kelmscott Manor, and then looked back at his own history by showing scans of some slides that he entered in club competitions between 1979 and 2006. After the break Trevor Rudkin showed sequences covering The Lake District, the National Memorial Arboretum, modern dancers at Studio 4 in Nottingham, Edinburgh and Al Fresco Arts in Market Harborough. The evening concluded with Philip Gott’s two presentations on Cornwall, his new county of residence.  Chairman Paul Nickerson thanked all the participants for a very interesting and entertaining evening.

The 2017 season ends with a Christmas Social on Friday 8th December.

The Society resumes meetings next year on Friday 5th January 2018

 

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chairman@drpsphoto.co.uk (Desborough & Rothwell Photographic Society) http://www.drpsphoto.co.uk/blog/2017/11/audio-visual-evening Sat, 25 Nov 2017 00:27:00 GMT
2017 Guernsey Salon http://www.drpsphoto.co.uk/blog/2017/11/2017-guernsey-salon Trevor Rudkin had his image "Claudia" accepted in the Colour Portrait section of the 2017 Guernsey Salon

 

"Claudia""Claudia"

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chairman@drpsphoto.co.uk (Desborough & Rothwell Photographic Society) http://www.drpsphoto.co.uk/blog/2017/11/2017-guernsey-salon Wed, 22 Nov 2017 15:01:52 GMT
Smethwick International Exhibition 2017 http://www.drpsphoto.co.uk/blog/2017/11/smethwick-international-exhibition-2017 Accepted images in the 2017 Smethwick International Exhibition Open Colour Projected Image section include Rosemary Buckett's "Checking The Luggage" and "Saying Goodbye", and Trevor Rudkin's "Fiery Mustang". In the Open Monochrome Projected Image section Rosemary also had "Looking For Mischief" and "Assisting" accepted.

 

"Checking The Luggage""Checking The Luggage"

 

"Saying Goodbye""Saying Goodbye"

 

Fiery MustangFiery Mustang

 

"Looking For Mischief""Looking For Mischief"

 

"Assisting""Assisting"

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chairman@drpsphoto.co.uk (Desborough & Rothwell Photographic Society) http://www.drpsphoto.co.uk/blog/2017/11/smethwick-international-exhibition-2017 Tue, 21 Nov 2017 19:26:59 GMT
Frome Wessex Exhibition 2017 http://www.drpsphoto.co.uk/blog/2017/11/frome-wessex-exhibition-2017 Acceptances in the recent Frome Wessex Exhibition Open Colour section included Derek Buckett's "Buccaneer", Rosemary Buckett's "Checking The Luggage" and "Saying Goodbye", and Trevor Rudkin's "Contemplation"

 

"Buccaneer""Buccaneer"Derek Buckett

"Checking The Luggage""Checking The Luggage"

 

"Saying Goodbye""Saying Goodbye"

 

"Contemplation""Contemplation"

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chairman@drpsphoto.co.uk (Desborough & Rothwell Photographic Society) http://www.drpsphoto.co.uk/blog/2017/11/frome-wessex-exhibition-2017 Mon, 20 Nov 2017 13:05:21 GMT
"My History Through Club Photography" by Marc Edwards http://www.drpsphoto.co.uk/blog/2017/11/-my-history-through-club-photography-by-marc-edwards On Friday 10th November Marc Edwards, a member of the Desborough and Rothwell Photographic Society, gave a print talk entitled “My History Through Club Photography” to fellow members. Beginning with his early work as a novice in camera clubs in Essex (before the arrival of the digital era) his prints started as small 10 inch by 8 inch mounted photographs. With experience his work became more successful, he progressed to the advanced sections and the size of the prints gradually increased in size. His subject matter has always been very varied, including travel, wildlife, flowers, architecture, portraiture, landscape, sport, aeroplanes and classic cars. Eventually he converted to digital photography and continues to produce successful work, one of his prints being accepted in the Midland Counties Photographic Federations 2017 Travelling Photofolio. Chairman Paul Nickerson thanked Marc for a very interesting and entertaining evening.

On Friday 24th November there will be an audio-visual evening with several Society members providing the entertainment at 8.00pm at Marlow House, Gold Street, Desborough NN14 2NQ

On Friday 1st December the annual Print Of The Year Competition takes place, starting at 7.30pm at Marlow House

Visitors are welcome to these events. Admission £2.00

The 2017 season ends with a Christmas Social on Friday 8th December.

The Society resumes meetings next year on Friday 5th January 2018

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chairman@drpsphoto.co.uk (Desborough & Rothwell Photographic Society) http://www.drpsphoto.co.uk/blog/2017/11/-my-history-through-club-photography-by-marc-edwards Tue, 07 Nov 2017 09:23:27 GMT
Dingwall Exhibition 2017 http://www.drpsphoto.co.uk/blog/2017/10/dingwall-exhibition-2017 Four members of the Society were successful in the 2017 Dingwall Open Exhibition. Rosemary Buckett had "Inside The Steelworks" accepted in the Open Monochrome Section and "Saying Goodbye" in the Open Colour Section. Also accepted in the Open Colour Section were Derek Buckett's "The Gamekeeper And The Squire" and Trevor Rudkin's "Night Racing" and "Fire!". Steve Rappitt also had two acceptances (Details not yet available)

 

"Inside The Steelworks""Inside The Steelworks"

"Saying Goodbye""Saying Goodbye"

"The Gamekeeper And The Squire""The Gamekeeper And The Squire"

"Night Racing""Night Racing"

 

FireFire

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chairman@drpsphoto.co.uk (Desborough & Rothwell Photographic Society) http://www.drpsphoto.co.uk/blog/2017/10/dingwall-exhibition-2017 Tue, 24 Oct 2017 14:29:59 GMT
Dinah Jayes ARPS MPAGB AFIAP http://www.drpsphoto.co.uk/blog/2017/10/dinah-jayes Photography, like writing, is a form of communication. Many people who join camera clubs derive great pleasure in having their work appreciated by fellow members, perhaps doing well in competitions and being accepted into exhibitions. Gaining awards, medals and letters of accreditation are like icing on the cake. One person who has achieved all of this is Dinah Jayes. When she joined Smethwick Photographic Society she was joining the largest and most successful photographic society in the Midlands region. As such she had access to a wide variety of expertise and facilities, and she made full use of it all.  On Friday 20th October she gave her print talk “A Little Bit Of This And A Little Bit Of That” to members of the Desborough And Rothwell Photographic Society. Beginning with her early darkroom work Dinah then produced a series of outstanding prints that mapped her progress through many genres including travel, still life, portraiture, nature and creative. Her work now regularly features in major exhibitions, and often gains awards and medals. She has achieved the Associateship of the Royal Photographic Society, as well as Master of the Photographic Alliance Of Great Britain and Associateship of the International Federation Of Photographic Art. Despite all of this success Dinah concluded her talk by showing portraits of her father, her mother, her children and grandchildren, and reminded all those present that when all the medal-winning prints have been consigned to the skip it is these pictures of family and friends that will remain as the most precious and valuable. Dinah was thanked by Programme Secretary Derek Buckett for a wonderfully entertaining evening of superb photography.

On Friday 3rd November the annual Slide Of The Year, Slide Plaque and Slide Trio competitions will take place, beginning at 7.30pm at Marlow House, Gold Street, Desborough NN14 2NQ

Friday 10th November sees club member Marc Edwards deliver a print talk entitled “My History Through Club Photography”, starting at 8.00pm at Marlow House.

Friday 17th November is the Digital Projected Image Of The Year Competition, judged by Adrian Stone. This will begin at 7.30pm at Marlow House.

Visitors are welcome to these events. Admission £2.00

 

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chairman@drpsphoto.co.uk (Desborough & Rothwell Photographic Society) http://www.drpsphoto.co.uk/blog/2017/10/dinah-jayes Sat, 21 Oct 2017 07:26:59 GMT
Shrewsbury Open Photographic Exhibition 2017 http://www.drpsphoto.co.uk/blog/2017/10/shrewsbury-open-photographic-exhibition-2017 Rosemary Buckett had her images "Checking The Luggage" and "Saying Goodbye" accepted at the 2017 Shrewsbury Open Photographic Exhibition

 

"Checking The Luggage""Checking The Luggage"

"Saying Goodbye""Saying Goodbye"

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chairman@drpsphoto.co.uk (Desborough & Rothwell Photographic Society) http://www.drpsphoto.co.uk/blog/2017/10/shrewsbury-open-photographic-exhibition-2017 Sun, 15 Oct 2017 19:44:43 GMT
From the Competition Secretary http://www.drpsphoto.co.uk/blog/2017/10/from-the-competition-secretary A message from Competition Secretary Roger Pringle:

 

"The result of the  Print Plaque 2017 Competition for 4 prints , together showing the photographers skill and versatility was:

1 - Steve Rappitt  (Lost in Thought, The Clue Is In The Title, In Need Of Restoration, Female Kingfisher With Prey)

2 - Rosemary Buckett (Inside The Steelworks, Left Behind, Stained Potty, Saying Goodbye)

3 - Derek Buckett (It's Got To Feel Right, Her Domain, The Old Writing Desk, Passing Trains)

 

The result of the Print Trio 2017 competition for 3 prints which together   make up a panel based on a single theme was:-

1 - Steve Rappitt (Gannets)

2 - Derek Buckett (Wheels And Axles)

3 - Rosemary Buckett (Portraying Emotion)

 

Congratulations to these members on cleaning up the comptitions between the 3 of them.

 

For any of you that missed the announcement at the meeting last week, we came second in our DPI battle with Rushden by just 6 points (25 images per side) with a score of 443 to Rushden's 449.

Marks obtained by DRPS members were:

Peter Alvey                After The Gym                18

                                   Happy                             17

                                   Surgeon                          17

Trevor Rudkin            Autumn Palette               17

                                   Dahlia                             20  

                                  The Swan Of Tuonela     19

Roger Pringle             Black Tailed Godwit        17

                                   Evening At Malham        17

                                   Preparing For The

                                   First Run                         18

Derek Buckett            Buccaneer                       17

                                   Passing Trains                17

John Lawrence          Cornish Sunset                17

                                  Girl On A Train                 18

                                   Walk By The Seine          17

Angela Lloyd              Hand Eye Co-Ordination  20 

Steve Rappitt             Impatient To Depart          19

                                    Nuthatch Calling              16

                                   The Leading Riders          17

Rosemary Buckett      Knotted Scarf                   17

                                    Saying Goodbye              19

                                    Sleet And Snow               19

Marc Edwards             Lloyd's Enigma                 17

Andy Moss                  Puffin                                17

                                    The Jostle                         20   

Philip Gott                   Winter Kite Surfer             16

 

Thanks to everybody who allowed us to use their pictures."

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chairman@drpsphoto.co.uk (Desborough & Rothwell Photographic Society) http://www.drpsphoto.co.uk/blog/2017/10/from-the-competition-secretary Sat, 14 Oct 2017 11:12:38 GMT
Peter Preece http://www.drpsphoto.co.uk/blog/2017/9/peter-preece Peter Preece of Solihull Photographic Society acknowledges his debt to the late Felix Dennis, the man behind The Heart Of England Forest Project. Peter has been actively involved in developing the forest to maximise wildlife diversity and to provide opportunities for wildlife photography. His fabulous photographs of kingfishers, red squirrels, owls and many other native birds, mammals, insects and reptiles are the result of, in his words, “90% preparation and 10% execution”. His images have brought him success in many exhibitions and competitions, including appearances in the BBC Countryfile calendar. His pictures are commercially successful, and he is much in demand as a speaker to various clubs and societies. On Friday 29th September members of the Desborough And Rothwell Photographic Society were privileged to have Peter and his wife Margaret present a selection of their work and the stories behind them. Chairman Paul Nickerson thanked them both for a wonderful evening of great natural history photography.

 

On Friday 6th October there will be a showing of the 2017 MCPF Photofolio at 8.00pm in Marlow House, Desborough NN14 2NQ

On Friday 13th October the annual Print Panel and Print Trio competitions take place, judged by Peter Yeo FRPS, again at Marlow House. This will start at 7.30pm

Dinah Jayes presents “A Little Bit Of This And A Little Bit Of That” at Marlow House on Friday 20th October at 8.00pm

Visitors are welcome to these events. Admission £2.00

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chairman@drpsphoto.co.uk (Desborough & Rothwell Photographic Society) http://www.drpsphoto.co.uk/blog/2017/9/peter-preece Sat, 30 Sep 2017 07:56:12 GMT
More exhibition success for Rosemary Buckett http://www.drpsphoto.co.uk/blog/2017/9/more-exhibition-success-for-roseamry Rosemary Buckett had four colour projected images accepted in the 2017 Northern Counties' Photographic Federation Exhibition, namely "Checking The Luggage", "Knotted Scarf", "Saying Goodbye" and "The Stained Potty"

"Checking The Luggage""Checking The Luggage"

 

LEFT BEHINDLEFT BEHIND

 

"Saying Goodbye""Saying Goodbye"

 

"THE STAINED POTTY""THE STAINED POTTY"

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chairman@drpsphoto.co.uk (Desborough & Rothwell Photographic Society) http://www.drpsphoto.co.uk/blog/2017/9/more-exhibition-success-for-roseamry Fri, 29 Sep 2017 12:43:00 GMT