Club Nights

Here you can find out about clubs plans for the next few months.  If you have any ideas you would like to try then please let us know.
Tomorrow, 31st May
Trip to Clent Hills for landscape and sunset shots
For tomorrow we will be heading for the car park at Nimmings Wood, address from the website is 2 Hagley Wood Ln, Hagley, Stourbridge DY9 9JR. It appears that the car park may shut at 9pm but there seems to be plenty of space to park along the road by the entrance if that is a problem. Please get to club and be ready to leave promptly at 7.10 if meeting at club. Let louise know if you need to borrow a tripod. If meeting there, either see you at the car park around 7.30 or we will be heading up the path to the four stones. Message louise on facebook if you need any more info.

March

DateWhat's onMore infomationLead
1stMovingWe will be moving to our new premises. We need as much help as possible for the move so if you can spare some time it would be greatly appreciated. Meet at old club house at normal time (7pm).
8thExternal talk - Colin Trow-PooleThis is the first of our external speakers night.
http://www.colintrowpoole.com
15thColourStations TBC based on colour.
Committee
Progression Group - Exploring Shutter
Second of the progression group workshops looking at a individual photography topic. This week we will be looking at shutter basics, what it is, what it does etc. Talk with pratical deonstartion for you to try. Please let Louise know if you would like to take part.LW
22ndMembers Night – NatureOver to the members to organise stations based on the theme of Nature.Members
Progression Group: MidPhot Exhibition TripTrip to see the MidPhot exhibitionLW
29thEditing Topics tbc – please email birminghamps2016@hotmail.com or pm Louise if there are any topics you would like covered.

April

DateWhat's onMore infomationLead
5stFamous PhotographersLooking at the works of famous photographers and taking inspiration from their work.Committee
Progression Group - ISO and metering
Progression group workshops looking at a individual photography topic. This week we will be looking at aperture basics, what it is, what it does etc. Talk with pratical deonstartion for you to try. Please let Louise know if you would like to take part.LW
12th50mm CompetitionFirst of our in club competition. Photos can be of any subject but must be taken with a 50mm lens. For more information please see below or ask a member of the committee.
19thMembers Night - MACRO ARTOver to the members to organise stations based on the theme of MCRO ART.Members
26thEditingTopics tbc – please email birminghamps2016@hotmail.com or pm Louise if there are any topics you would like covered.

50mm Competition Key Points:

-Competition date: 12th April 2017.
-Projected image competition.
-Photos to be taken with 50mm lens (either prime lens or set your zoom lens to 50mm focal length, kit lens is fine).
-Photo can be of any subject.
-Photos to have been taken in 2017.
-Up to 3 entries per person.
-Entries to be emailed to birminghamps2016@outlook.com by 10th April or given to committee member on memory stick at club before competition date.
-Jessops voucher prize for first place.
-For best projection results, please resize images to maximum 1920 pixels in length and 1080 pixels in height.

May

DateWhat's onMore infomationLead
3rdTopic TBC
Progression Group - Exposure triangle and other bitsProgression group workshops looking at a individual photography topic. This week we will be looking at what we've learnt so far and how they interact with each other and a few other bits. Talk with pratical deonstartion for you to try. Please let Louise know if you would like to take part.LW
10thAnimal Photography talk
Followed by trip to the zoo at the weekend
17thMembers Night – TBCOver to the members to organise stations based on the theme tbc.Members
24thProgression Group - Printing and MountingHow to prepare your pictures for printing and cutting mount boards.LW
31stEditing Topics tbc – please email birminghamps2016@hotmail.com or pm Louise if there are any topics you would like covered.

If you have any ideas for stations that either can be run for one of the nights above or something for later in the year, a topic you would like covered by the Progression Group or one of the editing nights please email birminghamps2016@outlook.com or use the Contact Us page.   We can only run successful club nights if you tell us what you want run.