Programme 2018-2019

Welcome to yet another exciting season of photography at the Grange & District Photographic Society!
Founded in 1903 we are still here and proud to present our Programme of events for the 2018 - 2019 season.
There is something for everyone in this year's programme, from ''only interested', to beginners and advanced, professional photographers, in a syllabus featuring talks by established photographers specially chosen to cover a wide range of interesting topics and subjects.
Following previous year's successful programmes, this year we are continuing to incorporate lectures given by the society members and talks to provide guidance and training. As before, there are 20 scheduled meetings - 10 from visiting speakers and 10 domestic meetings, with three photographic competitions, which we hope all members will enter and participate in. Our Society meeting place is centrally situated in the Grange Methodist Church Hall (entrance is just to the left-hand side of the main church building), Kent's Bank Road within Grange over Sands, it is easy to find and you can be sure of a warm and friendly welcome (see Directions tab for a map). There is ample free parking adjacent to the hall and in nearby car parks (3-5 minutes walk). If you are interested why not come along? For a small admission charge, you can attend as a visitor initially; your visitor's fees will count towards your membership subscription should you decide to join us. Just come along on the night - enjoy a cup of tea or coffee and listen to some inspirational presentations! Our meetings normally start at 7.30pm and end at approximately 9.30pm.

Welcome to our 2019 session which begins on 7th January 2019


7th January
"Black & White photography"
Rob Bridson
After decades of photographing in colour Rob has returned to black and white film. Specialising in people outdoors but also the urban landscape he finds black and white richer and more satisfying than colour.

14th January
"Camera techniques and Subtle Image Enhancements"
Adrian Almond
An instructive talk on camera technique and subtle image enhancements made using Lightroom and Photoshop. Techniques will be shared that will inspire members to explore their photographic horizons. Will include landscape, wildlife, steam locomotives, travel and aviation imagery.

Members challenge1
21st January
"Members Challenge"
GPS Members
A return of the highly successful Members Challenge. This year featuring the two themes "Record" and "Bridges". A record shot is where the emphasis is on creating a record of the photographed object. You are not trying to portray the object in an artistic representation. It can be a representation of any object or a detail on an object e.g. an interesting building or a door or a lock on a door.

28th January
"My Way With AV"
A potted history of 30+ years’ experience of Audio Visual work which will include twelve or so of Dave's AV sequences.


4th February
"Printing and Mounting Prints"
Trevor Brown
Trevor will explain the way in which he approaches the printing of images and their mounting. He prepares images for printing in a very simple way without using layers or proper zone printing. Print mounting can be done in a number of ways but Trevor will show what he does.

11th February
"Street Photography"
Alf Myers
An insight into street photography. What it is, what to look for, what to use, and how to use it. Not to mention a few tips, tricks and approaches all supported with examples. This is followed by examples of Alf's images from around the UK and Europe made before 2016.

Walker 2
18th February
"Competition Night 2"
Nature PDI & Open colour prints. Alan will judge the Images and give useful feedback on the night Nature PDI images should be sized to 1600 x 1200pixels and be handed in by 04-02-2019. Prints may be mounted on a board not exceeding 400mm x 500mm, but this is not essential.

25th February
"Northern Scandinavia - from Kiruna to Narvik"
Lee Kitchingman EFIAP, DPAGB, BPE3* & Bernadette Kitchingman EFIAP, DPAGB, BPE3*
Travel with us high above the Arctic Circle, following the route of the famous Ore trains from Kiruna in Sweden to Narvik in Northern Norway featuring: a city on the move, Northern Lights, arctic tundra scenery and a fascinating history. A combination of still images and video.


Walker 3
4th March
"Costa Rica & Beyond"
Still pursuing nature images we continue the journey, this time from Costa Rica to Kenya in the rain, taking in a snowy Finland looking for bears and the Cairngorms in the snow, along with many other UK adventures.

11th March
"AGM and Social Evening"
GPS Committee & Members
Prize Presentations and Social evening. The AGM to discuss the society’s status, followed by the prize presentations and a chance to suggest ideas for the next season. Then tea, coffee and cakes.

End of 2019 Session. Our new, 2019-2020 session begins in October 2019