This page lists all News and Events of interest to members. A summary of all local exhibitions and other EAF events can be found using the link to the right.

Posted 22 Nov 2018

  • The highest scoring images from the 2nd PDI competition have been posted on the website
  • Results from various inter-club battles have been posted on the website

Posted 19 Oct 2018

  • The highest scoring images from the 1st print competition have been posted on the website

Posted 9 Oct 2018

  • The highest scoring images from the 1st PDI competition have been posted on the website

Posted 22 Aug 2018

  • The 2018-19 Club Programme has been updated to include details of the Club Evenings
  • The Website’s background slideshow has been updated with some of last season’s high-scoring images
  • Last season’s AGM minutes and Club Award lists have been published on the website

Posted 27 Jul 2018

  • The 2018 – 19 Club Programme has been published on the website

Posted 11 Jun 2018

  • The full Summer programme (some details to be finalised) can be found here

Posted 25 April 2018

  • The AGM minutes have now been published on the website

Posted 12 Apr 2018

  • The highest scoring images form the 3rd Print, Pairs Trophy, Panel Print, Print of the Year and PDI of the Year have been posted on the website. The Melbourn Trophy page has also been updated to reflect our win this year (since 1975!)

Posted 14 Feb 2018

  • The highest scoring images from the 3rd PDI competition have been posted on the website

Posted 13 Dec 2017

  • The highest scoring images from the 2nd Print competition have been posted on the website

Posted 18 Oct 2017

  • The highest scoring images from the 2nd PDI competition have been posted on the website
  • The latest Melbourn Trophy draw scores have been added to the website

Posted 18 Oct 2017

  • The highest scoring images from the 1st print competition have been posted on the website

Posted 16 Oct 2017

  • Some of the rules and past results from our external competitions have been updated

Posted 11 Oct 2017

  • The highest scoring images from the 1st PDI competition have been posted on the website

Posted 8 Aug 2017

  • A printable version of the 2017-18 Club Programme has been published on the website
  • The 2016-17 Club Programme and Club Competition results have been archived in preparation for the new season
  • The Club Competition rules have been updated

Posted 24 Jul 2017

  • The Website’s background slideshow has been updated to reflect the higher scoring images from last season’s competitions

Posted 19 Jul 2017

  • The Summer Programme Spreadsheet has been updated and published via a link on the website

Posted 29 May 2017

  • Both the 2017 Summer and 2017-18 Club Season Programmes have been published on the website
  • The Annual Club Awards for the 2016-17 Season have been published on the website

Posted 15 Apr 2017

  • The highest scoring images from the PDI of the Year competition have been posted on the website
  • An agenda has been sent to all members ahead of the AGM on 18 Apr.

Posted 22 Mar 2017

  • The highest scoring images from the 3rd PDI and Print of the Year competitions have been posted on the website
  • The Melbourn Trophy page on the website has been updated to include Stevenage as the well-deserved winner of both the 2016-17 Melbourn Trophy and the associated Print Portfolio Competition.

Posted 1 Mar 2017

  • The highest scoring images from the 3rd Print, Panel Print and Pairs competitions have been posted on the website
  • Personal Galleries have been updated accordingly

Posted 19 Dec 2016

  • The highest scoring images from the 2nd Print competition have been posted on the website
  • Personal Galleries have been updated accordingly
  • Julie Hutson will be replacing Ray Kimberley (now retired) as judge for the forthcoming PDI of the year competition

Posted 14 Nov 2016

  • The highest scoring images from the the 1st Print and 2nd PDI competitions have been posted on the website
  • The problem of Member Gallery pages loading slowly has been resolved. It has been necessary to reduce the size of all website images to 980×735 max in order to minimise image file size

Posted 25 Oct 2016

  • The highest scoring images from the the 1st PDI competition have been posted on the website
  • The latest ‘Getting off auto’ and ‘PDI Image prep in Lightroom’ written guides have been posted on the website

Posted 12 Sep 2016

In preparation for the new season, the following changes have been made to the website:

  • New season’s programme published with link to printable version
  • Competition rules updated
  • The 2015-16 season’s high-scoring competition galleries archived
  • Website background slide-show updated to reflect high-scoring images from last season (using landscape format images)

Posted Apr 21, 2016

  • The AGM minutes have been emailed to the club membership  and posted on the website
  • The 2015-16 club competition awards, announced at the AGM, have been posted on the website

Posted Apr 3, 2016

  • The winning images from the PDI and Print of the year competitions have been posted on the website
  • A new personal gallery has also been added

Posted Mar 9, 2016

  • The new Melbourn Trophy Fee form has been posted on the website
  • The high scoring images from this season’s 3rd PDI have been posted on the website
  • Members personal galleries on the website have been updated accordingly

Posted Mar 2, 2016

  • The new Melbourn Trophy Rules and Knock-Out Rounds for 2016-17 have been posted on the website
  • The high scoring images from this season’s 3rd Print Competition have been posted on the website
  • Members personal galleries on the website have been updated accordingly
  • Melbourn won its battle with Royston on Feb 25 with overall scores of 438 and 386 respectively

Posted Jan 22, 2016

  • The winning images from this season’s Panel Print Competition have been posted on the website
  • As requested, a detailed description of each of the Club’s internal competitions (notably the Panel Print Competition) has been added to the website

Posted Dec 18, 2015

  • The high scoring images from the 2nd Print Competition have been posted on the website.
  • The Club is now in recess for Christmas until our Club Meal on Jan 5. The next Club event will be the Panel Print Competition on Jan 12.

Posted Nov 7, 2015

  • A member of our club, Peter North, was Runner-Up and had two commended images in the Your View section of this year’s Landscape Photographer of the Year Competition. The results from the competition have been published at: http://www.take-a-view.co.uk. Peter’s Runner-Up image ‘Snowdust’ was featured in the Nov edition of Amateur Photographer and the Jan edition of Digital Camera.

Posted Oct 12, 2015

  • The club’s website has now moved to melbournphotoclub.com (from melbourn-photographic-club.co.uk)

Posted Aug 28, 2015

  • A DIY printable version of the 2015-16 Club programme has been published on the website

Posted Aug 5, 2015

  • The programme for the new 2015-16 season has now been published on the website

Posted Apr 27, 2015

  • Two of our club members, Keith Truman and Peter North, achieved their CPAGB distinctions at an adjudication held in Southampton on Sun 26th after a panel of 6 judges assessed 10 prints from each applicant. The minimum overall  score required to qualify was 200 and both Keith and Peter achieved scores >220 with all of their prints scoring >20 points each.

Posted Apr 13, 2015

  • An outline Summer programme has been posted on the website and the 2014-15 programme has been archived
  • The new club logo has been finalised, emailed to all members and embedded in website pages

Posted Apr 9, 2015

  • The website background slideshow has been updated using the high scoring images from the 2014-15 season’s PDI & Print of the Year competitions
  • The 2014-15 AGM minutes have been posted
  • The AGM awards from the last 3 years have been updated and presented in a consistent format on a single page

Posted Apr 6, 2015

  • The revised Club Constitution, approved at the AGM held 31 Mar 2015, has been posted on the website

Posted Apr 4, 2015

  • A new Inter-Club Battles webpage has been created that details the rules and some past results from the different battles we hold with local clubs

Posted Mar 20, 2015

  • The high scoring images from the PDI and Print of the Year competitions have been posted on the website

Posted Mar 16, 2015

  • The 2014-15 Melbourn Trophy was won by Shillington (218) closely followed by Hitchin (214), Swavesey (209) and Gamlingay (207). Our sincere thanks go the the judge Vic Hainsworth ARPS DPAGB, to Bob Norris EFIAP APAGB for presenting the prizes and to all the clubs that took part this year

Posted Mar 1, 2015

  • The 2014-15 Three Counties Cup, held on Feb 27, was won by Melbourn (328 points) followed by Saffron Walden (317 points) and Letchworth (295 points). We would like to thank Saffron Walden for hosting the event

Posted Feb 25, 2015

  • The high-scoring images from the season’s 3rd PDI competition held on Feb 24 have been published on the website

Posted Feb 22, 2015

  • Details of the Melbourn Trophy Final have been posted on the website

Posted Feb 11, 2015

  • The high-scoring images from the season’s 3rd print competition held on Feb 10 have been published on the website

Posted Jan 26, 2015

  • With a score of 95/100, our club achieved joint 2nd place at the Cambridge Inter-Club Digital Competition at Whittlesford on Jan 24th. A total of 35 Clubs took part, the judge was Richard Walton FRPS
  • The results from the 2015 Panel Print Competition have been published on the web

Posted Dec 21, 2014

  • A draft Club Constitution has been posted on the website. It will also be emailed to members and will be ratified at an EGM to be held in Jan 2015
  • The high-scoring images from the season’s 2nd print competition held on Dec 16 have been published on the website
  • The latest Melbourn Trophy update has been posted on the website to include some corrections and clarifications

Posted Nov 21, 2014

  • The high-scoring images from the season’s 2nd PDI competition held on Nov 18 and the latest Melbourn Trophy results have been published on the website

Posted Nov 6, 2014

  • The high-scoring images from the season’s first Print Competition held on Nov 4 have been published on the website. The high-scores galleries for all of the 2013-14 competitions have been moved to the Club Competitions Archive Page

Posted Oct 14, 2014

  • A list of current & upcoming local club exhibitions has been posted

Posted Oct 8, 2014

  • The high-scoring images from the season’s first PDI competition held on Oct 7 have been published on the website

Posted Aug 13, 2014

  • In preparation for the new season, the 2014-15 Club Programme has now been published on the website. A printable PDF version has been published along with a separate club info page.
  • Keith has emailed details of the final Summer Prog event on the evening of Tues 19 Aug in Cambridge

Posted May 12, 2014

Details for the Cambridge Botanic Gardens summer visit at 10am on Aug 9 have now been finalised below:

  • A group entry is being negotiated.
  • Entrance is £4.50, £3.95 concessions, opens at 10.00am and we only have to book as a group if there are more than 10 people, we can do that a week before.
  • They no longer need a form to allow tripods to be used.
  • http://www.botanic.cam.ac.uk/Botanic/Home.asp

Posted May 2, 2014

  • The rules for all club open competitions have been amended and clarified by Keith and published under the Club Competitions page
  • A statement about member’s privacy has been published on a new page under the Members Area
  • The 2014 – 2015 Programme tab has been added to the Main Menu. The main season programme is pending but the summer programme has been published
  • More local exhibition details added to Local Exhibition Page

Posted May 1, 2014

Most of the summer programme has now been finalised:

Sat 24th May, 10am

Lee Valley White Water Rafting – Dave Cole

Meet at the centre at approx 10am. The car park is on site and free of charge. There is no entry fee and Dave has spoken to them re photography and there is no issue with regards to that. Lee Valley White Water Centre, Station Road, Waltham Cross, Hertfordshire EN9 1AB.  Tel: 08456 770 606. There is a café open from 10-4pm.

 Sun 15th Jun, 11am

Chippenham Park – Nick and Helen Holway

Summer opening with acres of gardens and woodland walks, large borders and a multitude of roses and rare and unusual plants. Entry to gardens £5, children free. Specialist plant stalls. If the weather is fine why not treat yourself to a glass of Rose in the Kitchen Garden?

http://www.chippenhamparkgardens.info/opening-times.htm

 Fri 20th Jun, Evening Event

Village Challenge – Lynne Cole

Our organised event will involve teams driving to different designated nearby villages. You will have a photographic shopping list to achieve as a team. Examples of subjects: Beyond repair, Lines, Song title, Motion, Chaos, All team off the floor. This will be a fun, competitive evening encouraging all of us to look outside the box. All to meet together afterwards at a local watering hole. All efforts to be judged by members at a later club night, prizes will be awarded to the winning team.

 Sunday 20th Jul, Meet at Noon, afternoon event or could stay until sunset.

Olympic Park – Keith Truman

This will be a chance to photograph the many interesting buildings around the Olympic Park as well as to photograph the flowers and landscaping and the people walking about. The Newham Anniversary run (5 mile and a Family Event) also takes place in the Park on this day so there will be an opportunity to photograph fun runners. Parking is available at Westfield in Stratford but we/you may choose to travel by train.

 Aug TBA

Cambridge Botanic Gardens – Jo Norcross & Sam Buchanan

A group entry is being negotiated. Tripods will be allowed but a form needs to be filled in.

  Tue 19th Aug, Evening Event. Meet at 7pm

Cambridge at Sunset and Night shoot – Keith Truman

This will be a group walk around Cambridge, taking in the late afternoon / evening light before attempting some night photography once it gets dark (Sun sets at 8.14pm). The plan will be to meet on the ‘Backs’ to photograph evening sun on the colleges and then to go into the centre of Cambridge for light trails.

 

Posted Apr 17, 2014

  • The minutes of the AGM have now been posted under the Members Area page
  • A guide to Spring Photography, spotted by Keith, has been added to the Technical Guides page
  • A Newsletter has been sent to members

Posted Apr 8, 2014

  • Background slideshow to website refreshed to include all of the 2013-14 high scoring images

Posted Apr 2, 2014

  • This season was successfully concluded with the AGM held on Apr 1
  • A summer programme will be published in due course
  • This year’s club awards have been posted under the Members Area page

Posted Mar 19, 2014

  • Results from Print of the Year posted on website

Posted Mar 16, 2014

  • Following a four-way final on March 15th, the 2013-14 Melbourn Trophy was won by Biggleswade (221) closely followed by Gamblingay (219), Melbourn (210) and Hitchin (210). We congratulate Biggleswade on a well deserved win based on a superb set of images and our thanks go to the Judge, Malcolm Tinn LRPS, LBIPP.
  • As part of the trophy final, the best Print Portfolio was awarded to Ware and the best individual print was awarded to Bob Izzard of Biggleswade.
  • Some images from the event have been posted on the Melbourn Trophy page on this site.

Posted Mar 13, 2014

  • Results from Projected Image of the Year posted on website

Posted Mar 8, 2014

  • This year’s Three Counties Cup was won, once again, by Saffron Walden (318 points) closely followed by Melbourn & District (314 points) and Letchworth (301 points). Many congratulations go to the winners for a superb set of images.
  • Gerald has spotted a ‘Dad’s Army Live’ event that may be of interest to members. The famous “Royal Train” episode of Dad’s Army was filmed at Weybourne Station (North Norfolk, Poppy Line) just over 40 years ago. Now Corporal Jones’ much loved Butchers van brings the Walmington-on-Sea stars to life again. For details follow this link

Posted Feb 27, 2014

  • High scoring images from 3rd Open Projected Image Competition 2013-14 added to website
  • Existing personal galleries updated with new images

Posted Feb 16, 2014

  • Images for the 1st & 2nd Open Print Competitions 2013-14 added to website
  • All Panel Print Competition high scoring images now added to website
  • Composite member gallery removed from website because its size was causing performance and loading issues

Posted Feb 10, 2014

  • Details and schedule for the Melbourn Trophy Final on 15 March have been posted on the website
  • Details of the upcoming annual exhibitions from Ipswich & District and St Neot’s clubs have been posted on the website
  • Another Panel Print Competition image has been added to the website
  • Keith’s guide to adding a border to an image in Lightroom has been added to techniques page

Posted Jan 22, 2014

  • Author & image names of all high scoring prints from 1st & 2nd print competitions published on website
  • Request for images sent to club members

Posted Jan 18, 2014

  • Some Member and Composite Galleries have been updated on the website.
  • The Panel Print Competition high scores and images have been updated on the website.
  • A request for images will soon be put out those members that had high scores in the 1st and 2nd open Print Competitions. These can then be put on the website.
  • A link to a video tutorial on three methods to replace skies in Photoshop and Keith’s guide to getting off the auto setting on your camera have been added to the Technical Guides tab in the Members Area.