Calendar

Our programme runs from September to May and we meet on alternate Wednesday evenings, with outings and activities during the summer.

Oct
21
Wed
Club Night
Oct 21 @ 7:45 pm – 10:00 pm

“The Tigers of Ranthambore” – presentation by guest Sue Blythe

Nov
4
Wed
Open Competition
Nov 4 @ 7:45 pm – 10:00 pm

Entries to be in by 6pm Sunday 25th October 2020

Print and Digital. Images can be of any subject; colour or monochrome.

Judge: Chris Blyth

Nov
18
Wed
Club Night
Nov 18 @ 7:45 pm – 10:00 pm

A presentation of images by guest James Brew

Nov
19
Thu
3-Way Battle – Inter Club Competition
Nov 19 @ 7:30 pm – 10:00 pm

Annual digital ‘battle’ between the island’s three photographic societies. This year the Western Photographic Society hosts the Isle of Man Photographic Society and Southern Photographic Society.

Judge: Steve Woodley

Cost:  £10 with hot pot supper and refreshments or £3 for admission including refreshments.

Dec
2
Wed
‘Food and Drink’ Competition
Dec 2 @ 7:45 pm – 10:00 pm

Entries to be in by 6pm Sunday 22nd November 2020

Print and Digital.  Images on the theme of ‘Food and Drink’ – colour or monochrome.

Judge: Clare Payne

Dec
16
Wed
Christmas Party
Dec 16 @ 7:45 pm – 10:00 pm

Our annual Christmas party is an informal, social occasion with buffet food, a raffle, some brain teasers and a fun (Christmas-themed) print competition.

Further details nearer to the date.

Jan
6
Wed
Club Night
Jan 6 @ 7:45 pm – 10:00 pm

Presentations by Dr Dave Salter on watersports photography and street/travel photography, and by Jim Gibson on motorsport photography.

Jan
20
Wed
Open Competition
Jan 20 @ 7:45 pm – 10:00 pm

Entries to be in by 6pm Sunday 10th January 2021

Print and Digital.  Images may be of any subject; colour or monochrome.

Feb
3
Wed
‘Movement/Motion’ Competition
Feb 3 @ 7:45 pm – 10:00 pm

Entries to be in by 6pm Sunday 24 January 2021

Print and Digital.  Images on the theme of ‘Movement or Motion’; colour or monochrome.

Judge: Geoff McCann

Feb
17
Wed
Club Night
Feb 17 @ 7:45 pm – 10:00 pm

A presentation by Patricia Tutt of the Western Photographic Society on the process of judging photographic competitions, followed by a selection of her own images on various topics.

Feb
18
Thu
Southern-Western Battle
Feb 18 @ 7:30 pm – 10:00 pm

The annual friendly ‘battle’ between the Southern and Western Photographic Societies.  Each club selects 30 of their strongest digital images, with no more than five by any individual, and goes head-to-head for bragging rights and the prestigious trophy.

This year’s competition is hosted by the Western Photographic Society at their usual venue.

Full details TBA.

Mar
3
Wed
Open Competition
Mar 3 @ 7:45 pm – 10:00 pm

Entries to be in by 6pm Sunday 21st February 2021

Print and Digital.  Images may be of any subject; colour or monochrome.

Mar
17
Wed
‘Digital Art’ and ‘Manx Scenes’
Mar 17 @ 7:45 pm – 10:00 pm

A sociable evening with a twin purpose :

The ‘Digital Art‘ competition is a chance to showcase your ‘arty’ and quirky ideas and creativity with processing and effects, followed by explanations and demonstrations of how some of the images were created (this is entirely voluntary but always appreciated).  You may enter up to five images.

Then we will view members’ latest digital images from around the island for the annual calendar project.  Remember we need ‘Manx Scenes‘ of all seasons and from all locations, not just the south of the island!

Images should be emailed to the usual address by Saturday evening,  13th March.  Send Digital Art entries and calendar images on separately titled emails to avoid confusion.

Mar
31
Wed
‘Juxtaposition’ Competition
Mar 31 @ 7:45 pm – 10:00 pm

Entries to be in by 6pm Sunday 21st March 2021

Print and Digital.  Images on the theme of ‘Juxtaposition’; colour or monochrome.

Apr
14
Wed
Club Night
Apr 14 @ 7:45 pm – 10:00 pm

A practical workshop with professional photographer Andrew Barton.

Details to be confirmed.

Apr
28
Wed
Open Competition
Apr 28 @ 7:45 pm – 10:00 pm

Entries to be in by 6pm Sunday 18th April 2021

Print and Digital.  Images may be of any subject; colour or monochrome.

May
5
Wed
Image of the Year
May 5 @ 7:45 pm – 10:00 pm

Entries to be in by 6pm Sunday 25th April 2021

Print and Digital.  Images may be of any subject, colour or monochrome, but MUST have been previously entered into one of this season’s competitions.

Judge: Andrew Barton

May
12
Wed
Annual General Meeting
May 12 @ 8:00 pm – 10:15 pm

AGM for members.