Calendar

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

Dec
11
Wed
Christmas Party
Dec 11 @ 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 print competition.  This year’s theme is “The Twelve Days of Christmas” and you should bring just one print, maximum size 7×5 inches.

Cost £3 for paid-up members and £5 for casual members and guests.

Jan
8
Wed
‘Shadows & Silhouettes’ Competition @ Colby Football Club
Jan 8 @ 7:45 pm – 10:00 pm

Entries to be in by 6pm Sunday 29th December 2019

Print and Digital.  Images with a theme of shadows and/or silhouettes; colour or monochrome.

Judge: Dennis Wood

Jan
22
Wed
Club Night @ Colby Football Club
Jan 22 @ 7:45 pm – 10:00 pm

This club night will include a presentation about sports photography of different types and practical tips for capturing motion.  Full line-up to be confirmed.

Feb
5
Wed
Open Competition @ Colby Football Club
Feb 5 @ 7:45 pm – 10:00 pm

Entries to be in by 6pm Sunday 26th January 2020

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

Judge: Sue Blythe

Feb
19
Wed
Southern/Western Battle @ Colby Football Club
Feb 19 @ 7:45 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 to head-to-head for bragging rights and the prestigious trophy.

This year’s competition is hosted by ourselves.  Fully details to follow nearer to the date.

Judge: Tony Curtis.

Mar
4
Wed
‘Song/Book/Film Title’ Competition @ Colby Football Club
Mar 4 @ 7:45 pm – 10:00 pm

Entries to be in by 6pm Sunday 23rd February 2020

Print and Digital.  Images that clearly convey the title of a song, book or film; colour or monochrome.

Judge: Barry Murphy

Mar
18
Wed
‘Digital Art’ & ‘Manx Scenes’ @ Colby Football Club
Mar 18 @ 7:45 pm – 10:00 pm

A sociable evening with a double purpose.  The first half of the evening is the ‘Digital Art‘ competition to showcase your ‘arty’ ideas and creativity with processing and effects, followed by explanations and demonstrations of how some of the images were created.

After the break we will view everyone’s latest digital images from around the island and shortlist the favourites for the annual calendar project.  Remember we need ‘Manx Scenes‘ from all over the island, not just the south!

Images may be emailed a few days in advance or brought on a USB stick on the night – we will confirm nearer to the date.

Apr
1
Wed
Open Competition @ Colby Football Club
Apr 1 @ 7:45 pm – 10:00 pm

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

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

Judge: Steve Marsh

Apr
15
Wed
Club Night @ Colby Football Club
Apr 15 @ 7:45 pm – 10:00 pm

Visiting speaker Patricia Tutt of the Western Photographic Society will talk about the process of judging photographic competitions and share a collection of her own images on various topics.

Apr
29
Wed
‘Close-Up’ Competition @ Colby Football Club
Apr 29 @ 7:45 pm – 10:00 pm

Entries to be in by 6pm Sunday 19th April 2020

Print and Digital.  Images with a close-up theme; colour or monochrome.

Judge: Chris Nicholls

May
13
Wed
Image of the Year @ Colby Football Club
May 13 @ 7:45 pm – 10:00 pm

Entries to be in by 6pm Sunday 3rd May 2020

Print and Digital.  Your best images since 1st January, 2019, colour or monochrome.

Judge: Andrew Barton

 

May
20
Wed
AGM & Prize Presentation
May 20 @ 7:45 pm – 10:00 pm

Our Annual General Meeting for members, followed by a buffet and the presentation of trophies to recognise the achievements of the season.

Venue:
Colby Methodist Church Hall
Station Road
Colby IM9 4NW

Further details nearer to the date.