Calendar

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

Nov
22
Fri
‘Three-Way Battle’ – Inter-Club Digital Competition @ Colby Football Club
Nov 22 @ 7:00 pm – 10:00 pm

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

Admission by ticket, available in advance from each club:
£10 for admission including hot meal before the competition and refreshments at the break.
£3 for admission only, including refreshments at the break.

Doors open at 7pm.

Judge: Mike Radcliffe

Nov
27
Wed
Open Competition @ Colby Football Club
Nov 27 @ 7:45 pm – 10:00 pm

Entries to be in by 6pm Sunday 17th November 2019

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

Judge: Eddie Fryer

Dec
11
Wed
Christmas Party
Dec 11 @ 7:45 pm – 10:00 pm

Our annual Christmas party with food, some brain teasers and a fun print competition with a seasonal theme.

Further details will follow.

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 from the previous 16 months (i.e. since 1st January, 2019), colour or monochrome.

Judge: TBA

 

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.