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October 2020

Sheffield Park

13 October 2020 @ 13:30 - 16:30
Free

Sheffield Park (Uckfield, TN22 3QX) is a National Trust garden renowned as a horticultural work of art formed through centuries of landscape design, with influences of 'Capability' Brown and Humphry Repton. Four lakes form the heart of the garden, with paths circulating through the glades and wooded areas surrounding them. The Autumn colours are usually spectacular. The garden and car park are free to National Trust members and £10 entry plus a carpark charge for non-members. Please contact Dominic Murtagh…

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Guest Speaker – Heather Angel

15 October 2020 @ 20:00 - 22:00
vTPS Online Meeting,

Join us for a Zoom-based vTPS guest speaker event with the fabulous Heather Angel. "Heather manages to spot and bring to life insignificant parts of the natural world." Sir David Attenborough Heather's topic will be "Exploring Natural China". Heather is a veteran traveller to China and since 1984 she has made 32 trips specifically to photograph the natural world in this vast country, and written 5 books. Three on pandas; Green China (an overview of the major habitat types and…

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Natural History Competition – PDIs only

22 October 2020 @ 20:00 - 21:45
vTPS Online Meeting
£5

Keep calm, it's yet another competition night! Welcome to another Zoom-based evening of TPS member photos in PDI (projected digital image) format for the ever-popular 'Natural History' subject. There are strict rules and restrictions for this competition so be sure to read the detailed guidance before entering. Full instructions on how to enter these competitions will be provided ahead of the event and entries must be submitted via PhotoEntry by midnight on the Sunday prior to the competition judging night.…

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Packing Up Before the Heavens Open by Paul Graber

Guest Speaker – Paul Graber

29 October 2020 @ 20:00 - 22:00
vTPS Online Meeting,

Here's a question: why do we still shoot monochrome? If you've never stopped to ponder this, you could be forgiven for thinking it's just because of nostalgia or stylistic reasons. Our guest speaker, Paul Graber LRPS will explain why he thinks monochrome remains so popular and share his secrets for creating magical mono shots. To see more of Paul's work, visit his Smugmug page at https://paulgraber.smugmug.com/.

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November 2020

TPS Photo Fundamentals Group – Introduction to Editing

3 November 2020 @ 20:00 - 22:00
vTPS Online Meeting
Free

If you are new to, or anxious about, editing your pictures, the second meeting of our Photo Fundamentals Group could be just what you're looking for to build your confidence! There'll be advice and guidance from three experienced 'editors', Jon Cowdock, Marcus Scott-Taggart and Mike Barker.  They will be giving an overview of editing packages and which are best suited to beginners, and showing some of the basic procedures like straightening, cropping, achieving the required tonal balance and colour, plus…

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Guest Speaker – Ronya Galka. Urban and Street Photography

5 November 2020 @ 20:00 - 22:00
vTPS Online Meeting,

Ronya was named as one of the ‘Top 10 British Street Photographers in 2015’ by the Interactive Design Institute as well as being shortlisted for 'Most Influential Street Photographers' . Her fine art street photography has been exhibited at Liberty’s of London and the Pall Mall Gallery in London. It can be found in private collections around the world and has resulted in numerous publications and exhibitions over the past ten years. Visit Ronya's website to see some of her work:  https://www.ronyagalka.com

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PDI Competitions – Round 2

12 November 2020 @ 20:00 - 21:45
vTPS Online Meeting
Free

Join us for a Zoom-based evening of TPS member photos in PDI (projected digital image) format. Full instructions on how to enter these competitions will be provided ahead of the event and entries must be submitted via PhotoEntry by midnight on the Sunday prior to the competition judging night. Our guest judge will be Tim Morland ARPS from Kingston PS.

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Guest Speakers – Jill K Bunting & John Smith

19 November 2020 @ 20:00 - 22:00
vTPS Online Meeting,

Tonight we'll be discovering how photographers can get started in AV (audio visual) by combining their images with sound, music and movement to create magical presentations for others to enjoy. Our expert speakers will be Jill K. Bunting CPAGB-AV LACI and John Smith APAGB CPAGB Hon LCPU from http://avnews.org.uk/.

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Guest Speaker – David Clapp

26 November 2020 @ 20:00 - 22:00
vTPS Online Meeting,

  Stepping in for us at short notice, we're delighted to be welcoming David Clapp, Landscape and Travel photographer who describes his aim as to have as much fun as he can using his camera as a vehicle for adventure.  His presentation is on 'Images with Impact'.  You can see some of David's work at https://www.davidclapp.co.uk/

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December 2020

Aviation Photography

Guest Speaker – Rich Cooper, Aviation Photographer

3 December 2020 @ 20:00 - 22:00
vTPS Online Meeting,

Take off into the action-packed world of aviation photography! Rich will talk about his 25-year career as a professional aviation photographer, whilst explaining his approach to his work and showing some of what it takes to shoot these high-flying images and the people behind them. Rich is a worldwide professional photographer and journalist and has been behind a camera for around 30 years. He has been commissioned for shoots all over the globe, with a 15-year pro career in publishing,…

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PDI Competitions – Round 3

10 December 2020 @ 20:00 - 21:45
vTPS Online Meeting
Free

Join us for a Zoom-based evening of TPS member photos in PDI (projected digital image) format. Full instructions on how to enter these competitions will be provided ahead of the event and entries must be submitted via PhotoEntry by midnight on the Sunday prior to the competition judging night. Our guest judge will be Peter Merry from Guildford PS.

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The Big Christmas Quiz!

17 December 2020 @ 20:00 - 21:45
vTPS Online Meeting
Free

Back by popular demand, it's the TPS Big Christmas Quiz, this time with added social distancing. Dive into your favourite armchair, and grab a pen and a crate of drinks. Oh, and some snacks, you'll need snacks. Pull on your ugliest festive sweater (optional) and get ready for our fabulous general knowledge quiz. Hurrah! No special talent is needed to play along (in fact, having no discernible quiz talent might give you a slight advantage!) but it will help if…

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January 2021

Challenge 2021 – Discover TPS365, TPS52 and TPS12

7 January @ 20:00 - 21:45
vTPS Online Meeting
Free

Each year since the very beginning of time* eager, some would say barmy, members of TPS have taken on gallant challenges to push their photography skills to new levels. Join this special members' event to find out what's in store for TPS 365, TPS52 and TPS 12 in 2021. We'll take a nostalgic look back at very unusual 2020 and discover how our members coped through lockdown and more. Plus, hear their tips for overcoming the challenges they took on…

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Guest Speaker – Ady Kerry

14 January @ 20:00 - 22:00
vTPS Online Meeting
Free

Our first guest speaker of 2021 will be Ady Kerry, who will be talking about the fascinating world of pinhole camera photography. Leave your fancy apertures and shutter speeds at home, and join us for an evening exploring the magical potential of embracing photographic simplicity.

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Guest Speaker Ken Scott ARPS

21 January @ 20:00 - 21:45
vTPS Online Meeting
Free

Our guest speaker will be Ken Scott ARPS. Ken's talk is:  It’s All in the Mind – An introduction to Photopsychology What is it that influences us to see what we see (or don’t see) and to like what we like? What is the effect of compositions and colours? How are you responding to facial expression and body language? How do our minds and our social environments influence how we see, think, feel and behave as photographers? The trouble is, we…

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This event is free to attend for TPS members. Members are allowed to invite guests for a fee of £5 per person to be paid in advance to the club treasurer.