Programme 2021-2022

If you’re new, details on how to join are on our membership page.

Further speakers and topics will be posted here as details become known.

Meetings this coming season will be held on Wednesdays at 7.30pm, on Zoom, unless noted otherwise.

06 October 2021

President’s Night

PPS President Graham Robb will welcome new and returning members, introduce the forthcoming season, and speak about some of the images he has created.

Hand-in: Four-Way Competition

13 October 2021

Member’s talk/ Workshop

Bring and Share

Bring some of your own images to share and discuss, in smasll groups

Hand-in: Main Cup

20 October 2021

Member’s talk/ Workshop

Tom Ryan – The Art of Digital Photography

We are all familiar with Tom’s night photography. He has been asked to give a lecture on “The Art of Digital Photography” to a the Tayside Art Society. Wednesday will be the first public outing of his new talk

27 October 2021

Speaker’s Night

Graham Dargie – Kenya and Scotland

Graham is a professional photographer, photography teacher and podcast host from Aberdeen, has been a professional photographer since 2005, teaching photography since 2009 with safari tours in Kenya since 2018.

03 November 2021

Competition: Main Cup

Judged by Ken Ness

10 November 2021

Speaker’s Night

Rowan Ramsay – Light painting

17 November 2021

Member’s talk/ Workshop

Lightroom processing

Spend a short session in each of four groups, with Ian Mackay, Mike Bell, Tom Ryan, Wol Gilbraith. Groups will look at: global/whole image adjustments; local/ selected parts adjustments; processing images of cities at night; organising your work so you can find things again

Hand-in: PKM Trophy

24 November 2021

Speaker’s Night

Paula and Guy Davies – Landscapes, cities, people, monochrome

Double Act 2′ includes some street work, architecture inside as well as outside, landscapes, night-time street work, close-ups, still-lifes, and some creative work. Mono is included as well as colour.

01 December 2021

Competition: Four-Way Competition

08 December 2021

Competition: PKM Trophy

Judged by Roy Robertson

15 December 2021

Speaker’s Night

Jeremy Malley-Smith – landscape photography

My favourite genres are wildlife, crazy macro and landscapes though I’m happy photographing anything that moves and anything that doesn’t!”.

22 December 2021

Christmas holidays

29 December 2021

Christmas holidays

Hand-in: Grant Cup

05 January 2022

Competition: Grant Cup; click for
Scoring Slip
List of Image Titles
Online Voting Form

Hand-in: Nan Borthwick Salver

Hand-in: Peter Rourke Salver

12 January 2022

Member’s talk/ Workshop

Malcolm Lind – topic to be confirmed

John Boyd – A Walk around Birmingham

19 January 2022

Speaker’s Night

Nadin Dunnigan – Wedding Photographer

“I believe great photographs come from a good relationship with your photographer. Someone who helps you feel at ease, make you giggle, and most importantly make you look amazing and happy in your photographs”

26 January 2022

Competition: Nan Borthwick Salver

Competition: Peter Rourke Salver

Judged by Sarah Hill (p30)

Hand-in: Colour Rosebowl

02 February 2022

Members’ talks evening.

This is your chance to show us your photos! This evening we welcome Hillary Sillitto, Sandy Swanton, Graham Robb and Omar Shamma. Topics include gannets, sailing, Italy, football and London street photography. These evenings are always relaxed, entertaining and informative. Don’t miss this one!

09 February 2022

External Competition: SPF Portfolio

From the DVD produced by the SPF, we look at the high-scoring images as entered to last year’s Portfolio competition from clubs around Scotland

16 February 2022

Competition: Colour Rosebowl

Judged by Nicola Shepherd

23 February 2022

Members’ talks evening.

Here’s another chance for you to share your photos with us! This evening we look forward to hearing from Tom Ryan, Alastair MacIntosh, Martin Samson and John Boyd. Topics include, ‘The Story Behind One Picture’, ‘Ice and Fire’, ‘The Most Beautiful Cruise in the World’ and a visit to China. Intrigued? To find out more, come and join us!

02 March 2022

Speaker’s Night

Alison Taylor ARPS – “Not just the Lakes”

“I specialise in seascapes and coastal photography using different techniques to capture the many moods of the sea. However, I also have presentations based on my visits to the Lake District and Yorkshire”

Hand-in: Dall Cup

Hand-in: Simpson Cup

09 March 2022

Competition: Dall Cup; click for
Scoring Slip
List of Image Titles
– Online Voting Form – will be available on Zoom on 09 Mar 22

Competition: Simpson Cup; click for
Scoring Slip
List of Image Titles
– Online Voting Form – will be available on Zoom on 09 Mar 22

16 March 2022

Workshop. ‘How to get that great photo!’

This evening, we will have presentations from Alan Edwards, Sandy Swanton, Wol Gilbraith and Ian Mackay. They will cover a range of topics aimed at improving our photography. These will include looking at basic design principles and how these can be applied to your photography. We will discuss competitions, with an emphasis on external competitions. This will include photo selection and how each competition is judged. To conclude the evening, there will be a demonstration of how one raw file was converted into an award-winning image.This should set you up nicely for your summer photography!

23 March 2022

AGM for 2021-22

30 March 2022

End of season, Prizes, etc