Sileby Photographic Society
tel:- 01509 816287
web address:- www.silebyps.org.uk
e-mail:- Sileby Photographic Society
Affliated to MCPF and N&EMPF
Club Meets: Most Mondays September to June 7.30 p.m. for 8 p.m. start
Quarterly Competitions for Colour and Monochrome Prints and Digital Images.
Annual Competitions for Colour and Monochrome Prints and Digital Images.
Exhibition Competitions for Colour and Monochrome Prints and Digital Images also
Print and Digital Image Comptetions for Panels of 6 from Invited Societies.
12-Shot Challenge (Members have to photograph 12 given subjects, prints then are obtained and mounted on one board per entrant which are then judged as a panel)
Annual Knock-out Competition.
Galleries Yes (not always up to date or fully representative!)
Exhibitions Annual Exhibition in October for one week (Monday to Saturday), usually the third week.
Usually 300 plus prints are displayed plus a themed slide show lasting approximately 25 minutes and projection of digital images.
In 2009 the theme slide show was "Sileby - Then and Now" and it was offered for sale to visitors to the Exhibition and local residents. This proved to be an excellent venture and a second edition is now planned.
Outings and Social events
Walks in the local countryside during July and August.
Founded in 1954
The Society met at the Sileby Village Institute until June 2009.
Due to the deteriorating state of the building it was decided to move to the village Community Centre in September 2009. The move proved to be successful with modern facilities and ample storage space for equipment.
Since 1980 themed slide/digital image shows have been produced for the Annual Exhibition with contributions from the members. The shows have been kept together and subsequently taken to many photographic societies and other organisations in the Midlands.
Several of the members enter competitions run by other societies helping to keep the name of Sileby Photographic Society to the fore.
We are a friendly society and the programme contains a mix of competition and lectures by both visiting speakers and our own members.
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