Bank Holiday Online Meeting 13th April 2020, 8:00pm

Hi All

The online meetings have been going well, with attendances having around 9 or 10 members each night.

It’s good to see how everyone is doing and good to keep in touch.

We’ve successfully navigated the technology and for this week we are using the “Paid” version of the Zoom software.

The Jitsi test we did last week proved to us that Zoom is much better quality, both sound and picture and it is easier to use, so we have purchased the Pro version which means there will be no more reconnects after 40 minutes.

Just a reminder that we will be meeting this Monday, even though it is a bank holiday. We will be announcing the results of the March Rust Theme and judging the April Theme Wheels.

As we agreed to meet throughout the summer rather than taking our normal 4 month break, we need to think of some activities to fill in the extra meetings, currently we have the last week in each month pencilled in for judging that months theme. You can see the amended program here.


Have a nice Easter and stay safe


See you all on Monday









Online Meeting Tonight

Hi All

Hope you are keeping safe and well and are following the rules 

It would be good to see all members at tonights online meeting, last week we had 10 members connected and we were able to show and judge images entered for Januarys theme “Streets”

This week we will be giving the results from last week and showing Images entered for the February theme “Patterns” 

We use the Zoom software, which seemed to work well last week.

For best results install the software on to your laptop or tablet, however, it will work from a smartphone but please find somewhere to prop it up without using it hand held.

It may be useful to get yourself prepared before the 8:00pm start time with the software install, the positioning of the camera, the lighting (try not to sit in front of a light, we are all photographers, we know the rules) and proximity to your wi-fi router (a weak signal may cause the video to break up) etc.  

All members will already have received instructions via email explaining how to connect to a Zoom meeting and separately sent the current meeting ID, if you don’t have this information please email Correen or myself or use the contact us page on the website.

Any new or prospective members are welcome to join us, please request details using the Contact us page of this website. 


Below are some helpful links

Windows download link (note this will download the software automatically when you click the hyperlink) 

Zoom help centre

How to Video

Video Tutorials


If you want to use your Android Tablet or Smartphone you can install from the Google Play Store (see image below)

If you want to use your Apple Tablet or Smartphone you can install from the Apple App Store (see image below)


Dave Rippon


From: Correen Cetinturk Sent: 17 March 2020 09:47
To: All Members
Subject: Weekly meeting update.


Hi Everyone


For those that weren’t present last night, the members made the decision to pause the weekly Monday meetings until further notice due to the ongoing Coronavirus pandemic. 

I’m sure everyone agrees this is the safest course of action. 

Bill also won’t be out doing his AV shows to local groups. 

We will continue to monitor the situation and the governments advice and will look to reinstate when it is safe to do so. 

For now I haven’t cancelled the judge for the next competition (portrait) on the 27th April just incase, but it’s likely we won’t be back by then. 

I will keep everyone updated. 


Stay safe everyone. 




Local upcoming competitions

We would like to invite all members of Barnsley Photographic Society to enter our monthly open to all photography competitions. If you could forward this email on to your members, we would really appreciate it.

Our Colourful World Photography Competition – Free to enter.

We invite all photographers to get involved and enter this month’s ‘Our Colourful World’ photography competition.

We would love to see all kinds of images depicting the colour that mother nature provides us across the globe. Whether it be the Aurora Borealis in the night sky or stunning bright wildlife.

Enter here:

A Traveller’s Tale Photography Competition – Free to enter.

In this competition we would love to see what you have captured whilst on your travels, whether it be the Taj Mahal, The Great Wall of China to the bustling streets of modern city life. Anything that shows the natural and man-made objects that cover this planet.

Enter here:

SINWP Bird Photographer of the Year Competition 2019 – Donation required.

We encourage you to enter this exciting photo competition and help raise vital funds for The Royal Society for the Protection of Birds (RSPB).

The winner of the competition will win over £1000 worth of photographic prizes, as well as the prestigious SINWP Bird Photographer of the Year Trophy and Certificate.

The Bird Photographer of the Year in aid of RSPB competition is proudly supported by Aaduki Multimedia Insurance, PermaJet, The Societies of Photographers, SIM, Cotswold Mounts, LandscapePro and Theimagefile.

Enter here:
See the latest entries here:

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