The SPF AV Day was run annually by the SPF in various forms until a couple of years ago, when due to dwindling numbers attending, it was felt it was not economical in its current format. We hope to resurrect this event in a slightly different format, to encompass more of our Clubs and members who are doing Audio Visuals within our clubs today.

Historically it has been an audience event for audio visual enthusists. With a variety of visiting speakers and member's sequences to be seen, the event has varied to take account of the transition period between traditional production and digital. The occasional workshop has also been held over the years

Please feel free to let us know of other Audio Visual Events that are being run.

Other Organised Audio Visual Events

Organised by The Northern Audio Visual Group, The Snods Edge March Audio Visual Day will be held on Saturday 17th March 2018. Full details are avialable to download on the PDF below.

SPF Members are welcome to attend - Please see PDF for full booking details.

Please Note: Attendees sequences, should you wish to submit one require to be in by 23rd Feb 2018)

Guest speaker Mary Naughton.

Mary Introduces herself - My photography obsession started in 2010 when I was bought a DSLR for my birthday. I knew nothing about photography, I didn’t even know what a DSLR was. I set my camera on manual and promised myself I would not change that setting until I knew what I was doing. I enrolled in a Beginners Digital Photography Course at a local school and was taught the basics, for the rest I am self-taught. I was using all sorts of programmes to edit. Programmes such as Adobe Elements, Picasa, Photoshop and Lightroom to name a few. I didn’t know how to use any of them properly, so I decided to pick one and learn how to use it. In my mind I decided that Lightroom was my best option as it had the most to offer for my needs eg: a catalogue for organisation, a broad develop module, a slide show module, and a dedicated print module. The training courses I offer got off the ground when, in 2014 I ran a summer course for Gosforth Camera Club where I found, to my surprise, that I loved teaching and sharing my knowledge. I honed my own skills further by attaining a Diploma in Adobe Lightroom. And here I am loving my photography of which Landscape photography is my passion. Although I don’t major on audio visual programmes, I have used this method of presenting images on many occasions and find that the facilities in Lightroom, including its own slide-show module, greatly speed up the process. Lightroom is an excellent programme for preparing images for inclusion in audio visual programmes produced with any software.  Please see flyer below for full details and booking form. 

Cost: - £14.00 Morning tea/coffee, lunchtime tea/coffee and afternoon tea/coffee are included in this price. Lunches will be provided at £6.50 per head, but must be pre-booked (see reply slip below). If you prefer to bring your own lunch – tea and coffee will still be provided.