Courier Report 081021

Date Published 
Fri 8 Oct 2021
Courier Report 081021

The first meeting of the new season of the IOMPS took place this week with a warm welcome and introduction to new members. Newly elected President Tony Curtis opened proceedings by outlining some of the plans for the season ahead, whilst also acknowledging and thanking the committee for their hard work over the summer months. The committee has been very busy in organising several outings and also constructing a comprehensive and exciting programme for the upcoming season. Changes for the future will include some alterations to the competition format and judging which will ensure a more inclusive process that captures the broad skill set of all members.  

The first meeting of the new season is always an informal event where members are able to show a collection of images they have captured over the summer months. This week was no exception with a good number of members displaying a range of images captured both on and off the Island. 

The recent restrictions on travel to and from the Island have certainly encouraged members to rediscover some of the Islands beauty and to visit places they hadn’t been to for many years and this was evident in the broad spectrum of images shown. The images ranged from beautiful landscapes, fantastic images of wildlife, birds of prey in all their glory and a biography of family events, hobbies and projects, truly showing the diversity of member’s interests.  

The summer break has also seen the launch of the Society’s new website which can be found at and if you have never visited the site it is well worth spending a few minutes looking at some of the work and history of the Society. The member’s gallery continues to grow and over time it will become a space where Society Members are able to show case their work.

The next meeting will be 13th October when the society will enjoy an evening with Pat Tutt a long-time friend of the IOMPS who will present her expert views on Visions and Compositions – Rules, Strategies and Methodologies and Photographs that Win. It is sure to be an entertaining evening and all are welcome to attend, non-members also welcome, with a modest entry fee.

All meetings are held on Wednesday evenings at St John Ambulance HQ on Glencrutchery Road, starting at 7:00pm, full programme details on our website

The IOMPS gratefully acknowledges the continued support of the Arts Council.

 By Jonathan Carey

'Maughold Seascape' by Jeremy Broome-Smith

'Hare' by Steve Johnstone

'Seals' by Phil Watterson