Daventry Photographic Society is a member of the MCPF. The chief aim of the Federation is to assist societies such as ours to provide adequate programmes of interest and instruction for their members through the judges and lecturers. Members of Council are willing to help in any way possible when invited to do so.
Judges are available for all types of exhibitions, competitions etc. They are listed in the PAGB Handbook and are appointed by a Judges' Committee. They agree to be listed in the Handbook and visit Societies on the terms outlined in the Handbook so that Societies know in advance the approximate cost of a Judge's visit.
Lecturers are listed in the PAGB Handbook together with the subjects covered and are available to visit Member Societies. They are volunteers, and agree to lecturer under the terms of the PAGB Handbook so establishing a known cost to member clubs.
Public Liability Insurance and All Risks Insurance
Insurance through the Photographic Alliance of Great Britain via the Federation is available for Public Liability. A personal "All Risks" for Camera Equipment is also available.
The MCPF Newsletter is published free twice a year, and copies are available to Member Societies for distribution among the Society Members.
Communication and Information
Before each General Meeting, Societies are circulated with all relevant information and occasionally there are extra mailings.
Exhibition Judging Machine
An Electronic Scoring Machine may be obtained on free loan (subject to availability) by Member Societies on written application. Clubs are responsible for the cost of any physical damage to the machine whilst in their possession.