17/03/2018 – Photo Contest Theme: Abandoned

As the last vestiges of winter give way to warmer spring weather, how better to celebrate than by entering some online photography contests?

Yes, finally, so anyone wishing to participate in these coming events should go to:


and join – as a free non-paying member – because over the next weeks we will be orientating most of our efforts towards entering some of the free contests offered by this website.

Therefore the theme of this Meetup event event will mirror that of the www.viewbug.com online contest:

Abandoned – Submission deadline at ViewBug: 17/04/2018


Already submitted images can be viewed here:


Obviously the standard of work will almost certainly be a lot higher than we are used to at the moment, so it will be a steep learning curve at the beginning, but one which should be very rewarding as the level of our own work rapidly rises to meet the required standard.

Stage 1 – Location: Natur-Park Südgelände, 14:00

What is more abandoned than an abandoned railway siding ?.


14:00 – Group discussion regarding location, techniques, aims etc.

14:30 – Photo-shooting – 1

15:15 . Group meeting – Ideas exchange

15:30 – Photo-shooting – 2

16:00 – Coffee, group discussion regarding location/event, post-processing, work in progress, entries etc.

Bring as necessary:




Shutter release cable


Everyone will be entering these contests for themselves, therefore it is important to register at www.viewbug.com – this is not a group entry – the Meetup event is purely a platform for image acquisition and discussion regarding work in progress, technique, composition, critique, help, advice  etc., prior to entry. Bring anything to be shown on a smart phone tablet or as a print.

Think of these as multi-stage events:

Stage 1: Meetup event – Asset requisition with the camera on location

Stage 2: Home – Asset post-processing on computer with software

Stage 3: Next Meetup event – Work in progress can be presented  – smart-phone, tablet, prints etc – for critique/discussion

Stage 4: Online – Finished image entry

About these events:

Read this


Event host: Andrew James Kirkwood

RSPVing to this event requires advance payment of: €2,50

– If you have problems with PayPal just message me –

Reserve a place

Either use the form below or go to the Meetup website to book a place.

* required field.

Bookings no longer allowed on this date.

Date and Time

March 17, 2018 - 2:00 pm

Please be punctual, because lateness is theft, it's stealing time from others.


Meeting Point

Natur-Park Südgelände, Natur-Park Südgelände, 12157 Berlin


Meet in front of the south entrance of S-Bahn Priesterweg


12157 Berlin, Germany

Photos from Event

Photo upload

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- Max no. of images: 10

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Please feel free to rate the photos on display and leave comments as you wish.

And if you think that you have a series of photos that merit being presented in the form of a photo-essay, please go to fotoprosa.de and upload them there instead.

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