It was a great start to our first ever Memorial Summer School night. Named in honour and celebration of the members who have passed in recent times, having a Summer School means we are one of the few photography clubs to open all year round
Founder and organiser Angy Ellis was rewarded by over 50 enthusiastic members and a sprinkling of guests turning up and proceeding to have a great night of hands on photography and socialising. And with possibly a Record Breaking number of cameras ever to turn up to a “Camera club” event!
There were two lighting set ups – Joanne Coates with her continuous lighting and Peter Walton with his synched strobes – with expert advice on hand, and, in contrast, the area outside the Hall that had endless opportunities and backgrounds in the evening light
Best of all, it was great to work with our absolutely superb, experienced and accomplished models, Danni Whittle, Samantha Bell and Victoria Dickinson. And with Peter Walton’s advice to engage ringing in our ears (“This is not Street or Landscape photography – engage!”) that’s exactly what we did
In short it was great fun and we all learnt a lot
NB: please remember to bring in CDs for Danni, Sam and Victoria with 3 or so of your best pictures of them. Angy will pass them on
Annual Exhibition Durham Cathedral
The exhibition continues and will be on in the glorious North Aisle until 29th August with take down on the 30th. Members can enhance their enjoyment of it by spending time stewarding and meeting the public. See earlier NewsBlogs for details
Town Hall Exhibition
Members’ photography is also on show in the entrance gallery of Durham Town Hall for the rest of the month. The theme is “What makes the North East great” – don’t miss!
Assignment Streets of Brass
Send your 8 images for the Assignments page gallery to Dave Forster asap. The Review night will be 7.00 pm Tuesday 9th August at the Dunelm Club
Crystal Balls Challenge – try not to hog!
Please attempt to pass them around between members during the summer and/or bring in on Thursday night Summer School
Review night is 8th December
Need a helping hand with your photography? At any level we have someone for you. Check out our Newsblog on the subject here and contact Mike Boult to take part
Edinburgh Fringe kicks off plus Stockton International Riverside Festival and Tough Mudder Skipton, and the Gateshead Millennium Bridge eye is blinking more often right through August
Links to these and more events through the summer are on the Hot Dates page here.
Next Week Thursday 11th August
It’s the second of the Durham Photographic Society Memorial Summer School events taking place on the four Thursdays nights in August. This will be a barnstorming Jed Wee Special and all about the appreciation of photography. It will be highly participative and an Experience with a capital E so diarise now and be there!
See also the “What’s on … Summer School Line-up” Newsblog here and forthcoming tantalising preview
Pictured: scenes from DPS MSS Portrait Night, and portraits of Danni, Sam and Victoria – photos Angy Ellis