DPS Exhibition : Botanic Garden

Our 2018 exhibition in the cafe of the acclaimed Durham University Botanic Garden will be set up under the supervision of Hon Life Member Don Bennett DPAGB, ready for the opening on 1st May

Botanic Garden Website Here

                                                                Botanic 2018 Poster to Print

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Pictured: Hocus Pocus by Master of Print Joe Grabham EFIAP/s

                                                        Hocus Pocus. Joe Grabham EFIAPs

NCPF Annuals Competition 2018 Results

The results were posted on the Northern Counties PF website today and Durham Photographic Society did rather well. According to Joe Grabham, this was our second-best performance in this competition over the past 12 years.

A summary of the placings are as follows:

Club placings Mono Prints

Out of 29 competing clubs, Durham Photographic Society achieved second place with 78 points with Keswick PS in first position on 83 points. Joint third with 74 points each were Ashington and Penrith & District CC.

Colour Prints section

In a close-run contest between 28 clubs, Durham PS finished in fourth place on 77 points. Gosforth finished third on 78 points, Keswick PS on 79 and Sunderland in first place with 81 points.

Projected Images section

With 30 clubs competing in the PDI section, Durham PS achieved a commendable third place on 81 points with Keswick PS and Northallerton sharing joint first place on 83 points.

Individual Entries – Mono Prints

Highly Commended – Neil Maughan, Joe Grabham, Tony Mearman

Chosen for Alliance Inter-Federation Competition – Joe Grabham (2), Tony Mearman

NCPF Portfolio – Joe Grabham

Individual Entries – Colour Prints

“World Cup Trophy” (Best Sport) – Neil Maughan

Highly Commended – Joe Grabham, Don Bennett, Walter Bulmer

Chosen for Alliance Inter-Federation Competition – Joe Grabham, Don Bennett, Neil Maughan (2)

NCPF Portfolio – Neil Maughan

Individual Entries – PDIs

Highly Commended – John Race, Joe Grabham, Neil Maughan, Gail Elliott

Chosen for Alliance Inter-Federation Competition – Joe Grabham, Angy Ellis

Portfolio – Joe Grabham, John Attle, Neil Maughan

Scores and image titles are all available below.

All Club Positions HERE

DPS Individual Results  Here


External Competitions Secretary

16th April 2018

An Invitation from Hexham and District Photographic Society

An evening with nationally acclaimed photographer Ian Macdonald, Hexham PS

Date: Tuesday 24 April 2018

Time: 7.00pm – 10.30pm

Location: Forum Cinema, Hexham NE46 1XF

Hexham & District Photographic Society are proud to present this year’s keynote speaker, nationally acclaimed photographer, Ian Macdonald.
Since 1968 Ian has photographed consistently across the hinterland of his native Cleveland in the north east of England. Images from this body of work have been exhibited widely in England and selected prints are held in many public and private art collections including the Victoria and Albert Museum, the Danish Royal Library, The Navigation Foundation, Boston Ma, USA and Southampton City Art Gallery.
We will be showing the documentary, ‘Shooting Time’, made about Ian’s early work, followed by a presentation by Ian about his more recent projects.
The evening is also our annual awards presentation night & Ian has kindly agreed to present our members with their trophies & awards.

Donations of £5 from non members

                                                       Hexham PS

I gave up colour photography for Lent…

Was one of the ‘quips’ delivered by Michael Sadgrove as he gave his long awaited presentation of colour and monochrome photographs at Durham P S last night.

Just what should we expect from the recently retired Dean of Durham Cathedral, the World Heritage site on our doorstep?

Images of Durham Cathedral? yes, of course. A hint of religious content, yes, but in a thought provoking way that informed and entertained, as opposed to a ‘sermon’ that some may have expected.

Michael came into photography late in life and chose the brand Canon as his camera kit. Wholly appropriate one might say considering his ecclesiastical background!

He clearly loves taking photographs and the rewarding experience it gives us all. His presentation took us around the region and around Europe, not simply a collection of holiday images, but shapes, angles and experiences, the use of light and people photography in an unobtrusive way.

Janet Thackeray, a steward and guide in Durham Cathedral for forty three years, gave a fine vote of thanks and Michael thanked Durham PS for inviting him to our club.

Another great evening, thank you.

Peter Walton


An Invitation from Winlaton CC

Durham PS members are invited to a talk on Tuesday 24 April called ‘Dusk till Dawn’ by Mike Ridley.

Mike specialises in Landscape, Light Painting and Astro Photography.

There is no cost but they hope anyone attending will support the raffle.

No tickets are required but in order for the Club to plan for numbers could anyone wishing to come along visit the WCC website and register.

The start time is 7.30pm at West End Social Club, Caledonia House, West Lane, Winlaton NE21 6PQ

                                                      winlaton poster

TV Watch – David Hurn: A Life in Pictures

A look at the life and career of world-renowned Magnum Photos photographer David Hurn

BBC 4 Monday 9th April 10.00 pm link

Pictured: David Hurn at the Photography Show 2018 with Chris Ryan. Photo John Cogan ARPS (see also John’s Photography Show article and gallery in Members’ Galleries 2018 here

                                                       David Hurn (on Right) meeting Chris Ryan the film-maker. John Cogan ARPS

Assignment review Night – Change of date

The long awaited review night for the North Shields Fish Quay Assignment will now be Tuesday 17th April, 7pm at the Dunelm Club in Old Elvet Durham City.

We apologise for the change of date, but hope you can bring along three images you took on the day for critique amongst fellow photographers.

Please bring A4 size prints, one of the theme of the assignment, (Heritage) and two others which you enjoyed taking.

This is a good way to find out what others think of your photographs outside of a competition environment.

All are welcome.

Thank you

Peter Walton