David Stout EFIAP PPSA DPAGB: Casablanca to California
Travel photographer and raconteur par excellence David Stout took us on an enthralling journey through Morocco, taking in the Kasbah Fez, and across the USA from Denver to San Fransisco. He showed a stunningly well taken range of pictures from landscapes, to architecture, to travel portraits, even wildlife. He is a much travelled man whose enjoyment of different places, cultures and people was very infectious. He was very good at giving insights into his photographic composition and techniques, and having his wife Carol at the heart of the commentary gave things a heart-warming human dimension
After this, sales of polarising filters, Ansel Adams books, sprigs of mint, and “home made” asparagus soup will rocket. Spot metering will be back in vogue with a vengeance. Iridescent Blue will be the new in vogue paint colour. Members will be adopting David’s mantra when introducing themselves on their travels – “Hi, I know David Stout EFIAP PPSA DPAGB …”. And parking by the side of the road in scenic deserts is “OK” if due to engine over heating
More about Bodie, the ghost town in the Bodie Hills east of the Sierra Nevada mountain range in Mono County, California is here
More about David Stout is here
Assignment Tanfield Railway
It was on Saturday 18th March, Tanfield Railway Great War Weekend and a good time was had for sure. Follow up meeting to show and discuss prints will be 11th April at the Dunelm Club at 7 p.m. Meantime email your 8 PDI sized pictures for the gallery and future club night to David Forster
SNAP n CHAT #5 Butterfly World
Tuesday 28th March, Butterfly World, Preston Park, meeting in the car park at 10.00 a.m. All members welcome link
Digi Nights are go!
The next meeting, led by Dave Murrell is Wednesday 5th April 6.30 pm County Hall. It’s free and all members welcome
PftNE Craftspeople of the North Exhibition
Sunderland Museum and Winter Gardens, opening 1st April and on until 2nd May – see earlier NewsBlog here
Taylor Wessing Portrait Prize and Sunderland PA exhibitionis also showing!
DPS Botanic Garden Exhibition: 47 prints by 47 members – on for the month of May. Set up volunteers needed (see Don Bennett). More about the Botanic Garden is here
DPS Annual Exhibition in the North Aisle of Durham Cathedral, recently voted National Heritage Site of the Year by BBC Countryfile magazine ( link ). This will be in August, around 100 prints. NB It will be an exhibition on the theme of “Treasures of the North”.
Only in the North
To celebrate the current Only in England Tony Ray-Jones and Martin Parr exhibition at Bowes Museum (on until 7th May) the Museum is inviting photographers of all ages to take inspiration from the show and to share their own unique images of Northern England.
More information is on the Notice Board and here
NCPF Beamish Weekend
Lake District Photography Weekend
The Jeff Teasdale Lakes Weekend Experience is 3rd to 5th November, and Jeff has a proforma to fill in to make a booking. Payment (deposit or in full) is due by 29th June but book your place soon. Staying at the Field Studies Council, Blencathra Centre near Keswick for two nights Friday and Saturday, the cost is only £118 full board. Check out the poster on the Notice board. Based on past experiences, highly recommended!
Des Kelly Trophy (best print landscape within NCPF region) and Lambert Hedley Cup (best print human portrait) now closed for entries. Digital versions of (normal PDI size) need to be emailed to new Competition Secretary Prints, Dale Wesley Hill by midnight that night:
Email address is: daledpsprints(at)gmail.com (replacing (at) with @)
2nd Progress PDI closing date is 20th April
Plus: only 83 days to the Fillingham! Set subject “Spirit if the North East”
Check rules, including General Competition Rules, in your printed Programme and on the Competitions page of this website
Many upcoming events of interest to photographers are on Mike Boult’s Hot Dates page here
Next Meeting: Thursday 30th March
Results Night: two trophies will be won – Dunelm Trophy for best landscape PDI taken anywhere and Leazes Bowl for best portrait PDI. Judge will be David Illingworth of Morpeth CC
Pictured: Contemplation by David Forster, Highly Commended in the 2016 Leazes Bowl