Club Night News: 14th December

Results Night: Valente Cup competition

Judge: Stephen Fowler

It was good to see so many superb prints as befits out premiere print competition and finest trophy. Stephen Fowler is a member of Ryton CC and it was his third visit to Durham as Judge in the six years he has been one and you could see why we keep booking him. He gave an appreciative and insightful commentary throughout and his enthusiasm for photography and the prints in the competition shone through. The prints were the stars of the show – well done everyone who entered

Results  follow  and all the trophy and Progress stage winning entries from 2017 will be pictured on the About home page

All the Trophy & Progress Stage winners in 2017 are on the Competitions page (follow the links) and here

Joe’s Trophy & Award Winners pdfs in Archives are updated here

Inspired by Walter Bulmer’s low flying aircraft shot? More about Mach Loop and Cad East is here

More about Sean Henry’s Seated Man (photographed by Angy Ellis for her Valente entry) is here

Return of 2016 Trophies

Any remaining 2016 trophies must be returned to the club next Thursday 21st December absolute latest!

NCPF Club Championships

Hon External Competitions Secretary Tony Mearman and his selection panel are preparing for the 2018 Championships. The top two clubs in the PDI section go on to represent the Federation at Warwick and the top two in Prints go to Blackburn

The DPS selection panel had already chosen our 20 PDI entries and the final selection of 20 prints by David Trout, Don Bennett and Joe Grabham took place after the Valente Cup competition last night. It was good to see experts at work!

Annual Awards Presentation Dinner

From Mike Boult: our annual dinner will be at Bowburn Hall Hotel for Friday16th February 2018. The price remains the same as last year at £20 per person. There will be notice on the notice board from Thursday 30 November. We need your name and how many guests you wish to bring. It will be a great night! Everyone is welcome!

DPS Exhibition, Durham Town Hall

Our Town Hall Exhibition has been extended to the end of January 2018 and will be refreshed with a change of prints on display

Member Survey – have your say!

As launched at the AGM, member survey forms are available from David Hickman. Please return on the first night back in the New Year 4th January

Competition Countdown

The 2018 competitions will be in your printed programme when we return for President’s Night 4th January and of course on this website

Next Meeting: Thursday 21st December

By time honoured tradition, the final meeting of the year is Roger’s Christmas Quiz night. It’s fiendish and it’s fun! Guests are welcome; Veronica’s Christmas cake and Don’s wine will be laid on

Pictured: Glen Etive by Alan Sharp from the newly restored Members Gallery 2015 here

                                                                              2 Glen Etive by Alan Sharp

Club Night News: 30th November

Results night: Digital Trophy & George Samuel Trophy

Judges:

Digital Trophy – Henrietta Byrne LRPS DPAGB

George Samuel – Jane Black ARPS FPSA Hon PAGB

The snowy weather meant we had a less packed house than usual and judge Jane Black was unable to make it from Whitley Bay. However, the intrepid band that made it enjoyed an excellent night of sparkling, mainly new to the club, photography which was greatly enhanced by Henrietta’s insightful, empathetic, elegant commentary. It was interesting that many members chose to submit triptychs or images linked by theme in the Digital trophy though there is no requirement to do so in the rules

Results to follow soon

Return of 2016 Trophies

From Mike Boult: I need the trophies to be returned to the club by Thursday 7th December latest to give me time to get them engraved with the names of our 2017 winners. Approximately one third are in so far

DPS Exhibition, Durham Town Hall

From Mike Boult: we have been asked to extend our Town Hall Exhibition till the end of January 2018. I need some more prints (if possible any from this year’s Lumiere would be great) but also any of your favourite prints you would like to display. I need them by 14th December latest.

Some from the forthcoming Valente might fit the bill but quite a few of those will be needed for the 2018 NCPF Championship in January

Annual Awards Presentation Dinner

From Mike Boult: our annual dinner is now booked at Bowburn Hall Hotel for Friday16th February 2018. The price remains the same as last year at £20 per person. There will be notice on the notice board from Thursday 30 November. We need your name and how many guests you wish to bring. It will be a great night! Everyone is welcome!

Member Survey

As launched at the AGM, pro formas are available from David Hickman. Please return by the first night back in the new year

Competition Countdown

The Valente Cup (best set of 3 prints), now closed for entries, is the final competition of the year. Results night is 14th December. Start planning and shooting for the exciting new 2016 programme of competitions which will be posted on this website after Christmas and will be in your printed programme 1st night back in 2018

PftNE Craftspeople exhibition

After a good run, the latest Portraits from the North East touring exhibition featuring craftspeople of the North East has now been taken down at Ushaw College.

Next Meeting: Thursday 7th December

And now for something completely different … we look forward to photographer and director Chris Davis, aka Specular, with his lecture, “My Journey as a Fashion and Portrait Photographer”. We’ve said it before and we say it again … you really, really don’t want to miss this!

Pictured: Mother’s Pride by Ian Stafford – part of an entry into the 2012 Valente

                                                Mother's Pride by Ian Stafford

Pictured: Mother’s Pride by Ian Stafford – part of an entry into the 2012 Valente

Club Night News: 23rd November

Website: loss of functionality

Apologies to all – we are experiencing technical problems that have affected the menu tabs and header functions, normally at the top of our pages that means it is temporarily not possible to navigate through our site in the normal way.

Still showing are our News/Blog posts which you can navigate via the Search facility to the right of the page

Our technical support team are working to restore normal service as soon as possible

Annual General Meeting:

The meeting was well attended and members enjoyed hearing the reports from Officers. Some other highlights:

Peter Walton, President, as is the tradition, announced the set subject for the next Fillingham Trophy: “The Moment”. Entries have to have been taken between 24th November 2017 and the closing date in June 2018

The 2018 Committee was duly elected and all positions were filled. The website Committee page will be updated as soon as our tech problems are resolved

Confirmed: our Annual Exhibition will once again be in the Cathedral next year

There was a proposal to revise the format of Progress competitions which will be looked into by the new Committee

A new Member Survey was announced and all members are invited to take part. Copies will be available from David Hickman on club nights

Into the Light: DPS Exhibition, Durham Town Hall

The current exhibition of member’s prints, with the theme Into the Light, has been so popular its run has been extended through December. Members can submit further prints for it from Lumiere Durham 2017 to Mike Boult next Thursday

Return of Trophies

Please return all 2016 competition trophies to the club next week. Mike Boult needs them in time to have them engraved with the names of the 2017 winners for presentation at the Awards Dinner

Annual Awards Presentation Dinner

Date for the diary: 16th February – Bowburn Hall Hotel. More details to follow

Competition Countdown

The Valente Cup (best set of 3 prints), now closed for entries, is the final competition of the year. Results night is 14th December. Start planning and shooting for the exciting new 2016 programme of competitions which will be posted on this website after Christmas and will be in your printed programme 1st night back in 2018

PftNE Craftspeople exhibition

The latest Portraits from the North East touring exhibition featuring craftspeople of the North East is now showing at Ushaw College.

Ushaw’s website is here . More about Portraits of the North East, a collective of Durham PS photographers, is here

Hot Dates this weekend

It’s the Haworth Steam Punk Weekend 24th to 26th November. Mike Boult’s Hot Dates page has links and more dates here

Next Meeting: Thursday 30th November

Results Night: two trophies will be won! Digital Trophy (3 PDI images that don’t have to be connected by theme or content) and George Samuel Trophy (Sport and Action). Judge is the one and only Jane Black ARPS FPSA Hon PAGB. Should be a great night – don’t miss

Pictured: top three in the 2016 George Samuel – by Joanne Coates, Michael Watson and Stephen Bell CPAGB

1st, George Samuel Trophy. Doing It For The Girls. Joanne Coates 2nd, George Samuel Trophy. Stefan Bradl Moto GP. Michael Watson 3rd, George Samuel Trophy. The agony and the ecstacy. Stephen Bell CPAGB

Club Night News: 2nd November

Results: 3rd Progress Print competitions

Judges: A Section Stuart Skelsey LRPS CPAGB BPE1* of Whitley Bay PS, and B Section Alan Sharp, Durham PS

It was a good night of excellent prints expertly judged by our two judges, both first timers at DPS which is always good to see

Results follow

Scott Kelby’s Worldwide Photo Walk – article in RPS Northern News

The recent Scott Kelby Worldwide Photo Walk included for the first time a Durham walk was led by our own Tony Mearman. Internationally there were 1000 walks with 30,000 people taking part, all in aid of Springs of Hope Kenya Orphanage

The RPS Northern Newsletter November 2017 edition features an article by Tony Mearman about the Durham Worldwide Walk on pages 13/14 here

The Worldwide Photowalk website is here

DPS Exhibitions: Durham Town Hall

Organised by Mike Boult, an open exhibition of member’s prints is now showing in the Town Hall entrance gallery. Next will be Into the Light, set up day Tuesday 7th November, to tie in with Lumiere Durham. Entries are all in. See earlier NewsBlog here

Wear Area Battle

Hosted by Washington CC, the 2017 “Battle”, a competition between clubs in the NCPF Wear area, takes place this year 24th November 7.45 pm hosted by Washington CC at Shiney Row Community Centre. Judge will be Alan Porrett ARPS DPAGB APAGB EFIAP. External Competition Secretary Tony Mearman will be leading our challenge

Members welcome to attend. More info is in earlier NewsBlog here

Wear Area Battle Winning Clubs from 1986 and a picture of the trophy are in External Competition Results in Archives here

Annual General Meeting 23rd November

General Secretary Mike Boult has posted the election of officers listing on the notice board. To stand for election/re-election you need a proposer and a seconder

In addition, any paid up member can raise issues they would like the committee to look into. There needs to be proposer and a seconder and requests should be with Mike Boult by 6th November latest

Assignments

The review night is on the 14th November @ 7.00 pm at the Dunelm Club. Please bring your prints of Preston Park and Thorpe Perrow. The challenge set for Preston Park was abstract, the challenge for Thorpe Perrow was fungi.

Send your 8 Assignment Thorp Perrow images to David Forster asap

Volunteer(s) to take over the organising of Assignments needed in 2018 – have a chat with Hon Sec Mike Boult or President Peter Walton)

Meantime, the Assignment Preston Park gallery is now on the Assignments page, which is in Galleries, here

PftNE Craftspeople exhibition

The latest Portraits from the North East touring exhibition featuring craftspeople of the North East is now showing at Ushaw College.

Ushaw’s website is here

More about Portraits of the North East, a collective of Durham PS photographers, is here

NCPF Lecturers List

The list is currently being updated. Any DPS member that would like to be on the list can contact Mike Boult in the first instance. Two DPS members have volunteered so far, Jeff Teasdale and Michael Watson

NCPF Judge Recruitment Seminar

Sunday the 25th February 2018 between 10am and 4pm, closing date for receipt of applications is Friday 31st January 2018.

More information is in the earlier NewsBlog here

Competition Countdown

Closing date for the Valente Cup (best set of 3 prints), the final competition of the year, was 2nd November. Don’t forget to email digital versions, normal completion size, to Competition Secretary Ian Peele. This is to enhance audience enjoyment via simultaneous projection on results night. Of course the prints are the main attraction!

Hot Dates

This weekend it’s the Jeff Teasdale Lakes Weekend Experience – fully booked! Coming soon: Durham Lumiere. Mike Boult’s Hot Dates page has links and more dates here

Next Meeting: Thursday 9th November

It’s our very own Julian Harrop, Assistant Keeper of Resources Beamish Living Museum of the North with “Three North East Photographers: Daisy Edis, William Lubbock & Charles Nichol”

Pictured: Rainbow at Castleriggs by Peter Walton from last year’s Jeff Teasdale Lakes Weekend

                                                             Peter Walton

Club Night News: 19th October

Results: 3rd Progress PDI

Judges: A section Michael Vasey Stockton CC

B section Michael Watson Durham PS

Michael Vasey is fairly new on the NCPF circuit; in fact his first gig was two and a half years ago at Durham so a fresh talent and once again he did a great job for us. His observations were interesting and well thought through and expressed the importance and impact of emotions and storytelling in photographs

It was Michael Watson’s second outing as a judge and his commentary was very positive and appreciative, giving well deserved glowing praise to the less experienced B section photographers who showed some superb work that impressed all present

Results to follow …

Michael Vasey started his judging career by attending an NCPF Judges Seminar – open to all, see below for information on the next one in February 2018

DPS Website Watch: Michael Vasey mentioned Ken Holland’s book “A Personal View of Appraising and Judging Photographs” – a link to it is in “Article and Book on Judging” (on the Competitions page) here

Assignments

Next Assignment is to Thorp Perrow Arboretum, this Saturday 21st October meeting at 10.00 a.m. This will be the last Assignment of 2017 and the last one organised by David Forster and John Carter who are retiring after doing the job so well for so many years (volunteers to take over needed – have a chat with Hon Sec Mike Boult or President Peter Walton)

Assignment #61 Streets of Brass gallery has been posted on the Assignments page which is now in Galleries here

More about Thorp Perrow Arboretum is here

Rod Bennington’s website, with A Year at Thorp Perrow and More at Thorp Perrow galleries, is here

SNAP n CHAT #8

Organised by Angy Ellis, the latest outing was on Wednesday 18th October to Heugh Battery Museum, Hartlepool – see the previous NewsBlog report by David Trout

Coming soon – a gallery of pictures by members from the day to be posted in Galleries 2017 here. Email to Tony Griffiths (address in your printed programme)

Annual General Meeting 23rd November

General Secretary Mike Boult has posted the election of officers listing on the notice board. To stand for election/re-election you need a proposer and a seconder

Also, any paid up member can raise issues they would like the committee to look into. A golden opportunity to make a difference! There needs to be proposer and a seconder and requests should be with Mike Boult by 6th November latest

DPS Exhibitions: Durham Town Hall

Organised by Mike Boult, an open exhibition of member’s prints is now showing in the Town Hall entrance gallery and will be on for the rest of the month. To follow will be Into the Light during November to tie in with Lumiere Durham. A print box is out for entries which must be in by next week 26th October. See earlier NewsBlog here

PftNE Craftspeople exhibition

The latest Portraits from the North East touring exhibition is now showing in a superb setting at Ushaw College

Ushaw’s website is here

More about Portraits of the North East, a collective of Durham PS photographers, is here

Scott Kelby’s Worldwide Photo Walk

The Scott Kelby Worldwide Photo Walk took place on Saturday 7th October. Open to all, not just DPS members, the Durham walk was led by our own Tony Mearman with 36 walkers. Internationally there were 1000 walks with 30,000 people taking part, all in aid of Springs of Hope Kenya Orphanage

The Worldwide Photowalk website is here

Tony Mearman’s report and Adobe Spark presentation is here

NCPF Lecturers List – show your work to a wider audience!

This is one of the main ways that club programme secretaries can contact potential visiting lecturers from the NCPF circuit. The list is currently being updated. Any DPS member that would like to be on the list can contact Mike Boult in the first instance. Two DPS members have volunteered so far, Jeff Teasdale and Michael Watson

NCPF Judge Recruitment Seminar

Sunday the 25th February 2018 between 10am and 4pm, closing date for receipt of applications is Friday 31st January 2018.

More information is in the earlier NewsBlog here

Wear Area Battle

Hosted by Washington CC, the 2017 “Battle”, a competition between clubs in the NCPF Wear area, takes place this year 24th November 7.45 pm hosted by Washington CC at Shiney Row Community Centre. Judge will be Alan Porrett ARPS DPAGB APAGB EFIAP. External Competition Secretary Tony Mearman will be leading our challenge

Members welcome to attend. More info is in earlier NewsBlog here

Wear Area Battle Winning Clubs from 1986 and a picture of the trophy are in External Competition Results in Archives here

DPS Digital Night

Wednesday 1st November County Hall 6.30 pm. Details to follow

Competition Countdown

Next closing date is next week 26th October for the Digital Trophy (best set of 3 PDI) and George Samuel Trophy (Sport or Action). Email your entries to Competitions Secretary correctly sized and captioned. Finally in the 2017 season, closing date for the Valente Cup (best set of 3 prints) is 2nd November

Note: there is no requirement for Digital Trophy (or Valente Cup) entries to be linked by theme or content

Hot Dates

This weekend: Assignment Thorp Perrow on Saturday. Whitby Goth Weekend is 27th to 29th October. Mike Boult’s Hot Dates page has more dates and links here

Next Meeting: Thursday 26th October

It’s the prestigious Harry Holder Memorial Lecture 2017: Dave Mason with “I Shoot People” which promises to be yet another great night in our 2017 calendar. Don’t miss!

Pictured: SNAP n CHAT Heugh group shot

                                                         SNAP n CHAT 8 group picture

Club Night News: 12th October

Edward Forster ARPS & Mick Howe: As long as it’s Black and White

Ed and Mick from Whickham have been touring with this show to wide acclaim from fellow enthusiasts in clubs all over the region and thankfully finally made it to Durham PS. Ed showed prints and Mick PDI, almost all black and white and a huge range of subjects from documentary to travel to landscapes and more. They were passionate about their subjects and compelling advocates for the considerable virtues of black and white and having long term projects and themes

The SummerTyne Americana Festival at Sage Gateshead is usually in July. The 2018 dates will be on the Hot Dates page as soon as announced

Annual General Meeting 23rd November

General Secretary Mike Boult has posted the election of officers listing on the notice board. To stand for election/re-election you need a proposer and a seconder

Also, any paid up member can raise issues they would like the committee to look into. There needs to be proposer and a seconder and there is a notice on the board advising members how to make the requests which should be by 6th November latest

DPS Exhibitions: Durham Town Hall

Organised by Mike Boult, an open exhibition of member’s prints is now showing in the Town Hall entrance gallery and will be on for the rest of the month. To follow will be Into the Light during November to tie in with Lumiere Durham. A print box is out for entries which must be in by Thursday 26th October. See earlier NewsBlog here

PftNE Craftspeople exhibition

The latest Portraits from the North East touring exhibition is now showing in a superb setting at Ushaw College (which, by the way, has an excellent cafe and many other attractions).

Ushaw’s website is here

More about Portraits of the North East, a collective of Durham PS photographers, is here

SNAP n CHAT #8

Organised by Angy Ellis, the next outing on Wednesday 18th October is to Heug Battery Museum, Hartlepool Headland:
20 Moor Terrace TS24 0PS
Wednesday 18th at 11am
Exclusive access for DPS at the reduced rate of only £3.50 – minimum 10 members and guests
Coffee shop open for tea and coffee. Details are here

Assignments

Next Assignment is to Thorp Perrow Arboretum, Saturday 21st October meeting at 10.00 a.m. Sadly, this will be the last Assignment organised by David Forster and John Carter who are retiring after doing the job so well for many years

Assignment #61 Streets of Brass gallery has been posted on the Assignments page which is now in Galleries here

Scott Kelby’s Worldwide Photo Walk

The Scott Kelby Worldwide Photo Walk took place on Saturday 7th October. Open to all, not just DPS members, the Durham walk was led by our own Tony Mearman with 36 walkers taking part. Internationally there were 1000 walks with 30,000 people taking part, all in aid of Springs of Hope Kenya Orphanage

The Worldwide Photowalk website is here

NCPF Lecturers List – show your work to a wider audience!

This is one of the main ways that club programme secretaries can contact potential visiting lecturers from the NCPF circuit. The list is currently being updated. Any DPS member that would like to be on the list can contact Mike Boult in the first instance. Two DPS members have volunteered so far

NCPF Judge Recruitment Seminar

Sunday the 25th February 2018 between 10am and 4pm, closing date for receipt of applications is Friday 31st January 2018.

More information is in the earlier NewsBlog here

Competition Countdown

Next closing date is for Digital and George Samuel Trophies 26th October and, finally in the 2017 season, Valente Cup 2nd November

Wear Area Battle

Hosted by Washington CC, the 2017 “Battle”, a competition between clubs in the NCPF Wear area, takes place this year 24th November. Judge will be Alan Porrett ARPS DPAGB APAGB EFIAP. External Competition Secretary Tony Mearman will be leading our challenge

There are 6 areas within the NCPF, listed here

DPS Website Watch: Wear Area Battle Winning Clubs from 1986 and a picture of the trophy are in External Competition Results in Archives here

Hot Dates

This weekend: the ever popular Pickering Wartime Weekend. Whitby Goth Weekend is 27th to 29th October. Mike Boult’s Hot Dates page has more dates and links here

Next Meeting: Thursday 12th

Results night3rd Progress PDI, ‘A’ section judged by Michael Vasey and ‘B’ section by Michael Watson. Two trophies will be won!

DPS Website Watch: for Progress points so far, check out Progress Competitions – Points 2017 , and have a look at Progress and Trophy Stage Winners so far, both in Competitions Results 2017 on the Competitions page

Pictured: PftNE Craftspeople exhibition. Ushaw

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Club Night News: 5th October

Ian Weldon: Photography at Weddings

This was an exceptional night that more than lived up to its billing. Ian Weldon is Durham born, now living in Newcastle, and a photographer at weddings with a worldwide reputation. Crucial to him as a photographer and artist is his back story of his life as a child and the making his way in the world which he shared with us. Influenced by Martin Parr, William Eggleston and many other artists and photographers, he has become a top flight documentary photographer. His mantra seems to be “Practise, self awareness, study”. He travels light with often just a Fuji XPro 2 with 27mm equivalent fixed focal length lens and flashgun – working really close, always set on manual and camera ready in any situation. Add to that a tremendous energy and ability to connect with people and you have a winning, inspirational story

Ian’s website and blog are in Useful Links on the Members page and here

More about William Eggleston is here

More about Jan van Eyck and The Arnolfini Portrait is here

DPS Exhibitions: Durham Town Hall

Organised by Mike Boult, an open exhibition of members prints will be set up on Monday 9th October and be on for the rest of the month. To follow, Into the Light to tie in with Lumiere Durham will be on during November. Print box is out for entries. See earlier NewsBlog here

PftNE Craftspeople exhibition

Now on in a superb setting at Ushaw College (which, by the way, has an excellent cafe and many other attractions). See earlier NewsBlog here

Scott Kelby’s Worldwide Photo Walk

Not too late to join the Durham walk as part of the official Scott Kelby Worldwide Photo Walk Saturday 7th October. Open to all, not just DPS members, it will be led by our own Tony Mearman. You can turn up on the day at 10.00 a.m by the Town Hall steps in the Market Place, or, to find out more and sign up, see earlier NewsBlog here

Assignments

The Assignment #61 Streets of Brass gallery has been posted on the Assignments page which is now in Galleries here

Assignment Preston Park Museum and Grounds review meeting, date tba. Meantime, send your 8 digital images to David Forster

Next: Assignment Thorp Perrow Arboretum, Saturday 21st October 10.a.m

SNAP n CHAT #8

Next outing, Wednesday 18th October Heug Battery Museum. Details are here

Next Digital Night

Wednesday 1st November, County Hall

Print Secretary vacancy

Put something back and enjoy the huge benefits of volunteering! Speak to Peter Walton to find out more

NCPF Lecturers List – you could be on it!

This is one of the main ways that club programme secretaries can contact potential visiting lecturers from the NCPF circuit. The list is currently being updated. Any DPS member that would like to be on the list can contact Mike Boult in the first instance (address in the back of your printed programme)

NCPF Judge Recruitment Seminar

Sunday the 25th February 2018 between 10am and 4pm, closing date for receipt of applications is Friday 31st January 2018.

More information is in the previous NewsBlog

Competition Countdown

Next closing date is for Digital and George Samuel Trophies 26th October and, finally in the 2017 season, Valente Cup 2nd November

3rd Progress: four other trophies soon to be decided on results nights – 3rd Progress PDI 19th October, 3rd Progress Prints 2nd November.

   DPS Website Watch: for Progress points so far, check out Progress Competitions – Points 2017 , and have a look at Progress and Trophy Stage Winners so far, both in Competitions Results 2017 on the Competitions page

Hot Dates

This weekend: Scott Kelby’s Worldwide Photo Walk Saturday, RPS LRPS Assessment Day Sunday. Coming soon Pickering Wartime Weekend. Mike Boult’s Hot Dates page has links here

Next Meeting: Thursday 12th

We welcome Edward Forster ARPS and Mick Howe of Whickham PC with As Long as it’s Black and White. Be prepared to enjoy!

Pictured: another shot of the PftNE Craftspeople exhibition set up team, Ian Peele, Peter Walton and Dave Murrell with (fortuitously!) the first visitor, Lady Elsie Robson

                                                             Ian, Peter and Dave with Lady Elsie Robson 1

Club Night News: 28th September

Andy Martin: After Dark – Night Photography on Film

Andy Martin’s first lecture at Durham PS, thanks to Julian Harrop, was in 2012 when he was still working at Beamish Living Museum of the North. Then followed his ground breaking talk last year. This time, the work he showed was from his Sunderland and night photography projects, mostly Velvia and black and white film in cameras ranging from Agfa Isolette, to Hasselblad, to 5×4, to plate cameras and included a stunning digital time lapse sequence from “This is Sunderland”. Quite simply, it was one of the best nights we’ve had! Paul Ritchie described his night photography, of industrial grime and dereliction, as having elegance and beauty with an edgy quality … and the time lapse films having a mesmerising, disturbing quality that was magical, inspired and so, so different

Martin, who by day works in I.T., has several excellent websites including:

An online portfolio site, MARTINTYPE here

This is Sunderland” is here

The Silver Sunbeam site is here

He’s also on Instagram @martintype

38th Northern Counties International Salon of Photography: results on line

Well done Angy Ellis, Tony Mearman, Mark Pethridge and Neil Maughan – all had acceptances in our prestigious local International. Full results are on the NCPF website here

Assignments

The Assignment #61 Streets of Brass gallery has been posted on the Assignments page which is now in Galleries here

Assignment Preston Park Museum and Grounds took place on Saturday. Print review meeting will follow soon, date tba. Meantime, send your 8 digital images to David Forster asap

SNAP n CHAT #8

Latest is to Heugh Battery Museum Wednesday 18th October

Latest DPS Exhibitions: Durham Town Hall

Right in the heart of Durham City – Mike Boult is organising two. The 1st will be set up on Monday 9th October and be on for the rest of the month. The other is themed Into the Light to tie in with Lumiere Durham during November.

Scott Kelby’s Worldwide Photo Walk

There will be a Durham walk as part of the official Scott Kelby Worldwide Photo Walk 7th October and it will be led by our own Tony Mearman. Don’t miss being part of this global opportunity. To find out more and sign up, see earlier NewsBlog here

Next Digital Night

Wednesday 4th October, it will be studio based. Space is limited so Digi Night regulars will have first call. Dave Murrell is organising

Print Secretary vacancy

Put something back and enjoy the huge benefits of volunteering! Speak to Peter Walton to find out more

NCPF Lecturers List – you could be on it!

This is one of the main ways that club programme secretaries can contact potential visiting lecturers from the NCPF circuit. The list is currently being updated. Any DPS member that would like to be on the list can contact Mike Boult in the first instance (address in the back of your printed programme)

NCPF Judge Recruitment Seminar

The NCPF Judges Subcommittee is looking to adding to its current list of Judges at Club level and to this end will hold a recruitment seminar at CLARA VALE COMMUNITY CENTRE on Sunday the 25th February 2018 between 10am and 4pm. (click here to download form)
The closing date for receipt of applications is Friday 31st January 2018.

More information is in the News/Events section of the NCPF website here

Competition Countdown

Next closing date is for Digital and George Samuel Trophies 26th October and, finally in the 2017 season, Valente Cup 2nd November

Hot Dates

This weekend: Masham Sheep Fair and Muddy Mayhem, Hardwick Park. Mike Boult’s Hot Dates page has links here

Next Meeting: Thursday 5th

We welcome Ian Weldon with Photography at Weddings – not about wedding photography, although Ian has an international reputation as one, but more about hilarious, inspired, candid, street style photography at weddings. Don’t miss!

Pictured: Muddy Mayhem, Hardwick Park

                                                         Muddy Mayhem 2 Tony Griffiths

Club Night News: 21st September

Members’ Night: image appraisals, Jed Wee ARPS

The idea of looking at pictures in a non competitive environment came from members and this was the second one, led this time by Jed Wee, acclaimed pro photographer, lecturer and judge. Not easy to pull off with such a large group, we were treated to an amazing variety of work, expertly critiqued by Jed who generated lively responses from the appreciative audience. Something completely different – well done all

More about Jed and galleries of his pictures are on his website here

Northern Counties International Salon of Photography: early results

Acceptances success for DPS members: Angy Ellis has one, Tony Mearman has two, Mark Petherbridge has two and Neil Maughan has nine. Well done all! Full results will be on the NCPF website soon

Assignments

Next Assignment: this Saturday 23rd September; Assignment Preston Park Museum and Grounds, meeting in the car park at 10.00 am. See recent NewsBlog here

Latest DPS Exhibitions: Durham Town Hall – call for prints

Right in the heart of Durham City – Mike Boult is organising two. For October he needs good, mounted prints 20×16” or 40×50 cm at the club by next week 28th September. It’s an open exhibition so photographers’ choice of subject. The other is themed Into the Light to tie in with Lumiere Durham during November. See previous NewsBlog here

Scott Kelby’s Worldwide Photo Walk

There will be a Durham walk as part of the official Scott Kelby Worldwide Photo Walk 7th October and it will be led by our own Tony Mearman. Don’t miss being part of this global opportunity. To find out more and sign up, go here

Next Digital Night

Wednesday 4th October, it will be studio based. Space is limited so Digi Night regulars will have first call. Dave Murrell is organising

Print Secretary vacancy

Put something back and enjoy the huge benefits of volunteering! Speak to Peter Walton to find out more

NCPF Lecturers List – you could be on it!

This is one of the main ways that club programme secretaries can contact potential visiting lecturers from the NCPF circuit. The list is currently being updated. Any DPS member that would like to be on the list can contact Mike Boult in the first instance (address in the back of your printed programme)

Competition Countdown

Next closing date is for 3rd Progress Prints next week Thursday 28th September followed by Digital and George Samuel Trophies 26th October and, concluding the 2017 season, Valente Cup 2nd November

Note: Competitions Secretary Ian Peele is away 13th to 24th September but will acknowledge receipt of any images received on his return

Hot Dates

This weekend: DPS Assignment Preston Park, and Sunderland Pride. Coming soon: York Balloon Festival, Masham Sheep Fair and more. Mike Boult’s Hot Dates page has links here

Next Meeting: Thursday 28th September

We welcome back the very talented and enterprising Andy Martin, this time with After Dark: Night Photography on Film

Pictured: Waving by Tony Mearman LRPS CPAGB AFIAP, organiser of the Durham UK section of the Scott Kelby 2017 Worldwide Photo Walk , and Tony in Brick Lane, London

Tony Mearman    Waving. Tony Mearman LRPS CPAGB AFIAP

Summer School Club Night News: 24th August

DPS Memorial Summer School: Still Life

It was yet another great night for the finale of the 2017 Durham PS Memorial Summer School season. The still life set ups (it seemed like dozens) were many and varied. Many thanks to Alan Clarke, Angy Ellis, Darren Pratt, Dave Murrell, David Hickman Joanne Coates for for creating them and Ian Peele for general support (and being first and last out the door)

There will be a report on the evening from Angy soon

Congratulations and thanks from the appreciative members go to Angy for devising and master-minding the whole successful Summer School season

DPS Annual Exhibition: Treasures of the North

Our hugely popular exhibition in Durham Cathedral of 90 framed prints is on in the magnificent North Aisle. Members can steward the exhibition and enjoy meeting the public but hurry! Last day is 31st August. Cathedral opening and service times are here

Northern Counties Countdown

8 days to closing date for entries into the 38th Northern Counties International Salon. Please support our local International! More information and entry form is here

Next Digital Night

Wednesday 8th September, County Hall 6.30 pm. Details to follow

Members’ Image Appraisal Night

Led by Jed Wee September 21st. To take part, send two images to Ian Peele by 12th September latest but preferably much sooner. So far only 6 early birds are in! Don’t miss out. More information is here

Ian is away for part of September (see Competition Countdown below) but will acknowledge safe receipt of any images on his return

Scott Kelby’s Worldwide Photo Walk 7th October

A Durham walk will be led by our own Tony Mearman. To find out more and sign up, go here

Assignments

Coming soon – Assignment Streets of Brass gallery on the Assignments page here

Next Assignment will be in September, details to follow

Competition Countdown

Next closing date is 14th September for the 3rd Progress PDI competitions.

Note: Competitions Secretary Ian Peele is away 1st to 9th and 13th to 24th September but will acknowledge receipt of any images received on his return in both cases

Photography this Weekend

The Edinburgh Festival Fringe is on until 28th August, the Newcastle Mela is Sunday this weekend and BH Monday. Coming soon … Tour of Britain, Wolsingham Show and more. Mike Boult’s Hot Dates page has links here

Next Meeting: Thursday 7th September

John Webster ARPS MPAGB, Northallerton CC: The Way I see it

Note: there is no meeting next week 31st August

Pictured: Short Back and Sides by Bob Johnson, 3rd Progress PDI B winner 2016

                                                            1st, 3rd Progress PDI B. Short Back and Sides. Bob Johnson