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

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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

Summer School Club Night News: 17th August

DPS Memorial Summer School: Bullet Time Photography with New World Designs

It was a great night for sure! Ian and Steven Founders and Directors (along with Sean) of New World Designs and our own Angy Ellis put on a terrific evening of Bullet Time Photography. Firstly, a talk through of bullet time photography and clips of NWD past successes (fascinating on so many levels) followed by a 24 camera bullet time, all action photography session with eager audience members. Rarely has so much fun and interest been packed into one night!

Angy’s report to follow soon

http://www.newworlddesigns.co.uk/about-us/

DPS Annual Exhibition: Treasures of the North

The exhibition of 90 framed prints is on for the month of August in the North Aisle of Durham Cathedral. Members can steward the exhibition and enjoy meeting the public. Opening and service times are here

Members’ Image Appraisal Night

Led by Jed Wee September 21st. To take part, send two images to Ian Peele. Don’t miss out! More is here

Scott Kelby’s Worldwide Photo Walk

It’s October 7th and a Durham walk will be led by our own Tony Mearman. To find out more and sign up, go here

Northern Counties Countdown

15 days to closing date for entries into the 38th Northern Counties International Salon. More information and entry form is here

Next Digital Night

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

Assignment Durham Streets of BRASS

Follow up review meeting was Tuesday 8th August. Please also send your 8 digital images to David Forster asap. Meantime, the Assignment Frontline Sedgefield gallery is on the Assignments page here

Next Assignment will be in September, details to follow

2017 DPS Memorial Summer School

The schedule of practical photography nights during August:

3rd August: Portrait night with Peter Walton and Joanne Coates – indoor & outdoor set ups, models Sam, Victoria, Deb and Natasha, plus green screen on site

10th August: Light Painting with Sandra Hewitson and Chris Knaggs

17th August: Bullet Time Photography with New World Designs. Amazing! Check them out: http://www.newworlddesigns.co.uk/

24th August: Still Life Photography – set-ups around the room

Start time 7.30 pm at St Oswald’s

Photography this Weekend

The Edinburgh Festival Fringe is in full swing until 28th August. Coming soon … Asylum Steam Punk Festival, Lincoln. Mike Boult’s Hot Dates page has links here

Next Meeting: Thursday 24th August

Durham PS Memorial Summer School – Still Life: practical photography night,

Pictured: scenes from DPS Summer School Bullet Time Photography Night

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Summer School Club Night News: 10th August

DPS Memorial Summer School Light Painting Night:

It was very good to welcome back Sandra Hewitson and Chris Knaggs – superb landscape, night sky, Urbex, adventure, motor sport multi talented photographers – on this occasion bringing their considerable light painting expertise and infectious enthusiasm for a hands on evening of enjoyment for the members and guests.

Report from Angy to follow soon …

DPS Annual Exhibition: Treasures of the North

The exhibition of 90 framed prints is on for the month of August in the North Aisle of Durham Cathedral. Members can steward the exhibition and enjoy meeting the public. Just turn up, identity lanyards are on site. Opening and service times are here

Craftspeople of the North Exhibition

Last chance to see at Arts Centre Washington! Final day is August 11th. See earlier NewsBlog from John Cogan here

Next Digital Night

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

Assignment Durham Streets of BRASS

Follow up review meeting was Tuesday 8th August. Please also send your 8 digital images to David Forster asap. Meantime, the Assignment Frontline Sedgefield gallery is on the Assignments page here

Next Assignment will be in September, location will be announced soon

2017 DPS Memorial Summer School

The schedule of practical photography nights during August:

3rd August: Portrait night with Peter Walton and Joanne Coates – indoor & outdoor set ups, models Sam, Victoria, Deb and Natasha, plus green screen on site

10th August: Light Painting with Sandra Hewitson and Chris Knaggs

17th August: Bullet Time Photography with New World Designs. Amazing! Check them out: http://www.newworlddesigns.co.uk/

24th August: Still Life Photography – set-ups around the room

Start time 7.30 pm at St Oswald’s

Photography this Weekend

The Edinburgh Festival Fringe is in full swing until 28th August. Sedgefield Show is on Saturday 12th and Classic Cars are at Raby Castle on Sunday 13th. Mike Boult’s Hot Dates page has links here

Next Meeting: Thursday 17th August

It’s the big one – Bullet Time Photography comes to Durham PS Memorial Summer School!

Pictured: Blessing the Banners by Joanne Coates, Ted Mansell Award winner for best picture in the Durham PS Annual Exhibition

                                                        Blessing the Banners. Joanne Coates

Club Night News: 27th July

Members’ AV Show:

Our Members’ AV Show night has become an annual highlight of our year and it just gets better! As Dave Murrell said, it’s always good to have an in depth look at the amazing work of our members. In this case, 13 members, including veteran Jack Gilmore, showed 18 AVs that were exceptional – very varied, entertaining and enjoyable. The photography, the music, the presentations – all superb, ranging from spellbinding to electrifying

AVs were by Martin Stobbard (Sorrento), Andrew Bowron (Wonderful World 1 & 2), Walter Bulmer LRPS (Mach Loop), Jack Gilmore (Commercial Break & Show), George Hodgson (Chelsea Flower Show & Balloons), Stephen Bell CPAGB (Listen to the Music & In the Army Now), Dave Murrell (Timelapse), Ian Peele (Wideangle Walkabout), David Forster (Be my Mannequin & Flower Globe), Michael Watson (British Deer), Angy Ellis (Fight Night), Alyson Shields (Alyson’s Assortment) and Mark Petherbridge LRPS CPAGB (Top of the Pops)

Well done organiser and MC David Forster. And our sound and vision guys John Attle and Ian Peele did a great job with our state of the art sound and projection rigs

Many members will be inspired to produce AVs after this. Some links to AV software are in Useful Links here

More about Mach Loop is here

DPS Annual Exhibition: Treasures of the North

The exhibition of 90 framed prints will be on for the month of August in the North Aisle of Durham Cathedral. Copies of an excellent poster (pictured) by Jeff Teasdale featuring Hamsterley Forest by Don Bennett are available for members to put up locally

Volunteers are lined up for set-up 28th July from around 10.00 am

Opening night is Sunday 30th July 6.30 pm with guest of honour The Very Reverend Andrew Tremlett, Dean of Durham who will also choose his favourite picture to receive the Ted Mansell Award. All members and their guests welcome. Refreshments will be served. The suggestion is to arrive by 6.15 pm

The Cathedral will be open for the event until 9.00 pm and photography will be allowed so bring your cameras and tripods

Members can steward the exhibition and enjoy meeting the public at times other than during regular worship. Just turn up, identity lanyards will be on site. Opening and service times are here

Durham Cathedral is of course a World Heritage Site and, co-incidentally, The Treasures of St Cuthbert exhibition opens 29th July that will attract yet more visitors link

Craftspeople of the North Exhibition

Last day August 12th, it’s by Durham PS photographers at the superb Arts Centre Washington – see earlier NewsBlog from John Cogan here

Next Digital Night

Next Wednesday 2nd August, County Hall 6.30 pm. Practical digital processing night led by Dave Murrell. To tie in with DPS Memorial Summer School, this will be a practical, fun night covering functionality of Lightroom, Photoshop and Layers Q & A. Bring your own pictures for critique and suggestions

Assignment Durham Streets of BRASS

Follow up review meeting will be 8th August, 7.00 pm at the Dunelm Club. Please also send your 8 digital images to David Forster asap. Meantime, the Assignment Frontline Sedgefield gallery is on the Assignments page here

Competition Countdown

Seven trophies still to be won when we return from our August Summer School break: there’s the 3rd and final stages of the Progress PDI and Print competitions A and B sections, the George Samuel Trophy for best sport or action, the Digital Trophy for the 3 best PDI and the Valente Cup for the best set of 3 prints

Trophy and Progress Stage Winners so far are here

Trophies Pictured (by Alan Sharp) are here

2017 DPS Memorial Summer School

The schedule of practical photography nights during August:

3rd August: Portrait night with Peter Walton and Joanne Coates – 2 indoor & 1 outdoor set ups, models Sam, Victoria and Stacey, plus green screen on site

10th August: Light Painting with Sandra Hewitson and Friends

17th August: Bullet Time Photography with New World Designs. Amazing! Check them out: http://www.newworlddesigns.co.uk/

24th August: Still Life Photography – set-ups around the room

Start time 7.30 pm at St Oswald’s

See also Angy’s original NewsBlog here

Photography this Weekend

Another varied weekend: Whitby Steam Punk Weekend, Tough Mudder Skipton, North East Festival of Transport Sunderland. Plus Beamish Summer of Fun in full swing. Mike Boult’s Summer of Love Hot Dates page has links here

Next Meeting: Thursday 3rd August

It’s the first 2017 DPS Memorial Summer School night and it’s Portrait night! Bring camera gear. Move freely around the various set ups. Live Models! Expert tuition!

Pictured: Durham PS Annual Exhibition Poster by Jeff Teasdale, Hamsterley Forest image by Don Bennett DPAGB

                                                                           annual exhibition poster