Club Night News: 9th March

Steve and Ann Toon: Wild Tales – more Wildlife Adventures from Near and Far

Steve and Ann lived up to their billing all right – it was a night of fabulous wildlife photography, adventures in Africa and closer to home, and fascinating insights into their photojournalism practice, workshops and African photo safaris. As for the amazing hides, from luxurious to challenging – who knew?

As Catherine Yates said in her vote of thanks, the Toon’s passion for and love of wildlife shines through

The Toon’s website is picture packed, has more on rhino poaching and with workshops information (still a few places on Shoot Like a Pro in April, booking now for the September Hawk and Owl and more) here

In addition they have a photo safari website, where you can re-live the experience, learn more about Chobe and Zimanga, the houseboat, the Chobe river photo boats and the state of the art low level reflection hides by award winning Hungarian wildlife photographer Bence Máté here

More about Bence Máté is here and here

Assignment Tanfield Railway

The next Assignment outing will be Saturday 18th March to Tanfield Railway (the world’s oldest railway), by happy co-incidence, also Great War Weekend with Durham Pals living history group. Meeting in the car park at 10.00 am, all members welcome Link

PS: still time to send your 8 PDI from Assignment Saltburn to David Forster (for a gallery and next year’s Assignment night AV – deadline midnight on Sunday

Digi Nights are go!

The next meeting, led by Dave Murrell is Wednesday 5th April 6.30 pm County Hall

DPS Exhibitions

Next up, Durham University Botanic Garden Cafe: 47 prints by 47 members – on for the month of May. Put your name down on the notice board if you’d like to take part – the list closes after 47 names. Mounted Prints (ideally 20×16” but also 40x50cm) can be brought now but latest 23rd March, though sooner rather than later helps organiser Don Bennett DPAGB. More about the Botanic Garden is here

This will be followed by our prestigious and popular Annual Exhibition, visited by thousands from all over the world, in the North Aisle of Durham Cathedral in August, around 100 prints. It’s an open exhibition and any member can show prints (probably up to two each). Details to follow

Programme Change

Due to unavoidable work commitments, Guy Richardson has had to pull out of his scheduled night 23rd March

Instead, the ever popular David Stout EFIAP PPSA DPAGB from Whickham PC will be presenting, “Casablanca to California”

The Programme page is up to date with this and other changes

Competition Countdown

Only two weeks away, the next closing date is 23rd March for Des Kelly Trophy (best print landscape within NCPF region) and Lambert Hedley Cup (best print human portrait). Check rules, including General Competition Rules, in your printed Programme and on the Competitions page of this website. Plus: only 97 days to the Fillingham! Set subject “Spirit if the North East”

Lake District Photography Weekend

There is a superb poster on the notice board for the Jeff Teasdale Lakes weekend 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. Based on past experiences, highly recommended!

This Weekend

It’s the Zombie Run, Hamsterley on Sunday. A link and many more events in March and throughout the year, complete with more links, are on Mike Boult’s Hot Dates page. Let him know of any others

Next Meeting: Thursday 9th March

Our own Dale Wesley Hill will be presenting, “Equine Photography, Etiquette and a Fast Escape Route!” Don’t miss

Pictured: the Toons at Durham PS. Photo Angy Ellis

                                                              The Toons. Angy Ellis

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