Club Night News: 6th July

Results Night: Hon Members’ Cup & Iris Trophy

We had two judges – Simon Green from Consett for the Hon Members’ Cup (5 or 6 prints on a theme) and Alan McCormick ARPS of Hexham & District PS and President of the NCPF for the Iris Trophy (5 or 6 PDI on a theme). Simon is a first timer to Durham, quite new to the circuit, a pro photographer for 20 years including the training of Special Forces in surveillance photography. Alan has been to Durham many times as judge and lecturer and is a stalwart of the judging scene for many years

It was good to have two different judging styles on the night, both excellent, and doing full justice to the exceptionally good photography!

Results to follow

DPS Annual Exhibition: Treasures of the North

There was a last minute flurry of prints coming in which means we have more than enough for a good show. The exhibition is on for the month of August in the North Aisle of Durham Cathedral. Set up day is Friday 28th July 10.00ish. Volunteers needed. Mike Boult ids on holiday but John Attle can advise. Dennis Hardingham is organising print labelling

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. Refreshments will be served.There will be a show of hands next Thursday to have an idea as to numbers, members and guests.

Craftspeople of the North Exhibition

Now showing at the superb Arts Centre Washington – see previous NewsBlog from John Cogan here

To follow will be the prestigious Royal Photographic Society Members’ Biennial 2017 Exhibition, 18th August to 21st September link

AV Show Night 27th July

Please hand your entries to David Forster on disc or stick without delay. Thanks!


Next up: our 60thAssignment Durham BRASS Festival, Saturday 15th July. See Assignment News here

The Assignment Durham Hot Air Balloon Festival gallery of pictures has been posted on the Assignments page here

Register of Members’ Distinctions

Latest addition is Mark Pethebridge LRPS CPAGB – well done Mark. The Register is on the Members Page here

Note: there is an RPS Distinctions Advisory Day, Sunday 17th September, Newton Community Hall, Newton, and an LRPS Assessement day, Newcastle Sunday 8th October link

2017 DPS Memorial Summer School

Practical photography nights during what used to be our August break! Organised by Angy Ellis. A big success last year: start time 7.30 pm at St Oswald’s:

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:

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

See also Angy’s original NewsBlog here

Photography this Weekend

The 133rd Durham Miners’ Gala is Saturday – Huge crowds expected. Durham BRASS Festival kicks off too, with Streets of BRASS (and DPS Assignment Streets of BRASS) the following weekend . Mike Boult’s Hot Dates page has links here

PAGB Finals

Good luck Durham! Off to Warwick next Saturday representing, with Keswick, the NCPF, our team includes Joe Grabham, David Trout, Tony and Liz Mearman.

How we qualified is here

The 2015 PAGB Finals … and what it means to be there! is here

Next Meeting: Thursday 13th July

We welcome Ron Henry FRPS with an evening of exceptional AV entitled, “hAVe camera will trAVel”. Extra interest because of our own AV show 27th July

Pictured: “BannerMen” by Dave Murrell, Highly Commended in the 2016 Iris Trophy

Iris Trophy HC. Banner man. Dave Murrell

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