Club Night News: 13th July

Ron Henry FRPS: hAVe camera will trAVel

Is Ron Henry the best ambassador for AV we’ve ever seen?! He is a self confessed AV obsessive, with immense expertise and a light, good humoured touch. He is a member of Gosforth CC and Chairman of the Northern AV Group. For many years his company were producing sophisticated AVs for sales conference, product launches and the like, at one time involving a bank of 18 Carousel slide projectors. His AVs last night were a feast for the senses – great pictures, music that made you want to get up and dance, atmospheric sound effects and good humoured, full of interest commentary, taking us to fabulous locations such as Miami, Key West, Cuba, Tombstone and the OK Corral shoot out, and an around the world in 80 days trip by hot air balloon. He’s a man that has great holidays and takes us along for the ride. If AVs are the Marmite of the photography world as Ron said, there will be more converts after this. Who knew it could be so enjoyable?!

Our Sound & Vision crew, John A and Ian, unusually, were thanked by both Ron, and Elizabeth in her VOT!

There is an article by Ron Henry about the Northern Audio Visual Group in the latest issue of Northern Focus magazine (front cover picture, Double Heading at Bowes Railway, by Michael Watson)  here

Contact details for the Northern Audio Visual Group are on the NCPF website here

Audio Visual software suppliers are in Useful Links here

More AVs in two weeks, Members’ AV Show night 27th July

DPS Annual Exhibition: Treasures of the North

All entries are now in. The exhibition will be on for the month of August in the North Aisle of Durham Cathedral. Volunteers will be needed to help set up on Friday 28th July from around 10.00 – always an enjoyable experience. Mike is away but speak to John Attle if you’re a first timer

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. Members’ guests welcome. Refreshments will be served.

Craftspeople of the North Exhibition

Now showing at the superb Arts Centre Washington (pictured) – see earlier NewsBlog from John Cogan here

AV Show Night 27th July

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

Assignment Durham BRASS Festival

Next up: it’s our 60th outing! And it’s to Streets of BRASS, Durham BRASS Festival, Saturday 15th July, meeting in the Market Place by the DLI statue at 10.00 am

We’ve been before and invariably had a great time. Check out the Assignments page galleries here

Next Digital Night

It’s Wednesday 2nd August, County Hall 6.30 pm. Practical digital processing night led by Dave Murrell, details to follow

2017 DPS Memorial Summer School

Coming soon! Practical photography nights during August: 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

Hon. Competition Secretary Prints

This could be you! There is currently a vacancy, it’s one of the best jobs going in the club, a chance to put something back and is very rewarding. There’s a role guide on the notice board. Talk to Peter Walton for more

Photography this Weekend

More brass music on the streets of Durham – Streets of BRASS is this Saturday (also a DPS Assignment) and Sunday. The 27th Middlesbrough Mela is also on Saturday and Sunday, Centre Square. Also on Sunday is the NGS Open Day from 2.00 pm at St Margaret’s Allotments! Mike Boult’s Summer of Love Hot Dates page has links here

Next Meeting: Thursday 20th July

Results night, Fillingham Trophy – set subject Spirit of the North East – judge, DPS President Peter Walton

PLUS: there will be a fun PDI knockout competition judged by popular vote. To take part, sent two competition sized images, previously unseen at the club, by email to Ian Peele (address in your programme and on the Committee page) or bring in on the night

Pictured: views of the PftNE Craftspeople exhibition, Arts Centre Washington

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