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


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


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

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