Club Night News: 26th October

Harry Holder Memorial Lecture 2017: Dave Mason with “I Shoot People”

Dave Mason is a superb “Street” photographer, no doubt about that, and takes great pleasure in finding the extraordinary in the ordinary. The packed audience had smiles on their faces and there were waves of laughter throughout in response to both the images and the commentary. Many present were inspired by just what is possible in this genre. He spoke about storytelling and narrative and it was interesting that he only uses colour where colour contributes to the narrative. There were many tips and suggestions such as joining Facebook groups, like for instance Elvis Presley Weekenders and Naked Bike Riders, to pick up on quirky events

Dave Mason has many other prepared presentations and we look forward to seeing him back at Durham as soon as possible

If you missed the show last night or would like to experience it again, Dave is appearing with I Shoot People at Whickham PC tonight 7.30. DPS members welcome (support the raffle!) link

London Fashion Week 2018 is 16th to 20th February link

Tough Guy Wolverhampton 5th February 2018 link

More about Chris Killip is here

More about Tony Ray Jones is here

Durham PS Website Watch: Dave Mason’s website is here and in Websites of Lecturers at Durham PS in Useful Links which is now on the Members Page here

DPS Digital Night

From Dave Murrell

1st November is the last Digi night of the year and we’ve kept the best till last. Tony Mearman will be discussing and demonstrating his style and post processing techniques, as well as discussing the latest Lightroom options. We will also critique our own images so please bring some files along. All members welcome
Wednesday 1st of November 6:30pm County Hall, Durham


Last Assignment in the David Forster and John Carter golden era was #63 to Thorp Perrow Arboretum, Saturday 21st October. Thanks a million guys for all you have done

Send your 8 competition size images to David asap

Volunteer(s) to take over 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


The latest outing was on Wednesday 18th October to Heugh Battery Museum, Hartlepool – see the previous NewsBlog report by David Trout

A gallery of pictures by members from the day is in Galleries 2017 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 which is 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. To follow 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

PftNE Craftspeople exhibition

The latest Portraits from the North East touring exhibition featuring craftspeople of the North East is now showing in a superb setting at Ushaw College. Lot’s to see and enjoy at Ushaw!

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

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. Take a leaf out of Dave Mason’s book and show your work to a wider audience of fellow enthusiasts for photography. 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

Competition Countdown

Closing date for the Digital Trophy (best set of 3 PDI) and George Samuel Trophy (Sport or Action) is midnight tonight 26th October. 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

Hot Dates

This weekend: join in the gothic fun with added spooky Halloween interest at the Whitby Goth Weekend 27th to 29th October, and/or, with a scary different vibe, the Zombie Run at Witton Castle on Sunday. Plus Freedom on Tyne, 5.15 pm Tyne Bridge. Mike Boult’s Hot Dates page has links and more dates here

Next Meeting: Thursday 2nd November

Results Night 3rd Progress Prints with judges Stuart Skelsley LRPS CPAGB BPE1 and Alan Sharp – two glittering trophies will be won! Don’t miss the drama, the excitement and the fresh new prints!

Pictured: Harry Holder shot by Tony Griffiths in 2006

                                                                                        Harry Holder, 2006. Tony Griffiths

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