Club Night News: 2nd November

Results: 3rd Progress Print competitions

Judges: A Section Stuart Skelsey LRPS CPAGB BPE1* of Whitley Bay PS, and B Section Alan Sharp, Durham PS

It was a good night of excellent prints expertly judged by our two judges, both first timers at DPS which is always good to see

Results follow

Scott Kelby’s Worldwide Photo Walk – article in RPS Northern News

The recent Scott Kelby Worldwide Photo Walk included for the first time a Durham walk was led by our own Tony Mearman. Internationally there were 1000 walks with 30,000 people taking part, all in aid of Springs of Hope Kenya Orphanage

The RPS Northern Newsletter November 2017 edition features an article by Tony Mearman about the Durham Worldwide Walk on pages 13/14 here

The Worldwide Photowalk website is here

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. Next 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

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

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. There needs to be proposer and a seconder and requests should be with Mike Boult by 6th November latest


The review night is on the 14th November @ 7.00 pm at the Dunelm Club. Please bring your prints of Preston Park and Thorpe Perrow. The challenge set for Preston Park was abstract, the challenge for Thorpe Perrow was fungi.

Send your 8 Assignment Thorp Perrow images to David Forster asap

Volunteer(s) to take over the organising of Assignments 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

PftNE Craftspeople exhibition

The latest Portraits from the North East touring exhibition featuring craftspeople of the North East is now showing at Ushaw College.

Ushaw’s website is here

More about Portraits of the North East, a collective of Durham PS photographers, is here

NCPF Lecturers List

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. 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

Competition Countdown

Closing date for the Valente Cup (best set of 3 prints), the final competition of the year, was 2nd November. Don’t forget to email digital versions, normal completion size, to Competition Secretary Ian Peele. This is to enhance audience enjoyment via simultaneous projection on results night. Of course the prints are the main attraction!

Hot Dates

This weekend it’s the Jeff Teasdale Lakes Weekend Experience – fully booked! Coming soon: Durham Lumiere. Mike Boult’s Hot Dates page has links and more dates here

Next Meeting: Thursday 9th November

It’s our very own Julian Harrop, Assistant Keeper of Resources Beamish Living Museum of the North with “Three North East Photographers: Daisy Edis, William Lubbock & Charles Nichol”

Pictured: Rainbow at Castleriggs by Peter Walton from last year’s Jeff Teasdale Lakes Weekend

                                                             Peter Walton

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