Club Night News: 7th December

Chris Davis: My Journey as a Fashion and Portrait Photographer

And what an incredible journey it has been so far for Chris Davis aka Specular!

In the last talk of our year, he described a successful career in the exciting international worlds of fashion, model and makeup photography, and all from a local lad from Brandon. Lauded for his artistry and imagination, it was one of the best talks at DPS in the last 30 years, it gave the audience of fellow photographers plenty of ideas and techniques as to poses and lighting. Never have so many local locations such as Tynemouth beach looked so exotic

And we have Veronica Barker, a member since 1983 and a neighbour of Chris, to thank for the booking. Chris will be attending the forthcoming Roger’s Christmas Quiz so another opportunity for a chat

A definition of Specularity: “The state of resembling a mirror”

Chris Davis’ website, Specular, is here

Return of 2016 Trophies

Last call: Mike Boult needs the 2016 trophies to be returned to the club by Thursday 14th December latest! Thanks!

DPS Exhibition, Durham Town Hall

From Mike Boult: we have been asked to extend our Town Hall Exhibition till the end of January 2018. I need some more prints (if possible any from this year’s Lumiere would be great) but also any of your favourite prints you would like to display. I need them by 14th December latest.

Some from the forthcoming Valente might fit the bill but quite a few of those will be needed for the 2018 NCPF Championship in January

NCPF Club Championships

Hon External Competitions Secretary Tony Mearns and his selection panel are preparing for the 2018 Championships. The top two clubs in the PDI section go on to represent the Federation at Warwick and the top two in Prints go to Blackburn

The DPS selection panel have already chosen our 20 PDI entries. The final selection of 20 prints takes place from the Valente Cup entry next Thursday. Members can also bring in other outstanding prints for consideration on the night

Annual Awards Presentation Dinner

From Mike Boult: our annual dinner is now booked at Bowburn Hall Hotel for Friday16th February 2018. The price remains the same as last year at £20 per person. There will be notice on the notice board from Thursday 30 November. We need your name and how many guests you wish to bring. It will be a great night! Everyone is welcome!

Member Survey – have your say!

As launched at the AGM, member survey forms are available from David Hickman. Please return by the first night back in the New Year

Competition Countdown

The Valente Cup (best set of 3 prints), now closed for entries, is the final competition of the year. Results night is 14th December. Start planning and shooting for the exciting new 2018 programme of competitions which will be posted on this website after Christmas and will be in your printed programme 1st night back in 2018

Next Meeting: Thursday 14th December

It’s the final Results Night, competing for the Valente Cup, the biggest and arguably the most prestigious trophy. Entries comprise three prints with no requirement as to link or theme and will be judged by Stephen Fowler

Pictured: the 2016 Valente Cup winning entry by Catherine Yates

1st, Valente Cup. Balance 1. Catherine Yates1st, Valente Cup. Balance 2. Catherine Yates1st, Valente Cup. Balance 3. Catherine Yates

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