Club Night News: 4th January 2018

President’s Night: Peter Walton, “Around the World and Round the Corner”

The first night of the New Year was packed with an audience eager to sign up or renew membership – surely the best value around, 50 exciting club nights

and many other activities – and enjoy a time honoured President’s Night.

And it was a great night! Peter packed in photography from Cuba to the Far East, and from Ludlow (who knew?) to the Lakes to the Fringe to Sunderland and more. It was a veritable feast of photography and packed with technique and equipment insights. Inspirational!

New: Assignments 2018

Ian Peele announced all new Assignments 2018; including connections with Dave Murrell’s DPS Digital Night and giving members an opportunity to show and score images on DPS Facebook Group (members only)

Announcement of the first Assignment 2018 will be next week

See previous NewsBlog for the first Assignments 2018 news which is also on the Members and Galleries pages with a permanent home to follow soon

Annual Awards Presentation Dinner

From Mike Boult: our annual dinner is at Bowburn Hall Hotel Friday 16th 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. Angy’s humongous Raffle will feature. It will be a great night! Everyone is welcome!

Society Challenge 2018

After the success of Society Challenge Crystal Ball in 2016, there is a new challenge this year involving “Priceless Artifacts” – glass mannequin heads. Members can borrow one for a week at a time and use their creative photography skills to include them in photographs. Be sure to return the following week or the Challenge Police (Angy) will be after you. Chances are you’ll get another turn as well

The Society Challenge – Your Images on View will be 15th November

Images from the Crystal Ball Challenge are in a newly restored gallery in Members’ Galleries 2016 on the Galleries page here

2018 Membership no increase in fees for 2018!

£40 Full Year, £20 Half Year, £20 Students and Overseas members

There’s a handy proforma for members to complete that will save time on the night. You can pay for the Presentation Dinner as well (or nearer the time) and by cash, cheque or Bank Transfer. Please note our bank details are different from last year

Member Survey – have your say!

As launched at the AGM, member survey forms are available from David Hickman

DPS Exhibition, Durham Town Hall

Our Town Hall Exhibition, refreshed with new prints, is still on to the end of January

Hot Dates

Hot Dates Blogger Mike Boult has been busy posting events, dates and links for Hot Dates 2018. This is a unique service for members and fellow photographers visiting the site. Email Mike (address in your printed Programme) if you have more

Competition Countdown – we’re off!

No hanging about – first closing date of the year next week is for 1st Progress PDI with two sections, A for the experienced and B for the less experienced. Please step up to the plate and enjoy providing the entertainment and interest on Results Night! Make sure you enter all three stages on principle too!

Entries to Ian Peele by midnight on the 11th

Note new PDI size of 1600×1200 pixels. Full details in your printed Programme and on the Competitions page here

Next Meeting: Thursday 11th January

We can look forward to a visit from Malcolm Blenkey ARPS from Saltburn PS with a subject we can all appreciate, “Northern Landscapes”.

Plus our new Hon. Treasurer Barrie Forbes will be on hand to sign you up for membership (best value, surely, around!) and the dinner. Committee member David Hickman will have Member Survey forms

Pictured: “Dear Future – we’re Ready” from the Crystal Ball Challenge 2016 on the newly restored Galleries page in the Group Galleries section of Members Galleries 2016 here

                                                         6a. Tony Griffiths.   'Dear Future - we're ready'

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