Club Night News: 18th January 2018

The London Salon of Photography Annual Exhibition 2017:

What a great night it was to see the amazing range of top flight photography via the DPS Big Screen Experience. And it was enlivened by expert, poetic, insightful commentary from Leigh Preston (who has lectured at Durham PS several times) and Salon Chair Judith Parry

Find out more about The London Salon of Photography; see again the medal winners and acceptances (the latter in “Salon Archive”) and 2018 entry information. It would be a huge achievement for any DPS member to join Joe Grabham and John Clarke in having prints in a London Salon of Photography Exhibition!

The London Salon website is here


Destination: Newcastle Quayside at Night – Wednesday January 31st meeting at 6:30pm outside the Baltic Centre for Contemporary Art. Bring tripods and cameras and wear warm clothes. Angy writes, “We can start at the Baltic walking about together, discussing best viewpoints, helping those who need assistance with long exposure photography hopefully resulting in some cracking pictures”

Assignments 2018

Pictures from the January Assignment are on the DPS Facebook Group page – members can go to Photos, Albums and January 2018 to view and vote

Next up is the February Assignment: to Beamish, Living Museum of the North, Saturday 17th February meeting at 10.00 am in the entrance cafe area

How to join DPS Facebook Group and vote for images is here

Annual Awards Presentation Dinner

It will be at the Bowburn Hall Hotel, Friday 16th Febuary. As well as a hugely enjoyable dinner together, there will be the presentation of trophies and the showing of trophy winning images. Please bring along raffle prize(s) in time-honoured fashion for the giant “Free”raffle (an opportunity to unload unwanted Christmas gifts and make generous donations!) which will be MC’d by the inimitable, irrepressible Miss Angy Ellis. £20 per head, guests are welcome – sign up on the notice board

Society Challenge 2018

This year’s objects glass mannequin heads opening up realms of creative possibility. Members can borrow one for a week at a time and use their photography skills to include them in photographs. Please return the following week. Chances are you’ll get another turn if not more

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!

People are flocking to renew or join for the first time. Excellent value – £40 gives you 50 club nights in 2018 plus many other activities. Still time (just) to pay and thereby retain last year’s membership number for competitions

Durham Town Hall – last chance to see

Our latest Town Hall Exhibition has had a good run of four months, with changes of prints along the way, but must come down Monday 29th January

Hot Dates

Hot Dates Blogger Mike Boult has been busy posting events, dates and links for Hot Dates 2018. Email Mike (address in your printed Programme) if you have more. Thanks

Competition Countdown

Next week 25th January is closing date for 1st Progress Prints – two sections, A for the experienced and B for the less experienced (members can decide which to enter). They are open to any subject or genre i.e no set subjects. In a new innovation, they will both be judged by the same judge – the excellent, highly experienced Dave Phillips from Hartlepool. Remember to enter all three stages on principle – the packed audiences will be grateful!

Send digital versions for simultaneous projection on results night to Competition Secretary, Prints, George Hodgson in the new size for projection of 1600×1200 pixels. Full details are in your printed Programme and on the Competitions page here . George’s email address is in your printed programme and on the Committee page of this website which is on the About page here

This will be the 67th year of “The Progress”. Read Joe Grabham’s article “In Praise of the Progress” here

Coming soon – note that the new set subjects this year for the Fillingham Trophy is “The Moment” and for the Sterling Award PDI, “Humour”. Please read rules carefully

Next Meeting: Thursday 25th January

We look forward to a welcome return visit from Dr Param Sandhu with “Life on the Brink”, Wildlife of India

Pictured: Beamish by Mike Boult

                                                                 Beamish 7. Mike Boult

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