Jack Gilmore

We have just received the very sad  news of the death of Jack Gilmore on 26th May. Jack was our “sound” man, but he will be remembered by many for his hilarious AV’s.

Our thoughts are with Hazel and family at this sad time.

Photo Angy: DPS Presentation Dinner


50th Anniversary of Washington Camera Club

From Washington Camera Club
This year is the 50th Anniversary of Washington Camera Club.

The following events have been planned that your club members may be interested in attending:-


The opening evening of the clubs anniversary exhibition.

7:00pm for 7:30pm.

This Exhibition will run until Friday 13th July.



Biddick Lane,


NE38 8AB.


© Joe Cornish

This highly regarded landscape photographer will present an AV/Print talk of his work.

Entry is by TICKET ONLY.



Biddick Lane,


NE38 8AB.

To book tickets for ‘An evening with Joe Cornish‘, contact the Arts Centre Washington Box Office on:-

Telephone: 0191 561 3455

Web site: http://artscentrewashington.co.uk/production-details.aspx?id=1170

An Evening With Joe Cornish.

@ Arts Centre Washington

An evening with Joe Cornish 6 July 2018,

7.30pm. Tickets £12.00


Wednesday 6th June 6:30 pm County Hall.
I thought we would go back to basics and cover Exposure and Metering settings and touch on composition.
Hopefully this will compliment Tony’s presentation on the 31st.
Don’t forget to bring your own images for critique.
If there is anything that you want covering on future evenings please let me know.

Thank you


SNAP n CHAT #13 Models and Graffiti at Sunderland

Models at Sunderland / Hendon Graffiti walls. 

Friday June 15th @ 10:30 meeting outside the Made4TheCage gym.  There’s a car park right next to it – 1 minute walk. ( on corner of Villiers Street and Hight Street West – I’ll get post code  ) 

A great opportunity for some cracking portrait shots in a colourful grungy setting . 

Members as usual can bring a friend 


Results 2nd Progress PDI’s

A Section, Judged by Martin Vickerman

First-George Hodgson. Juvenile (Mustella Nivalis) Weasel in the wood pile,







Second-Angy Ellis. Call the doctor







Third- Michael Watson. Eurasian brown bear cub (Ursus arctos arctos)








Fourth-Angy Ellis. Good old Banter







Fifth-Joe Grabham. The Inner Circle







Highly Commended -Dave Murrell. Suffrage







Highly Commended- Dave Murrell. The Lecture







Highly Commended- George Hodgson ,Impression of Natasha







A Section Position after Two Rounds  HERE

 B Section, Judged by Martin Vickerman



First- Sheila Halkier. Snow Sisters







Second- Martin Stobbart. RED ARROWS







Third- Bob Johnson. TheAncientChapel







Fourth- Ronnie Hall. Finchale Priory resident robin









Fifth- John Cogan. Kings Cross, catching the train home







Highly Commended- Joan Hall. Durham Busker









Highly Commended- Sheila Halkier. Steampunk Girl









Highly Commended- Helen Rigby. Floral Lace

e-news from the PAGB 208:

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SNAP n Chat #12 Bluebell woods

From Angy Ellis

It was a wonderful morning, the light was bright and the weather was dry so everything was set to have a lovely walk through the bluebell woods Durham snapping and chatting.

Alan Sharp kindly led the expedition walking us from the park n ride to the woods, through the woods and back out again conveniently near the Durham Rugby club, where we enjoyed food & drinks.

The Bluebells were beautiful, the blanket of wild garlic impressive and the hints and tips invaluable.

Thank you to everyone who attended, see you at the next one.

Barrie Forbes

Assignment 68 NELSAM Museum, Sunderland

From Dave Murrell.

Review night confirmed as Tuesday 5th June. 7pm Dunelm Club. Durham. 
Please bring 3 prints to A4 size, one of the challenge (writing) and 2 others. 
Even if you didn’t go then come along and be part of the evening as we will critique all prints and there’s prizes too.

It would be great if our assignment photographers can get 5 images each to Dave Murrell from the Museum. 
Competition format, 1600 x 1200 JPG sRGB. Titled with your name and sequence number. 

Many thanks

The images from the North Shields Fish Quay assignment are now on line HERE


Cathedral Exhibition 2018

We will be starting to collect prints for our Annual Exhibition from Thursday 31

May. (There will be a box at the back of our club room). Our theme for this

year is ‘County of Durham Heritage’ covering an area from the Tees to the

Tyne and across to the Pennines. So there is a great opportunity for great

images! The mounts need to be 20x16ins or 40x50cm. If you wish to enter

some prints please sign the form on the notice board at the club. We need

your support!

Mike Boult