e-news from the PAGB Issue 194: Masters of Print results delayed

Issue 194 features news of the Print Championship and Awards for Photographic Merit adjudication opportunities and more: plus news that results of the Masters of Print Exhibition have been delayed due to a problem with one of the acceptances. However all other acceptances have been notified to the photographers including one from Durham PS as previously reported. The Masters of Print exhibition opens in London early December, hopefully followed by a national tour – the full story is here

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Hon Editor: Rod Wheelans MPAGB MFIAP FRPS FIPF HonPAGB HonSPF

Pictured: Loch Linnhe by Neil Maughan ARPS EFIAP/s MPAGB

                                                           Loch Linnhe. Neil Maughan ARPS EFIAPs MPAGB

3rd Progress Print Section A Results

Judge: Stuart Skelsey LRPS CPAGB BPE1*

First – Bittern, Morning Flight by Walter Bulmer LRPS

Bittern, Morning Flight. Walter Bulmer LRPS. 1st, 3rd Progress Prints A

Second – Cadillac by Tony Mearman LRPS CPAGB AFIAP

Cadillac. Tony Mearman LRPS CPAGB AFIAP. 2nd, 3rd Progress Prints A-

Third – Smile by Angy Ellis

Smile. Angy Ellis. 3rd, 3rd Progress Prints A

Fourth – Little Helper by John Carter

Little Helper. John Carter. 4th, 3rd Progress Prints A

Fifth – Harry’s Hut by Angy Ellis

Harrys Hut. Angy Ellis. 5th, 3rd Progress Prints A

Highly Commended – Silver through the Slate by Peter Walton

Silver through the Slate. Peter Walton. HC, 3rd Progress Prints A

Highly Commended – A400 M Atlas by Walter Bulmer LRPS

A400 M Atlas. Walter Bulmer LRPS. HC, 3rd Progress Prints A

Highly Commended – Keeper of the Books by Peter Walton

Keeper of the Books. Peter Walton. HC, 3rd Progress Prints A

Highly Commended – Glenco by George Hodgson

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Highly Commended – Golden Girl by George Hodgson

Golden Girl. George Hodgson. HC, 3rd Progress Prints A

At the conclusion of the three Print Progress Section A competitions, the winner of The Harvey Adams Cup 2017 is Walter Bulmer LRPS with 20 points. (Runners up Angy Ellis, John Carter and Tony Mearman LRPS CPAGB AFIAP all with 18). Congratulations all who took part especially the 15 members who scored points

Progress Competitions Points 2017 league tables and all Trophy and Progress Stage winners 2017 to date are in Competitions Results 2017 (on the Competitions page) here

3rd Progress Print Section B Results

Judge: Alan Sharp

First – Cottage in the Woods by Liz Mearman

Cottage in the Woods. Liz Mearman. 1st, 3rd Progress Prints B-

Second – Beauty School Dropout by Alyson McMahon

Beauty School Dropout. Alyson McMahon. 2nd. 3rd Progress Prints B

Third – Water for the Chicks by Liz Mearman

Water for the Chicks. Liz Mearman. 3rd. 3rd Progress Prints B-

Fourth – The Bus Stop Veronica Barker

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Fifth – A Window Cleaner’s Nightmare by David Callaghan

A Window Cleaner's Nightmare. David Callaghan. 5th. 3rd Progress Prints B

Highly Commended – Bridge Reflections by David Callaghan

Bridge Reflections. David Callaghan. HC, 3rd Progress Prints B

Highly Commended – Swing Bridge Detail by Veronica Barker

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At the conclusion of the three Print Progress Section B competitions, the winner of The Stidwell Cup 2017 is Liz Mearman with 38 points. (Runners up Veronica Barker with 24, Vicki Geldard with18). Congratulations all who took part especially the 6 members who scored points

Progress Competitions Points 2017 league tables and all Trophy and Progress Stage winners 2017 to date are in Competitions Results 2017 (on the Competitions page) here

+++ Breaking News: DPS member has PAGB Masters of Print entry accepted! +++

Yes! One of our most popular and finest photographers is one of only 60 entrants who have had a print accepted into the highly prestigious Masters of Print exhibition in its inaugural year

For reasons that will become apparent his or her name, and the title of the accepted print (which is new on the scene) or any image of it, is embargoed for the moment

+++ watch this space! +++

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

Assignments

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

Club Night Preview: 2nd November – Competition Results Night

Results: 3rd Progress Prints

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

This is the 3rd and final stage of the Progress Print competitions. Nail biting, exciting and entertaining it will be for sure. Points will be awarded from10 for 1st place in each section to 4 for 5th and 2 for HCs. The prestigious Harvey Adams and Stidwell Cup trophies will be won. The A section is for the more experienced and the B for the less so. The fresh talents of B section entrants usually shine through

Durham PS Website Watch:

See the Competitions page for everything you need to know about competitions including 2017stage and trophy winners so far, Progress Points tables, pictures of the glittering DPS trophies (co-incidentally by Alan Sharp) and much, much more (how do we do it?! Enjoy exploring here

NB  closing date is the following week 9th November for the prestigious Valente Cup competition which is for entries of three prints, one entry per member – our biggest and most magnificent trophy dating back to 1950. All trophy and award winners from 1950 are listed, along with other interesting stuff, in Archives here

Pictured: 2016 3rd Progress Print winners – Met in a Dream by Joe Grabham EFIAP/s and Tears from a Crypt by Darren Pratt

1st, 3rd Progress Print A. Met in a dream. Joe Grabham EFIAPs   1st, 3rd Progress Prints B. Tears from the Crypt. Darren Pratt

Club Night News: 26th October

Harry Holder Memorial Lecture 2017: Dave Mason with “I Shoot People”

Dave Mason is a superb “Street” photographer, no doubt about that, and takes great pleasure in finding the extraordinary in the ordinary. The packed audience had smiles on their faces and there were waves of laughter throughout in response to both the images and the commentary. Many present were inspired by just what is possible in this genre. He spoke about storytelling and narrative and it was interesting that he only uses colour where colour contributes to the narrative. There were many tips and suggestions such as joining Facebook groups, like for instance Elvis Presley Weekenders and Naked Bike Riders, to pick up on quirky events

Dave Mason has many other prepared presentations and we look forward to seeing him back at Durham as soon as possible

If you missed the show last night or would like to experience it again, Dave is appearing with I Shoot People at Whickham PC tonight 7.30. DPS members welcome (support the raffle!) link

London Fashion Week 2018 is 16th to 20th February link

Tough Guy Wolverhampton 5th February 2018 link

More about Chris Killip is here

More about Tony Ray Jones is here

Durham PS Website Watch: Dave Mason’s website is here and in Websites of Lecturers at Durham PS in Useful Links which is now on the Members Page here

DPS Digital Night

From Dave Murrell

1st November is the last Digi night of the year and we’ve kept the best till last. Tony Mearman will be discussing and demonstrating his style and post processing techniques, as well as discussing the latest Lightroom options. We will also critique our own images so please bring some files along. All members welcome
Wednesday 1st of November 6:30pm County Hall, Durham

Assignments

Last Assignment in the David Forster and John Carter golden era was #63 to Thorp Perrow Arboretum, Saturday 21st October. Thanks a million guys for all you have done

Send your 8 competition size images to David asap

Volunteer(s) to take over 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

SNAP n CHAT #8

The latest outing was on Wednesday 18th October to Heugh Battery Museum, Hartlepool – see the previous NewsBlog report by David Trout

A gallery of pictures by members from the day is in Galleries 2017 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 which is a golden opportunity to make a difference. There needs to be proposer and a seconder and requests should be with Mike Boult by 6th November latest

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. To follow 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

PftNE Craftspeople exhibition

The latest Portraits from the North East touring exhibition featuring craftspeople of the North East is now showing in a superb setting at Ushaw College. Lot’s to see and enjoy at Ushaw!

Ushaw’s website is here

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

Scott Kelby’s Worldwide Photo Walk

The Scott Kelby Worldwide Photo Walk took place on Saturday 7th October. Open to all, not just DPS members, the Durham walk was led by our own Tony Mearman with 36 walkers. Internationally there were 1000 walks with 30,000 people taking part, all in aid of Springs of Hope Kenya Orphanage

The Worldwide Photowalk website is here

Tony Mearman’s report and Adobe Spark presentation is here

NCPF Lecturers List

This is one of the main ways that club programme secretaries can contact potential visiting lecturers from the NCPF circuit. 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. Take a leaf out of Dave Mason’s book and show your work to a wider audience of fellow enthusiasts for photography. 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

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

Competition Countdown

Closing date for the Digital Trophy (best set of 3 PDI) and George Samuel Trophy (Sport or Action) is midnight tonight 26th October. Email your entries to Competitions Secretary correctly sized and captioned. Finally in the 2017 season, closing date for the Valente Cup (best set of 3 prints) is 2nd November

Hot Dates

This weekend: join in the gothic fun with added spooky Halloween interest at the Whitby Goth Weekend 27th to 29th October, and/or, with a scary different vibe, the Zombie Run at Witton Castle on Sunday. Plus Freedom on Tyne, 5.15 pm Tyne Bridge. Mike Boult’s Hot Dates page has links and more dates here

Next Meeting: Thursday 2nd November

Results Night 3rd Progress Prints with judges Stuart Skelsley LRPS CPAGB BPE1 and Alan Sharp – two glittering trophies will be won! Don’t miss the drama, the excitement and the fresh new prints!

Pictured: Harry Holder shot by Tony Griffiths in 2006

                                                                                        Harry Holder, 2006. Tony Griffiths

Club Night Preview: 26th October – Dave Mason “I Shoot People”

2017 Harry Holder Memorial Lecture: Dave Mason – I Shoot People

We’re over the moon to welcome Dave Mason to Durham, particularly for this year’s Harry Holder Memorial Lecture. Harry would have loved to see this show for sure! Dave is a South Londoner now living in the Canterbury area and is a photographer of people, often in the street (the clue is in the title) par excellence

In his own words, “I take great pleasure in finding the extraordinary in the ordinary, often documenting the surreal happenings on the city streets”

Dave lectures widely – his website lists 40 gigs in 2018 already – and enjoys it when his photographs produce smiles and laughter from the audience. We can look forward to a hugely enjoyable and inspiring night out. Don’t miss! If you have to, Dave is at Alnwick & District PC on Wednesday and Whickham PC on Friday (the clubs collaborated to arrange this trip)

For a tantalising preview, enjoy the words and images on Dave Mason’s website here: http://www.davemasonimages.com/

Dave Mason is an Arena photographer – about which more is here

Photo Dave Mason

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Harry Holder Memorial Lecture preview

The 2017 Harry Holder Memorial Lecture will be given by Dave Mason from Canterbury entitled “I Shoot People” this coming Thursday 26th October. There is more about Dave Mason to follow, meantime what about the late, great Harry Holder?

Harry was one of the band of members that, in 1947, re-formed the Durham City Camera Club, which had been founded in 1892, as Durham Photographic Society after the break due to WW2. He was a member thereafter continuously until his death in 2008. Along the way, he was President in 1955-56 and again in 1991-92 and became an Hon. Vice President (later known as Hon. Life Members) in 1978

He was an impressive and influential figure, kind and good humoured, with a lifelong love of photography. In 2006 he endowed the annual Harry Holder Lecture specifically to bring top photographers and genres not often seen at clubs at that time. This became the Harry Holder Memorial Lecture after his death and has been a keynote feature of the Society’s annual programme ever since

DPS Website Watch:

A listing of Presidents 1947 to date (in Officers of the Society on the History page) is here

The fascinating story by Joe Grabham EFIAP/s of the Annual Dinner and Presentation Evening 1957 including picture of Harry Holder receiving a trophy from Miss Daisy Edis, of the photographic studio now in Beamish Museum, (in Historical Articles & Reports on the History page) is here

A review by John Clarke ARPS (“… it will go down as one of the best of all time”) of the never to be forgotten 2010 Harry Holder Memorial Lecture given by Dennis Thorp (in Links from the Past 2010 from the History page) is here

Pictured: Harry Holder with renowned documentary photographer Dean Chapman who gave the Harry Holder Lecture May 2007

                                                          Dean Chapman (l) and Harry Holder at DPS Harry Holder Lecture, 3.5.07 p

NCPF Forthcoming Club Events

WhickhamPC: Dave Mason Friday 27th October (this might be relevant to any DPS member who cannot make the Dave Mason night Durham Thursday 26th October)

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Hexham & District PS: Don McCullin free film night Hexham Cinema Tuesday 7th November

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Western Area: Rikki O’Neil day Houghton, Cumbria Saturday 3rd March 2018

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