Club Night Preview: 18th January 2018 – note Road Closure!

The London Salon of Photography Annual Exhibition 2017:

One of the most prestigious Internationals worldwide, the London Salon has the following aim:

The aim of the London Salon is to exhibit only that class of photographic work

in which there is distinct evidence of artistic feeling and execution’

To be a Member of the London Salon is a high honour and by invitation only. Many Members have lectured at Durham PS over the years. Have a look at the London Salon website to learn more here

Two members of Durham Photographic Society have had acceptances into the Exhibition – Joe Grabham EFIAP/s had 2 in 2014 and John Clarke ARPS had, as best he can remember, 3 or 4 some 20 years before

The evening will be a joy for sure

Check out past blogs on the subject, from Search DPS, here

These and more of John’s pictures from that era are in Allotment Folk in Members’ Galleries 2016 here

Note: There will be road works on Church St, Durham City until 22nd January between St Oswalds Church entrance and Dunelm House Students Union. Vehicular access to St Oswalds church hall will be still available from the New Inn junction. DPS will be open as usual from around 6.30

A detailed road map of the affected area is here

Pictured: The Woman behind the Man and The Connoisseur by Joe Grabham, accepted into the London Salon of Photography Annual Exhibition 2014

       The Woman Behind the Man by Joe Grabham EFIAPs        The Connoisseur by Joe Grabham EFIAPs

e-news from the PAGB 199: featuring Joe Grabham in the Masters of Print Hall of Fame!

enews 199 features more pictures to admire from Masters of Print, a list of acceptances into the prestigious Masters of Print Refusés and …

… our very own Joe Grabham with his own words and pictures in the Masters of Print Hall of Fame!

All here

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Pictured: from Masters of Print 2017 by Joe Grabham EFIAP/s – Last One Out

                                                                  Last One Out. Joe Grabham EFIAPs

Club Night News: 11th January 2018

Malcolm Blenkey ARPS: Northern Landscapes my Favourite Seasons

Malcolm is a member of Saltburn PS and lives in a village just outside. Well placed to enjoy nearby N Yorks, Dales and Lakes landscapes all year round. He reminded us how lucky we are to live in the North East. He showed us an amazing collection of beautiful landscapes and gave an insightful commentary that included invaluable technique and location advice fully appreciated by the packed audience. After this, sales of polarising filters, two stoppers, 24-105mm lenses and alarm clocks will rocket. We’ll see a lot more half and 1 second at f16 exposures, leading lines and back lit close ups

It will be unsurprising to be at Buttercup Meadows, bluebell woods near Roseberry Topping, Bowlees Beck, High Force or even the Trossachs and bump into fellow members!

Altogether an enjoyable and inspiring evening topped off with an exceptional, transformative AV. Malcolm is the judge of 2nd Progress PDI competitions in June and it will be good to see him again so soon

Malcolm’s excellent website is here

Assignments 2018 – January

From Ian Peele: the January Assignment will run from Thursday night to midnight Saturday.

The challenge is to send me 3 images from your favoured place and/or subject that you like most in photography. Images entered to be sent via email normal PDI size1600x1200 by Tuesday 16th January 2018 to ianpeele(at)gmail.com. They will be on DPS Facebook Group to vote for by Wednesday night

Images entered must be taken within the timescale and all images to be taken within Co Durham. Car share if possible. This is the only event that will be run in this format all others will be group outings

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

SNAP n CHAT #9

From Angy Ellis: destination: Newcastle Quayside at Night – Wednesday January 31st meeting at 6:30pm outside the Baltic Centre for Contemporary Art

Tripods are needed as well as warm clothes. 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

Annual Awards Presentation Dinner

From Mike Boult: our annual dinner is at Bowburn Hall Hotel Friday 16th February 2018. We need your name and how many guests you wish to bring on the notice board. Angy’s giant Raffle will feature as will good food, lots of good company and projected images (be proud). It will be a great night!

Society Challenge 2018

The Society Challenge this year involves see through glass mannequin heads. Members can borrow one for a week at a time and use their creative 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 – 50 club nights plus many other activities. New treasurer Barrie Forbes will be happy to sign you up

Member Survey

Now closed. Thank you those who took part. David Hickman will be analysing the results and reporting to the committee who will be keen to take into account your views and ideas

DPS Exhibition, Durham Town Hall

Our latest Town Hall Exhibition has had a good run of four months or so but must come down at the end of 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. Fellow members and visiting photographers will appreciate it

Competition Countdown – we’re up and running!

The second closing date of the year is in two weeks 25th January – 1st Progress Prints with two sections, A for the experienced and B for the less experienced and both completely open as to subject. They will both be judged by the one and only Dave Phillips from Hartlepool. Make sure you enter all three stages on principle!

Remember to send digital versions to Ian Peele in the new size for projection of 1600×1200 pixels, each correctly captioned with membership number, title and competition. Full details in your printed Programme and on the Competitions page here

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

Looking ahead, the set subjects this year of the Fillingham Trophy and Sterling Award PDI are “The Moment” and “Humour” respectively

Next Meeting: Thursday 18th January

Cutting edge artistic photography from 106th London Salon of Photography Exhibition 2017 – one of the top three UK Internationals – and viewed via the DPS Big Screen Experience! Prepare to be blown away

The Church Street Road Works and closure will still be in effect – see earlier NewsBlogs

Pictured: NewcastleGateshead at Night, location of SNAP n CHAT #9 by Angy Ellis

                                      Angy Ellis

Club Night Preview: 11th January 2018 – note Road Closures!

Malcolm Blenkey ARPS: Northern Landscapes

Malcolm Blenkey is a member of Saltburn Photographic Society and a superb landscape photographer of considerable renown. Take a look at Malcolm’s excellent website to see galleries of work from N Yorkshire, further afield in the North and Cumbria, USA National Parks, Canadian Rockies and more. There’s also a news section including his successes in Charlie Waite’s Take a View – Landscape Photographer of the Year. This is an evening to sit back and enjoy. Don’t miss!

Malcolm’s website is here

Note 1: There will be road works on Church St, Durham City from 8th January for two weeks between St Oswalds Church entrance and Dunelm House Students Union. Vehicular access to St Oswalds church hall will only be available from the New Inn side of Durham City. DPS will be open as usual, but do not try to drive from the City towards St Oswalds Hall unless you come via the New Inn.

A detailed road map of the affected area is here

It could be a good idea to allow extra time for your journey. Doors open from 6.30 pm if not before

Note 2: closing date for entries into the 1st Progress PDI competitions is 11th January. Email to Ian Peele by midnight on the night

Picture: Malcolm Blenkey ARPS

                                                           Malcolm Blenkey

e-news from the PAGB 198:

enews 198 features pictures from the FIAP World Cup and Masters of Print, and more, all here

enews 198 extra is a moving tribute to the late, great Arnold Hubbard FRPS EFIAP APAGB of Sunderland PA here

enews 198 extra has news from FIAP about Distinctions for AV workers, latest about their Sanctions policy and their Red List of banned photographers here

See also Alex Ellwood’s account of The Masters of Print exhibition opening at the Robert Burt Gallery here

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Pictured: Arnold Hubbard with David Trout, DPS President at the time

                                                          DPS President David Trout (left) with the legendary Arnold Hubbard of Sunderland PA

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'

Assignments 2018

From Ian Peele

When signed into Facebook you need to type a search for Durham Photographic Society. You will see this page when you are there. Ask to join the DPS group just below the image. This will be accepted and you will be a member.

1st image

 

When you have this picture in front of you, click number one (below).

2nd image

 

You will then be presented with the second picture (below).

3rd image

 

Click number two to be presented with a folder titled 1st Assignment.

 

You will then be presented with a page of folders (below). The one you want to double click is called ‘1st Assignment 2018’. There you will find images for you to ‘vote’ for. Just press the ‘like’ button on the bottom left hand side to register your vote.

 

4th image

When you get to the page it will look like this. The bird is a test image only.

 

Ian Peele

NCPF Judges Recruitment Seminar: register by 31st January

You too could be an NCPF Judge but hurry!

The Judges Subcommittee is looking to adding to its current list of Judges at Club level and as previously reported will hold a recruitment seminar at CLARA VALE COMMUNITY CENTRE on Sunday the 25th February 2018 between 10am and 4pm.

A flyer that sets out the details and incorporates a registration form (fill in and send in by 31st January) is here

Check out also the link to Articles & Book on Judging on the Competitions page of this website

Pictured: from Members’ Galleries 2016 in Galleries , Fight Night by NCPF Judge Angy Ellis

                                                          Fight Night (22)

Morpeth Camera Club’s Big Event

Morpeth Camera Club’s  Big Event will take place on Tuesday 6th March 2018 and features renowned photographers Gwen & Phil Charnock, entitled ‘A Life of Photography’.  This promises to be a very memorable evening of excellent photography

7.30 pm, Morpeth Methodist Church ME61 1HU

£7 Print Exhibition and refreshments included

Stephanie Robson, Publicity Secretary, Morpeth Camera Club.

                                                         2018 Event Poster

Club Night Preview: 4th January 2018

President’s Night: Peter Walton presents – “Around the World & Around the Corner”

In a tradition going back many years, the first night of our new year is by our current President and invariably a good night (no pressure!)

It’s also an opportunity to renew membership and the good news is there is once again no increase in fees. Details are on the About page. If you have one, complete the proforma to save time queuing or fill one in on the night. You can pay by cash, cheque or bank transfer. If the latter, note we have new bank details this year.

You can also book and pay for the annual awards presentation dinner:

From Mike Boult: our annual dinner will be at Bowburn Hall Hotel on Friday 16th February 2018. The price remains the same as last year at £20 per person. There  is a notice on the noticeboard for you to fill in. We need your name and how many guests you wish to bring. On the night, Angy will be doing her famous raffle with loads of prizes! We will be showing our winning images for you all to enjoy! It will be a great night! Everyone is welcome!

Photo: Peter Walton

                                                       PeterWalton2