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From Peter Walton

President’s Introduction to the 2018 Programme

A very warm welcome to members new and old to Durham Photographic Society as we start another year of speakers, competitions, practical events, good photography and camera talk!

2017 produced some excellent photography by our members with success both in club, and acceptances with The Northern Counties Photographic Federation and The Photographic Alliance of Great Britain.

Our clubs activities go beyond Thursday evenings. Digital Nights on a Wednesday once a month allow us to share techniques and skills with other members, Saturday Assignment Days and midweek Snap and Chat meetings are great occasions to get to know each other and all members are always welcome at these events. Our Autumn Landscape Photography weekend in the Lake District is also popular. As members you are all welcome to partake in these activities.

I believe our success as a Society has a lot to do with the way we communicate with people, be it through our superb website, or simply the warm welcome our members provide to new faces as they come through the door on club evenings.

For those of you who are already competent camera users, you can share your passion and knowledge with other like-minded folk. Whether your interest is sport, travel, people, landscapes, photo-journalism.  In a Society of our size there are always plenty of other enthusiasts to compare experiences with.

Our programme for 2018 provides a great variety of lectures, presentations, competitions and exhibitions with meetings on most Thursday nights of the year.

You have joined one of the most progressive and friendly Photographic Societies in the North and we look forward to sharing the fun of photography with you this year.

Each year the President chooses the subject for the Fillingham Trophy and this year I have chosen “The Moment” which can include, landscape, people, animals, weather; the choice is endless!

Time to get out there and take some pictures!

Taking an image, freezing a moment, reveals how rich reality truly is.” Anonymous

Peter Walton


January 2018

Pictured: My Girl by Peter Walton


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