Month: November 2016



2nd Digital Competition

COMPETITION THEME: CLOSE-UP Please browse the images below, click on the image to view at full size. Voting is now closed. The winning images have been announced here  



Council Meeting – 24th November 2016

Present – Mavis McCormick (MM) – President & External Competition Sec Verity Johnson (VJ) – Past President Dave Best (DB) – Vice President David Theobald (DT) – Internal Competition Sec Gerry Stevens (GS) – Treasurer, George Ledger (GL) Secretary Rob Haliburton (RH) Syllabus Sec Stephen Smith (SS) Marketing Officer Committee Members – Adrian Christer (AC), Graham Oliver (GO), Apologies – Christine Giles (CG) MM – opened meeting at 7.35pm Matters arising – GS – stated that he had been in touch with Leo Palmer re. replacement of broken trophy. MM also stated she had been speaking to Leo and agreed that a budget of £60 could be given to Leo to purchase new Trophy. Agreed Read More …



Tall Ships Assignment

On August Bank Holiday Weekend 2016, the Tall Ships came to Blyth in Northumberland.  Although not a traditional HPS assignment, a few members attended the event over the four days and this is a collection of selected images.



1st Advanced Print Competition 2016

The first advanced print competition of the 2016-17 season was held on the 15th November and was judged by Richard Spiers APAGB DPAGB of Morton Photographic Society. We would like to thank Richard for taking the time to provide our members with an interesting and insightful evaluation of images. The results of both the Colour and Monochrome are available to view below.     Colour Print Competition Results: 1st Place – Hound Control – Graham Dixon 2nd Pace – Gateway To Success – Danny Brannigan DPAGB 3rd Place – Lemons of Cordoba – Christine Swaddle LRPS 4th Place – Wary in the Wind – Dave Best LRPS 5th Place – Lady In Red – Bob Turner ARPS Highly Commended Read More …



South Tyne Area PDI Competition Results 2016

Scored 25 out of 30 in South Tyne PDI Competition 2016

The South Tyne area DPI competition took place on the 10th November 2016 at Gateshead Camera Club and was judged by Jim Welsh LRPS CPAGB. Hexham placed 2nd of the 6 clubs that took part this year scoring a total of 256 points. The full results were: Ryton 264 points Hexham 256 points South Shields 255 points Gateshead 247 points Whickham 247 points Winlaton 245 points Two images received 30 points this year and shared the Eric Hopper Memorial Trophy for best image: “After Cotan” by Fiona Haughton of Ryton “Eye on the beam” by George Ledger ARPS, DPAGB of Hexham Our clubs full entry can be viewed below:



Nikon Equipment For Sale

The below Nikon equipment is being sold on behalf of a widow of a good photographic friend. Most of the equipment has had light camera club use (check out the shutter activation’s). Please contact George Ledger for further information or to test the equipment.   DSLR’s Nikon D300 Shutter activations – 10437 – Offers in region of- £200 – 250 Nikon D7000 Shutter activations – 3482 – Sold Nikon D700 Shutter activations – 10482 – Offers in region of- £550 Nikon D610 Shutter activations – 7032 – Offers in region of- £750 Lens Nikon AFS Nikkor 70-200mm f2.8G ED – Offers in region of – £700 Nikon ED AF Nikkor 180mm f2.8 D – Offers Read More …



Epson Printer Free to Good Home

Items to give away – free to a good home. Please speak to Gerry Stephens Epsom R800 printer – printer head needs cleaning – for specifications click here. Plus Box full of HP Inks for Officejet 88



South Tyne Area PDI Competition 2016

1st Place

The South Tyne Area PDI Competition is being hosted this year by Gateshead Camera Club and will be judged by Jim Welsh on Thursday the 10th November.   Hexham’s entry includes images from Rob Halliburton, Chris McIlreavy, Geoff Chrisp, George Ledger, Graham Dixon and Danny Brannigan. Any Hexham members are welcome to attend; Gateshead Camera Club meet at St. Helen’s Church Hall, Belle Vue Bank, Low Fell,  NE9 6BR from 7.30pm until 9.30pm a map can be found at the following address : http://www.gatesheadcc.com/home/venue.  



Dog Show Assignment May 2016

A small group of around five photographers met up just before lunch back on the 1st May at Verity’s farm in Horsley. The show proved to be an ideal opportunity for members to practise a number of photographic techniques and produce a range of work including documentary, candid and action shots of dogs racing…   The day kicked off in the show rings before lunch. Lunchtime was a good opportunity for some candid’s and portraiture, after lunch the racing events took place.   Thanks to everyone who attended and produced images for the web and prints for the assignment night on the 2nd November.



2nd DPI Competition “Close Up”

The theme for the next DPI competition is ‘Close Up’.  We are not going to be too strict about the definition of close up – normally it would, I think, be deemed to be a subject reproduced on your camera’s sensor at measured as a ratio of life size as 1:1 or greater. But use your own judgement to determine if you think your entry is a close up image. If the judges (i.e. yourselves) don’t think that the image qualifies as a close up then they probably wont select it. So I leave it up to your discretion.   You can’t upload your entries via the website as I need to moderate them prior to posting Read More …