Year: 2016



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 …



Other Photographic Competitions

15th Photographic Society of India (PSI) International Saloon 2016 The closing date for entries is the 12th December 2016 Click on link http://psi.fotosalons.com/  OR  http://www.photographicsocietyofindia.com/ to register.   The Societies of Photographers – November competitions are free to enter for all photographers. Win – One year digital membership of any of our Societies! This month’s Photographic Competitions are: Great Outdoors Photography Competition http://sinwp.com/g-o/ Streetwise Photography Competition http://sittp.com/wise/ Food Photography Competition http://www.sicip.net/food/ Major Events Photography Competition http://sisep.net/maj/ Last months winners can be found at: Unforgettable Places http://sittp.com/unf/1st.htm Shape, Colour and Textures Photography Competition http://www.sicip.net/shape/1st.htm Our Colourful World Photography Competition http://sinwp.com/our/1st.htm Family Life Photography Competition http://www.swpp.co.uk/fam/1st.htm   Feeling lucky? Then don’t miss The Societies of Photographers fantastic selection of brand new photographic prize draws worth over £6,000! To enter the prize Read More …



Council Meeting – 6th October 2016

Present –       Mavis McCormick (MM) – President, & External Comp Sec Dave Best (DB) – Vice President Gerry Stevens (GS) – Treasurer, Stephen Smith (SS) – Marketing Officer George Ledger (GL) Secretary Rob Haliburton (RH) Syllabus Sec David Theobald (DT) – Internal Comp Sec Committee Members  – Geoff Chrisp (GC), Apologies –     Christine Giles (CG), Chris McIlreavy, Adrian Christer, Graham Oliver, Verity Johnson (VJ), MM – opened meeting at 7.30pm,  and used her President’s Report to thank everyone for the hard work during the closed season and the start of the 2016-17 season. Secretary’s Report – Nothing raised Treasurer Report – GS – gave overview of current financial standing of the club. He Read More …



1st PDI Competition Results

1st Place

The results of the first Projected Digital Image competition are now in! The competition theme was “Weather” and all judging has been carried out by our members; the results are as follows: 1st Place : Mark Corpe – The Approaching Storm 2nd Place:  Alan McCormick – Caught In The Rain 3rd Place: Danny Brannigan – Graveyard 4th Place: Rob Halliburton – In My Head Its Sunny 5th Place: Dave Theobald – Fine For The Harvest Highly Commended:  Dave Best – Don’t Rain On My Parade Highly Commended: Barry Turnbull – Looming Storm Highly Commended: Danny Brannigan – Umbrellas Highly Commended: Dave Best – Sea and Sky Highly Commended: Graham Oliver – Holiday Weather The next competition Read More …



Annual Exhibition Part 3 – Hexham Abbey

3rd Place

As the curtain falls on “a Window on Photography” the second part of Hexham Photographic Societies annual exhibition, the third part in Hexham Abbey opened this afternoon. With around 60 prints on show the exhibition covers a wide range of subjects and features images taken by as many members as possible, no matter what their level of experience. The exhibition is located in the north transept of the Abbey and is open daily from 9:30am to 5:00pm until Monday the 29th August. Don’t forget that the images in the Forum Cinema Cafe will be on display until Tuesday 30th August, opening times can be found on the Forum Cinema Website & Facebook Page.    



Annual Exhibition Part 2 – A Window on Photography

The second part of the Hexham Photographic Society’s 2016 exhibitions went live on Monday 1st August, with images being displayed in the windows of 14 shops & commercial premises around the town. Notable are the Oxfam Book Shop & Cogito books, who have themed their windows around the event. These are the images that were chosen by the shop keepers for their windows: Cranston’s butchers: ‘Blea Tarn’ – Barry Turnbull Tap & Spile: ‘Voodoo Dawn’ – Gerry Adcock Oxfam Book Shop: ‘The Swing Bridge’ – Margaret Atkinson Tynedale Hospice Book Shop: ‘Hexham Ablaze’ – Peter Newman Allegretto Music: ‘Cold Brass’ – Stephen Smith Hexham Community Church: ‘Farne Islands Dawn’ – David Theobald Woolabaloo: ‘The Jester’ Read More …



1st Digital Competition

5th Place

COMPETITION THEME: WEATHER Please browse the images below, click on the image to view at full size. Judging is now closed.



Annual Exhibition 2016 – Part 1 Forum Cinema

Highly Commended

Hexham & District Photographic Society enters its 70th season this year and as part of the celebrations we are pleased to announce the opening of the first part of our summer exhibition at the Forum Cinema Café. The titles of work on on display is:- ‘Peek a Boo’ by Gerry Adcock ‘Wash stand’ by Rob Halliburton ‘Stunning Shoreditch’ by Christine Giles ‘The Hunter’ by Mark Corpe ‘The Garage Man’ by Bob Turner ‘Paper Abstract’ by Lesley Middleton ‘Sad Eyes’ by Verity Johnson ‘Clouds gathering over Catbells’ by Adrian Christer ‘Quayside life by Stephen Smith ‘Night Visitor’ by Barrie Harte ‘Bride’ by Anita Charlton ‘Blea Tarn’ by Barry Turnbull ‘Last Train to Fullwell’ by Alan McCormick ‘Puppet on a Read More …