Month: February 2017



Council Meeting – 15th Feb 2017

Present – Mavis McCormick (MM) – President & External Competition Sec Verity Johnson (VJ) – Past President Dave Best (DB) – Vice President David Theobald (DT) – Internal Competition Sec George Ledger (GL) Secretary Gerry Stevens (GS) – Treasurer, Rob Haliburton (RH) Syllabus Sec Stephen Smith (SS) Marketing Officer Committee Members – Adrian Christer (AC), Apologies – Christine Giles (CG) Social Sec, Graham Oliver (GO)   MM – opened meeting at 7.35pm 1) Presidents Report – MM – opened meeting by stating that this was an overflow meeting following on from the 24th Jan, at the Torch Centre. 2) Syllabus Sec Report RH – stated that he was very keen to continue with the member’s Read More …



Farne Islands Assignment June 2017

We have an upcoming assignment to the Farne Islands in June 2017. It will be lead by David Theobald on either Saturday 17th  or Saturday 24th June. Details of the trip is below –           ALL DAY BIRD WATCH (STAPLE ISLAND & INNER FARNE) This tour is particularly suitable for the enthusiastic ornithologist and photographer or anyone who wishes to spend more time observing the wealth of nesting species. The trip departs daily from Seahouses harbour between 9.30 and 10am prompt and only runs during the breeding season (May, June and July). It lasts approximately 6 hours and allows 2 hours on Staple Island in the morning and 2 hours on Read More …



3rd Open Print Competition 2017

3rd Open Print Competition 2017 Our final round of this season’s Open Print Competition was held at the Torch Centre in Hexham on 14th February 2017. The judge for the evening was John Tillotson from Penrith and District Camera Club. Many Thanks to John for an excellent evening.   The Results in the Mono Category were: 1st – Lunch on the Go – Rob Halliburton 2nd – Tyne Valley – Rob Halliburton 3rd – Looking Out – Stephen Smith 4th – Reflecting On Kielder – Barbara Austin  5th – Colliery Worker – Stephen Smith HC – Man Galloping on Horse – Barbara Austin     The Results of the Colour Category were: 1st – Westminster Evening – Read More …



NCPF Annual Competition 2017

Please find attached information from Gerry Adcock re:NCPF Annual Competition. The deadlines are very tight so please prepare your prints and PDI images asap.   The Annual Competition is the main competitive event organised by the Federation. They have a long tradition, dating back to the early days of the Federation. They are and have always been open to all affiliated clubs and their members free of charge. Apart from the last few years Hexham members have always supported the competitions and historically have done well with several members winning individual trophies in both PDI and print. It would be great to return to our winning ways and support the Annual Championships.   Gerry has Read More …



3rd Advanced Print Competition

Judging was on Tuesday 7th February 2017 at our meeting hall at Hexham Torch Centre by Les Ayres MPAGB, EFIAP, EPSA, APAGB. Les is now retired and though still active in Penrith and District Camera Club has now taken a back seat from judging. Happy retirement Les!   The Results of the Mono category were: 1st – Taking Five – Danny Brannigan 2nd – Dave Best – Carving A Stairway To Heaven 3rd – Dave Best – Father at Christmas 4th – Bob Turner – Anyone For Tennis 5th – Alan McCormick – Whiskers Galore Highly Commended – Gerry Stephens – Across The Line Highly Commended – Gerry Stephens – Missing Highly Commended – Alan McCormick – The Falling Asleep Read More …