Year: 2017



Council Meeting – 4th April 2017 – Torch Centre, Hexham

Present Mavis McCormick (MM) – President & External Competition Sec Dave Best (DB) – Vice President Gerry Stephens (GS) – Treasurer, Rob Haliburton (RH) – Syllabus Sec, David Theobald (DT) – Internal Competition Sec George Ledger (GL) Secretary Stephen Smith (SS) Marketing Officer Committee members – Adrian Christer (AC), Graham Oliver (GO), Mike Ward (MW). Apologies Verity Johnson (VJ) – Past President, Christine Giles (CG) Social Sec,   MM – opened meeting at 8.50pm GL – informed Council that purpose of meeting was twofold – ensure all ready for AGM & Plan Exhibition   1. AGM GL – requested that all Officer reports be forwarded to him by Tuesday 11th April so that he could Read More …



An Evening with Jack Lowe – The Lifeboat Station Project

Date: 25/04/2017 Location: Forum Cinema, Hexham Time: 7pm – 10pm Free entry to our members & their partners Open to the public – £5 donation on the door, which will be given to the RNLI   The last night of our 2016-17 season sees us move to the Forum Cinema in Hexham for a keynote speech by Newcastle based photographer, Jack Lowe. From the tender age of 8, Jack had two major ambitions — to become a professional photographer and a lifeboatman. Now he’s created one of the largest projects ever undertaken in the history of photography — a body of beautiful, engaging work that has become Jack’s full-time occupation.   Travelling in his mobile darkroom (a decommissioned NHS ambulance), Jack uses an Read More …



Council Meeting – 27th March 2017

Present Mavis McCormick (MM) – President & External Competition Sec Dave Best (DB) – Vice President David Theobald (DT) – Internal Competition Sec George Ledger (GL) Secretary Stephen Smith (SS) Marketing Officer Apologies Gerry Stephens (GS) – Treasurer, Verity Johnson (VJ) – Past President, Rob Haliburton (RH) Syllabus Sec, Christine Giles (CG) Social Sec, Adrian Christer (AC), Graham Oliver (GO), Mike Ward (MW). MM – opened meeting at 7.30pm   1. Treasurer’s Report GS had prepared the accounts which had been handed to DB for auditing, GL read out a brief summary as prepared by GS, to the committee. 2016-17 – club made loss of £475 2015-16 – Club made loss of £1300 2014-15 – Read More …



NCPF South Tyne Area Interclub Print Competition

South Tyne Interclub Print Competition - Down and out in Warsaw - 25 - Adrian Chryster

The annual NCPF South Tyne area Inter Club Print competition was hosted at Hexham 28th February 2017, this year the Judge was Malcolm Kus ARPS EFIAP DPAGB.  A total of 6 clubs took part with each club submitting 10 prints, images were judged and given a mark out of 30.   This year Hexhams entry comprised of and scored as follows: Friends – 24 – Gerry Adcock Forever the champ – 28 – Gerry Adcock The Wave – 27 – Rob Halliburton Feeling the strain – 29 – George Ledger Down and out in Warsaw – 25 – Adrian Chryster Eyes Wide Shut – 25 – George Ledger Gants Hill Tube Station – 26 – Read More …



3rd PDI Competition

COMPETITION THEME: HUMOUR Please browse the images below, click on the image to view at full size.     The judging form is now closed. Judging will close on Sunday 2nd April 2017  



Britain in Focus: A Photographic History.

One not to be missed, or to set your video recorder or PVR for at least…   This series of three programs in which Eamonn McCabe celebrates Britain’s greatest photographers, sees how science allowed their art to develop, and explores how they have captured our changing lives and country. The series starts on Monday the 6th March at 21:00 on BBC4. For more details click here.    The documentary series has been produced in by the BBC in Partnership with the National Media Museum in Bradford; who also have a special free supporting exhibition taking place between 17th March and the 25th June in Gallery Two. For more information, including the chance to see photographers John Read More …



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 …