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Kev’s ‘Off the Rails’ 30 Mile Walk


Hexham Photographic Society member and now club secretary Kevin Hilton put his best foot forward back in May in an effort to raise much needed funds towards a new projector for the society.   He set himself the challenge of completing a grueling 30 mile sponsored walk from Stanhope to Newcastle,  mostly using the network of paths and cycle ways built on old railways that cross the area. Having been dropped off at the start by president Dave Best on the 15th May at 7:10am, he sallied forth fully equipped with sandwiches two flasks of water and obviously his camera.   Hexham Photographic Society President Dave Best commented “As a relatively new member, having joined Read More …


This post was written by: Hexham Photographic Society on 6th, June 2018



Charity Calendar Clicks Into Action


Tyne Rivers Trust is launching its third charity calendar and is asking for anyone who enjoys the river Tyne to submit their best photos of the Tyne catchment to fill it.   The theme is My Tyne so images can cover anything from people enjoying the river to wildlife to scenic shots, as long as it’s taken within the river Tyne catchment which stretches from Redesdale to Haltwhistle to Tynemouth.   A judging panel will pick the best 12 photos and the winners will receive a free copy of the glossy calendar displaying their winning photo. Last year Hexham Members Bob Turner and Barbara Austin both succeeded in having the images below selected for the Read More …


This post was written by: Stephen Smith on 14th, May 2018



Winning snaps from Hexham photographers


HEXHAM Photographic Society cropped a fierce band of competitors out of the picture to win a place in the finals of a national competition.   Members will be heading to Warwick later this year to fly the flag for the North after taking second place in a competition organised by the Northern Counties Photographic Association, which counts 50 or so clubs among its ranks.   While they were narrowly pipped to the top slot by a Keswick club, the overall winning picture was fielded by one of Hexham’s own, Gerry Adcock.     His image, christened The Forest Queen, was awarded 14 hard-won points out of 15 in the creative digital image category.   Another Read More …


This post was written by: Stephen Smith on 7th, March 2018



2018 HPS Annual Exhibition


At the last HPS Committee meting we decided on a theme for this year’s Annual exhibition. This e-mail is to give you advance warning so that you are able to think about and produce work for the exhibition over a reasonable timescale!! Yes, we are trying to think strategically!!   The theme of this year’s exhibition is ‘Voyager’. VOYAGER 40 years ago, in 1977, NASA launched Voyagers 1 and 2 to explore the solar system and then venture into interplanetary space. To each of the probes was attached a ‘golden record’ containing a message from earth for any extraterrestrial intelligence that might encounter these messengers. Included was a library of images, encoded in audio format, Read More …


This post was written by: Dave Best on 25th, February 2018



Tips for Photographing the Aurora Borealis – Northern Lights


Here are some tips to help you make the most out of any potential opportunities you may have for a sighting of the Aurora. Generally the Aurora are at their most active during the months of March and October, in Northern Sky.   Viewing Conditions Occasionally sightings are possible in the UK, you can find out when you are likely to be able to see them by signing up for an alert e-mail from the likes of Aurora watch by Lancaster University, or the British geological survey. In addition a number of apps are available for Android and iPhone. Weather, obviously a mostly clear sky is required, so keep an eye on the weather forecast Read More …


This post was written by: gerry stephens on 19th, February 2018