Syllabus

Please find below a calendar of forthcoming meetings.

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  • 2017

    • Antique photography night
    • Antique photography night - 24th October 2017 - 7:30 pm
    • Let Paul Cordes, and Jonathan Keys take you back in time to the mid 19th Century, and experience the fascinating ‘Wet Plate’ photography process first hand.

      Paul is a vintage camera and photograph dealer with an interest in old processes and photographic history; Jonathan is a professional photographer, and collodion aficionado.

      Time allowing, there will be the opportunity to have you portrait taken for a special fee. If you are bold enough – bring along some vintage props!


    • Where: The Torch Centre, Corbridge Road, Hexham, NE46 1QS
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    • Members' Photography TIPs Night
    • Members' Photography TIPs Night - 31st October 2017 - 7:30 pm
    • TIPs stands for ‘Technology; Influence or Inspiration; Photographs’

      Tonight we have short presentations from our own members: Barbara Austin (sport & equine photography), Sheila Stanger (Astrophotography) & Val Johnston (Audio Visual)

      Each member will talk about the equipment or software they use, where they gather their inspiration (books, magazines, websites) & each will show a selection of recent work they have produced.


    • Where: The Torch Centre, Corbridge Road, Hexham, NE46 1QS
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    • Free Cinema Night & Membership Drive.
    • Free Cinema Night & Membership Drive. - 7th November 2017 - 7:00 pm
    • In partnership with the Forum Cinema, we present a free showing of the acclaimed documantary, McCullin. Non-members are also invited free of charge to this showing.

      Members of the council & committee will be available to talk to you about our aims & objectives & invite you to join our society.

      To book your free ticket follow this link:: http://forumhexham.com/ForumHexham.dll/WhatsOn?Film=7661515

      To many, Don McCullin is the greatest living war photographer, often cited as an inspiration for today’s photojournalists. For the first time, McCullin speaks candidly about his three-decade career covering wars and humanitarian disasters on virtually every continent and the photographs that often defined historic moments. From 1969 to 1984, he was the Sunday Times of London’s star photographer, where he covered stories from the civil war in Cyprus to the war in Vietnam, from the man-made famine in Biafra to the plight of the homeless in the London of the swinging sixties. Exploring not only McCullin’s life and work, but how the ethos of journalism has changed throughout his career, the film is a commentary on the history of photojournalism told through the lens of one of its most acclaimed photographers.


    • Where: The Forum Cinema, Hexham, 8-9 Market Place, Hexham, NE46 1XF
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    • Results Night - 1st Print Competition
    • Results Night – 1st Print Competition - 14th November 2017 - 7:30 pm
    • Morton Photographic Society’s, Gerald Chamberlain DAPG EFIAP presents and judges all of the images submitted to our first 2017 society print competition.


    • Where: The Torch Centre, Corbridge Road, Hexham, NE46 1QS
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    • Light Painting at Hexham Abbey
    • Light Painting at Hexham Abbey - 21st November 2017 - 7:30 pm
    • Bring your camera, tripod & spare batteries & get involved in a fascinating night of light painting photography in the historic Hexham Abbey.

      Led by one of the Northeast’s top light painters, Claire Harper, you will be given help and advice to create stunning images in beautiful surroundings.

      Claire has recently given talks on light painting at the 2017 Photography Show at the Birmingham NEC, and has led light painting events for the RPS at the Amersham Studios


    • Where: Hexham Abbey, Market Place, Hexham, Hexham, NE46 3NB
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    • Panoramic Photography with Peter Newman
    • Panoramic Photography with Peter Newman - 12th December 2017 - 7:30 pm
    • Peter Newman will deliver a talk about his love affair with panoramic photography.

      Peter found panoramas a means of bringing home memories of adventures and experiences – more satisfying than single images.

      It all started for with the advent of digital photography and at a time when the technology and price at last became a reasonable and affordable compromise.

      He has been taking panoramas since 2000, with a multitude of cameras following developing technical capability. He plans to bring along his camera collection to illustrate developing camera capability over two decades and will demonstrate the use of pano heads with fisheye lenses to enable 360/180 immersive panos.


    • Where: The Torch Centre, Corbridge Road, Hexham, NE46 1QS
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  • 2018

    • An evening with Richard Speirs - Fiat Lux
    • An evening with Richard Speirs – Fiat Lux - 23rd January 2018 - 7:30 pm
    • Richard has been a member of Morton Photographic Society in Carlisle for over 30 years and serves on the Executive Committee of the Northern Counties Photographic Federation (NCPF).

      He is the Federation’s representative to the Photographic Alliance of Great Britain (PAGB) where he serves on the Awards for Photographic Merit Sub-Committee and is currently the Alliance Insurance Officer.

      Richard has served as a judge for the NCPF for many years and is on the list of PAGB judges. He has acted as a selector for many national and international competitions and frequently works as a selector for the PAGB Awards for Photographic Merit in both still and AV categories.

      His initial interest in photography was with Natural History and has since extended to cover virtually all aspects. As well as judging he frequently lectures to clubs in Northern England and Southern Scotland.


    • Where: The Torch Centre, Corbridge Road, Hexham, NE46 1QS
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    • A Photographer's View of Iceland - Gerry Stephens
    • A Photographer's View of Iceland – Gerry Stephens - 13th February 2018 - 7:30 pm
    • Our very own intrepid explorer, Gerry Stephens, travelled to the land of snow & ice, volcanoes & glaciers.

      Follow his week long adventure & share the tips & tricks he learned; from what kit you ‘really do’ need, to how to photograph the Aurora Borealis.


    • Where: The Torch Centre, Corbridge Road, Hexham, NE46 1QS
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    • Photography & live music by Andy Craig
    • Photography & live music by Andy Craig - 20th February 2018 - 7:30 pm
    • Andy Craig has been taking photographs for 40 years and has been doing it to earn a living since 2005. As a professional photographer and musician Andy is endlessly inspired by the Northumberland Coast where he lives. Since 2008 he has documented the ever-changing coastal landscapes via his photography blog: www.northumberland360.com

      In this presentation, Andy will share his photography in a series of slideshows each on a different theme and each one with a live musical accompaniment. You can expect beautiful photography, peaceful music and an insight into what lies behind the art of Andy’s photography.


    • Where: The Torch Centre, Corbridge Road, Hexham, NE46 1QS
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