Year: 2017

Panorama Photography

After providing members with a fascinating evening on Panorama Photography back in December, Peter Newman has very kindly contributed an article for the website.     Spherical panoramas are becoming increasingly popular in social media with Facebook and Google providing the facility to upload and move around a 360×180 image on a phone screen. I have written this article with the aim of providing an overview of panoramic photography, to demonstrate what is possible and hopefully inspire members to go out and give it a try. Panoramas are useful in several circumstances; to expand and enhance the view, to increase image resolution, to facilitate an optimal shooting position in cramped spaces, to enhance the viewing Read More …

Council Meeting – 3rd November 2017 – Hexham

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 Kevin Hilton (KH) (Temp)Social Sec, Committee members – Mike Ward (MW). Apologies – Gerry Stephens (GS) – Treasurer Rob Haliburton (RH) – Syllabus Sec, Verity Johnson (VJ) – Past President, Adrian Christer (AC), Graham Oliver (GO), MM – opened meeting at 7.00pm   1. President – 2. Sec Report – 3. Treasurer Report – GS prepared figures in advance. Paid up members – 59, Latest balance – £4197 (3/10)   4. Syllabus Secretary Report RH had forwarded info in advance of meeting – Read More …

2nd PDI Judging Form

The 2nd PDI competition PEOPLE is now open for judging by Members You can view all the image using the gallery below, but please don’t forget to vote and comment on your favourite images. The judging form will remain open until midnight on 3rd January 2018       Judging is now closed.  

Christmas Meal Booking form.

The Christmas meal is due to take place on the 19th December in Hexham Abbey. The menu is three courses and is priced at £19.95 per person. Tea and Coffee is available following the meal at an additional cost of £1.50 per person.   The Menu is as follows:   Starters: Smoked salmon served with blinis and a cream cheese and chive dip. Spiced winter root vegetable soup served with a bread roll. Mains: Traditional roast turkey served with cranberry, stuffing and all the trimmings. Honey glazed roast gammon served with roast potatoes and braised red cabbage. (Vegetarians – Brie & Nut wellington served with cranberry and all the trimmings.) Desert: Traditional Christmas pudding with Read More …

1st Print Competition Winners 2017-18

Our first Print Competition of the season was judged on 14th November at the Torch Centre by Gerald Chamberlin from Carlisle. He is Chairman and Competition Secretary of Morton Photographic Society. A good evening was had by all with some 89 images for Gerald to get through! Monochrome:- Name Title Position Barry Turnbull Beached Boat 1st Barry Turnbull Making Hay 2nd Gerry Adcock Little Miss Sunshine 3rd Val Johnston Shop Window 4th Gerry Stephens Wind Turbine Bases 5th Anita Charlton Anita Best B David Theobald Hitting The High Note HC Gerry Adcock Lady of the House HC Jenny Stirling Time For A Quick Fag HC   Colour: Name Title Position Bob Turner Wet Day On Read More …

Durham Assignment.

Kevin Hilton is hosting an assignment in Durham to take place on the afternoon of Saturday the 9th of December. Currently the plan allows for members to arrive in the city and begin when convenient. A social meet is currently planned at the Cellar Door on Saddler Street at 18:00 and may be followed up with some low light photography in the evening.   Any members wishing to attend please register there interest using the for below, or by clicking here.

Geoff Chrisp LRPS

The hanging plan from Geoff’s LRPS panel: The Gallery of images:    

Exhibition & Free Cinema Evening – Now Open!

Hexham Photographic Society is pleased to announce the opening of the latest exhibition of members work in the cafe area of the Forum Cinema. The exhibition is being held as part of the lead up to our Free Cinema Evening, to be held on the 7th November and will remain on display until the 12th November.  It will be open to the public during the cafe’s normal hours from 1:30pm daily, from 10:00am on Tuesdays and 11:00am on Saturdays.     Hosted in partnership with the Forum Cinema, Hexham Photographic Society are also inviting members and non members a FREE showing of the acclaimed documentary; McCullin on the 7th November. This is an ideal opportunity Read More …

First PDI Competition Results 2017-18

Our First PDI Competition results were presented at our club night on 19th September. The Theme REFLECTIONS was well represented and judged by our members.