Month: February 2018



NCPF Annuals Competition 2018

As promised here is the info needed to enter this years NCPF Annuals Competition:- This comp concentrates on the individual although there is a club element, it is divided into separate comps as follows:- PDI, Colour Prints, Mono Prints. There is also a beginners section for PDI & Prints.   Definition of a Beginner.. A Beginner is one who, at the time of entry, is classified as such by his/her own club and has not obtained an award or certificate in any section of any PAGB affiliated competitions or accreditation from the RPS,FIAP,PSA,or PAGB.   Each entrant may enter max 3 images into each section (Beginners 2 into beginners & 1 into open categories)   Read More …



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 …



3rd Print Competition Results

Our last competition for the three Print competition series was held at our normal venue at the Torch Centre opposite Hexham General Hospital on 6th February 2017. Many thanks to John Williams DPAGB EFIPA/b MPSA, from Penrith and District Camera Club, who provided a great evening of judging.   As usual with our print competitions the turnout was high, with members eager to learn what the judge made of their prints.   The Mono Images are here:       And the Colour images:-     Thanks to all who entered.  



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 …



2nd PDI Competition Results – ‘People’

Our second PDI Competition results were presented at our club night on Tuesday 30th January. The Theme PEOPLE was judged by our members the results are below:   Place Name Image Title   Points First Peter Newman Defying Gravity 18 Second Peter Newman Loot 16 Third Barry Turnbull The Last Horseman 15 Fourth Jenny Stirling Lady On A Vietnamese Canal 14 Fifth Graham Oliver Pillow Fight 11 Highly Commended Mike Ward The Mandolin Player 9 Highly Commended Val Johnston Farmer John 9 Highly Commended Neil Park Boring 8 Highly Commended Rosi Bowyer Artwork With Models 8 Congratulations to the members above who have all managed to scored points and well done to everyone who entered this Read More …