Year: 2019



Council Meeting – 7:35, 8th May 2019 – Hexham

Present – Dave Best (DB) – President Mavis McCormick (MM) – Previous President Kevin Hilton (KH) – Secretary David Theobald (DT) – Internal Competitions Secretary Gerry Adcock (GA) – External Competitions Secretary Stephen Smith (SS) Marketing Officer Committee members – Adrian Christer (AC), Val Johnston (VJ), Mike Ward (MW), Graham Bradshaw. Apologies – Gerry Stephens (GS), Rob Haliburton (RH), Previous minutes were agreed as correct. There were no matters arising. Reports – Dave Best (DB) – President. Nothing to report. Kevin Hilton (KH) – Secretary/Social Secretary. Besides sourcing donations for the 14th May sponsored walk, he has been developing content for an external fundraiser Wildflower Photography Workshop for Beginners. He has been for a recce Read More …



3rd PDI Competition Winners 2018-19

The 3rd PDI Competition was Judged Online by members ending on 2nd April 2019. This is the update for the results of the competition plus the accrued points during the season. Member Points Position Adrian Christer 35 1 Peter Newman 21 2 Sheila Stanger 15 3 Stuart Fothergill 8 4 Peter Newman 5 5 Angus Reid 4 HC Danny Brannigan 4 HC Rob Halliburton 4 HC The images are below:- The overall points for the 3 PDI competitions:- Member Member # 1st Comp 2nd Comp 3rd Comp Total Adrian Christer 91 11 9 35 55 Danny Brannigan 62 8 33 4 45 Barry Turnbull 69 28 14 42 Peter Newman 100 13 26 39 Angus Read More …



HDPS Council Minutes 13th March 2019

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Keynote speech from explorer, Conrad Dickinson 23/04/19

Conrad Poster

Join us for our end of season keynote speech & presentation night, with the famed British explorer, Conrad Dickinson at the Forum Cinema, Hexham – 7pm 23rd April 2019.   Conrad is a proud born and bred Northumbrian, who, apart from a spell as an Army Officer (specializing in Arctic Warfare) has spent the majority of his working career in the North East; successfully building his family business. However, he is probably better known for having put the North East and Britain on the map with his Polar Expeditions.   He is a fellow of the Royal Geographical Society, and he has a passion for wildlife and photography. He is also an ambassador and patron Read More …



Tyne Valley Film Festival

The Hexham & District Photographic Society, working in partnership with the Forum Cinema, brings the film ‘Do Not Bend: The Photographic Life of Bill Jay’ to Hexham as a part of the 2019 Tyne Valley Film Festival, in March.   Rob Halliburton, the Syllabus Secretary, has been liaising with David Nixon from the Forum, and Grant Scott, the producer, to secure the film as the Society’s recommendation for the festival.   The film will be screened on Sunday 31st March at 7pm, and will be FREE for the whole community to attend.   William ‘Bill’ Jay  (12 August 1940 – 10 May 2009) was a photographer, a writer on and advocate of photography, a curator, Read More …



3rd PDI Competition 2018-19

Hello all members,   The 3rd PDI competition on the theme of ‘Architecture’ is now open for voting!   Please see below galley for viewing the images (46 images in total. Voting is open until the 2nd of April at 23:59 hrs.     Judging has now closed   Good luck and enjoy the images.



2nd PDI Competition Winners 2018-19

The winners of the 2nd PDI Competition of 2018-19 season are here:- Member Points Position Danny Brannigan 17 1 Danny Brannigan 16 2 Ralph Wrighton 14 3 Barry Turnbull 14 3 Peter Newman 13 5 Graham Oliver 12 HC Adrian Christer 9 HC Eddie Ramsden 8 HC And the winning images are: