Kielder Assignment 15.12.18

Hexham and District Photographic Society members are invited to take part in this Photography Assignment at Kielder on Saturday the 15th December. The assignment may involve two parts for those interested.   Part one will involve pictures taken during the day around the Kielder National Park. Bearing in mind that once a parking ticket has been purchased at Kielder it allows you to park with that ticket in any of the Kielder car parks, this gives the opportunity to visit a number of points of interest. The dam, the castle, the viaduct, and the north shore path, which has a number of art installations along its route, and not to forget Leaplish with its Ferry Read More …

This post was written by: Kev Hilton on 27th, November 2018

Belsay Hall Assignment

Members of HDPS are invited to meet at Belsay Hall on Saturday 26th May.   This is the start of Zoolab’s Animal Encounters, at Belsay Hall 26.5.18 – 3.6.18.   People may visit whenever they wish, but Club Secretary Kev Hilton will arrive around 15:00 on the 26th which will be straight after he finishes work at Fourstones Filling Station.   There is no theme set for this assignment. It is suggested that we photograph something of the event and the grounds of Belsay. People are particularly encouraged to visit the Gorge Garden and the castle ruins.   If you are interested, please let the Secretary know [email protected]   There is an admission fee.   For further Read More …

This post was written by: Kev Hilton on 24th, May 2018

Farne Islands Assignment June 2017

We have an upcoming assignment to the Farne Islands in June 2017. It will be lead by David Theobald on either Saturday 17th  or Saturday 24th June. Details of the trip is below –           ALL DAY BIRD WATCH (STAPLE ISLAND & INNER FARNE) This tour is particularly suitable for the enthusiastic ornithologist and photographer or anyone who wishes to spend more time observing the wealth of nesting species. The trip departs daily from Seahouses harbour between 9.30 and 10am prompt and only runs during the breeding season (May, June and July). It lasts approximately 6 hours and allows 2 hours on Staple Island in the morning and 2 hours on Read More …

This post was written by: David Theobald on 19th, February 2017

Tall Ships Assignment

On August Bank Holiday Weekend 2016, the Tall Ships came to Blyth in Northumberland.  Although not a traditional HPS assignment, a few members attended the event over the four days and this is a collection of selected images.

This post was written by: Dave Best on 20th, November 2016

Dog Show Assignment May 2016

A small group of around five photographers met up just before lunch back on the 1st May at Verity’s farm in Horsley. The show proved to be an ideal opportunity for members to practise a number of photographic techniques and produce a range of work including documentary, candid and action shots of dogs racing…   The day kicked off in the show rings before lunch. Lunchtime was a good opportunity for some candid’s and portraiture, after lunch the racing events took place.   Thanks to everyone who attended and produced images for the web and prints for the assignment night on the 2nd November.

This post was written by: Stephen Smith on 5th, November 2016