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Results of the 3rd Internally Judged PDI

1st Place – Blacksmith – Barry Turnbull 2nd Place – Stone Ground – Mike Ward 3rd Place – 170 years of bridge building – Adrian Christer

Third Print competition

The third print competition was judged by David Hall from Gosforth, a member of Gateshead Camera Club. His obvious enthusiasm for prints made for a very interesting and informative evening.  The competition was well supported by members and the judge was especially impressed with the beginners section.   Beginner colour 1st Red Grouse in the snow by John Austin 2nd Rock pools by Jane Waitt 3rd Blue Poppies by Pat Johnston 4th Willow Warbler by Kevin Hilton 5th Singing in the rain by Graham Bradshaw HC Harlow printed printing limited by Gerry Stephens HC Tuk Tuk crush by Duncan Burridge Advanced Colour  1st Hard toil by Barbara Austin 2nd Autumn dawn – Castle Stalker by Read More …

2nd internally Judged PDI Competition

This round saw 18 images submitted from 9 Photographers and 10 Members voted on the images submitted. Many thanks to all those who entered the competition or who voted or provided feedback. The results are as follows:-   1st Place – Adrian Christer – Leaving on a fast train 2nd Place – Adrian Christer – Rush Hour 3rd Place – Bill Ferguson – End to end race The full gallery of images entered into the competition can be seen below:

2nd Print Competition January 4th 2022

The second Print Competition was held on Tuesday 4th January 2022.  It was very ably judged by Alan Porrett from Whitley Bay. He gave a thorough and perceptive assessment of each image and the evening was much enjoyed by members. Thank you Alan. Beginner Colour 1st Calling Curlew by John Austin 2nd Bride by Bill Ferguson 3rd Poppy by John Cole 4th Edinburgh at Tattoo time by Pat Johnston 5th South Stack by Dave Strother HC Tap Dancer by John Austin HC Ice on the Tyne by Pat Johnston   Advanced Colour 1st Flying high by Barbara Austin 2nd Boudoir by Sheila Stanger 3rd Hare in a hayfield by Barbara Austin 4th Watch the breakers Read More …

First PDI Competition 5th October 2021

The first PDI competition was ably judged by Veronica Congleton ARPS from Ponteland Photographic Society. Thanks to her driver she was able to attend the Torch Centre despite having a broken wrist.  There were 71 entries in four sections for her to judge so she had quite a task which she did with perception and fairly.. Thanks Veronica and all those members who submitted entries.   Beginner Colour   1 Baby red squirrel in the rain by Pat Johnston 2 Across the Cornfield by Kevin Hilton 3 Mist Burning Off by Kevin Hilton 4 Greenfinch by John Austin 5 Buachaille Etive Mor by Gerry Stephens HC Another stile to climb! by Dave Strother HC Cormorant Read More …

Hexham Spaces – Window on Photography Exhibition

Hexham & District Photographic Society working with Hexham Spaces currently have an exhibition of members prints on display in an empty shop on Beaumont Street in Hexham. The exhibition in the former Newcastle building society window will be refreshed every couple of weeks and feature the work of a number of society members, so if you happen to be passing on your daily walk on the Seal or essential shopping visit to the town do pass by to view.     Many thanks to Hexham Spaces for working with the Landlord and agent to enable access to make this exhibition possible. More information on Hexham Spaces and further images are available to view by visiting Read More …

Results of the 1st Internally Judged PDI Competition

Below are the winning images from the 1st Internally judged PDI competition on the subject of “Hands”. Thanks to everyone who took part in the competition and to those who judged the competition.  

1st PDI Competition Results

The first PDI competition of the season took place on Tuesday 13th October. via Zoom. The meeting was well attended and the judge Keith Archer CPAGB from Ryton and District Camera club.gave .  considered and helpful comments on our work.  Members enjoyed the evening so thank you very much Keith.  Thank you also to all who entered the to make this a successful competition. The award winners are as follows:   Beginner Mono winners are:     Advanced Mono winners are:     Beginner Colour winners are:     Advanced Colour winners are:

Resumption of Physical Meetings

Hexham Abbey

Hexham & District Photographic Society are pleased to announce the resumption of physical meetings at the Torch Centre from Tuesday, September 1st with additional safety measures required to mitigate risk due to Covid.   These measures include the requirement to pre register for each meeting due to reduced capacity and changes to arrival / start times so please do take you time to fully acquaint yourself with the requirements outlined here before attending the meeting.   For all those members who have said they do not want to attend such meetings, we will be testing out videoing the meeting next Tuesday and then posting that on-line in the HPS members’ area for those members to Read More …

Closure for the remainder of the 2019-20 season

Hexham Abbey

In light of the rapidly changing situation with regard to the spread of the coronavirus and the most recent government advice, Hexham & District Photographic Society has decided to suspend the programme for the rest of the 2019-20 season, including tonight’s meeting at the Torch Centre.  We will therefore postpone the AGM and the Society Awards night until the beginning of next season in September if circumstances have improved sufficiently.   We are currently considering running the Print of the Year Competition digitally so that the entries can be received and judged remotely, in order that we can complete this season’s competitions.  Please let me know if you have any objections to this course of Read More …