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Draft of 74th Annual General Meeting, 20th April 2021, Virtual Meeting via Zoom

The previous AGM minutes were agreed as correct by John Austin & John Cole.   Apologies: Henry Swaddle.   AGENDA Council Reports: President, Gerry Stephens Well what a year for my first year in office!  We had a taste of what may be in store, but none of us could have foreseen the year we have just had. Thankfully we look as if we should be back in the Torch centre by Sept. We were able to hold 2 meetings in the Torch Centre last Sept, before additional Covid restrictions were introduced and we had to revert to Zoom meetings. I know Zoom isn’t every ones cup of tea, but it enabled us to continue Read More …

3nd Internally Judged PDI Competition

The Internally Judged PDI Competition on the subject “Portrait of a Street” is now open for judging.     Click here to open the judging form.

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 …

2nd Internally Judged PDI Competition

The Internally Judged PDI Competition on the subject “Vintage signs” is now open for judging.   Judging is now closed    

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 …

LANDSCAPE ASTROPHOTOGRAPHY – My ten year journey – An evening with Ollie Taylor

Ollie Taylor is an international award winning landscape astrophotographer from Dorset. His passion for night photography ignited in Iceland in 2011. He has gone on to establish an international reputation and run very successful astrophotography workshops across Europe.     Take this opportunity to explore exquisite night landscapes from fabulous European locations in the company of a leading exponent of the art.   Tuesday March 3rd the evening starts promptly at 19.30 This evening is open to non members and guests at a cost of £3 on the door. Members – Free For further information please contact: president@hexhamphotographic.org or visit: www.ollietaylorphotography.com  

Council Meeting January 8th 2020 Highlights

No formal annual exhibition will be held this year at the Abbey to reduce costs. We will focus our attention on publicity via the quarterly Hexham Courant Feature, exhibiting in shop windows via the Hexham Open Space Initiative and exhibiting at the Northumberland County Show.   A volunteer is urgently required to coordinate our participation in the Northumberland County Show starting in early February – please contact the President if you can help.   Dave and Kevin will develop next year’s agenda in order to transition the Syllabus Secretary duties from Rob.   The Society will sponsor the film Gregory Crewdson: Brief Encounters (2012) at this year’s Hexham Film Festival.   Competition Rules will be Read More …