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Charity Calendar Clicks Into Action

Tyne Rivers Trust is launching its third charity calendar and is asking for anyone who enjoys the river Tyne to submit their best photos of the Tyne catchment to fill it.   The theme is My Tyne so images can cover anything from people enjoying the river to wildlife to scenic shots, as long as it’s taken within the river Tyne catchment which stretches from Redesdale to Haltwhistle to Tynemouth.   A judging panel will pick the best 12 photos and the winners will receive a free copy of the glossy calendar displaying their winning photo. Last year Hexham Members Bob Turner and Barbara Austin both succeeded in having the images below selected for the Read More …

Winning snaps from Hexham photographers

HEXHAM Photographic Society cropped a fierce band of competitors out of the picture to win a place in the finals of a national competition.   Members will be heading to Warwick later this year to fly the flag for the North after taking second place in a competition organised by the Northern Counties Photographic Association, which counts 50 or so clubs among its ranks.   While they were narrowly pipped to the top slot by a Keswick club, the overall winning picture was fielded by one of Hexham’s own, Gerry Adcock.     His image, christened The Forest Queen, was awarded 14 hard-won points out of 15 in the creative digital image category.   Another 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 …

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 …

Panorama Photography

After providing members with a fascinating evening on Panorama Photography back in December, Peter Newman has very kindly contributed an article for the website.     Spherical panoramas are becoming increasingly popular in social media with Facebook and Google providing the facility to upload and move around a 360×180 image on a phone screen. I have written this article with the aim of providing an overview of panoramic photography, to demonstrate what is possible and hopefully inspire members to go out and give it a try. Panoramas are useful in several circumstances; to expand and enhance the view, to increase image resolution, to facilitate an optimal shooting position in cramped spaces, to enhance the viewing Read More …

Exhibition & Free Cinema Evening – Now Open!

Hexham Photographic Society is pleased to announce the opening of the latest exhibition of members work in the cafe area of the Forum Cinema. The exhibition is being held as part of the lead up to our Free Cinema Evening, to be held on the 7th November and will remain on display until the 12th November.  It will be open to the public during the cafe’s normal hours from 1:30pm daily, from 10:00am on Tuesdays and 11:00am on Saturdays.     Hosted in partnership with the Forum Cinema, Hexham Photographic Society are also inviting members and non members a FREE showing of the acclaimed documentary; McCullin on the 7th November. This is an ideal opportunity Read More …

Photography Competition – Stephenson’s Newcastle

In 2018, the year of ICE’s 200th birthday, ICE North East is launching a new Stephenson’s Newcastle leaflet to celebrate the lives and works of George and Robert Stephenson. We are seeking photography of a list of locations which will form the basis of this new leaflet.   The photography competition is open to amateurs and professionals – schools, colleges, universities, photography clubs, members of the public, as well as industry colleagues.     Choose from a list of significant civil engineering projects across the region, and send in your photograph. The winners will also receive a cash prize.   Entry deadline: 31 October 2017. More details can be found in the following PDF on Read More …

Annual Exhibition 2017 Now Open.

Hexham Photographic Society are pleased to announce that the opening of our 2017 annual exhibition took place this evening. The exhibition is once again being hosted by Hexham Abbey and can be found in the North Transept.     This exhibition has grown on last year and features around 80 prints plus many digital images produced by our members. In addition the organising committee have worked hard to improve the display and the lighting of the images to enhance visitors enjoyment of the work. Visiting is free and the event is open between 9am and 5pm daily until the 27th August, address details can be found by clicking here.      

Tyne Rivers Trust – calls for river photos again

The Tyne Rivers Trust are asking for photographers to enter their images of the Tyne Catchment for the 2017 photo competition. Images must have been taken this year and have the River Tyne or one of its tributaries as the subject. Last year Hexham member Bob Turner had his winter image of the Tyne at Hexham selected as the December image for the calendar.     The winning images will be used in the Tyne Rivers Trust 2018 Calendar which will be sold to raise money for the Trust’s work of conserving and regenerating the river. Similarly to 2016, the production costs of the calendar will be supported by EGGER which means that all the Read More …

An Evening with Jack Lowe – The Lifeboat Station Project

Date: 25/04/2017 Location: Forum Cinema, Hexham Time: 7pm – 10pm Free entry to our members & their partners Open to the public – £5 donation on the door, which will be given to the RNLI   The last night of our 2016-17 season sees us move to the Forum Cinema in Hexham for a keynote speech by Newcastle based photographer, Jack Lowe. From the tender age of 8, Jack had two major ambitions — to become a professional photographer and a lifeboatman. Now he’s created one of the largest projects ever undertaken in the history of photography — a body of beautiful, engaging work that has become Jack’s full-time occupation.   Travelling in his mobile darkroom (a decommissioned NHS ambulance), Jack uses an Read More …