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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 …

NCPF South Tyne Area Interclub Print Competition

South Tyne Interclub Print Competition - Down and out in Warsaw - 25 - Adrian Chryster

The annual NCPF South Tyne area Inter Club Print competition was hosted at Hexham 28th February 2017, this year the Judge was Malcolm Kus ARPS EFIAP DPAGB.  A total of 6 clubs took part with each club submitting 10 prints, images were judged and given a mark out of 30.   This year Hexhams entry comprised of and scored as follows: Friends – 24 – Gerry Adcock Forever the champ – 28 – Gerry Adcock The Wave – 27 – Rob Halliburton Feeling the strain – 29 – George Ledger Down and out in Warsaw – 25 – Adrian Chryster Eyes Wide Shut – 25 – George Ledger Gants Hill Tube Station – 26 – Read More …

Britain in Focus: A Photographic History.

One not to be missed, or to set your video recorder or PVR for at least…   This series of three programs in which Eamonn McCabe celebrates Britain’s greatest photographers, sees how science allowed their art to develop, and explores how they have captured our changing lives and country. The series starts on Monday the 6th March at 21:00 on BBC4. For more details click here.    The documentary series has been produced in by the BBC in Partnership with the National Media Museum in Bradford; who also have a special free supporting exhibition taking place between 17th March and the 25th June in Gallery Two. For more information, including the chance to see photographers John Read More …

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 …

Photography Competition – Water in the Uplands

The Peak District National Park, Moors for the Future Partnership, Community Science project, have launched a Photography Competition. The theme this year is ‘Water in the Uplands’, and the deadline for entries is quite soon – midday 31st December 2016.   Water is a vital part of moorland and blanket bog ecosystems – allowing peat to form and wildlife to thrive. The partnership are looking for photos which show off water in these ‘upland’ habitats.   The competition is open to all amateur photographers and includes a prize for each age category. The prize in the ‘Adults’ category is an HD nestbox camera system worth £99; and the prize in the ’15 and under’ category Read More …

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.

Annual Exhibition Part 3 – Hexham Abbey

3rd Place

As the curtain falls on “a Window on Photography” the second part of Hexham Photographic Societies annual exhibition, the third part in Hexham Abbey opened this afternoon. With around 60 prints on show the exhibition covers a wide range of subjects and features images taken by as many members as possible, no matter what their level of experience. The exhibition is located in the north transept of the Abbey and is open daily from 9:30am to 5:00pm until Monday the 29th August. Don’t forget that the images in the Forum Cinema Cafe will be on display until Tuesday 30th August, opening times can be found on the Forum Cinema Website & Facebook Page.    

Annual Exhibition Part 2 – A Window on Photography

The second part of the Hexham Photographic Society’s 2016 exhibitions went live on Monday 1st August, with images being displayed in the windows of 14 shops & commercial premises around the town. Notable are the Oxfam Book Shop & Cogito books, who have themed their windows around the event. These are the images that were chosen by the shop keepers for their windows: Cranston’s butchers: ‘Blea Tarn’ – Barry Turnbull Tap & Spile: ‘Voodoo Dawn’ – Gerry Adcock Oxfam Book Shop: ‘The Swing Bridge’ – Margaret Atkinson Tynedale Hospice Book Shop: ‘Hexham Ablaze’ – Peter Newman Allegretto Music: ‘Cold Brass’ – Stephen Smith Hexham Community Church: ‘Farne Islands Dawn’ – David Theobald Woolabaloo: ‘The Jester’ Read More …