Dave BestAt Hexham & District Photographic Society we provide a wide ranging syllabus to cater for the varied interests of our members, whatever their expertise or type of photography and photographic equipment they enjoy. Practical aspects of photography are addressed through technical talks, live demonstrations, the use of computer software packages, workshops and image assessment evenings.

We engage an interesting range of speakers, both from inside our Society and externally, to explore the infinite variety of photographic genres, styles and techniques. The advent of live streaming enables us to engage a wider range of speakers from further afield at a reasonable cost to present at our weekly meetings.

This programme is supplemented by a variety of print and PDI competitions throughout the season. This culminates in our annual Society Awards Night, where we invite a photographer of national or international reputation to deliver the keynote address and present the annual awards.

As we are always looking for ideas to keep the syllabus lively and interesting, member suggestions for future content are always invaluable and most welcome. - Dave Best Syllabus Secretary

Download the Current Syllabus as a printable PDF.

Upcoming Events

Prints 2

Competition Results – 3rd Print

Tuesday 05 March 2024

The 3rd Print competition will be judged by Peter Maguire ARPS, CPAGB, EFIAP, BPE1 from Gosforth Camera Club.

Light Painting

Light Painting – the basics

Tuesday 12 March 2024

Light Painting – the basics

AV Meeting 2

AV theme night

Tuesday 19 March 2024

Hexham Photographic Society's AV group will be entertaining society members by showing a range of AVs produced by group members. 


Hexham Photograpic Society visits Whickham Camera Club

Friday 22 March 2024

Members of Hexham Photographic Society will be entertaining members of Whickham Camera Club as the second part of an exchange.

1st Pistyll Rhaeadr by Kenneth Rennie

Landscapes – Post Processing - Ken Rennie

Tuesday 26 March 2024

Ken Rennie returns to give us a masterclass on post-processing techniques for landscape photography.

Photographic Prints

Print of the Year - Richard Spiers

Tuesday 02 April 2024

The print of the year competition will be judged by Richard Spiers.