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 2022 to 2023 as a printable PDF.

Upcoming Events


Print of the Year Competiton

Tuesday 04 April 2023

The Print of the Year Competition will be judged by Jim Welsh of Blyth Photographic Society.

Review of Workshop Images

Tuesday 11 April 2023

A review of images produced by members during this season's workshops.

Photo by Alex Litvin on Unsplash

AGM and Internal PDI Competition Results

Tuesday 18 April 2023

AGM and the results of the Internal PDI Competition.


From Dawn till Dusk 24 Hours on Photographic Safari with Trai Anfield

Tuesday 25 April 2023

Trai takes us on a photographic journey around the world, from dawn in Monument Valley to dusk in the Maasai Mara and into the darkness of the African night, experiencing a full 24 hours on photographic safari and glimpsing behind the scenes of some of her iconic images.

Since 2012, former BBC presenter Trai Anfield has continued her reportage and storytelling from behind the camera and has become a renowned nature photographer, tutor, film maker, writer and safari leader. As a believer that...