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


The Morton Charlton Archive Project

Tuesday 26 September 2023

An introduction to an exciting new local project for society members to be involved in.

Photo by Alex Litvin on Unsplash

Competition Results – 1st PDI Stuart Edgar

Tuesday 03 October 2023

The 1st PDI competition will be judged by Stuart Edgar of Penrith and District Camera Club.


AI in Photography - Rod Lawton

Tuesday 10 October 2023

Rod Lawton is a freelance photography journalist who has produced content for some well known photography magazines such as Digital Camera, Amateur Photographer and Professional Photography, over the last 10 years. In addition, he was Cameras editor on the well-known technology website TechRadar and is currently the Group Reviews Editor for Future plc's Photography division. AI increasingly seems to be everywhere these days, so Rod will be talking to us about the ever-increasing presence of...


Whickham Photographic Club Visit

Tuesday 17 October 2023

Members of Whickham Photographic Club are visiting Hexham to present their photography to us as part of an exchange evening.

Night Photography – Techniques and planning

Tuesday 24 October 2023

Night Photography – Techniques and

Night Photography - Practical

Tuesday 31 October 2023

Night Photography Practical