Thursday, 22 September 2016

PAGB e-News 171

Click here for issue 171 of the PAGB e-News. Back issues of e-news can be found here.

Friday, 12 August 2016

PAGB e-News 169

Click here for Issue 169 of the PAGB e-News. Back issues of e-news can be found here.

Photography News Issue 35

Issue 35 of Photography News is available here.

Saturday, 9 July 2016

E-News 166

Issue 166 of the PAGB e-News can be read here. 166 extra with all the recent FIAP awards and pictures is here. Back issues of e-news can be found here.

Tuesday, 7 June 2016

PAGB E-news

Issue 164 of the PAGB e-News can be read here. 164 extra is here. Back issues can be found here.

Monday, 23 May 2016

Monday, 2 May 2016

Nik Collection is now free

Google's Nik collection - including Silver Efex - is now free to download at https://www.google.com/nikcollection/

Saturday, 23 April 2016

Photography News

Issue 31 of Photography News can be read here.

E-News 161

The latest issue (161) can be read here. Click here to read E-news 161 extra on the subject of projectors. Back issues can be found here.

Tuesday, 5 April 2016

PAGB E-News

The latest issue (160) can be read here. Please note that this isue was published on April 1st and there may be some content appropriate to that date.

PAGB Awards

The NCPF are the Host Federation for the Photographic Alliance of Great Britain`s Adjudication for Awards for Photographic Merits on April 23rd & 24th 2016 at the Joseph Swan Academy, Saltwell Road South, Gateshead NE9 6LE 
 
This is an ideal opportunity to view the standard of work you need to achieve to receive a Credit, Distinction, or Master, Award from the PAGB.  

Tickets are available at a cost of £8 per day (Ticket price Includes Coffee & Biscuits, You will need to bring food for Lunch). Access to the event for federation members will be from 9:30am with judging commencing at 10:30am. There will be no admission once judging has commenced.

To obtain tickets please send a SAE along with a cheque for the appropriate amount made out to the NCPF stating which day you wish to attend to:
Mr P Yearnshire LRPS, 1 Burnham Close, South Beach Estate, Blyth, NE24 3UB

Monday, 21 March 2016

Thursday, 17 March 2016

PAGB E-News

The latest issue (158) can be read here. There is also an 'Famous Dave' extra here. Back issues can be found here.

Tuesday, 1 March 2016

Keith Smith

We are very sorry to announce that long term member of Stokesley Photographic Society, Keith Smith, died on 25th February. Keith was a well known and loved judge and lecturer for NCPF and NYSD clubs. His funeral will be held on Tuesday 15th March at 1 pm in Teesside Crematorium, Acklam Road, Middlesbrough.

PAGB E-News

The latest issue (157) can be read here. Back issues can be found here

Photography News

Issue 29 of Photography News can be read here.

Monday, 22 February 2016

PAGB E-News

The latest issue (156) can be read here. Back issues can be found here

Durham Photographic Society Exhibition


50 Years of Vince

Vince Rooker DPAGB, EFIAP, APAGB, Life President of Morpeth Camera Club, will be giving a retrospective presentation, entitled “50 Years of Vince” celebrating his 50th year of membership in the club.
Vince will be giving his illustrated talk at the club’s meeting on Tuesday 23rd February at Morpeth Methodist Church, Howard Terrace, Morpeth, NE61 1HU at 7.30pm. 
This promises to be a very entertaining evening with Vince illustrating his talk with many of his superb photographs together with anecdotes of  his experiences over the years. 
All are welcome.

Thursday, 11 February 2016

Thursday 11th February Meeting

Tonight's meeting, with speaker Dave Mason, will now be held in the Methodist Church, Stokesley High Street. Please let any other members know if you can.

Monday, 1 February 2016

Lens 18-200 canon zoom EFS fitting

Lens 18-200 canon zoom EFS fitting  macro 0.45m/15ft for sale

 contact PAUL 01287 201794

Tuesday, 19 January 2016

RPS Distinctions Appraisal Day

RPS Distinctions Appraisal Day at Backworth Hall, Backworth on Sunday 6th March 2016

The appraisals will be given by Rickki O’Neill FRPS, & Peter Patterson FRPS, and are open to those wishing to gain either LRPS or ARPS distinctions.

This is an excellent opportunity to have your work assessed prior to applying for a distinction.
A copy of the booking form is here and details are also on the NCPF website diary.

Monday, 18 January 2016

PAGB E-news 154

Click here to read Issue 154 of the PAGB e-news.

Tuesday, 8 December 2015

PAGB E-news

Issue 150 of PAGB e-news can be read here.

Tuesday, 24 November 2015

Neil Atkinson Photographic Workshops

Neil Atkinson runs training workshops for groups and 1 to 1. He has been recommended by one of our members and is offering workshops at Black Friday prices if booked by midnight this Friday 27th November. Worth looking at his web site if you are interested

Monday, 23 November 2015

Sunday, 22 November 2015

Tuesday, 3 November 2015

Competttion Galleries

The first competition gallery is now on the site and the remainder will be added after each competition.

Personal Galleries

If any one wish's to amend their gallery or a new members wants to add one could, you please e-mail the six (6) images to me in the same format as those you submit for competitions.
[Could you please indicate if you require your e-mail to be shown on the gallery]


E-mail: john-sps@ntlworld.com.

Sunday, 1 November 2015

Monday, 26 October 2015

Monday, 5 October 2015

Canon 7D for Sale

Canon 7D 18MP camera with compatible battery pack, all boxed with USB cables, manual and battery charger.. £350.00 ONO
Contact Paul Forster on 01287 201794 or e-mail paul.forster1ATntlworld.com (replace AT with @)

Tuesday, 22 September 2015

RPS DIG Goes North Event

You do not have to be a member of the RPS to attend this event.


'Moorsview' - Saturday 31st October 2015




‘MOORSVIEW' is a new landscape photography event being organised in Pickering, North Yorkshire. The event began life with an idle conversation about some of the well known landscape photographers who live close by - Joe Cornish and David Ward, to name but two.

This led on to consideration of the fantastic variety of opportunities offered to photographers by the landscapes of the North York Moors and coastline. This enthusiasm was tempered, however, by various recent instances of photographers getting into difficulties when out in the wilds.

From these small beginnings the idea for ‘MOORSVIEW' was born - an event that would blend photographic inspiration and instruction, with advice on keeping safe whilst ‘getting the shot’:

• Assembling renowned local photographers to celebrate the beauty of the North York Moors and coastline

• Offering practical safety advice for photographers heading out into the wilds - especially in winter conditions

• Providing guidance on outdoor gear for landscape photography - choosing it, using it, and maintaining it

Who is involved in MOORSVIEW..?
MOORSVIEW has been put together in partnership with Neil Armstrong - of Trailblazer Outdoors, in Pickering. Neil is a long standing member of Scarborough & Ryedale Mountain Rescue Team (SRMRT) - who will be providing the safety sessions on the day, and will benefit from proceeds from the event.

But the core of the day will be a series of inspirational talks by some fantastic local landscape photographers:

David Ward - Into the Light

David Ward needs little introduction for readers of On Landscape. As one of Britain's foremost landscape photographers, his eye for shape and form is without equal and produces work that is startling in its clarity and intensity.

For MOORSVIEW David is taking the subject of ‘weather’ as a focus for his presentation - focusing in particular on shooting in challenging conditions. As someone who relishes shooting in so-called ‘bad’ weather, I will be fascinated to hear what guidance he can offer.

Lizzie Shepherd - Lizzie Shepherd Photography

Lizzie is another photographer who regularly writes for On Landscape - recently on the trials and tribulations of building your own gallery, and the practicalities of photographing from skis. For MOORSVIEW Lizzie will turn her eye to the artistic opportunities offered by an area where she runs regular photographic workshops under the ‘Tripod Travels’ banner:

Lizzie says: “We have some spectacular scenery…on the Moors and on the Yorkshire coast, as well as in some of the lesser known areas in between. As I get to know these areas better and better, I find myself increasingly drawn to capturing the hidden landscape….Beauty and intrigue surrounds us and I hope that, as well as showcasing some of our classic views, my photographs reveal a little bit of the less obvious, hidden scenes - things that people might otherwise just walk by.”

Richard & Janet Burdon - RJB Photographic
Pickering based husband and wife team Richard and Janet are both past finalists in the Landscape Photographer of the Year and also the Scottish Nature Photography Awards. Their presentation at MOORSVIEW will tackle the thorny issue of establishing an individual ‘identity’ or ‘style’ in landscape photography.

Beginning with colour, Richard will discuss how their exploration of minimalist monochrome work - particularly in winter - has been inspirational, and led to a certain ‘brand identity’ for RJB Photographic. Janet will also be speaking about her journey into Infra-red photography - from initial beginnings using infra-red film, through using adaptors on an un-modified digital camera, and on to the present day using a modified DSLR.

Dave Mead - Farndale Fotos

Dave is a farmer in the beautiful valley of Farndale - in the heart of the North York Moors National Park. In recent years he has been lucky enough to travel to both the Arctic and the Antarctic with his camera, but Dave’s main inspiration remains the immediate area around where he lives - and that will be the focus of his MOORSVIEW presentation.

Dave says: “My idea of happiness is to be sat on the moor above Farndale, camera at the ready, waiting for that elusive evening light to pour forth upon the scene in front of me. Managing to capture that scene, to do justice to it in an image that I have made, is a buzz that takes some beating”.

Karl Holtby - Karl Holtby Photography

Karl is a photographer with a particular interest in the natural world, landscapes and fine art photography. With a background in conservation, it is often the ecological detail that intrigues him. This, along with man’s influence on the landscape is what captures his imagination, as much as a stunning vista.

Karl is often out ‘biking and hiking’ on the North York Moors, and will bring the photographic lessons learned to his MOORSVIEW presentation. In particular, he will discuss his use of lighter weight, more compact cameras such as the Sigma Merrill and Sony A7R. Karl is currently involved in collaborations with Sigma Imaging UK, and also for Manfrotto - writing articles for websites and social media.

Karl has exhibited widely, most notably at the Joe Cornish Galleries, in Northallerton. Karl has a varied portfolio of commercial clients and he now runs bespoke workshops.

John Clifton - PC Photographic
I am a walker by inclination and, since moving to Pickering more than a decade ago, have spent much of my time exploring the ups and downs of the North York Moors National Park. I will draw on these travels, and the images I have made, to introduce the MOORSVIEW sessions - picking out some of my favourite places to photograph - from the well known to the somewhat more obscure.

Personally I tend to be drawn to the grand in my photography - think big skies, serious weather, and sweeping vistas with distant horizons - things there are no shortage of on The Moors..! But I am also fascinated by the details of nature - the intricacy of a seed head, the transformative power of hoar frost, the elegiac beauty of a decaying tree.

How do I book a ticket for MOORSVIEW..?

MOORSVIEW will run all day - taking place on Saturday 31st October, at The Kirk Theatre, Pickering. Day tickets will cost £60 - including refreshments, and a buffet lunch provided by The Black Swan, Pickering. You can book your place now by following this link to the Events Section of the SRMRT website: http://www.srmrt.org.uk/events/moorsview/

In addition to the sessions highlighted above, there will be a display of outdoor gear by Trailblazer Outdoors - featuring Paramo Directional Clothing in particular. All ticket holders will also be entered for a prize draw, to take place at the end of the day. Prizes are still being pledged, but already include a large framed print from one of the speakers, a half-day of 1 to 1 photographic training from another, and a range of valuable outdoor gear.

Look out for further details on the web - just use the hashtag #MOORSVIEW within Facebook or Twitter. It is shaping up to be an inspirational, and above all 'useful' event - dovetailing the artistic with the practical aspects of landscape photography. We hope that it will also raise awareness of the photographic opportunities offered by the North York Moors and Coast, whilst hi-lighting the need for adequate preparation before heading out into the wilds..!

We would like to thank On Landscape in particular for supporting MOORSVIEW. In particular, Tim Parkin has generously offered to loan us his very expensive projector - and fortunately his expertise in operating it. Tim is also hoping to film the MOORSVIEW sessions, for subsequent dissemination through On Landscape.

Thursday, 17 September 2015

NCPF Northern Focus Magazine

The Summer 2015 edition of Northern Focus, the NCPF newsletter, can be read here.

The Beamish Trophy

If you are planning to enter an A4 sized pdf file is available click here

NCPF Annual Awards Presentation


Chris Martin – Wildlife Photographer

Chris Martin will be visiting the Captain Cook Memorial Museum, Whitby, on Saturday 19th September, to show his work and to talk about his experiences ‘getting to know’ wild animals in Africa and how he tries to capture what they really are.

He will also give his views and reactions to our special exhibition – a portrait of a Kangaroo by George Stubbs, on loan from the National Maritime Museum.

Come along to talk to Chris or bring along some of your own wildlife photography for discussion.

Please contact us for more information:
Captain Cook Memorial Museum, Grape Lane, Whitby, YO22 4BA
Telephone: 01947 601900

Tuesday, 8 September 2015

PAGB e-news 145

Issue 145 of the PAGB e-news can be read here.

Coastal Wildflowers Photographic Competition

As part of its Cleveland Coast Wildflowers Project, supported through funding from the Heritage Lottery Fund the Tees Valley Wildlife Trust is running a photographic competition to capture the beauty and imagery of our magnificent coastal floras. Entry into the competition is free and we welcome photos from amateurs and professionals.
Closing date of the competition is midnight September 30th 2015.
The winners will be announced at an awards ceremony and exhibition on Sunday 25th October 2015 at the Palace Hub Gallery in Redcar.
You are invited to submit a total of six photographs in a total of four categories:
- Coastal wildflower portraits
- Coastal wildflower ecosystems
- Coastal wildflowers in the landscape
- Budding photographers aged 16 or younger before 1 October 2015
It doesn’t matter where you live but photographs must have been taken this summer between May and September 2015, along the Cleveland Coast between South Gare and Cowbar. The photographs must be of flowers growing wild in the coastal strip between the sea and the first cultivated land or roads and buildings inland. It doesn’t matter whether the photograph is taken on a mobile device or camera. Give it a go!
There are prizes for the winners and runners up in each category plus an overall winner
To enter the competition visit
http://www.clevelandcoast.org.uk/coastal-wildflowers-photographic-competition/