Images From The 2016 NCPF Annuals
“Receding Tide” John Webster Northallerton CC
“Wasdale Dawn” by Adrian Gidney Copeland PS
“Down and out” by Clive Bew Copeland PS
“Homeless” by Gerald Chamberlain Morton PS
“Yellowstone Thermal Pool” by Julie Walker Keswick PS
“Bamburgh” by Alan Carr Cramlington CC
“Welcome to the Funny Farm” by Joe Grabham Durham PS
“Hocus Pocus” by Joe Grabham Durham PS
“White Tailed Eagles Fighting” by Ronnie Gilbert Keswick PS
“The Gallery” Julie Walker Keswick PS
“Admiral van Tromp” Ivor Miller Durham PS
“Last Dance” Joe Grabham Durham PS
“Snow Hare scrabbling for food” by Rosamund Macfarlane Keswick PS
“In the Air” Jack Bamford W Cumbria PS
NCPF News / Events
The NCPF International Salon urgently need to recruit a computer operator & assistant
by 31st January 2017 to help deal with entry for the 38th NCPF International Salon 2017
Over many years this Salon has built up a worldwide reputation for quality.
It’s continued success could depend on someone like you !
Please contact the chairman at 0191 2522870
or e-mail firstname.lastname@example.org
The Annual Clubs Championship is held each year to find the top projected image and print clubs in the area. It is a competition for club entries not individuals.
It is to be held next on
Sunday 12th February 2017 at
Clara Vale Village Hall, Clara Vale, Tyne and Wear. NE40 3SY
Deadline for DI submissions has now been moved back to Fri 27th Jan 2016
All Affiliated Clubs are entitled to enter the competition and entry will be FREE A club selects its entry from pictures submitted by its own members. There are separate competitions for Projected Images and Prints.
Download Print entry form by clicking here
Download PDI entry form by clicking here
Download Print rules by clicking here
Download PDI rules by clicking here
Download additional guidance notes by clicking here
The NCPF is looking for three members to work alongside the Portfolio, Competition PDI and Club Championship secretaries to learn these roles with a view to taking over from them in 2018.
We all take pleasure in entering and (hopefully) looking at the work of other federation workers-even if we do disagree with the judges every now and then in their choice of winners but we can only enjoy the Portfolio and the Championships if members are willing to help in their organisation and running.
If you would like to know more about any of these jobs and find out exactly what is entailed in them then please get in touch and I will be delighted to talk to you.
Remember, if nobody organises things there will be so much less for us to enjoy: as somebody quite famous once said: “Ask not what………”
Joseph Duffy APAGB, CPAGB, LRPS
The NCPF in partnership with Beamish Museum and following on from the success of our previous Beamish Photography Weekend are proud to announce our 7th joint venture
Taking place over the weekend of Saturday 20th and Sunday 21st may 2017, and coinciding with a, empire weekend event should provide some excellent photographic opportunities.
Once again there will be the opportunity for you to sell your prints with a selling exhibition of prints by NCPF members 25% commission will be payable on all work sold .
And don’t forget you have the opportunity to enter the Beamish trophy our competition for images taken over the weekend
On display will be a selection of prints from the 2016 NCPF international salon
Plan your visit now
The weekend of May 21-22 saw the annual exhibition of work by NCPF members as well as a selection of prints from the 36th Northern Counties Salon.
A total of 1081 people visited the exhibition over the course of the weekend with 4 prints sold congratulations to the successful authors –it is always nice when somebody likes your work so much they are willing to put their hands in their pockets and buy it.
It was nice to see familiar faces both at the exhibition and out about at the museum enjoying their photography and (hopefully) working on entries for the beamish trophy.
Western Area Event
On Saturday 4th March 2017 between 7.30pm & 9.30pm at
Houghton Village Hall, Carlisle CA3 0NW
Duncan McEwan will present a two part show:-
Alba with Alpha – Scotish Landscapes
Further Afield – Images from travels in foreign countries (Landscapes Wildlife People images)
Jane Black joined NCPF into PSA the year we set up the International Salon so that we could apply for PSA Patronage and medals. It is now 35 years. As a result quite a number of NCPF members have joined and have entered the PSA distinctions set up. A number have gained PSA distinctions.
On Saturday 22/4/2016 and Sunday 23/4/2016 the PAGB Awards For Photographic Merit were held at The Joseph Swan Academy Gateshead Tyne & Wear, having been hosted on this occasion by the NCPF. All went well thanks to the outstanding organisational effort made by John Twizell of the NCPF Executive. We are delighted to report the success of members of NCPF clubs who gained distinctions and especially pleased to have two members achieving very impressive MPAGB distinctions.
Members of NCPF clubs who gained distinctions were as follows:-
Members attaining MPAGB
1) Neil Maughan MPAGB ARPS EFIAP/s DPAGB Durham PS
2) Alan Walker MPAGB ARPS EFIAP DPAGB Keswick PS
Members attaining CPAGB
1) Tim Booth CPAGB Carlisle CC
2) Pauline Pentony CPAGB ARPS Northallerton CC
3) Mark Petherbridge CPAGB Guisburgh PG
Morpeth Camera Club Big Event entitled ‘Hot & Cold’ Tuesday 28th February 2017. Featuring Alan and Julie Walker, much respected photographers from Cumbria.
This new illustrated presentation for 2016/2017 is a photographic journey from the hot tropical northern Argentina, through Chile’s Atacama Desert down to Tierra Del Fuego at the southern tip of South America to Antarctica taking in the Falklands and South Georgia. The photographs and commentary cover the landscape and wildlife of the diverse environment together with the street life of Buenos Aries.
The Event will be held at Morpeth Methodist Church, Howard Terrace at 7.30pm and promises to be an evening of inspirational photography.
Hosted by the Gallery Photogroup this year, the North Yorkshire and South Durham region held its presentation night on 25th November 2016 for the annual competitions for individual and interclub prints and DPIs.
For the first time the interclub prints’ judge – Tony Worobiec – gave his comments before a live audience in the the Acklam Green Centre in Middlesbrough. The audience was highly appreciative of his presentation. Also presented were recordings of the judges’ comments for the DPI and individual prints and DPI competitions whilst the images were displayed.
Congratulations to Stokesley Photographic Society who were the overall winners of the combined Inter club prints and Inter club DPI competitions. Gallery Photo Group won the Inter Club prints competition and Stockton Camera Club were victors in the Inter Club DPI competition.
The Wear Area Battle was hosted by Washington Camera Club on Friday 25th November 2016.
There was 9 Wear Area Clubs taking part with all submitting 6 Digital Images and the Judge was Guy Davies.ARPS,EFIAP,EPSA from Stokesley.
The Final Placings were:
8th Place – Stanhope.- 140 Joint
7th Place – Castleside & Esh Winning.- 145
6th Place – Consett – 146
5th Place – Durham – 150
4th Place – Bishop Auckland – 154
3rd Place – Chester-le- Street – 158
2nd Place – Sunderland – 159
1st Place – Washington – 165
The Northern Area Projected Image Knockout Competition between the Northern Area Clubs was held on Sunday 20th November 2016. This event was hosted by Wooler Camera Club and the judging panel consisted of Joseph Duffy and David Stout of Whickham CC and Patrick Sheard of Wooler CC.
Wooler CC and Ashington CC did not enter this competition therefore only five of the seven Northern Area Clubs took part.
After the first round Alnwick scored 174 points and Cambois scored 167. Morpeth scored 164, Blyth scored 160 and Amble scored 142. Because there were only five clubs in the competition no one was eliminated after the first round. Alnwick and Cambois competed for the Knockout Trophy and Morpeth, Blyth and Amble competed for the Digital Plate. In the second round Morpeth scored 178 points, Blyth scored 172 and Amble scored 154. Morpeth were declared the winners of the Plate. In round three Alnwick scored 179 points and Cambois scored 175. Alnwick were declared winners of the Trophy.
The Northern Area Interclub Colour & Monochrome Print Competition between Alnwick, Amble, Ashington, Blyth, Cambois and Morpeth was held on Thursday 27th October 2016. This event was hosted by Amble Photographic Group and judged by Anne Swearman.
The annual South Tyne Area Pdi inter-club was hosted by Gateshead CC on November 10 and 6 of the 7 area clubs each entered 10 images to be judged by Jim Welsh LRPS CPAGB.
The results were as follows:-
South Shields 255
Tuesday 22nd March saw South Shields Photographic Society play host to a Photographic Society of America Projected Image Division interclub PDI competition.
The Projected Image Division, hold four interclub competitions each year. This year there are five groups of participating clubs predominantly from the USA and including clubs from Europe and Australia. Currently there are 11 clubs from the UK taking part.
Each club enters 6 images into each of the four competitions. Hosting the judging of competitions is undertaken by volunteer clubs from the groups. To avoid conflict the host club undertakes the judging of a different group than it’s own.
Having been a member of the PSA interclub PID for five years South Shields Photographic Society volunteered to host one of the four competitions. In doing so we took the view that it would provide a different and entertaining night for the members. South Shields of course are no strangers to hosting international competitions and many will remember the club’s history of hosting what is now the NCPF International Print Salon.
Our congratulations go to Alan Spoors of Ryton CC on his award of the APAGB.
It was with great pleasure that we were able to present the APAGB Award for Meritorious Service to Alan Spoors of Ryton & District Camera Club on 16th February 2016. The presentation was made by Alan McCormick ARPS, Vice-President of the NCPF.
Alan is one of the longest serving members Ryton & District Camera Club having been a continual member of for about forty years. He has held the role of Treasurer continuously since 1992 during which time he has also served two terms as Chairman of the club. Alan is also a representative on the Ryton Community Centre Management Committee where the club meets.
On Thursday 3rd December 2015, Part 1 of the Annual 4 Way Interclub Competition was hosted by Cramlington Camera Club at the Doxford Place Methodist Church in Cramlington. Each of the four competing clubs submitted eight projected digital images on any subject, which were judged by Northern Counties Photographic Federation judge Keith Robertson ARPS, AFIAP who is a member of Hexham & District Photographic Society.
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