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
This years NCPF Awards Presentation will take place on Sunday 27th November 2016 at 2.00pm. This years venue as last year will be.
Clara Vale Community Centre
South View, Clara Vale, Ryton NE40 3SY
Please come along and support the event, and take advantage of the opportunity to see all the successful images from this years Competitions. Entry is free for members of NCPF affiliated clubs, Tea & Coffee will be provided.
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
Northern Counties has been a member of the Photographic Society of America since 1980 when the Northern Counties Salon was set up and applied for PSA Patronage and medals.
Several of our members also joined PSA and through entering salon have over the years acquired PSA distinctions.
PSA publishes a monthly “JOURNAL” and through the wonders of modern technology and with the consent of PSA it is now possible to bring to the members of NCPF some of the interesting information in that Journal.
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.
The 2015 North Yorkshire & South Durham PA’s Annual Competitions were hosted by Northalleton CC on Monday 30th November. With their members Val Burdis DPAGB and Miles Langthorne DPAGB APAGB, being the NYSD Chairman and Competition Secretary Competition respectively, it was very much down to Northallerton to put on a good event for the Association. That they managed to do this so well is a credit to them and more importantly the committee, who put so much into organising the evening.
This Competition took place on Friday 20th November at Washington Camera Club.
For the first time since 1991 all Nine Clubs in the Wear Area took part. (Except for the Postal Portfolio and Northern AV Group). The Audience numbered 69 and the Judging was followed by yet another superb buffet provided by Washington Members.
At Morpeth Methodist Church, on Tuesday 10th November, Davy Bolam was presented with an Award from the Photographic Alliance of Great Britain (APAGB) for Meritorious Service by the National body to who MCC is affiliated, through the Northern Counties Photographic Federation (NCPF).
Extracts from the presentation speech by Life President of Morpeth Camera Club, Vince Rooker, DPAGB, EFIAP, APAGB prior to the Club’s Big Event Evening on 10th November, 2015
Over 100 guests from Morpeth Camera Club, other clubs, together with friends and the public enjoyed their Annual ‘Big Event’, with international reputed photographer Duncan McEwan, with two 45 minute shows of stunning images from collection of landscape photographs of his Scottish homeland and overseas.
The Northern Area Interclub Colour & Monochrome Print Competition between Alnwick, Amble, Ashington, Blyth, Cambois, Morpeth and Wooler was held on Wednesday 28th October 2015. This event was hosted by Cambois Camera Club and judged by David Hall.
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