2016 NCPF Club Championship
“Best Print”Isolation” by Arnold Hubbard
Best PDI “Under Attack” by John Doyle
“Angel Eyes” by John McGuiness
“Winter Dunes” by Alan Brown
“Buzzard” by Malcolm Blenkey
“Kestrel with Mouse” by Jo McIntyre
“Price of Freedom” by David Mitchell
“Crested Tit” by Morgan Stephenson
“Kingfisher on a Bulrush” by Morgan Stephenson
“The Miasma” by Joe Grabham
“Alcedo at his fishing” by Michael Watson
“Kingfisher” by Albert Nicholson
NCPF News / Events
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
The NCPF in partnership with Beamish Museum and following on from the success of our previous Beamish Photography Weekend are proud to announce our 6th joint venture
Taking place over the weekend of Saturday 21st and Sunday 22nd may and coinciding with a, empire weekend event 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 2015 NCPF international salon
Plan your visit now
Photographic Alliance of Great Britain
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
On Sunday 22nd November 2015 the NCPF Presentation Event was held at Clara Vale Community Centre. Trophy’s were presented by President of the NCPF Cliff Banks LRPS, AFIAP, PSA3*. The event was well supported and provides a great opportunity to celebrate our members success, and meet members from all areas of the Federation.
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.
Robert Fulton MFIAP, MPAGB,BPE5* (Landscape Photographer of the year 2011) In Conjunction with the RPS Northern Region Will be appearing at the following clubs, presenting his talk “Mainly Landscape”
Durham PS 7.30pm Thursday 14th April 2016
Whickham PC 7.30pm Friday 15th April 2016
Darlington AP 10.00am Saturday 16th April 2016
See diary for further info.
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 25th February Barry Mead FRPS, MPAGB, EFIAP/p will be at Stokesley PS presenting his talk “An Evening With Barry Mead”
The talk will commence at 7.30 pm at Stokesley Town Hall (upstairs room). There is no charge or booking required but please support the raffle.
Contact Guy Davies e-mail email@example.com
Phil and Gwen are perhaps best known as Founder Members of Wigan 10 and helped lead the club to achieve several World Championships.
This is an opportunity to hear about their lives in photography and to see a wide range of their pictures.
The techniques behind many of their recent successful images will also be explained.
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.
Events in the NCPF Area
The Rheged Centre, Penrith, Cumbria CA11 0DQ
20th May 2016 to 3rd July 2016 (10.30 am to 4.30 pm) entry fee £3.50
A hundred pictures showcasing the world ‘s greatest images of nature, thus raising awareness of its fragility and beauty. These are powerful pictures by photographers who seek to understand their subjects, illustrating animal behaviour and breath-taking environments, that will enthral and amaze.