2015 Northern Counties International Salon
Winter in Weardale, Neil Maughan England, UPI Bronze medal – Best Landscape Image
Souls of the Departed Gerald Chamberlin England Northumbria Trophy Best NCPF Entrant Travel
Powder Pauline Pentony England Northumbria Trophy Best NCPF Entrant Creative
Cuckoo & Caterpillar Ronnie Gilbert England Northumbria Trophy Best NCPF Entrant Nature
Isolated Arnold Hubbard FIAP Gold Medal Best Landscape
Morning Shadows Norman Robson Northumbria Trophy Best NCPF Entrant Colour
Smoke Gets in Your Eyes Phil Thompson England Northumbria Trophy Best NCPF Entrant Open
Winter Storm John Webster Northumbria Trophy Best NCPF Entrant Mono
Sheep Shearing Rosamund Macfarlane NCPF Judges Medal – Dave Coates
NCPF News / Events
NCPF Clubs/Societies are invited to enter one or both of the two competitions, Prints and PDI. There is no charge for entry, but as the Church has a limited capacity, we may have to ask Clubs to limit the number who attend – this will depend on the number of Clubs who enter and we will advise any limits in due course.
Prints must be handed in to the organisers on arrival on the day by the time indicated below. PDI are required before the competition closing date for submission, as below. We would draw Clubs’ attention to the file size for the PDI, where the resolution should be 1400×1050 (for portrait orientations the vertical size should not exceed 1050), with a maximum file size of 800KB.
The NCPF is hosting a second PAGB Awards workshop on Sunday 24th January 2016 at Clara Vale Community Centre, Stannerford Road, Clara Vale NE40 3ST, commencing at 10am.
The workshop will be lead by Rod Whelans and other members of the PAGB Awards Team and is primarily intended to assess the work of potential entrants for the PAGB Awards event being hosted by the NCPF in April 2016. The workshop will also explain the various PAGB Photographic Awards and the standard of work necessary to achieve the CPAGB, DPAGB and MPAGB categories.
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.
The weekend of May 30-31 saw the annual exhibition of work by NCPF members as well as a selection of prints from the 35th Northern Counties Salon.
A total of 1001 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, even if the amounts concerned are not exactly life changing!
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 firstname.lastname@example.org
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.
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.
Events in the NCPF Area
On Friday 29th January 2016 7.30pm Leo Palmer FRPS, FPSA, GMPSA, EFIAP, APAGB who is also lead panel member of the Travel Category will be at Whickham PC talking about what’s involved in gaining the various RPS Distinctions. This is a must attend event if your considering applying for an RPS distinction.