One hallmark of the Society is its relaxed, friendly approach to photography. Newcomers are most welcome to call in any Monday evening and join a meeting or two without obligation or cost. We will be very pleased to see you and to try and help with any photographic problem you want to raise.

On this website you will find an introduction to the club and our committee, a programme of the season’s meetings and galleries of members photographs. There are details of where we meet every Monday in Ponteland, Northumberland, (click here for a map), contact information and a list of our helpful workshops.

Ponteland Photographic Society is a member of the Northern Counties Photographic Federation (NCPF) in the North Tyne Area. Through the NCPF we are affiliated to the Photographic Alliance of Great Britain (PAGB). These umbrella groups help to organise activities and competitions between the clubs and internationally with the main aim being “The Advancement of Photography”.

Please take a look around our website to discover more about the society. If you require further information please contact one of the committee members shown on our About the Club page.

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An evening with David Illingworth, a well-known judge!

David lives in Throckley and returned for another visit to our club. Twenty-nine entries were examined using the Light Box. There was a great variety of subjects, testing David’s keen eye and photographic insight. He also gave sound practical advice on preparing one’s work for sending in to the Judge. He was not afraid to offer critical comments, but often his views were tinged with humour!

Results: 1st. “Groynes”,John Atkinson; 2nd. “Blue Mosque”, Fara Serajan and 3rd. “The Vennel” , John Atkinson. Congratulations!!!
Here we see David with Fara on his right and John on his left.

Thrills and spills in the country with Verity Johnson, Photographer

Members were transported to the countryside, to the thrill of the Hunt, to share in the love of the rural way of life which strongly defines Verity’s work. She is a past President of Hexham Photographic Society, where she gained her LRPS. She also won the Hunting Category of Leica Fieldsports Photographer of the Year 2015, which is recognition of the standard of her portfolio.

Veronica Congleton extended our thanks to Verity for her presentation of her wide-ranging work. Her wedding photography is imaginative and can be seen on her website:

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