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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A double Bill: Gurushots and Zimanga

Phil Dobson and June Atkinson stepped in at short notice to highlight two very different topics.
On our behalf, Phil is responsible for our participation in Gurushots, a global competition network of photographers.


Having seen how members have responded and entered images, we are doing well. We have moved from Newbie, through Rookie to Expert!! Well done everybody!

June Atkinson took us to South Africa in her presentation of Silence of Zimanga. This private reserve was a wonderful insight into the habitat and animals.


The group of twelve, led by Trai Anfield, had exclusive access to this idyllic and tranquil place, where the animals were so close! Photography of all kinds was a joy!


This reserve is unique in having created hides at the Lagoon and at the Night Pool. This allows access without the animals being aware of one’s presence.


It was a joy and a privilege to be in the presence of such a variety of animals and to witness conservation at work.

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.

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