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.

PPS BLOG for all our latest news

Everything’s Black & White!

Or it is if you’re fortunate enough to have Ed Forster and Mick Howe with their talk entitled “As Long as it’s Black & White”. They are both firmly committed to producing high quality, colourless, images in print and digital versions. We were treated to an evening of both which demonstrated that virtually any subject can be beautifully rendered in black and white. Their photographs covered a wide range of subjects including portraits, landscapes, candid and travel shots from all over the World. It’s well worth seeing their talk if you have the chance and I’m sure our members will have collected lots of new ideas for their own photos!

Edward Forster ARPS & Mick HoweThe picture above shows Edward Forster ARPS on the left and Mick Howe, right, with one of their high quality monochrome prints featuring Honister Mine in the Lake District.

Arthur Covington

We are sad to announce the death of our Honorary President Professor Arthur K Covington APAGB on Friday 29th December 2017. There is to be a small private family funeral on Monday 15th January 2018 at Whitley Bay Crematorium. Flowers may be sent to the funeral directors’ address (Go As You Please, 5-6 Front Street, Klondike, Cramlington, NE23 6RF) or alternatively make a donation in his memory to The National Trust, a favourite charity of Arthur’s.
For a brief PPS obituary click here

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