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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Ryton Inter-club

This week saw the return half of last season’s Inter-club competition with Ryton Camera Club. Our judge for the evening was Peter Yearnshire LRPS of Blyth Photographic Society on his first visit to Merton Hall. To a full house Peter explained clearly and with good humour his thoughts on each of the 48 prints and digital images – quite a chore with the high standard of entries. Alan Judd of Ryton was certainly the top photographer on the night, scoring a maximum 30 points on both the print and digital sides of the competition with two primate studies, Nursing Mother and The Look, shown below.

The Look by Alan Judd of Ryton Camera Club
The Look by Alan Judd of Ryton Camera Club

The total scores for the Print competition were Ponteland 290, Ryton 307 and even closer for the Digital Images Ponteland 309, Ryton 314 – a margin of 22 in Ryton’s favour – congratulations!

The evening was made a huge success by, not only, the excellent turn out by members from both clubs but also the super performance by the catering team led by Jean Sadler. Many thanks to everyone from both clubs who contributed to the evening and especially the judge, Peter Yearnshire LRPS.

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