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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Our meeting on Monday covered ways of sharing your pictures using the Internet and the cloud based services available online. Phil brought us up to date with the Guru Shots project and how members can add their pictures to the challenge. He also let us know that Fara has moved into the top Guru ranking over the summer! Quite an achievement – well done! Then we had a chance to look around our own website and the facilities it offers to members with a rather brave attempt at a live photo gallery upload which struggled with the slow connection in the hall. Finally Tony ran through the options available on Flickr, the website we use to host our full set of competition entries. It can do much more, of course, and Tony explained some of the group social elements and how the site can be a source of new ideas and support.
For more details click the links to their websites – Gurushots, Flickr.