Articles by June Atkinson


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Second Knockout competition of 2018

This is always a popular evening. Over thirty images were submitted for this contest where, in rounds, two photographs are displayed on the screen. Members then vote Right or Left and the higher scoring image…


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How to take Portraits by Tony McCann

Tony is highly respected for his many varied portraits and it was a privilege to share his knowledge and experience. He led us through helpful steps to set up, using lighting such as a simple…



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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…





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Ponteland Wheelbarrow Race 1st January 2018

A rainbow heralded the 2018 Ponteland Wheelbarrow Race, based at The Blackbird. A good crowd gathered to see the three races: Youngsters, Ladies and Open. Mayor Alan Varley attended with his wife and later he…