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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Members Challenge ‘Working with Special Effects’ – PDI

Our chairman, Rod Smith, welcomed members who had, somewhat surprisingly, braved the weather to attend!

Several members contributed items this evening.
June Atkinson led with creative changes to her photographs. Choose – an amaryllis flower; select – a section; create pattern.
A cushion perhaps? Wallpaper?

Bob Morgan experimented with a bathroom soap holder, showing the merit of magnification.

Tony McCann showed how, using Layers in Photoshop, one can manipulate both shape and colour.
After a break for coffee and a chat, Veronica Congleton gave a very interesting report on a year-long project carried out with her niece, a councillor in Cullercoats. Local schoolchilren were heavily involved in this Project, aimed at bringing Cullercoats into the spotlight.

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