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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An evening with Phil Robson and Tony McCann

It’s always a pleasure to have our own members leading workshops. First, Phil Robson introduced “Capture the Moment”. Phil encouraged the use of a fast shutter speed to take sports images. Not only did he produce excellent examples; we were also encouraged to “have a go” with catching him playing with a tennis racket and ball. Easier said than done! For capturing accurate shots of fireworks, Phil recommends a slow shutter speed, ably shown in his accompanying images.
Tony McCann then introduced the topic of Flash Photography, where he excels in both his enthusiasm and skill. He encourages us to have a go! Clearly one needs a steady hand and a tripod!
It was an interesting, informative and challenging overview of just three aspects of photography. Our thanks are due to Phil and Tony for their willingness to share their experience and expertise.

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