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 Knock Out Competition is a highlight of our year’s programme. Rod Smith prepared the high number of entries and Veronica Congleton led us through the voting procedure. At random, two images appear side by side on our new large screen. Everyone votes for one image each time and the higher number takes that photograph through to the next round. And so it went on, round after round, with decisions becoming more and more difficult!
At last, we had our winners. In fourth place, Bob Morgan’s “Starling Walk”, Tony McCann flew to third place with his “Gannets” and Mike Sadler gained a worthy second place with his “Canal in Winter” taken in Tamworth. We congratulate Ian Morton, a new member, on gaining first place with his colourful “Women’s Work”, taken in Myanmar.
Ian and Mike standing next to their respective pictures. All the entries are now available on our Flickr page.