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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North Tyne Open Print Competition, judged by George Ledger ARPS DPAGB

Our Judge, George Ledger, from Shotley Bridge, is a member of Consett & District Photographic Society.
His task entailed studying fifty-six mounted images. He gave detailed explanations of his thoughts for each one as he used the Light Box to allow everyone to share his deliberations.

Welcome to George Ledger, our Judge

Kath Guellard and Tony McCann welcomed George Ledger


Damp Fox by Bill Norfolk


Each club submits 8 prints and George’s insights made this a very entertaining evening.
Congratulations to Whitley Bay, winners of tonight’s North Tyne Area Open Print Competition 2017
2nd Tynemouth
3rd Ponteland
4th North Shields
5th = Cramlington and Gosforth
7th Wallsend

The audience had score sheets and the excitement mounted as we drew towards the end.

First place for an individual print went to Wallsend’s Stephen Crossman for his monochrome “Don’t mess with me”.

Kath presents Stephen Crossman with the cup for the best individual print.


Many thanks to our Judge, to Kath Guellard and Tony McCann; also thanks to everyone who helped to make this evening such a success. We especially thank those who provided the substantial Buffet, which gave an opportunity to socialise.

An engaged audience.

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