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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Party in the Park is always a wonderful opportunity for PPS to meet the Public and share our work with those who visit our Tent.
This year we offered Free Portraits and over fifty people – families, children and their numerous dogs – took advantage of this chance of having their portrait done by well-qualified Photographers.
As we dismantled our Display, it was then delivered to Royal Hampton, for a fortnight. Again, this was appreciated by the residents.
The Display then spent a fortnight in Henderson Court, whose residents enjoyed it last year and welcomed the chance to see new photographs.
Cowell’s Garden Centre became the next venue and after three weeks the Display moved to Dobbies in Ponteland for its final showing.
Members enjoyed a very informative session delivered by Veronica Congleton and Katherine Guellard.
Veronica led us through the practical stages of recording and storing photographs. The most important advice she gave was to choose a method of saving, cataloguing and working with images and sticking to that method, which works for us personally. Light Room and Photoshop are known and used by some but not all our members. It is a good opportunity to ask about the software available to photographers. Moving on, we had the opportunity to do some practical work e.g. using the tools to cut and mount pictures. Katherine then introduced the link with Britannia, the company in Brunswick which, for many years, has been very supportive in printing and mounting our work, especially for competitions.