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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Wallington trip

Update from Bill Norfolk

On 24th April 2018 six of us, Veronica, Val and Trevor, Phil, Hank and myself visited the National Trust Rothley Lake Wildlife Hide.

We all met at Wallington before 08:00 and two vehicles drove up to the lake, where we walked to the hide which overlooks some bird and squirrel feeders, on one side and the lake on the other. The weather was sunny intervals with the sun behind us so it was a good opportunity to try and photograph small birds, however most were some distance away and images were best taken with a telephoto lens. We had hoped to see some red squirrels, however none appeared whilst we at the hide. We did manage to see chaffinches, blue, coal and great tits, a robin and a pair of bullfinches, plus the geese on the lake.

We were at the hide for just under three hours and had hoped that there would be more about, however that’s the story of wildlife photography.

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