Set Subject – Still Life – 2nd December 2019

Set Subject – Still Life – 2nd December 2019A new area for most members so we ran a Still Life workshop last month to help out. This proved to be well worthwhile though as the competition certainly produced a wide range of high quality entries from members.Judge Jim Welsh from Blyth Photographic Society made some […]

Open PDI – 21st October 2019

Open PDI Competition – 21st Oct 2019Many thanks to Bill Broadley from Blyth Photographic Society for literally stepping in at the last minute to judge this year’s Digital Images competition. Jane Black was unfortunately hospitalised and Bill took on the responsibility of sifting through almost 50 images inside of four days – quite an achievement. […]

Knockout Competition – 30th September 2019

Knockout Competition – 30th Sept 2019The first competition of the season produced some excellent entries and made the decisions really close for the vote counters – several rounds even required re-counts as the tension mounted!At the end of the evening members chose an action shot of a Kingfisher – complete with stickleback – by Fara […]

Set Subject – Macro – 4th March 2019

Set Subject – Macro 4 March 2019The second Set Subject competition for the season featured Macros and close-up shots. We were lucky to secure the services of Peter Maguire LRPS CPAGB from Gosforth Camera Club with his extensive knowledge of flora & fauna as our judge. Peter was able to not only describe exactly what […]

Open PDI – 29th October 2018

Open PDI Competition 29 October 2018 Our judge, Catherine Ball, was very entertaining and her style of judging – appreciative and insightful, rather than overly critical, went down particularly well with members. She was really good at making suggestions aimed at revisiting our images to get even more out of them, without denigrating what had […]

Knockout Sept 2018

Knockout 17 September 2018 The first competition of the new season has arrived very early in our schedule this year but members still managed to enter an excellent selection of pictures to make the choice difficult! As usual two images are projected onto the screen side by side and members then vote for their preferred picture. The […]

Knockout #2

Set Subject – Knockout #2 20 March 2018 2018 saw the first time we have ever run two Knockout Competitions in a single season! But this time there was a slight restriction – only pictures which had been taken during the season could be entered into the competition. The idea was to showcase images members […]

Set Subject – Happiness

Set Subject – Happiness 12 March 2018 This PDI set subject certainly tested members imagination! There was plenty of happiness during the evening and some laugh out loud moments from the audience. Our judge for this competition was Mavis McCormick LRPS who is President of Hexham Photographic Society. Mavis chose John Atkinson’s black & white […]

Open Print Competition – 12th February 2018

Open Print Competition 12 February 2018 Our judge for the competition this year was David Illingworth of Morpeth Camera Club. David has been a good friend of PPS over the years and his specialism in the print sector is always worth welcoming to the club. David started the night with some useful pointers on mounting […]

Set Subject – Urban Landscape 8 January 2018

Set Subject – Urban Landscape 8 January 2018 There were almost 50 entries for the first competition of 2018 and Jim Walsh LRPS, CPAGB, APAGB of Blyth Photographic Society was kind enough to be our judge for the evening. The subject had been highly favoured by members at last year’s AGM but on the night […]