Results of 1st Mono Print Competition

1st: Julia Ruxton
1st: Julia Ruxton – “Looking Back”
2nd: Caroline Bean - "All in a line"
2nd: Caroline Bean – “All in a line”


3rd: Brian Baxter – “The Dark Web”


Ray Hamilton – “High Level Bridge”

Highly Commended: Dennis Cowley – “Woodland Walk”

HC (and Best Novice) – Julia Richardson – “Cloudscraper”


Results of February Print Competition

Monochrome Section

1st Place (and Best Novice) Julia Richardson   “Close of Play, End of Day”

2nd Place Julia Richardson    “Shed a Little Light”

3rd Place Chris Bruce    “Silver Fronds”

Highly Commended Peter Gill     “Eternal Rest”

Highly Commended Ray Hamilton    “Winter Sunset”

Highly Commended Lynda Golightly    “City”


October news

The Autumn programme is now well underway and the Consett Camera Club is thriving!   We have had some great workshop and discussion evenings as well as interesting guest speakers, Graham Relf and Lesley Middleton.

The first competition of the season saw our new president scoop 1st prize… please check out the winners’ images on our competitions page.

Next week one of our members is revealing the secrets of his success and hosting an evening about processing images.

If you are still wondering about joining the club, please do come along and see us – details of where and when are on the website. Everyone is welcome!



First speaker of the season – Graham Relf

Great talk from Graham Relf tonight with stunning pictures of the night sky. Fired up to take it further? His website is you can find the free software to stack your images of the stars and more.

If you want more of the night sky then weekly updates on what’s up there are given in a lighthearted way by “Eyes on the Sky” on YouTube –

You could get a comprehensive and interactive map of the heavens onto your computer from It’s amazing.

Finally, if you want to watch Jim Al-Khalili explain the origin of the universe on BBC4 then you have 22 days to see it on iPlayer at…/the-beginning-and-end-of-the-univers…

(Pictures from the Hubble telescope)

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NE Wildlife Photography Awards 2016

North East Wildlife Photography Awards 2016 with guest speaker George McGavin Great North Museum: Hancock, Newcastle Thurs 14 July, 6pm-8.30pm.  Free.

1,500 entries were made to this prestigious competition. See the shortlisted photos, find out who the winners are, preview the exhibition and meet wildlife photographers. BBC naturalist George McGavin will be the guest speaker. Refreshments available.

Elaine and I are going, if anyone wants to join us then just let me know.

Varna salon


9 th International Photographic Salon Varna is now OPEN for enties

The salon will be conducted under the approved rules of




9 th International Photographic Salon Varna is divided in 6 sections
OPEN (color digital) – FIAP (C), PSA PID color
OPEN (monochrome digital) – FIAP (M), PSA PID mono
NATURE (color/mono digital) – FIAP, PSA PND
CREATIVE (color/mono digital) – FIAP PI M & C, PSA PID color
PEOPLE (color/mono digital) – FIAP PI M & C, PSA PID color
LIFE (color/mono digital) – FIAP PI M & C, PSA PID color




24 Gold medals – FIAP, PSA, GPU, RPS
19 Silver medals – FIAP, PSA, GPU, RPS
19 Bronze medals – FIAP, PSA, GPU, RPS
36 FIAP Honourable Mention Ribbons
18 PSA Honourable Mention Ribbons
36 GPU Honourable Mention Ribbons
6 RPS Honourable Mention Ribbons
6 Special Category Salon Medals
1 Special Club Cup Award
1 FIAP Award of “Best Author”
CLOSING DATE – 15th Jun 2016

Beamish photography weekend

Photography weekend 2016

The NCPF in partnership with Beamish Museum and following on from the success of our previous Beamish Photography Weekend are proud to announce our 6th joint venture

Taking place over the weekend of Saturday 21st and Sunday 22nd may and coinciding with a, empire weekend event some excellent photographic opportunities.

Once again there will be the opportunity for you to sell your prints with a selling exhibition of prints by NCPF members 25% commission will be payable on all work sold .

And don’t forget you have the opportunity to enter the Beamish trophy our competition for images taken over the weekend

On display will be a selection of prints from the 2015 NCPF international salon

Plan your visit now

Entry to the museum is only £18.50 and gives access as many times as you wish for a period of one year concession available see beamish

Landscape talk

Hi all,

The following may be of interest to your members.

Robert Fulton MFIAP, MPAGB,BPE5* (Landscape Photographer of the year 2011) In Conjunction with the RPS Northern Region Will be appearing at the following clubs, presenting his talk "Mainly Landscape"

Durham PS 7.30pm Thursday 14th April 2016

Whickham PC 7.30pm Friday 15th April 2016

Darlington AP 10.00am Saturday 16th April 2016

See Web site diary for further info.



Camera Club of the Year – Round 4 submission

Submission for Round 4 has been made. You can view round 4 images from all clubs on the website

Closing date for the next round is Wednessday 30th March.
New theme is 'Power of Nature' 

Images must be 1400 on longest side and at least 1MB.

Send images to me at

Please make a note of the date as I will be away for 2 weeks immediately prior to the closing date so I will not have opportunity to give reminders




A few more details of the club project.

Our Club Project …..”Derwentside in pictures”



  • Photography interesting to the local people of Derwentside, not just other photographers. 
  • Photographs to be seen in the community.


What:              Single photos or sets of photos portraying something about Derwentside.

                        Any genre: wildlife/documentary/landscape/people/urban etc.

                        Some may need commentary or context to clarify.
Members choose what aspects of local ‘life’ they would like to work on.


Why:               To promote CPS more in the area.

                        To recruit more members.

                        To increase the variety of our members

                        To interest the local community.


When:              Starting in March 2016 and finishing in summer 2017

                        Time slot at the club every few weeks to share what we have been doing.


Who:               Anyone in CPS who wants to take part either alone or collaborating in groups.


Output:            Local exhibition staged at the end of the project

Possibly several small exhibitions throughout the life of the project
Possibly articles in local newspapers


To help:           Use CPS funding to produce a quality exhibition

                        Bid for funding to produce a quality exhibition


Examples:        To be added to.  As great a variety as possible needed.

                        Work of the Salvation Army in Consett

                        Life of Citizen’s House

                        The shops of Middle Street

                        Old views updated

                        Changing Consett

                        The wild life of ………

                        Consett Golf Course through the seasons

                        The Consett Polish community


First reviews and discussions as part of session on Monday 21st. March.