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.

Camera Club of the Year – Round 3 Result

Hi Everyone

Just wanted to let everyone know that Consett came 16th out of 32 clubs in the 3rd Round of this competition. 
A great performance for a first attempt.  Thanks everyone who sent in images

You can view the round 3  images from all clubs on the website

Closing date for the next round is 29th Feb.
Theme this month is 'motion' 
Images must be 1400 on longest side and at least 1MB.

Send images to me at



NCPF ANNUAL COMP – Submission Info

          CLOSING DATE:-  To Lynda by Wednesday 9th March

PRINT competition 


Open Prints will be divided into two Sections for judging; namely Colour and Monochrome.

Definition of Monochrome:- A black and white work going from the very dark grey (black) to the very light grey (white) is a monochrome work with the various shades of grey. A black & white work toned entirely in a single colour will remain a monochrome work, able to stand in the Monochrome Section. On the other hand, a black & white work modified by partial toning or by the addition of one colour becomes a colour work (polychrome) to stand in the Colour Section.


Members shall enter these competitions from one club only.

All entries submitted should originate from the personal work of the entrant, using light falling on photosensitive medium.

              The same image may not be entered more than once in the same Format

              Prints entered in any previous Annual Competitions that have won an award (including H/C) are   
              ineligible for entry


Any club member may submit up to 3 entries into each Section  (Monochrome Prints and Colour Prints).


All Prints shall be mounted on a board not exceeding 3mm in total thickness.

500mm x 400mm (i.e. 20”x 16” unacceptable).

Print labels provided must be completed fully and affixed to the bottom right hand corner on the reverse of the print.

The entry must be accompanied with a digital copy of each print provided to Lynda Golightly on a memory stick.     (file name being… title of the image and authors initials)          

Memory stick will be returned.
Please DO NOT send these electronically.


PDI Competition

Any club member may submit up to 3 entries

Projected Digital Image files must be prepared in JPEG format and with maximum pixel dimensions of 1400 and 1050 in the horizontal and vertical planes respectively.

The image titles must be in the format : CONS#Image title# Author’s Initials

It is recommended that the image does not include any fine border lines intended to distinguish it from the projection background.

Send images electronically to no later than Wednesday 9th March


If you wish to have your image considered for the PAGB nature section you must comply with PAGB nature and indicate this on the entry form. Nature photography depicts living, untamed animals and uncultivated plants in a natural habitat, geology and the wide diversity of natural phenomena.

Photographs of animals, which are domesticated and photographs of cultivated or hybrid plants are ineligible. Minimal evidence of humans is acceptable for nature subjects, such as barn owls or storks adapting to an environment modified by humans, or natural forces, like hurricanes or tidal waves, reclaiming it. Any manipulation or modification is limited to minor retouching and must not alter the truth of the original scene.


NCPF annual competitions 2016

Hi Everyone

Just wanted to let you know that the NCPF annual comp is comming up.  I will give out the information at the club on Monday but I thought you would like the extra bit of time to prepare your images.  I will be away for a couple weeks in March so unless anyone else is willing to co-ordinate I will need to set a closing date of 9th March.  

There is a colour print competition, a mono print competition and a PDI competition.  You can enter 3 images into each competition (different images for each competition)
We can have some discussion on Monday about which of these we want to enter and once this is decided i will post the requiremetns and submission instructions for each competition.  Hopefully this advance notice will give you a bit more time to get sorted.





Durham PS print exhibition

The following may be of interest to your members:-
Durham Photographic Society are holding a print exhibition at the Durham University Botanic Garden.It will run from 1st March until 31st March and is open daily from 10am.

Monthly competition – Round 4


Just wanted to thank everyone who sent in 'pattern and texture' images for Round 3 of the Monthly 'Camera Club of the Year' competion.  
Dispite some challenges with file size and a very short timline we have managed to make a submission.  The selected images can be viewed on the website
You will need to register to get into the competition pages.

Round 4  – theme 'Motion'
I need to have the images by Monday 29th February.
Please let me know if you would be interested in being on a selection committee. 
Please can you also check the final size of the image is between 1 and 3 Mb. (quite a few of the images I received had a file size that was too small)

If anyone needs any help with sizing their images just give me a shout.