Whickham Photographic Club Members Open Evening
Open to All as a Taster Session / Open Evening 12/07/2019
Friday 12th July. Doors open 19:10 for 19:30 start
It has become customary for WPC to have a Members Evening mid-way through the Summer Break. This close-Seasons session is next Friday 12th July, where members can show their work as print or Digital Images.
Perhaps as a Panel (or a single image) requesting guidance and constructive critique.
Perhaps 10 images telling a story on how the photographer achieved their aim with the final images and lessons learnt along the way.
Or: Perhaps just a nice selection of recent work.
Open to The Public as a Taster Session / Open Evening. We are a fantastic club with a great programme of events and extend a warm welcome to friends of the club and those interested in photography.
We hope to see you this Friday – Entry is Free.
Friday 12th July is an open night for anyone to come and enjoy. Members will show and discus their work. Everyone welcome at Whickham Community Centre, see https://www.whickhamphotographic.club/about/ for location. Meet at 7.15pm for a 7.30pm start.
Avenue of Trees by Paul Burdon
A public Popular vote during our Annual Exhibition saw our Paul Burdon’s Avenue of Trees come in first place. Taken at Thorp-Perrow Arboretum during a club outing. People commented on the wonderful colours and how the eye was drawn into the image with use of perspective and leading lines.
Kevin has his new portfolio page, have a look, comment, like and share!
The Club has responded to an invitation by the Care Home to put on an exhibition of members’ work and nineteen members will be taking part. The show is open to residents, their visitors and members of the public, and visitors are being asked to choose their favourite print.
The Home is on the A694, the main road though Low Westwood. It is a large building on the right if you are heading towards Shotley Bridge and almost opposite a blue painted cabin that sells snacks. There is a car park behind accessed via an entry almost opposite the blue cabin, between the home and a hairdressers. Steps lead from the car park to the home or you can go round to the front.
The post code is NE17 7PL and more information on the web via ‘dewent care home low westwood’
Lynda has created her new portfolio page here.
A goup of members visited Thorp Perrow on the 8th November. Here is an impression.
Brian has updated his portfolio. You can find new images here.
Carol added more images to her portfolio.You can see them here.
Our members Brian Curry has updated his portfolio. They can be viewed from the home page on the portfolio strip or by direct link here:
Our members Roy Elwood FRPS MPAGB APAGB EFIAP has updated his portfolio. They can be viewed from the home page on the portfolio strip or by direct link here:
There are numerous photo sharing websites out there. Some have the more serious photographer in mind. Here are my favourite picks at the moment.
Gurushots is a very nice website with associated apps for android and iphone (although I could not find one for iPad). Emphasis is on competitions and rankings. It’s fun to play and although they encourage you to buy things it’s not necessary and easy to avoid. Check it out here. Link opens in a new tab and I have to disclose that I get a few trinkets that help me play the competitions.
Viewbug is along a similar vein. They also run competitions, called challenges. You can earn badges with a bit more variety than Gurushots. It looks like you can create a challenge yourself straight away, unlike Gurushots. Viewbug is available on the Apple app store but not on Google Play store.
Playing competitions gets you thinking about your own images and your fellow competitors. Somewhat addictive but thoroughly enjoyable.
This competition is now closed
This years competition results are now available in the competition results page.
On 21st April we had a our social night at Whickham Golf Course. Here is an impression.
It was with great pleasure that our President Carol Stout officially confirmed the title of Honorary Vice President to our long serving member Tom Cook, the honour suggestion had been put forward by members and happily ratified by committee with Roy Elwood speaking of Toms contributions to WPC from the very first year as an always positive member supporting the club and being regularly involved in initiatives.
Congratulations Tom and welcome to the very short list of Honorary Vice Presidents joining Brian Wright and Trevor Ermel.
We very much look forward to your continued company, insights and humour at WPC – as well as your remarkable images.
Photo: Carol and Tom by AW on HTC1 Mobile phone
Background: Prints from Sue Hingley’s talk “Discovering Vietnam”
Co-incidentally: There has been a flurry of WPC Facebook activity regards our Honorary President Roy Elwood where a photograph from last years Annual Exhibition preview evening has had multiple hits and very positive comments.
Good to see you Roy!
Image by Trevor Ermel with Roy in front of his 2017 Exhibition Prints, consisting mainly of colleagues from Russian Convoy Reunion
NB: On hearing of a University Student joining our ranks some members advised concern over potential unruly conduct and untoward behaviour but don’t worry, after a word from Carol the committee have promised to behave!
Image by Alex Permain: Puffin Landing
With 181 printed images on display and a continuous loop of projected digital images rotating on screen there was plenty for the 147 members of the public and 22 attending club members to see.
After the group tidy-up, all agreed regards success of this, our 14th Annual Whickham Photographic Club’s Exhibition. Well done and thank you to all involved especially Les Lewis who managed arrangements and setting-up on the day.
Issued with a pen and slip of paper marked 1,2,3, visitors were requested to indicate their favourite prints. This bit of fun had visitors taking a serious look at the images, many stating how hard it was to judge with such good and varied work on display.
Quality really does rise to the top and with 95 voting slips returned: David Stout’s already very successful “Berber Tribesman” had most votes with Alan Fowler’s “Follow your Dreams and “Visitor” taking both second and third place.
(Another benefit of the slips was that 7 people left details advising potential interest in our club).
End of Season
Though the annual exhibition traditionally ends our club season please watch this space, our website http://www.whickhamphotographic.club and newsletters for announcements of future meetings, outings and learning opportunities.
Meanwhile the diary is set for next year, starting with Members night and Mini show promulgated for Friday 01st September 2017 at 19:30. So, now enthused with today’s display over to us to get out and about, cameras in hand taking new and exciting images for competition and show during the 2017/18 season. Happy photographing!
Whickham Photographic Club Presents New York based photographer and urban explorer Lucinda Grange
Friday 17th February 7.30pm
Whickham Community Centre, Front Street, Whickham, NE16 4JL
Entry is free
Please support our raffle on the night
Lucinda has exhibited regionally in North East England, London and New York
See also this pdf about Lucinda Grange visit.
Our member David Stout has just won the mono pdi section in the NCPF International 2016.
The image gained Northumbria Trophy in Mono section of NCPF International Exhibition 2016, David Stout, EFIAP, PPSA, DPAGB, Whickham Photographic Club.