Blyth Photographic Society
The remainder of the season has been suspended due to the Coronavirus pandemic -
we hope to return in September 2020
Whilst the remainder of the season has been suspended, why not get your weekly photography fix from the following videos from Photography Online. Each video lasts for approx. 50 minutes and are split into mini features looking at equipment, technique, locations and imaging. Click on the video below to launch. Enjoy.
Photography Online - January 2020
Photography Online - February 2020
Photography Online - March 2020
Photography Online - April 2020
Photography Online - May 2020
Photography Online - Mid May 2020 - Bonus
Photography Online - June 2020
Photography Online - Lock down catch up
More videos to inspire you to keep shooting, during lock down
I thought macro photography would be easy - Thomas Heaton
Surprising Macro images pouring household products into water - Thomas Heaton
Garden Flower close ups with a telephoto lens
Message from the President of the NCPF
Dear Club and Federation Members,
Like many of you, my family and I are closely monitoring the impact of the Coronavirus. Those of us who are classed as key workers are putting ourselves in harm’s way every day to ensure that essential services are maintained, especially those friends and colleagues who work for the NHS, Police Force and Fire Service. Not forgetting the small army of workers in our Chemists, Banks, Supermarkets and Corner Shops.
In these unprecedented and challenging times I am aware that face to face communication with our fellow club members is now none existent. I am also aware that a great number of our elderly club members, who look forward to their weekly visits to the meetings, may now be isolated and alone in their homes. Even though all club meetings have been suspended for the foreseeable future that does not mean that interaction with each other should cease.
We have had a postal service since the 1600’s, telephone communication since 1876 and email since the mid 1970’s. Communication with friends and family is now possible in so many different ways. If you know of any members in your respective clubs who may be on their own, please try and contact them in some way.
The message that is given out by the Government on a daily basis is STAY AT HOME AND STAY SAFE. This doesn’t mean we have to vegetate in front of the TV all day and every day, waiting for this to end. In the past we have complained about not having enough spare time to try out new ideas or expand our Photoshop skills. This is an ideal opportunity to get the ’little grey cells’ working again. Try a bit of table top photography, still life or portrait photography using natural light. (Assuming we have a captive audience with immediate family in lock down with us). Fire up the computer and dig out those tutorials CD’s you were always going to have a go at but never had the time.
Every hour at home is an hour less in hospital. None of us have ever witnessed a crisis like this. Overall, use this time as wisely as possible. Stay safe and stay well.
Jim Welsh LRPS, CPAGB, APAGB
The aim of Blyth Photographic Society is to encourage and promote photography in all its forms.
We meet every Thursday from September until April at 7.15pm
We meet at St Marys Church Hall, Wanley Street (Market Place), Blyth NE24 1DP (MAP BELOW)
Wheelchair access available.
Over the summer months we have a programme of activities and outings for members to meet and catch up.
Email address: email@example.com
Corona Virus impact on BPS- The remainder of the season has been suspended. Members will be kept up to date via email and the website.
NCPF Annuals PDI Competition - For full results - Click Here
Well done to Bill for gaining a highly commended and also to Alison who has, once again, won the Hilton Trophy for the best creative image as well as 2 highly commended's and 2 Alliance entries. In the Club entry we came 12th with a score of 68 points.
My thanks for your contributions and congratulations to everyone who entered.
For club entry - click Here
Return of Trophies - Could all members who currently hold a trophy return them ASAP. Please contact Margaret Welsh for further information.
Theme Competition winners (Garden);
DPI - Back-lit Beetle by Alison Leddy
Mono Print - Chilling in the garden shed by John Cox
Colour Print - Hover Fly on Flower - Alison Leddy
2019-20 Other Internal Comps For a full list of results click here
RESULT -5 Way Inter-club Theme Competition was hosted by Cambois CC on Wednesday 18th Feb. The competition took place behind close doors due to the current pandemic. The judge was Alan Porrett of Whitley Bay PS;
1st - Morpeth CC 260 pts
2nd - Amble PG 257 pts
3rd - Alnwick CC 255 pts
Ashington CC 255 pts
4th - BLYTH PS 254 pts
5th - Cambois CC 242 pts
Three images scored 30pts;
Lookout by Stephen Lynch of Cambois CC
Concentration by Jane Coltman of Alnwick CC
Tulips by Lynn of Amble PG
Straighten that picture please by Dave Jones of Amble PG.
Blyths top scoring image was Pipe Dreams by Alison Leddy with 29pts
For a full list of results click here
NCPF Club Championships 2020 - Blyth PS took joint 7th place with Whitley Bay on 220 pts in the PDI Class. 1st place went to Gosforth CC with 243pts, 2nd place went to Alnwick CC with 227 pts and 3rd place went to Morpeth CC with 225 pts. Blyth did not enter the Print competition. For the full set of results click here.
Sat 5th June and Sun 6th June - NCPF Beamish weekend. £19 for all year entry to the museum.
NCPF Club Championship 2019 - Results
Northern Area Themed PDI Competition 2019 - Results