Penrith & District Camera Club

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Best in Show

Congratulations to Jo Knight who has been awarded a Gold Medal at an International Salon in Belgium for her conceptual image of a Child Bride.  The photo was also awarded the medal for Best in Show (colour prints) and graces the front of the Exhibition catalogue.

Jo was also awarded a Photographic Society of America highly commended ribbon for her Evacuee picture in the same Salon.  She’s recently visited the Ikea website looking for a bigger shelving unit 😀

International photography Salons are a good place to showcase the photographs you’ve accumulated over the past year (what else do we do with them?!) and to keep your hand in at competitions during the summer break.  You may find that pictures which didn’t do so well in Camera Club competitions may do better in Salons (and vice versa!) as different countries and judges like different styles of images.

There are a variety of categories such as monochrome, open colour, nature, travel, creative or people and you may enter as many, or as few, as you like.  Most Salons are PDI, though a minority are print, and you can enter up to 4 photos per category.  You do have to pay to enter a Salon, anywhere from around £6 right up to £45 depending which Salon you choose and how many categories you enter, so make sure you’re aware of the cost before you commit.  Acceptances into a PSA, BPE or FIAP approved Salon go towards their distinctions.

There is detailed information on Salons, including how to enter, in the Competitions section of our website.

Summer 2018

It’s been a cracking summer weather-wise for photography and during our Camera Club’s annual break Members have continued to meet up at various interesting events around the country and enjoyed a photography holiday on the Cowel Peninsular up in bonny Scotland.  Members are reminded to send photos of ‘things you have done over the summer’ to Janet who will be showing a selection of the most incriminating on our first night of the new Season!

There are still a couple of events taking place before Club starts again in September, most notably Edinburgh Fringe this weekend (18th August) and a social gathering in Appleby on 29th August.

Christine Hurford is continuing to show work in Greystoke Church alongside Janis Young, Thora Talling, Daphne and Jeremy Honey and Keith Spence until 20th August, and in addition Christine and Jane Peet are having their 4th summer Exhibition for Penrith Arts Festival from Wednesday 29th August until Sunday 2nd September above Eden Taxis in Friargate (look out for the signs).  Christine will be showing sketches and drawings as well as photographs of Langstrath and Jane will be showing derelict buildings and places.  The Exhibition is on daily from 10am to 4pm and all are welcome anytime for a chat and a drink.

Bookings for our Tuesday Club beginner’s workshops starting in October are now open and available to both Club Members and the public.  Seats are going quickly so please use the Contact Form on our website to reserve a place if you are interested in coming along.

Camera Club starts its new season on Wednesday 5th September at 7.30pm in the Quaker Meeting House, Penrith.  Anyone can attend as a guest for the evening to see what we’re all about and we welcome new members.  A reminder to existing members there is a hand in for the Summer Challenge, which is a PDI competition with the set theme of ‘motion’.  Look forward to seeing you all next month!



Chris Hurford: Dates and Exhibitions 2015

Dereliction  – a photographic  exhibition

by Chris Hurford

by Chris Hurford

Chris Hurford and Jane  Peet
The  Old  Fire  Station, Bridge Lane, Penrith
25 June – 9 July 2015
Weekdays only: 10am – 4pm

Hutton-in-the-Forest work as artist-in-residence
Dragonflies in the Long Gallery and an outdoor installation on cones possibly from mid June onwards.  Grounds open every day except Saturdays, 10.30am-5pm.  House open, Wed, Thurs and Sundays and bank holidays.

Greystoke  Artspace,   exhibition  with  Thora Talling  and  Heather  Young  and  secondly  with  Janis  Young  and  Caroline  Dalton. 
25 June – 26 August.  Ceramic  installations  on  caddis  flies,  also  spiders  and  later  skin.   Church  is  open  from  10am  until   about  5pm  every  day.  There  will  be  an  open  evening  on  Friday  7th  August  with  drinks,  eats  and  lights,  6pm – 8pm,  all  welcome.

Wray  Castle  National  Trust.  High  Wray  Windermere.   Work  involving  the  Freshwater  Biological  Assoc  and  with  help  from  Sight  Eden  for  visually  impaired  people,  a  plaster  installation  of  algae  with  graphite  drawings  and  photographs  of  water.  10 Sept  until  16 Oct  open  every  day,  National  Trust  charges  for  entry  to  the  castle.  I  will be  there every  Friday  11am – 3pm

C-Art Installation: Carlisle  Cathedral,  a  long  installation  of  ceramic  dead  flies  and  butterflies.   11 Sept until  27 Sept,  the  cathedral  is  open  every  day.  I  will  be  there  each  Monday  and  Tuesday,  sketching – and  chatting.