Club News

WhatsApp group

We now have a new WhatsApp group to share pictures and chat. If you would like to join this contact John Davies or use the Contact Form on the website

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Programme Questionnaire

Members should have received by email a link to a questionnaire regarding the coming season’s activities – the use of Zoom and the potential for restarting physical meetings. It would be great if you could complete this to help the committee plan for the autumn session.

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July competition open

Entries to the July summer competition can now be made on the ‘Competition Entry page

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Further Zoom lecture

I have booked Gary Jones (, a professional wildlife photographer based in Snowdonia, to give us a Zoom lecture on Wednesday 8th July (7.30 pm). See the Programme page for the full list of summer events.

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One-2-One Help

If anybody would like one-2-one help via Zoom I am happy to help. Particularly using Lightroom but also Photoshop or even just on using Zoom itself. E-mail me or telephone 01642 714972.

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More Zoom lectures

Following the success of Chris Upton’s Zoom lecture I have organised two further talks, both at the same time of 7.30 pm om a Wednesday evening.

(1) Wednesday 27th May: Julian Elliott – “Mongolia, from the landscape to Eagle Hunters”

Julian is a landscape and travel photographer currently based in France. His website has lots of fine images.

(2) Wednesday 17th June: Dianne Seddon – “Odd things” – creative photography

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Online lecture, 6th May

We will be holding our first virtual lecture, to be given by Chris Upton, on Weds 6th May. Chris, who is a Fuji Ambassador, gave us a well-received talk last year, and will show and discuss is travel images. The talk will be given via Zoom ad will last about 90 minutes. Let Simon know if you would like to join.

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Thursday Zoom meeting 23/4

We will be holding another virtual meeting by Zoom this week where we will share images for discussion. Let Paula or Simon know if you would lime to join in.

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Sad news – Eddie Bell

We are very sorry to advise members of the passing of Eddie Bell on Sunday 12th April. This followed a period of illness (cancer) which, sadly, he did not recover from. Eddie was a long term member of the Society and he will be greatly missed. He was extremely moved to have won the David Smith Memorial Trophy Macro competition on 6th February with his wonderful print of seedheads and this also scored very highly in Northallerton battle.
Due to the current restrictions we will be prevented from taking part in any funeral arrangements, but hopefully we will be able to pay our respects at some point in the future. I will try to contact his sons about this.

Allan Snape

and from John L Davies..

So sad to hear about Eddie. As a founder member yourself, like me you will have known him for over 20 years. He has always been a stalwart, supporting the club in external competitions and in many other areas such as helping at Stokesley show and organising sweatshirts and caps with the society logo. He was also a good friend and an all round “nice bloke” who had more than his share of adversities in his life and facing them all with a certain benign resignation that would have defied most people. I realised something must have been wrong when he failed to appear at the last few meetings before lockdown but as you say, it was great that he won the macro competition even if he didn’t manage to get his hands on the trophy. I will miss him.

Kind regards


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