Newark & District Photographic Society

Spotlighting the Best in local Amateur Photography

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Most of the Society's activities take place on Monday evenings and are open to members, prospective members, and non-members interested in a single event.

Full Member£32.00
Joint Unwaged£37.00
First Year Subscription
Full Member£20.00
Joint Unwaged£24.00
Attendance Fee
Attendance fees must either be paid on arrival or in advance by bank transfer to the Society's account.
Bank details are available from the President, Secretary, or Membership/Programme Secretaries.

The Society

Newark & District Photographic Society has existed to promote and provide support for Amateur Photography in and around Newark-on-Trent, Nottinghamshire, England since 1938.

A keen group of photographers, we meet weekly between September and April to hear guest speakers talk on their photographic techniques & experiences, and to receive constructive criticism of our own work.

This website was created to allow parties interested in photography both locally and further afield to see what we do. You will find contact details, news, reminders of upcoming events and competition deadlines, our current programme, society and competition rules, guidelines for nature competitions, preparation guides for print and projected digital image competitions, and several galleries of members' work.

All correspondence should be emailed to the relevant contact or posted to the Hon. General Secretary: Newark & District Photographic Society, c/o 104b North Gate, Newark, Nottinghamshire, NG24 1HF.

Latest News

PAGB Inter-Club Print Championship


Tickets are now available for the judging to be held on Sunday 24th October at Smethwick PS.

Change of Venue for 18th/25th October and 1st November


For the next three weeks (18th/25th October and 1st November) we will be in the Sir Stuart Goodwin Pavilion.

This is joined on to our usual room, just park a bit further up on the gravel.

FIAP/PSA Nature Definition


A new definition to come into effect from the 1st of January 2022 has been announced for events with FIAP or PSA patronage. Although not yet been found on the FIAP website, there is no reason to doubt the claims of dual body support made on the PSA website and in the October 1st issue of the PAGB e-news.

The Society is comparing the existing and new definitions with a view to providing advice but here are some key points:
1. A broader range of subjects continue to be allowed than under the PAGB definition, albeit with greater restrictions on inclusion of objects created by humans unless a necessary part of the story;
2. This definition remains more restrictive than the PAGB's in terms of what are considered allowable edits—now specifically barring the application of a vignette or background blur during post processing;
3. Clauses have been added that exclude images that show activity that threatens the life or welfare of living organisms and that bar the controlling of subjects by chilling, anaesthetic, or restricting natural movement;
4. Stitched images are now allowed, provided the component images have overlapping fields of view and have been taken consecutively.
5. The eligibility for Wildlife awards has been further tightened and now exclude botanical organisms removed from their natural environment for the purpose of photography or any images staged for the purpose of photography.

Further guidance shall be made available in due course.

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