Newark & District Photographic Society

Spotlighting the Best in local Amateur Photography

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Most of Newark & District Photographic Society's activities take place on Monday evenings September through April and are open to members, prospective members and non-members alike.

Full Member£35.00
Joint Unwaged£50.00
First Year Subscription
Full Member£30.00
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.

Upcoming Events

05/09/2022      The Isle of Harris—A Photographer's Paradise

Lesley Grand-Scrutton

This lecture relates to a recent personal exhibition centred around the photographs Lesley took during a ten day stay on the Isle of Harris last year. Lesley likes to highlight the difference between producing single images for club competitions and exhibitions and the work involved in producing an individual high quality exhibition for public display.

7:30 PM - 10:00 PM @ Sheldon Suite, Newark Showground

12/09/2022      Our love for AV—A Joint Audio-Visual presentation by Keith and Kate Brown


This will be an evening containing a mixture of styles of AV—some of Keith's and some he produced jointly with his late wife, Kate—that should spark enthusiasm. Keith will ensure he includes simple interpretations of music/songs as well as longer documentaries.

Keith has been showing AVs to clubs and societies since 1980, as well as judging AVs at National and International levels and being a Past Chairman and Treasurer of the RPS AV Group.

7:30 PM - 10:00 PM @ Sheldon Suite, Newark Showground

19/09/2022      My Summer

This evening, we will be looking at photographs that show what our members have been up to over the summer break!

This occasion is not for top-notch, carefully composed, and beautifully presented images—those should be saved for the POY nights. There will have been many times over the summer when a phone was the only camera members had with them and they saw something worth snapping.

We hope to see photographs that capture moments of members' summer experiences—something amazing, amusing, poignant, puzzling, or memorable, or even something so under-whelming, mundane, or ‘British’ that it just makes a good picture.

More details nearer the time about how to send photographs in.

7:30 PM - 10:00 PM @ Sheldon Suite, Newark Showground

26/09/2022      Abandoned Architecture

James Kerwin

In 2014, James began shooting his first abandoned building series 'Decadence', and six years on James has built up a large portfolio taken in some of the most striking locations in Europe and beyond. James' primary focus is capturing rich colour palettes and straight lines in the camera, then utilising modern post-processing techniques to develop each completed image.

7:30 PM - 10:00 PM @ Sheldon Suite, Newark Showground

03/10/2022      Photographer of the Year Heat 1 Prints

David Kissman OBE, CPAGB, BPE3*

Followed after the break by Photographer of the Year Heat 1 PDI.

7:30 PM - 8:40 PM @ Sheldon Suite, Newark Showground