Penrith & District Camera Club

social photography group for enthusiasts in Penrith & Eden

New Programmes

Our Annual Dinner & Awards Presentation took place on Friday 27th April and it was great to see so many Club members in attendance.  Huge thanks go to the organizers and I hope you’ll all agree the food was delicious and the venue well chosen.

The Dinner marked the end of the current Camera Club season, however we have a full programme of summer outings planned for members, a list of which can be found on our website alongside other events Club members may be interested in.  Details are now available for the Garden of Cosmic Speculation and final arrangements for other outings will be available on the website as they become available.  Non-members who would like to come along to any of the summer outings with a view to joining the Camera Club please contact us.

The Main Club Programme for the 2018/2019 season starting in September has now been finalized.  We welcome new members so if anyone would like to come along as a guest to see what we’re all about we would be happy to see you.  If you have any questions please see our About the Club section, FAQs or Contact Us.

Our Tuesday Club, which is a series of photography workshops aimed at beginners, also starts again in September.  The programme, dates and times have been revamped for the 2018/2019 season, details of which can be found on our website.

The Northern Photography & Video Show at Rheged Discovery Centre takes place during the weekend of 12th & 13th May.  Penrith & District Camera Club, alongside other Camera Clubs from around Cumbria, will be exhibiting a selection of members’ photographs during the event.  Do come along and say hello!





NCPF Annual 2018

The long awaited results from the Northern Counties Photographic Federation Annual Competition are now available on their website.   We have had a brilliant year as a Club, with Highly Commended awards in both Colour Print, PDI and Beginners Print alongside several portfolio and alliance selections.  Special congratulations to John Williams and Jo Knight who have both won Trophies.  Awards are as follows:


Federation Challenge Cup: Best Monochrome print
John Williams ‘Laid Up’

Ken Henderson Trophy: Best Human Portrait
Jo Knight ‘Ruby’


Colour Prints:
John Williams ‘Soft Light On Ullswater’
Jo Knight ‘Red Queen’

Dawn Stobbart ‘Grounded Plane’

Beginners Print:
Janet Fielden ‘Forest Nightmares’

“Pictures which, although they may not be competition winners, are interesting as images and which are representative of the kind of work being produced by the clubs of the Federation”. These images will appear on the CD produced of the Annual competition.

Mono Print:
Jo Knight ‘The Stag’s Head’

Colour Print:
John Williams ‘Trees and Mist Yellowstone’
Jane Peet ‘Alone’ & ‘Staring Down Both Barrels’
Linda Farquhar ‘Three Tulips’
Dave Connell ‘Sheikh Zayed Grand Mosque’

John Tillotson ‘A Rock and a Hard Place’ & ‘Bottled Water’
John Williams ‘Red Grouse Ruffling Feathers’
Jo Knight ‘Silent Spectre’

These images will represent the NCPF in the national inter-federation competitions.

Mono print:
Jo Knight ‘Evening Rain’

Colour Print:
Jo Knight ‘Beneath The Waves’

John Tillotson ‘From the Garden of Pleasant Flowers’


Scores for all our club entries can be found in the Member’s Area of our website.


Image of the Year Competition 2017-18

An excellent season of events, competitions, speakers and contributions from members drew to a close with our AGM on Wednesday evening (11th April), and the Image of the Year Competition.

Congratulations to the winners – voted for by the attending members:

Advanced – PDI

3 Drops, Jane Peet (winner)

The Storr, John Williams (runner up)

Advanced – Print

Red Grouse in Breeding Plumage, John Williams (winner)

Cheval Blanc, Mike Hughes and Old Pier, Lytham, Nicky Robley (Joint Runner Up)

Intermediate – PDI

An Eden Sunset, Mike Whelan (winner)

Hot Coffee, Linda Farquhar (runner up)

Intermediate – Print

Winter Sunset, Linda Farquhar (winner)

Abstract, King’s Cross, Kath Brown (runner up)

Club – PDI

Landing Pad, Karen Mclellan (winner)

Edinburgh Invitation!, Janet Fielden and Painted Lady, Jane Wise (joint runner up)

Club – Print

Woodpecker, Ian Cassely (winner)

Under the Stars, Karen Mclellan (runner-up)

Competition: PDI 3 2017/18 Advanced Class

Wednesday 28th March 2018: PDI Competition no.3 – the final digital image competition of the season was judged by Tom Stenhouse of Keswick Photographic Society.

Top marked entries in the Advanced Class.

Competition: PDI 3 2017/18 Intermediate Class

Wednesday 28th March 2018: PDI Competition no.3 – the final digital image competition of the season was judged by Tom Stenhouse of Keswick Photographic Society.

Top marked entries in the Intermediate Class.

Competition: PDI 3 2017/18 Club Class

Wednesday 28th March 2018: PDI Competition no.3

The final competition in the digital image league was judged by Tom Stenhouse of Keswick PS.

Top marked entries in the Club Class

Competition: Print 3 2017-18 Club Class

Wednesday 7th March 2018: Print Competition no.3

We gratefully welcomed David Best, LRPS, of Hexham and District PS through the snowy roads to our club this week to judge the last round of this season’s print competition.

Top marked entries in the Club Class.