***  NEWS ***


This is the section for news about the Club and it's members.

Also for news that might benefit the members.

 If you've found a great local spot for photography

Or if you've won an award and want to share your good fortune..let me know.

Please include images that relate to information sent.

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Don't forget to get your entries in to our own International Salon

** Closing Date ** for  Salon Entries Sunday 16th July 2017 !!


( Please support  NAPC by entering )



Club member Martin Gandar has an Exhibition of his Photography at Teignmouth Pavilion during the Summer months in aid of Rowcroft Hospice see details below:




The Ragged Victorians are down at Morwellham Quay near Tavistock over the Bank Holiday  27th, 28th and 29th May 2017

( should be good for photography )  see link below:










Panel & Digitally Projected  Images 2017 Battle Results !!


The Winning print Panel was 'Out of The Darkroom' by Bideford Camera Club

( pictured below)



Exmouth Camera Club took second Place with ' Objec D'ar Shed '

3rd Place went to Ivybridge with 'Off The Rails'

'Portraits' by Torbay Photographic Club was Highly commended.



Best print went to Clive Figes for 'Carmen' Torbay Photographic Club

2nd was 'Gauge ' by John Perriam from Exmouth Club

3rd was 'Shire Horses' by R.Mellor from Braunton Club

Highly Commended went to 'The Feet ' by Phil Woodley from Exeter Club

'Driver Satisfied After a Good Run' by Ian Clements of Ivybridge Club


Congratulations to Torbay Photographic Club who were the winners  of the DPI section with 90 points

Newton Abbot were second with 84 points.

Ivybridge were third with 82 points.

Exeter club were Highly Commended  with 81 points.


Our own Gordon Aspland was 1st in the Digital Image section with his image 'Blue Gate'

2nd was Geoff Bosworth from Torbay Photographic Club for his image 'Archie'

3rd was Peter Boswald From Torbay Photographic Club with 'Physalis'

Highly Commended went to Alan Davey from Ivybridge Club for his image 'Kicking up the Dirt'

'Happiness' by Bob Styring from Plymouth

'Skating on Ice' by Anne Whitley Of Exeter Camera Club


Judge George Reekie DPAGB ABPE giving his appraisal of one of the panels




Newton Abbot Photographic Club Hosts Inter Club Panels Battle


Saturday 13th May 2017



A reminder that this coming Saturday we host the Annual Inter Club Panels Battle at  The Courtenay Centre Newton Abbot TQ12 2QA


The Hall will be open between 10.am - 11-45 am for  the setting up of the  Panels

The Hall  is  closed for One Hour  for Lunch 11.45 a.m -12.45p.m

The Hall will be open for viewing the Panels from 12.45.

1.00 p.m - 1.15 p.m  Club Reps Meeting

Print Panel Battle commences at 1.15 pm - 2.45 p.m

Refreshments and Raffle 2.45 p.m - 3.30 p.m

PDI competition  3.30 p.m - 5.00 p.m

Presentations of awards 5.00 p.m - 5.30 pm

  Hall Closes at 6.00 p.m


A warm welcome awaits our visitors, this Battle is always interesting and provides a great way to see  the work  of other Clubs !




Still time to visit the WCPF Exhibition !!


The WCPF is holding its annual exhibition at  Bovey Tracey Golf Club. The exhibition is on in the main function rooms until 14th May 2017.

Opening times 10.00am - 4.30 pm daily.

Bovey Golf Club is on the A382/Monks Way  just north of Bovey Tracey TQ13 9NG





End of Season Dinner and Awards 2017


On May 3rd we held our Annual Dinner and awards evening at the Eastern Eye.

This was a great social evening and everyone seemed to enjoy the new venue!!

Awards were presented by our Chairman Phillip Gill.


Christina Burton was Photographer of the Year she was also  awarded  Best Colour print of The Year and equal first  PDI Worker with Graham Dunn,Garnett Showell and Keith Choules .



Garnett Showell was equal First PDI Worker, Garnett is also our

Master Photographer of The Year




Lynn Buckley won Best Digitally Projected Image of The Year




Chris Marsham Won best Mono Print of the Year




Full results For the 2016-2017 season can be seen below







Master Photographer of the Year 2017 Competition




The Competition took place at the Club on 28th March 2017.This year there were four themes :

Landscape, Gardens, Urban Life and Silhouhettes.

It was great to see such a large entry with many new members putting in their work and getting good scores.

Judging was done internally by the membership themsleves using the very successfull

electronic scoring system devised by Alan Boothman.

Overall winner and Master Photographer of the Year  was Garnett Showell with a score of 423  a clear 19 points ahead of everyone else!!

Full results can be seen on the competition pages of this website.

Garnett's print 'Tenby' was also voted Best print of the competition!!




Spotted in Paignton


Club member David Knowles spotted a Sparrow Hawk devouring a pigeon

while in Hyde Road Paignton


"The bird had just taken the pigeon and was completely oblivious to me or others stood watching as she enjoyed her breakfast"






Photography Show 2017


The Photography Show is to be held  this year at the NEC Birmingham from 18th- 21st March 2017


for full details follow the link below:







WCPF Members Exhibition 2017

The WCPF Members exhibition is open for entries up until March 4th 2017

If you are a paid up member of Newton Abbot Photographic Club you can enter this competition.

There are 7 Classes to enter with a total of 66 medals and ribbons up for grabs as well as Highly Commended certificates.

Selected Prints and Digital images will be on display for two weeks in May at  Bovey Tracey Golf club.

For further info visit http://www.wcpf.org.uk



Wildlife Comedy Awards Photography Exhibition

at Hannahs - Seale Hayne

The Gallery (10am - 4pm )

From Sat 28th January- Sunday 12 March 2017  (  Free Admisson ) . see Hannahs website for a preview of some of the images, looks like it is worth a visit !





*** On Sunday 5th February 2017 DPIC-WCPF Digitally Projected Interclub Battle is to be held at the Corn Exchange in Exeter***


This is a good way to see the best work  from clubs from further afield and get a feel for what judges are looking for in competition images.

 A few members from our club go every year.  It would be great to see some more club members attending. Speak to one of the committee if you require further details



December Report


December was a short month for the club with only three Club nights,  it began with the monthly PDI competition.

On the 13 th  we were treated to an evening with well respected photographer Margaret Salisbury FRPS, FIPF ,MTIAP, APAGB.

As well as her excellent images she shared her personal philosophy regarding her work, a very interesting evening.


On the 20th we held our annual Triptych Compettion and Social evening.


Our competitions continue to attract a large number of entries .  Here is a table of the current scores for both the Print and PDI sections,  including the last competition (PDI 6th December) . Good to see many of our newer members featuring in the awards.



November Report


Almost half way through the Season and November has seen some interesting evenings. Sheila Haycox entertained us with a selection of AVs on an array of subjects. She Also brought along some very good prints for us to look to look at. Our own members Gordon Aspland and Chris Marsham shared some of the images they have been working on with us and Carol Smart and Sheridan treated us to a presentation set to music showing the fun that can be had on the location outings. !! We also did well this month in  the Print round of the South Devon League, coming first against Exmouth, Dawlish & Teignmouth, and Crediton, where Christina Burton also won top points with her “Grebe with Catch”.



October Report


October got off to a great sart with a talk by David Yates who wowed us with a selection of beautiful prints. He was very entertaining and showed us a selection of  Colour and Black and White images..as well as a few polaroid shots!!

Our second meeting  was a Club swap where members from Exeter Club showed us some of their Photography. The evening was very varied including studio, astrophotography and some very unusual angles achieved by mounting a camera at the top of a pole !!  A very inspiring evening,  good to see what other  local clubs are up to !

On the the 18th we hosted an Interclub Challenge Shield competition. This was a digitally projected competiton between Plymouth, Ivybridge,Kingsbridge and Newton Abbot. There were some great images from all clubs, in the end we won the Shield beating Plymouth by just one point. Thanks to all members who brought in food and contributed to making such a successful evening.

On the 25th we held our first Print competition of the season.. the Judge was Ginny Campbell  ( see winning images in the gallery)




 Congratulations to Club members Philip Gill and Carol Murrin who recently announced their engagement !!


New season gets off to a Good Start !

A warm welcome to our new members 


September Report


Our first meeting was an insight into the type of Photography that is acceptable at Salon level..with a great evening put together by Alan Botthman showing images and awards from our own International Salon.

Our second evening was an interesting talk by well known Photographer Andy Beel FRPS who showed us his Black and White digital and print work,.. as well describing some of the techniques he uses to achieve his results.

We then had our first critique evening where each member bought in three images to talk about in groups..with the best from each group diplayed in the second half.

Our final meeting in September was our first Digital competition night. ( see the Gold winning images in the Gallery )

The Top Nine after the first round are:

Richard Garvey-Williams 13

Graham Dunn 13

Garnet Showell 11

Philip Gill 11

Gordon Aspland 8

Lyn Buckley 7

Alex Graeme 7

Keith Choules 7

Karin Brooks 7








Don't forget Our very own Salon Closes at the end of the week

Entries must be in by Sunday 17th July   !!!!!




Totnes Longbow Canoe Races coming up in July.  Always worth a visit. Great for action photography !!



( N.B. Image above was taken by club member Christina Burton at the 2014 event )



Local Club Holds a Summer Exhibition may be worth a Visit, details below




Master Photographer of the The Year Themes

 Here are the themes for next seasons  (2016-2017)  Master Photograher of the Year competition as decided at the A.G.M.

Choose three of the four categories...something to think about during the summer break!

They are as follows:  Urban Life,  Landscape, Gardens  and  Silhouettes.



National Trust Photographic Competitions

The National Trust is currently running a Competition to find an image for the front and back cover of their next Handbook (2017) for further information visit their website.

They are also running a competition at Overbecks, near Salcombe to find Garden photographer of the year, there are two themes 'The Beauty of Plants' and The Secret Life of A Garden'.  For more information visit Overbecks website.



A few of us went to the Devon Clubs' Battle at Clyst St Mary on Saturday 14th May. Unfortunately our Panel wasn't  placed , however we came a healthy second place in the Projected Image section.


  Judge John Tilsley discusses the finer points of our Panel

Alan Boothman Collects our 2nd Place  Award.


The Winning Panel 'Street Feet'

( Tavistock Camera Club)



Permajet  Digital Imaging Roadshow Comes to Exeter


Wednesday 25th May 2016  9am-4.30pm at  Sandy Park  Conference and Banqueting Centre, Exeter

Free Admission: seminars and trade show. Register for tickets on website:  http://thedigitalimagingshow.co.uk



Devon Clubs' Battle


On Saturday May 14th 2016 Exeter Camera Club hosts The Annual Interclub (Panels) Battle  at 

The Village Hall, Clyst St Mary EX5 1BG. 

The panels are open for viewing between 12.00-1.00pm, with judging starting at 1.00pm. As well as the Panels, Digitally Projected  images are also judged. Hopefully our Panel will do well this year!





Annual  Dinner and Awards at The Wellington Inn Ipplepen 3rd May 2016


On Tuesday May 3rd our Annual Dinner and  Awards evening took place at the Wellington Inn  Ipplepen, The evening was an enjoyable social evening followed by the presentation of awards.



Hannah Coombes, Chris Marsham,and Peter Brooks.







Accepting their Awards!!

Awards were presented by chairman Phillip Gill ( From left to Right ) Hannah Coombes won Master Photographer of the Year,  Colour Print of the Year, Mono Print of the Year and was also Digital Worker of the Year. Chris Marsham won  Photographer of the Year, gaining the most points accrued from the monthly club competitions, he was also Print Worker of the Year.  Peter Brooks took the award for Digitally Projected Image of the Year.