History of the Group

In February, 1997 six people with a common interest in making photographic quality prints via their home computer systems met at about six weekly intervals in Middlesbrough, U.K. The small group was formed under the umbrella of the Northern Counties Photographic Federation with similar groups based in Tyneside and Cumbria.

At that time the quality of output obtained from inkjet printers was not photographic quality but the self-help group continued to meet and encourage one another. At the end of the year the group had nine members.

In September 1998 the interest in Digital Imaging had increased and the numbers meeting had reached 20. It was agreed that the group would meet monthly and have a structured programme. By the end of the year the membership was 29.

Due to a number reasons, in June 1999 it was decided to become a stand-alone club whose aim was to support the ever increasing numbers of people, mainly from the mainstream photographic clubs in the area, becoming interested in the art and technique of Digital Photography.

Members currently travel to Middlesbrough from as faraway as Ripon in the south, near Barnard Castle in the west and Sunderland in the north.

Some members of the Group are also members of the Digital Imaging Groups of The Royal Photographic Society and/or the Photographic Society of America.

Also there are members of the Group who have worked for awards given by The Royal Photographic Society, Photographic Society of America and International Federation of Photographic Art (FIAP). For a list of world-wide Exhibitions under FIAP patronage click here.