Founded 1923

Member of the Southern Counties Photographic Federation
Affiliated to the Photographic Alliance of Great Britain

Welcome to the Winchester Photographic Society

Examples of members work can be seen in the member’s galleries pages and on the members Distinctions Galleries page, where LRPS and ARPS panels are displayed.

WPS Members Training programme for 2017-18

The 2018 Training Programme


Winchester Photographic Society’s Spring Lecture

Tuesday 27th March 2018 19:30 to 22:00 at the Winchester Discovery Centre

Stuart Franklin

Tiananmen Square, Beijing, China, 1989  630x426 Award winning Magnum photographer and former president of Magnum Photos. The ‘Tank Man’ stopping the column of T59 tanks, Tiananmen Square, China, 4 June 1989  630x427

Stuart Franklin explores why we are driven to visually document our experiences and the world around us. He focuses on photography but traces this universal need through art, literature and science.

Tickets are available in advance only at £5 per person (members) & £10 per person (non-members). Please note that this is a ticketed event for members as well as non-members. Tickets are also available at the Society Desk on a Tuesday evening.

Tickets and more information are available here.

Please visit Stuart Franklin's Magnum page for more information about our special guest.


A selection of images from our competitions

Workshop and Outings Showcase event

The PDI upload page for the Workshop and Outings Showcase event is avalible after logging on and can be found under Competitions, an normal. The upload closes on Midnight 31st March 2018.

On Tuesday April 3rd, we have our Workshop and Outings Showcase event. This is a great opportunity, if you have attended a WPS event (Outing or Workshop) over the last two seasons to show off your images to the Society.

Society Events over the last 2 years that you may have attended include:
Studio Workshops by Andrew Appleton & Gareth Jones
Reptiles, Owls & small animals (Captive Light & Littleton)
Table Top Macro
Birds of Prey at Brambridge
Steam Rally at Otterbourne
Outings at the Cathedral, London Walks, Old Sarum, Southampton Docks, Southampton Aviation Museum & the Isle of Wight


Print League Round 4

The Print League table now includes the results from round 4 and can be seen in the usual place under Competitions or from this direct link.

Ordering of Nomad print boxes


The next 'order window' for Print Boxes will will open on Monday 2nd April and
close on Friday 27th April 2018.

See the news page for more details.

PDI League Entries

PDI League Round 5 - 20 March 2018 - Entries are closed.

Entries closed at midnight Wednesday 14th March 2018

Judge: Ruari Cumming ARPS

The most liked image for February 2018

This month we have two images with equal most “likes” from our Facebook page for February 2018 by Sarah Townley and Geoff Sharman. See below.

Chris Button 27-Feb-2018 Landscape Photography

Chris Button has kindly provided some notes from his talk to the WPS.   See the "Advice / Tutorials / Workshops" page or use this direct link. Note this opens a PDF.



Winchester Photographic Society (WPS) was founded in 1923. It is now one of the largest clubs in the southern region with a thriving membership of around 180 and with weekly attendance averaging 80. Our members' photographic interests are broad and we try to reflect this in our programme of events. In terms of photographic skills, our membership covers all levels, from absolute beginners who have yet to purchase a camera, to those who travel the world producing sensational images of people and places, flora and fauna.

We meet on Tuesday evenings 7:30-10:00pm from September to May at the Performance Hall in the Winchester Discovery Centre. See the Contact tab for map and directions.

Extensive information about membership can be found under the Membership tab.


The President's Welcome

A warm welcome to our society website. I sincerely hope you will find the information useful and feel motivated to join us whether as a member, potential member or visitor.

We are one of the largest Photography Clubs in the South with a current membership of 180 and have many interesting events for all levels of photographer. This year’s programme has additional new features which should appeal too many, these include two new Special Interest Groups: an Improvers Group providing a follow on from the Beginners group and a Smartphone Group. The Distinctions Group has had success over the past years helping members achieve the Royal Photographic Society’s LRPS distinction and is now also offering coaching to achieve the ARPS distinction.

Non-members are very welcome to any of our Tuesday meetings (sub-groups and workshops are restricted to members only) for £5 per visit (max 4 visits per year) – simply turn up, sign-in and take a visitor badge. Those who subsequently join the Society will have these fees deducted from their joining fee. Full details about membership can be found under the Membership tab.

If you are new to photography or already experienced camera users, share your passion and knowledge with other like-minded folk. Whether your interest is sport, travel, people, landscapes, Nature . . . in a society of our size there are always plenty of other enthusiasts to compare experiences with.

Our Membership pages offer much more detail about what our society has to offer. Take a look, and then come to one of our meetings. Please be aware that due to the success of the society we periodically need to run a waiting list for new members.

More information on what we do can be found here.

Nick Townley LRPS
President 2017-18