Founded 1923

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

Welcome to the Winchester Photographic Society

Professional Photographic Instruction for Members
We have several new initiatives this year. One is our Education programme.
See details under What’s On > Special Interest Groups > Education

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.

Winchester Photographic Society win the Southern Counties Photographic Federation (SCPF) print league

A selection of images from our competitions

LRPS Awards

Congratulations to Bijen Gurung, Jeff Johnson, Dave Kiddle, and Trevor Morecraft on achieving their LRPS.

Click on the names above to see their individual LRPS Panel or go to the Distinctions Galleries to see all the uploaded Panels.

Members do not have to have an LRPS or ARPS to have their own gallery. Logon and follow the instructions on the Members Gallery image upload page, which is under Galleries, to have you Gallery set up.

WPS Hat Fair Photography Competition

Entries for the WPS Hat Fair Photography Competition - in association with the Hat Fair and South West Trains are now closed.

Winchester National Exhibition

Entries are now closed. Information on the Exhibition.

The most liked image for June 2017

The images with the most “likes” from our Facebook page for June 2017 are by Sarah Townley. See below.

2017 AGM Prize giving Awards

Thanks to Martin Farrow the photos of the presentation of the awards can be seen here.

New WPS Improvers Group

Following the success of the Beginner’s Group this season a number of members are forming a follow-on Improver’s Group for the 2017/18 season.

The group will decide on a monthly theme/challenge and members will be expected to bring 2 or 3 images to share at the next meeting for critique and review by the group. There will also be a small “Picture of the Month” competition.  More information.

PDI and Print League Results

League results for PDI and Prints are available at PDI Results and Print Results. The images can bee seen under the Galleries or from the links on the results pages.

WPS Print Exhibition 2017 Awards

The Photographs from the awards evening can be seen under Galleries, or from WPS Exhibition 2017 AwardsThe Results of the Society's 84th Annual Print Exhibition 2017 can be seen under Exhibitions.

Winchester Photographic Society win the Southern Counties Photographic Federation (SCPF) print league.

More information on the news page.

Introduction

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.

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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 £4 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