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

The WPS Training Programme


WPS 2019 Annual General Meeting

Tuesday 4th June 2019 19:30 to 22:00 at the Winchester Discovery Centre

Timetable Information

Tuesday 23 April 2019   Committee Nominations Sheet available at Society Desk
Tuesday 14 May 2019   Deadline for Committee Nominations and requesting AOB Motions


Committee Nominations

  • Nominations sought for Vice President, Programme Secretary and 3 Members Representatives
  • Sheet requires signing by both Proposer and Seconder


Requesting AOB Motions

In accordance with The Constitution, any member wishing to submit additional AGM Agenda items and motions should be proposed, seconded and submitted to the Secretary no less than 3 weeks before the meeting

Adrian Binney
Secretary, WPS

Winchester National Exhibition 2019

The exhibition is organised by Winchester Photographic Society and is affiliated to British Photographic Exhibitions (BPE), thereby allowing photographers to gain BPE Crowns for any acceptances.

  WNE 924 x 300  FP L 2019 Flyer 2 for web  
Details of the Winchester National Exhibition can be found on our Exhibition pages.

Introduction (which has the entry link from 1 May to 30 June 2019)

Rules for Entry

Exhibition of Images

If you would like to print the flyer to advertise WNE 2019 locally you can download it here.


Some of the winning images from our competitions

The Most Liked Image for March 2019

The image with the most “likes” from our Facebook page for April 2019 is by Trevor Morecraft. The image can be seen further down the page, below “The President's Welcome”.

Print Round 5 Competition Results

The results of round 5 of the Print League on the 30-April-2019  can be seen on the news page. Below the The Society Competition Evening 2019 - Slider.

The Print League Competition Table is now updated.

Congratulations to the winners of each league, and therefore trophy, winners.

Beginners   John Rose
Intermediates   Dan Cowen
Advanced   Pete Whieldon ARPS DPAGB


PDI Round 5 Competition Results

The results of round 5 of the PDI League on the 23-April-2019  can be seen on the news page. Below the The Society Competition Evening 2019 - Slider.

Congratulations to the winners of each league, and therefore trophy, winners.

Beginners   Peter O’Sullivan
Intermediates   Alan Thompson LRPS
Advanced   Ray Hems

The final league table is now ready and can be seen here.

The PDI Round 5 round Gallery is available here

Trophies will be presented at the AGM.

Winchester Photographic Society's 85th Annual Print Exhibition 2019

The results of the 2019 Print Exhibition can be seen here.

The Society Competition Evening 2019

You can see the images from the The Society Competition Evening 2019 in a slide show on the news page.
Clicking on an image will open it in a new window.

WPS Cookie Policy

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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 around 200 and have many interesting events for all levels of photographer.

Our main programme, like most photographic societies, is made up of speakers and competitions. What makes WPS so special is the quality of the speakers we invite and the number of extra events that we run over and above our Tuesday meetings.

Our programme of speakers this year is one that will provide something of interest to everyone. Our headline events are the Autumn and the Spring Lectures; these feature: Joe McNally, a world-famous photographer mixing photo-journalism with fantastic lighting and Tim Flach, an internationally renowned wildlife photographer with a difference.

As stated above we run many other special groups including outings and events. Our aim is to provide something for everyone, whether you are starting out on your photographic journey or are already an advanced worker. A look under our “What’s On” tab will show the diversity that Winchester Photographic Society offers, from an ARPS advisory group to one for Beginners.

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 an experienced camera user, come to Winchester Photographic Society and share your passion and knowledge with other like-minded folk. Whether your interest is sport, travel, people, landscapes or 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 usually need to run a waiting list for new members.

More information on what we do can be found here. Glyn Paton LRPS President 2018-2019