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


Winchester Photographic Society Members Outing

Thursday 25 July 2019

Another of David McKibbin's excellent photo walks around London.- Thursday 25th July.

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Some of the winning images from our competitions

The Most Liked Image for June 2019

The image with the most “likes” from our Facebook page for June 2019 is by Sarah Townley. The image can be seen further down the page, below “The President's Welcome”.   2019 June 150 px   Sarah Townley   Dandelion Seed with Dew Drop

The WPS Speakers for the 2019-2020 season

We are pleased to announce our speakers for the forthcoming season, 2019-2020

Details can be found on our news page or click here.

2019 Print Exhibition Prizegiving Evening

The photos from the presentation of the 2019 Print Exhibition awards can be see here.

Thank you to Martin Farrow for the photos of the presentation of the awards and exhibition.

ARPS Awards

Congratulations to Tony Cowburn on his ARPS. Tony has added his ARPS panel to his Members Gallery page and it can also be seen from the Distinctions Galleries page.

The Best of the Best Results

Judge: Jim Pascoe 21st May 2019

1st Paul Davison

Off to the Market

2nd A Paul Davison Off to the Market

2nd Deneen Mitchell Hummingbird Hawk Moth
3rd Deborah Gordon Early morning mist abandoned watercress bed
HC Ray Hems Fish Fight
HC Ray Hems Cuban Girl
HC Ron Foulkes Evening Perch
1st Deborah Gordon

Through the Greenhouse Glass

1st R3 B Deborah Gordon Through The Greenhouse Glass

2nd Pete Whieldon It’s a Grey Day and it’s Just Started Snowing
3rd David McKibbin Between Newcomers
HC David McKibbin Almost There
HC Pete Whieldon Shelter from the Rain
HC Sue Birtwistle Gollum?s Lair

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.
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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.

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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 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