Welcome to Winchester Photographic Society.  Founded 1923

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

The WPS Training Programme

WPS Active – but Different

Winchester Photographic Society has, of course, been tremendously affected by the restrictions surrounding the Covid-19 pandemic and consequent restrictions. We have, none the less, found ways to continue with photographic activities and WPS interactions.

Details can be found here.

Results 2020 Annual Print Exhibition

The full results of the Society's 87th Annual Print Exhibition 2020 can be see here

Results - Society evening 2020 Tuesday 12 May 2020

Judge : Jason Hyde.  The full results are on the News Page

1st Jude Blackman Can’t take my eyes off you
1st Graham Barber Taking aim
1st Kelly Long The spirit of freedom
1st Jude Blackman Goodbye mum


Results - Best Of the Best 19-May-2020

Judge Paul Thackeray

Prints  Shown as PDIs
1st  Helen Otton  Jumping Spaniel
2nd  Adrian Walmsley  Frosty morning jogger
3rd  Pete Whieldon  Wild kestrel feeding on mouse
1st  Ray Hems  Cuban farmer
2nd Roger Clark  A touching moment
3rd  Kelly Long  In isolation



Some of the images from our competitions

2020 Members Print Exhibition
  This exhibition has been converted to a digital image exhibition.

 See the 2020 Details page for more information'

We hope to hold a Print Exhibition in 2021 when provisional dates have been agreed.
Please consult the next WPS members handbook, when available, for further details.

Competition dates (including closing dates for Upload) for the remainder of the 2019-20 season

These can be found on the News Page

 After logging on the new Print League Image upload page can be found under "Competitions"

WPS - PAGB Distinctions Group
This is a new group aimed at offering a different type of qualification to RPS.

More details here.

The Most Liked Image for April 2020

The image with the most “likes” from our Facebook page, is the Domes at Greenwich by Tony Cowburn. The image can be seen here  with our past favourites.
 2020   April   150   Domes at Greenwich by Tony Cowburn


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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 very warm welcome to the Winchester Photographic Society website. I hope that you will find here any information you need as a member – and if you are considering membership, or would like to visit us, then I hope you’ll be inspired and encouraged to do that.

We are one of the largest, and most active, photographic clubs in the South of England. We have 200 members and try to offer something for all levels of photographer – we encourage and support our members to get what they want out of photography, and provide opportunities to take their photography further.

We offer a diverse and interesting speaker programme, with 14 presenters this season, covering travel photography, wildlife, creative and the music industry among other topics. Our highlights are our Autumn and Spring lectures: David DuChemin, renowned world and humanitarian photographer is speaking to us in November on “The Heart of the Photograph” – what makes a picture appeal and resonate. In March 2020 Alison Baskerville, documentary photographer and educator, is speaking about gender representation in photography, and her experiences photographing in a military and conflict setting.

We also have plenty of opportunities to submit your own work in competition and for critique. We have social events, outings and workshops. We cover specialized areas of photography, but also cater for those just beginning to capture images, process them and present them. A look under our “What’s On” tab will show the range of activities available, and you will see that there are usually several activities available each week during our early September to early June season.

Non-Members are very welcome to our Tuesday meetings (although subgroups, outings and workshops are restricted to members); simply turn up, pay the £5 visit fee, sign in and take a visitor badge. You can attend as a visitor up to 4-times a year and if you then decide to join the society those visitor fees can be deducted from your joining fee. Full details about membership can be found under the Membership tab. Due to the success of the society we usually have to run a waiting list for new members.

The society has just undertaken a major survey of the membership’s views. It is gratifying to see the level of approval that there is for the society’s activities across its programme of talks and competitions, wider events such as outings and workshops, and indeed for education and training. We strive to be a welcoming and friendly society.

We have an accessibility policy, and we want to make our events and services open to as many members as possible. If you have a particular need, for instance an easy access seat, then let us know and we’ll do what we can to help.
Our Membership pages offer much more detail about what our society has to offer. Whether you are new to photography or an established and experienced camera user, come to Winchester Photographic Society and share your interest and passion with like-minded, friendly and supportive enthusiasts.

Gavin Bowyer ARPS. President 2019-2020

More information on what we do can be found here.