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 National Exhibition 2018

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.

  924 x 300 px front page WNE 2018 Flyer landscape  
Details of the Winchester National Exhibition can be found on our Exhibition pages.

Introduction (which has the entry link)

Rules for Entry

Exhibition of Images


A selection of images from our competitions

WPS Summer BBQ 2018

Society Summer BBQ 2018

Once again, we are indebted to Michael White and his wife for hosting what has become our annual social event: a Summer Barbeque in his extensive gardens in Swanmore. The event takes place on Sunday 29th July from 2pm onwards.

More details can be seen here.


Image of the Year

The results from the image of the year (also known as the best of the best) can be seen on the news page.

The two winners from PDI and print rounds by Paul Davison are the first two images on the side show. The available placed images are also in the slide show. Some other images have been uploaded and are also included. E.G. the 1st place Thackeray Cup winner by Dan Cowen - Sleeping Giant, the 1st place Good Knight Trophy winner by Nick Townley - James

The most liked image for April 2018

The image with equal most “likes” from our Facebook page for April 2018 is by Trevor Morecraft. See below.

The Society Competition Evening Tuesday, 8th May 2018

We have two 1st place images available from the evening.
Sarah Townley won The Creative Cup (PDI): with “Broken mirror” and also won the Fair Damsel Trophy (prints): with “Staring Cancer in the Face”. These are first and second on the slide show. Well done Sarah.

The other results are now available on the News page below the AGM information.


Print League Round 5

The results of Round 5 10 April 2018 have arrived and can be seen on the news page. The final print league table is now available in the usual place or follow this link.

Print League Winning images

Round 5 and other rounds

Members who have had an image in a WPS print competition placed as 1st, 2nd, 3rd, HC (Highly commended) or HB (Held Back), should upload their image file as a PDI, so it can be displayed in the Galleries. This allows members who have not been able to attend the competition evenings to see the winning images, and some of the images may appear on the front page slideshow.

Follow the links from the “2017/18 Print League Competition Results” page to see the galleries. We still need images from previous rounds. Logon and use the Print Upload Page, (under Competitions) for uploading the PDI of your image.




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