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


A selection of images from our competitions

Print League Round 5

The results of Round 5 10 April 2018 have arrived and can be seen on the news page.

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.

Congratulations to Dan Cowen and Jill North, who were 1st in round 5 of the beginners and intermediate league respectively. Dan with the Snow Leopard and Jill with the City Lights. Both images are in the 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's 85th Annual Print Exhibition 2018

2018 Members Print Exhibition Results and now available.

The most liked image for March 2018

The image with equal most “likes” from our Facebook page for March 2018 is by Nick Townley. See below.

PDI League Round 5

The PDI League table now includes the results from round 5 and can be seen in the usual place under Competitions or from this direct link.  The Round 5 Gallery is available.

Ordering of Nomad print boxes


The next 'order window' for Print Boxes will will open on Monday 2nd April and
close on Friday 27th April 2018.

See the news page for more details.

Chris Button 27-Feb-2018 Landscape Photography

Chris Button has kindly provided some notes from his talk to the WPS.   See the "Advice / Tutorials / Workshops" page or use this direct link. Note this opens a PDF.



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