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 Autumn 2017 Training Programme


Winchester National Exhibition 2017 Results and Galleries

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.

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The Winchester National Exhibition Galleries are now available, follow the link.

The Winchester National Exhibition results can be found on our Exhibition Result page.

More information can be found under the Exhibition menu.

A selection of images from our competitions

PDI League Entries

PDI League Round 3 - 12th December 2017 - Entries are open.

Entries close at midnight midnight Wednesday 6th December 2017

Judge: Brian Burden LRPS

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The Results from the PDI Round 2 Tuesday 7 November 2017 are available. This link takes you to the full PDI League table. The evenings results are on the News Page.  The images can be seen on the Round 2 Gallery page.

Print League Images and Results

Members who had a 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.
Logon and use the “Winning/Placed Print PDI upload” page under Competitions
Please make sure you name your image as required on the upload page and size it to 1400 x 1050 px

Bijen Gurung attains his LRPS

Congratulations to Bijen who was presented the award at the Gurkha Museum, Winchester on Saturday 28 October.  More details here.  Bijen Gurung's LRPS Panel can be seen here.

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Dr Durga Bahadur Subedi, Nepal’s Ambassador to the UK, presented
the award at the Gurkha Museum, Winchester on Saturday 28 October


The most liked image for October 2017

The image with the most “likes” from our Facebook page for October 2017 is by Alan Thompson. See below.

Preparing Prints for Competitions & Exhibitions
by Louise Brown
Louise has provided a new version of her Preparing Prints for Competitions & Exhibitions guide. Logon and look under the following path : Information > Reference material & advice > Tutorials and advice.

New WPS Improvers Group

More information.


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 £4 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