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 Results

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.

WPS logo 2018   348x224

 British Photographic Exhibitions logo 150pxx89 1

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

More information can be found under the Exhibition menu.

Some members awards and a selection of images from our competitions

Opening night 4-Sep-2018

Viv Brett was thanked for her outstanding work on producing the WPS Handbook and the WNE catalogue.


crop 1 300 x 400  20180904 193731

crop 2 300 x 400 px  20180904 193726


WPS Handbook

The 2018 -19 Handbook is now available for members after you logon. When logged on look under “Information”. It is in PDF format.

WPS Print Exhibition 2018 Awards Prize-giving

Exhibition Opening, Prize-giving & Social Evening

New Members Gallery.

Well done Atul Kshirsagar. He has loaded a set of his images to his Members Gallery Page.

The most liked image for July 2018

The image with the most “likes” from our Facebook page for July 2018 is by Glyn Paton. See below.

Glyn Paton Upgraded to Level 2 judge by SCPF.

Congratulations to our President for 2018/19, Glyn Paton who, following “very encouraging feedback from clubs”, has been upgraded from a Level One to a Level Two judge for the SCPF.  See more information on this.

WPS Cookie Policy

For details on the WPS cookie policy and information on the choices and how to change your mind see the WPS cookie policy.

Members, please note, you must accept cookies to be able to logon.


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



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 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