Founded 1923

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

Welcome to the Winchester Photographic Society

Professional Photographic Instruction for Members
We have several new initiatives this year. One is our Education programme.
See details under What’s On > Special Interest Groups > Education

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.

Winchester Photographic Society win the Southern Counties Photographic Federation (SCPF) print league

Winchester National Exhibition 2017

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 2017 flyer B landscape without bleeds  
Details of the Winchester National Exhibition can be found on our Exhibition pages.


Rules for Entry

Exhibition of Images

Click on the image on the left of this link to Download the Winchester National Exhibition flyer.


A selection of images from our competitions

Print League Round 5 Results

The results from Tuesday 25th Apr 2017 are in the normal place under competitions.

Annual Print Exhibition 2017

Our Annual Print Exhibition is now open and can be seen at the Winchester Discovery Centre from the 8th April to the 7th May.

Monday to Friday 10am to 6pm, Saturday 10am to 5pm, Sunday 11am to 3pm.

WPS Print Exhibition 2017 Awards

The Photographs from the awards evening can be seen under Galleries, or from WPS Exhibition 2017 AwardsThe Results of the Society's 84th Annual Print Exhibition 2017 can be seen under Exhibitions.

PDI League Round 5 Results

The results from Tuesday 21 March 2017 are in the normal place under competitions and the R5 images can be seen in the Galleries.

Winchester Photographic Society win the Southern Counties Photographic Federation (SCPF) print league.

More information on the news page.

The Distinctions Group

The meetings are in "The Children’s Library area" at the Winchester Discovery Centre, see the Distinctions Group page.

The most liked image for February 2017

The image with the most “likes” from our Facebook page for February 2017 is by Dawn Blight. See below.


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 ever evolving website; I sincerely hope you will find the information useful and feel motivated to join us whether as a member, potential member or visitor.

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.

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 years programme has additional new features which should appeal to all, these include two Special Interest Groups: a Beginners Group and an enhanced Reality Group. Formal education groups and varied practical workshops should ensure my theme of ‘Improvement with Fun’ is met.

For those of you who are already competent camera users, share your passion and knowledge with other like-minded folk. Whether your interest is sport, travel, people, landscapes, photo-journalism . . . 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 – please take a look, and then please come to one of our meetings. You will be extremely welcome.

More information on what we do can be found here.

Eric Blake LRPS
President 2016-17