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.

Change of Venue for Tuesday evenings in January 2017

The main hall of the Discovery Centre is having a face lift in January and will be out of action. January's WPS events will now take place at Ashburton Hall, Elizabeth II Court. The address is Sussex Street, Winchester SO23 8TG

WPS Secretary Ann Erkut

A selection of images from our league competitions

2017 Members Print Exhibition

To Enter the 2017 Print Exhibition logon and go to the Enter 2017 Print Exhibition under "Exhibitions”.  The Exhibition Entry system will be active from the 1st January 2017 to 6.00 pm  Saturday 28th January 2017.

Details, including the dates for on-line entry during January, can be found under "Exhibitions"

The Distinctions Group

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

PDI Round 3 Results for Tuesday 03 January 2017

The results can be seen on the 2016/17 PDI League Competition Results Page and images can be seen on the PDI Round 3 page.

The most liked image for December 2016

The image with the most “likes” from our Facebook page for December 2016 is by Eric Blake the image is “The Shard from The Sky Garden”. 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