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


New WPS Members Competitions - Tuesday 30 January

The George Walsh Trophy - Photo-journalism/Documentary

This new trophy is presented in memory of George Walsh, longstanding member of WPS, who died in May 2017. During his 60 years of membership he was actively involved in the running of the Society, taking the role of President twice and being appointed Honorary Life President in 1991. He ran the Society’s annual exhibition for 31 years, and was co-founder of the Audio-Visual Group.

The theme for the George Walsh Trophy is Photo-journalism and Documentary photography.   Images should chronicle events, daily lives, social situations and public occasions.

Set of three pictures

The second competition of the night will be members sets of three images that have a linking theme, on a subject or concept of their own choice.

All question to the Competition Secretary.


A selection of images from our competitions

Winchester Photographic Society's 85th Annual Print Exhibition 2018

One again the Society is holding an Annual Print Exhibition. The 2018 Exhibition is confined to members.

The Exhibition Entry system will be active from the Sunday 4th February 2018 and closing at 6.00pm Saturday 3rd March 2018. The online entry system is unable to accept late entries.  Details and how to enterTerms and Conditions.

Results from the PDI Round 3 Tuesday 12 December 2017

The results are on the News Page for PDI Round 3, and the full PDI League table can be seen here. The images are on the R3 PDI Gallery page.

The most liked image for December 2017

The image with the most “likes” from our Facebook page for December 2017 is by Nick Townley. 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 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