York Photographic Society (YPS), was formed in 1887. It is the oldest camera club in York and was one of the very first camera clubs & photographic societies in Britain. After an enforced hiatus, the Society reformed in 1932.
We are a friendly camera club with a membership covering a diverse range of ages, abilities and photographic genres. We meet on Wednesday evenings at the Poppleton Centre on the outskirts of York (see map below) with our season running from September to May. (NOTE: depending on COVID-19 status, we may meet on Zoom)
Meetings start at 7:30 p.m. prompt unless stated otherwise. See our programme for what’s on offer this year. We have talks, presentations and lectures from guest speakers and internal speakers, as well as project nights (where members informally show and discuss their images) and competitions (where images are submitted for judging).
YPS has elected offices for President, Vice President, Treasurer and General Secretary, which are supported by a committee. All Committee Members are happy to offer advice and guidance on all matters of photography (even if we have to get our heads together to answer a query) and would welcome an approach from anyone with a query.
We also encourage informal group days out and short trips, ranging from adhoc local visits to Drax Power Station and York Minster, to close by iconic locations such as Whitby, Saltwick Bay and Bempton Cliffs, to further afield such as Farne Islands and Glen Affric. We welcome photographers of any level joining us on our jaunts and we are happy to give guidance should you wish.
So whether you shoot digital or film, on anything from a phone to a large format view camera, we’d love to see you. Membership costs £50 per year. We’d also welcome you joining us for a couple of sessions first to get a feel for what we’re about (£5 per meeting). Every year toward the beginning of the season, we have an “Open Evening” where visitors can come and see what’s on offer for free.
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