About Guildford Photographic Society
GPS was founded in 1892 with the object of “advancing the art and craft of amateur photography”. Over 125 years on, this is still our objective. We are a very active club with around 90 members.
We pride ourselves on being a friendly group embracing all genres of photography from landscape to street photography, wildlife to portraiture, flowers to sport.
We welcome all levels of experience from beginners to advanced.
The majority of our members use digital cameras, but some also use film.
Our main season runs from September to May, meeting on Monday evenings.
We have a full programme of competitions, both print and digital (projected digital images - PDI). Our competitions are judged by independent judges, usually from the Surrey Photographic Association, with whom we work closely.
We have specialist speakers covering all aspects of photography and monthly workshops helping to improve our photographic skills (including printing, print mounting, post processing, lighting, and many other areas of photographic craft.
We also have special interest groups where members with particular interests meet and enjoy their photography in an encouraging environment.
In June and July we have a Summer Shoots programme at various locations in the area, often finishing at a convenient pub.
Since March 2020, we have been unable to meet in person, but club life has continued on Zoom. We held an extended summer programme of competitions and talks and have been able to feature speakers who would be otherwise unable to visit in person. We expect physical meetings to resume in September 2021, subject to government advice.
See our What's On / Events Calendar page for further details.