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 and from young to old. The majority of our members use digital cameras, but we have a number using film.
Our main season runs from September to May, meeting on Monday evenings. We have a full programme of competitions, both print and projected digital images (PDI). Our judges are usually from the Surrey Photographic Association, with whom we work closely. We have leading visiting speakers lecturing on all aspects of photography. Monthly workshops deal with such topics as printing and mounting, post processing, lighting, and other facets of the craft of photography. In June and July we have a Summer Shoots programme at various locations in the area, always 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 2021, but are guided by government advice.
See our What's On / Events Calendar page for further details.