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 a wide variety of photographic genres; 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, with 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.
We have specialist speakers covering many aspects of photography and monthly workshops help 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, July and August we have a Summer Shoots programme at various locations, often finishing at a convenient pub.
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