About Guildford Photographic Society
GPS was founded in 1892 to advance the art and craft of amateur photography. We are still dedicated to those goals: enabling the development of photographic skills in the context of modern and constantly evolving equipment and techniques. Our goal is to help our members find inspiration and to provide excellent opportunities to learn and practise their photographic skills whilst making new friends in a collaborative environment.
We welcome all levels of experience from beginners to advanced. Our activities run throughout the year and membership covers a 12-month period, whenever you join.
From September to June we meet every Monday evening at Burpham Village Hall, Guildford, GU4 7LP. There is either a talk on an aspect of photography or a competition critiqued by an external independent judge, usually from the Surrey Photographic Association, with whom we are affiliated.
On the second Tuesday of each month during this period we run a workshop, normally hosted by one of the members to share skills and knowledge. This has previously included sessions on Printing and Mounting, Portraiture, Macro and ‘Know your Camera’.
We currently have six Special Interest Groups (SIG’s) covering landscape, nature, street, micro four thirds, distinctions and exhibitions. The SIG’s organise shoots, challenges and critique evenings throughout the year. There is potential to start up new SIG’s if there is sufficient support and willing leaders from amongst the membership.
In June and July we organise Summer shoots of a more general nature. These shoots are very social events, at various locations and finishing at a convenient pub.
Full details of our activities can be found on our What's On / Events Calendar page