Canterbury Photographic Society

Canterbury’s Oldest Photography Club. Est. 1898

Canterbury’s Oldest Photography Club.
Est. 1898

We believe that the first meeting of local photographers took place in Canterbury in 1898. By all accounts they met to share ideas, methods, compare new equipment and perhaps most important of all to discuss why some pictures were visually more exciting than others. Today our club still meets for the same purpose!

The bewildering array of sophisticated equipment now on offer enables us to take pictures without having to have an A level in science. However while a camera can relieve the photographer of the tedium involved in getting the exposure correct and making sure the picture is in focus, it cannot decide which image is worth recording and how.

Tell Your Story With More than Words

The old adage “A picture is worth a thousand words” holds true, now more than ever. Come and join us in sharing your stories and learn to improve your abilities.

Competitions

East Kent Trophy

4-Way Battle

Diamond Jubilee

Featured Member Galleries

Wendy Kennet

Wendy Kennet

Phil Grosvenor

Phil Grosvenor

Lyn Gregory

Lyn Gregory

Learn more about the technical aspects of photography

Many of our guest speakers (all professional photographers) reveal some of their insider tips and techniques that can be easily duplicated by amateurs.

Take Your Photography Skills to the Next Level

As well as the competitions that take place within the club, there are other external Competitions and Distinctions that any photographer can think of achieving.

General Gallery

General Gallery

General Gallery

Meeting Details

We meet at 7.15 pm for a 7.30 pm start until 10.00 pm, every wednesday (except for the third wednesday in the month. (See our programme for meeting details.) Our season of meetings run from September to May.

Our meeting venue is: Tyler Hill Memorial Hall, Summer Lane, Tyler Hill, Canterbury CT2 9NJ.