York Photographic Society

24 October "David Gibson" - See blog for further information

This is the website of York Photographic Society, York's longest established photography club and indeed one of Britain's earliest photographic societies. New members are always welcome to this thriving, friendly and energetic camera club.

24 Oct - David Gibson - Street Photography

An evening of humour and wit, wry observation, surprise and delight, featuring some of the best street photography by a master of his art. 

David Gibson has been taking street photographs for more than twenty-five years. He is one of the founder members of in-public the international collective of street photographers and his work has been widely published and exhibited. He is commissioned by some of the UK’s leading design groups and he supplies several picture libraries with his images. In addition David regularly leads street photography workshops in London. 

David is quoted as saying “Taking street photographs is an instinctive urge, an itch that needs scratching. It’s simply what I do. Some people walk round a golf course, some people take a dog for a walk. I walk with my camera because I’m curious about things and people around me and I want to record some of it. It is my visual diary. I also feel a responsibility to continue doing it.” 

David has written two books on the subject of street photography: 

The Street Photographer’s Manual- published by Thames & Hudson in 2014.

 100 Great Street Photographs - published by Prestel in 2017.

17 October Club Exchange - F4 Photographic

- Dave Robson LBIPP EFIAP - f4 Photographic Group Secretary
Dave runs his own photography business which includes contemporary, wedding, family and commercial photography and he also trains and mentors. He is currently putting forward a portfolio for the CPAGB qualification and will talk about his images and his experience of the process.
- Chris Hatfield - f4 Photographic Group Deputy Chairman
Chris has a great portfolio of cityscapes and travels extensively to achieve beautiful results. He will show us a selection of his images and talk through the results.
- Paul Lazenby - Paul enjoys motorsport and bird photography and produces fine prints. He will be talking through some of the more recent images he has taken.
- Andrew Hersom - Andrew has recently been sending a number of entries to various salons and will talk about those images and the salons.
- Bob Munby - f4 Photographic Group Competition Secretary
Bob is a keen travel and wildlife photographer and has been to Africa on a number of occasions and will talk about his experiences there.
- Alan Luckraft- Alan is one of the longest serving members currently at the club. He has a broad selection of images, many taken from f4 Annual Trips which have included Mull, Southern Ireland, Dorset and The Lake District. Alan started taking pictures with a pre-war folding Zeiss camera more years ago than he cares to remember. He will be talking about "Fumbles in Photoshop"

10 October - Project Night 1 - On the Street

The first members’ project night of the season. The subject can be interpreted any way that you like, whether candid photos of people, street architecture or whatever takes your fancy. Hopefully, we will have our usual range of interesting and creative images. Members are invited to submit up to 5 photographs, each in the usual format. A selection of images will be subsequently posted on the Project Night page of this site.

03 October - Andrea Hargreaves - The Art of Metamorphosis

Andrea writes: My Distinctions are MPAGB, EFIAP/b, BPE3, PSA4  I am a member of Pontefract Camera Club and a Member of the YPU (Yorkshire Photographic Union) Executive committee as Advancing Photography Secretary and Mentoring coordinator.  I am obsessed with creating my own original images in Photoshop composed from my own photographs but photography wise I am most content in a hide up to my knees in mud and water or being bitten to death in a swamp photographing wildlife. 

In my presentation I begin by showing a brief digital presentation of images showing how I started in club photography and some of which I used to gain my early photographic distinctions.  

This is followed by a presentation explaining the route my images take from photo shoot to finished competition entry – showing how I constructed a successful series of images which made up my latest distinction submissions.  

The images are mostly Creative / Altered Reality and have female nudity. Time permitting, I show a couple of extra powerpoint presentations where I build up some images layer by layer  - very quick but effective! 

The talk is digital which is loaded onto my Macbook pro but I also bring prints to supplement the talk and for members to look at during the break if they wish.

19 September - Neville Turton - The Trials and Tribulations of a Nature Photographer

Neville writes

"We often look at photographs but perhaps rarely think about the circumstances in which they were taken or how the photographer arrived at the point of capturing the image. I am going to spend some time showing a few of the situations I found myself in, my experiences and the effort, determination and patience that was required. I will also be showing a selection of some of the final images that I managed to take home with me."


Erica writes - I have been an active member of Sheffield P.S. since 1998 and have been judging and lecturing around Yorkshire and the North East Midlands for around 10 years. My talk is centred around fitting photography in and around a busy life by seeing the photographic potential in whatever opportunities come my way. I try to use an open minded, creative and artistic approach to photography (both in camera and using digital manipulation) with the aim of producing something a bit different. Subjects will include landscape, details and people and I will be bringing a selection of prints as well as the digital presentation so that members can get a closer look at my work.

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5th September: Open Evening

Welcome back!  This is the first night of the 2018/19 season and I am looking forward to starting off the new programme.  It is an informal event where we will share photographs taken over the summer break and to meet and greet old and new friends and members.

Please can everyone access the Membership page to download the membership forms for the new season.

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