York Photographic Society

Next Meeting 13th february 2019 -'a collage of memories: a look back at our travels'. - Anthony Emmott LRPS and Carol Emmott LRPS - see blog for further details

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.

30th january - an evening with russell and barbie

A joint presentation showing the best of Rusty and Barbie’s award winning and exhibition work spanning over 20 years.


Rusty Lindsay is a digital imaging specialist by profession and works in the imaging lab of a National Schools Photography Company. He creates many of his images by using composites from several sources. Rusty considers that he is a photographic artist rather than a photographic reporter, but likes to include an element of humour in many of his creations.


Barbie Lindsay is married to Rusty, and will photograph anything, but she has a special talent for photographing people, perhaps in an unconventional way…

16 January - Commercial Photography - Simon Watkinson

This talk will cover a diverse range of shooting styles and subjects, such as commercial property, advertising, modelling, corporate, event photography, calendar shoots, hotels in Asia, Stately Homes and shooting for Stock.

It will give you an insight into some of the stories behind the scenes accompanying the images. It will be delivered in a way that is accessible to all levels of photographer and leave you feeling inspired with fresh creative ideas to try yourself.

Internationally renowned photographer Simon Watkinson has over 25 years of experience in professional Photography and Simon gained his Associateship qualification with BIPP in 2004.

Simon has always had a keen interest in photography and was given his first SLR camera as an eight year old. Photography is something that is in the family genes, as Simon’s grandfather was a professional photographer, back as far as the turn of the 20th Century!

Simon’s professional career as a photographer began in 1987 when he was appointed by British Food Manufacturing Industries Research Association (B.F.M.I.R.A.), where Simon undertook the photography of promotional material, product launches, and the photography (documenting) of scientific experiments. Simon was also involved in the whole process of developing the images. It was apparent already that Simon had such an in-depth knowledge of photography that already he was being called upon to train others within the company in photography and photographic technique.

Simon left this position to complete not one, but two worldwide tours, armed with a camera! After this Simon interspersed his career with employment in photographic labs and self-employment as a photographer, completing weddings, portraits and commercial work, whilst living in central London. However his love of the countryside drove him to live ever further North- until he finally settled at his current home in the Peak District National Park. It is here that he has become ever more involved in his passion of Landscape Photography and also set up the very first digital photography training centre (The Peak District Photography Centre) back in 2003.

Simon now specialises in Travel and Landscape Photography and attracts clients internationally both to his courses at home in the Peak District and around the World. Simon has Authored an App for iPad and iPhone as well as writing two eBooks titled Mastering your DSLR camera and Mastering DSLR Travel Photography, which are available on the iBook store.

During his career Simon has been commissioned to produce numerous images, which have been used in various publications such as books, journals, brochures, websites, cards and calendars. Simon is widely recognised as a photographer and also for his Digital Imaging expertise. He is an experienced tutor with a unique and entertaining style and has the ability to produce a relaxed and friendly atmosphere.

12 December - Portraiture Made simple - David goodier

Our intended speaker, Ian Day, has had to cancel his visit to YPS this coming Wednesday.  At short notice we have booked David Goodier who will give his talk on "Portraiture made simple"  Ambient light and Off Camera Flash Guide. 

David is a professionally qualified Yorkshire & Lake District Wedding Photographer, and has also attained a ‘personal’ qualification with the Royal Photographic Society. For many years he has been actively teaching photography in various formats to Camera Clubs, on an individual basis and also as a Guest presenter to local schools

David is also an Approved Photographic Judge & Lecturer for the Yorkshire Photographic Union

He now teaches and runs Landscape Photography courses and also hosts Lake District Landscape Photography Holidays where he takes over a cottage for a few days at a time. David says ‘if you’re awake on one of my courses or holidays then you’re either shooting or talking about photography – not a second is wasted !!!’

Being a Yorkshire & Lake District Wedding Photographer is nothing short of an honour and a great pleasure of his. David says that, naturally, the skills needed for Landscape & Wedding Photography alike encompass a whole range of technical and artistic requirements, meaning I’m just as much at home shooting portraits, headshots, and even creating artistic images of cars.


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