York Photographic Society

Annual Exhibition - 12/13 August 2017 - See blog for 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.

Success at the YPU Annual Exhibition in Huddersfield

The Society has been successful at this year’s YPU exhibition.

Two members received Certificates of Merit; Neville Turton for his print “Golden Eagle Taking Off” and Tony Marsh for his DPI   “Fritillarias in the Snow”


In addition, four other prints were accepted


Allan Harris, York Minster Illuminated

Peter Bayliss,  Misty Common

Alison Taylor, West Burton Waterfall

Neville Turton, Black-veined White Balkans


And there were also four acceptances in the Digital Projected Images


Harry Silcock, Bicycle on Stairway

Tony Marsh, Fungi Fireworks

Tony Marsh, Water Vole Reflection

Neville Turton, Grizzly Chasing a Fish.


3rd May AGM

The final meeting of the year is our Annual General Meeting . It is very important that all members of the Society attend so that a new committee and President can be elected.

During the meeting the trophies awards and for this year’s competitions will be presented to the winners

26th April President's Night - Altered Reality

Peter writes:-

"This is the lowlight of the year. The President's serving of his usual rubbish. Ifyou can't think of anything to do you could come and have a snooze at the Poppleton Centre for 90 minutes.

What will you miss if you sleep through it ?

How not to make monochrome images, 'Monochrome Madness'.

Also there will a selection of infrared images and their manipulated mono conversions.

Just so you don't feel left out I will also show a number of very altered images such as the York Eye.

There may be a few prints to pass round at the interval/end of the evening.

This will be your last chance to see my rubbish as I will be standing down as President on 5th May.


19th April Team Challenge Roger Mockridge and Alison Taylors Teams

The Railway team is led by Roger Mockridge who has had help from Keith Hunt and David Beverley. The team has attempted to gather photographs of all things associated with railways, including infrastructure, steam , modern, heritage and models.

There are 4 members of the Yorkshire Wolds Team Challenge Group (Allan Harris, Morris Gregory, Rebecca Johnson and Alison Taylor)  and in the past 10 months they have selected 5 topics of interest and then gone out and photographed them. We have been to Bishop Wilton Show, Millington Woods, Burnby Hall, Huggate and Wharram Percy in our quest to explore different facets of the Wolds and we are looking forward to sharing our photographs.

12th April "Unremarkable Scenes" Lizzie Shepherd

Lizzie writes:-“My talk is entitled ‘Unremarkable Scenes’ and explores how we might set about photographing the more every day and less obvious scenes, the sort of sights and places many just walk past. I talk about how my way of seeing has changed over the last few years, after spending more time concentrating on my local patch and then taking that approach to wherever I visit.”

More information about Lizzie and her work can be found on her web site





29th March "Photography my Way" Peter Paterson FRPS MFIAP MPAGB

Peter says:-“I have been taking photographs for over 50 years starting mostly in Monochrome that I processed in the darkroom.
During this time I have gained the Fellowship distinction from the Royal Photographic Society and also gained the MFIAP award and the Photographic Alliance of Great Britain Masters Distinction MPAGB.

My main subject interests are Landscape, Still Life and Abstract, both in colour and mono using Nikon Digital Cameras.
I exhibit my photographs nationally and internationally in various Photo Salons around the world. I have also had photographs published in Digital Photo Magazine, Photography Monthly, Digital SLR Photography, FPME, Creative Mono Yearbook, Guide to Great Photography, The AA Landscape Photographer of the Year Book collection 01, 02 and 09 also The Essential Guide to Landscape Photography.


My talk “Photography my Way” is a print talk showcasing the style and types of photography that I enjoy doing”

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