York Photographic Society

21st February "Pocklington CC Exchange Visit"

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.

Next Up, The Wonderful World of Rob Swallow - 21st January 2015

Anyone else want to turn pro after that? Jim Poyner gave us a brilliant talk last week on his photographic practice covering commercial shoots, shooting for stock, weddings, family portraits and his personal projects amongst other things. 

  Image © Jim Poyner


Image © Jim Poyner

It was a fascinating insight into the World of the jobbing pro and it sounds like Jim was having a hoot doing what he loves. "Winging it"? I don't think so. Great stuff.

This week, YPS Member and former Radio 4 continuity announcer Rob Swallow will be giving us a tour around his photographic World. Rob's talk is entitled, "Hirundo's Journal: Life-Saving Images and Words".

  Image(s) © Rob Swallow


Image(s) © Rob Swallow

Like most hirundines, Rob has an evolutionarily conservative body shape and is adept at catching insects on the wing. Unlike most hirundines, Rob takes photos and posts his work on the recently rebranded PolaroidBlipfoto website.


As you'll have seen from Morris's email a few days back, in a break with our usual practice, Rob's talk will begin after we have had tea and coffee. He will be starting his talk at no later than 7:45pm so tea and coffee will be available from 7.30pm. Rob intends to go through his talk non-stop, as if he was flying South for the winter. His intention is to finish by 9pm so that those members that need to or prefer to leave by then can see the whole talk. Please try keep slurping to a minimum during the talk.

Meanwhile, the deadline for Yorkshire Photographic Union (YPU) is fast approaching. Details on the YPU requirements are hereAllan Highet will be collecting the prints on the 28th January when Pat Reed will be visiting YPS and showing her work.

York Photographic Society - York's (and one of Britain's) longest established camera club -  meet at the Poppleton Centre on Wednesday evenings from September to May. The Poppleton Centre is easily accessible and there is ample free parking behind the centre. Tea & coffee is served during or after the meeting (but not this week - see above) and there is a bar at the centre where we put the World to rights after the meeting closes.


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