York Photographic Society

The first meeting of the new season is on Wednesday 4th September at 7.30pm. See blog for more 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.

1st March "Commercial Challenges" – Duncan Lomax

Most of my career has been spent in print and marketing, often commissioning photographers, and then advising corporate clients how best to use that photography.

During that time, I always had a camera in my hand, and as the dreaded five-oh approached, I decided I should make the jump into photography as a full-blown career. I went back to college, to get a degree in Commercial Photography joined the YPS for a while and soon started working for a diverse range of clients, including York Minster, where I am official photographer. I also taught the same degree course.

I'm a failed musician too and play guitar (I've always been in bands), so love photographing live music (even though it rarely pays), and also love travelling. I love photography, so having it as a job just makes me wish I'd made the move sooner. I'm never happier than with a camera in my hand, although a good pint comes close...


My talk will cover how I made the transition from hobbyist to professional, and the challenges that has brought - both creatively and financial! I'll show examples of work that I've done for various clients, including York Minster, and discuss technique and methods. I'm really looking forward to returning to YPS and hope to see a few familiar faces to calm my nerves.

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