About Hanham Photographic Society


Dear Visitor

We welcome you as a visitor to Hanham Photographic Society (affectionately known as HPS) and hope you find our club friendly and interesting. To give you an insight into some of our activities, we have compiled this short introduction for you to read at your leisure.

Our meetings are held every Wednesday throughout the year at the Hanham Methodist Church Hall and begin at 7.3Opm (for a 7.45pm start).

In our programme we try to incorporate There is all our members' interests, such as lectures by highly-skilled photographers, audio-visual productions and practical evenings. One evening a month we will be holding a "digital evening" where one of our members give tuition on an aspect of image editing, and all members are asked to being and show images on a set subject.

We have members who will hold workshops for members new to photography, to cover any aspect they want.

We all enjoy the very relaxed social side of the club's activities; these include weekend walks, and visits to places of interest, as well as some summer evenings out on our club night. On the first Monday of every month we have what is called the Monday Club, for obvious reasons, where we try to visit places of interest using only the bus, and on occasion we travel to out of the way places car sharing. This is a part of the club not to be missed as we always stop for food and ale after a hard days photography. We also have an annual barbecue and Christmas social.

We occasionally have get-togethers with other clubs when we show other clubs our pictures (and vice verse), or hold photographic 'battles' with them.

Throughout the winter months we run a series of competitions for both monochrome and colour workers. Details of all these competitions are available from our competition secretaries.

Our big event of the year is our Annual Exhibition when we exhibit our work to members of the general public. This gives us a chance to show our work outside of the photographic world, and to advertise our club. It is from the people that visit these exhibitions that we sometimes gain new members.

Our finances are drawn from Annual subscriptions and special fund raising events such as our Annual Auction, when members bring along their unwanted photographic items and two of our members auction them to club members. Items are either donated by members, or they are sold with a percentage going towards the club. This is always a very light-hearted evening!

There is also a coffee / tea break which is run on a rota basis, please see Tea Rota Section for information.

I do hope that this whets your appetite enough for you to come along and join us on a permanent basis. We grant a 50% reduction in membership fees to people aged 16-21 who are in full time education. If you require any further information, please do not hesitate to call Ray on 0117 940 0651 or email hanhamphoto@gmail.com here

A link to the H.P.S. Constitution Click Here---.