Welcome to Whitstable Photographic Group
Members of Whitstable Photographic Group have fun with photography.
The new season of online events starts on Monday 14th September. New members are welcome, please see the "Contact" page for information about joining the club.
Our members are of all ages and abilities and we welcome new and experienced photographers to the club; most members use digital cameras, including camera-phones and others shoot film. Our meetings feature talks from leading photographers, practical evenings and friendly competitions judged by supportive experts. In the summer we visit different locations to take pictures together. We hold an annual exhibition and through our affiliation to the Kent County Photographic Association our members can take part in county and national events.
Membership costs £35 a year and we also charge members £2 per physical meeting to cover the cost of a hot drink and biscuits. Guests are welcome for £3. We usually meet weekly on Monday evenings from September to May, at 7:45pm for an 8pm start in the Parish Social Centre, 15a Castle Road, Whitstable, Kent, CT5 2DY, though our meetings have been affected by COVID-19. Like many organisations we have moved our activities online and expect things to stay that way until Christmas. We will soon allow guests to buy tickets for online talks, check the "Coming Up" page for for the latest information.
We hope you enjoy looking at our members' work in the Gallery and if you are interested in joining us we look forward to meeting you and welcoming you to our group.
Practical evenings are always popular at Whitstable Photographic Group. Members help each other to improve their skills and try different types of photography. As well as table-top and macro photography we have held portrait nights, tried light painting and Cyanotype printing.
Whitstable Photographic Group are replacing our programme of physical meetings with online events for the time being. We are also meeting in our very own virtual pub, the Three Seagulls. You can easily spot it because club member David Hutchins has painted this sign to hang outside.
"Red Patch Somewhere"
Our online events continued with a DPI competition judged by Paul Parkinson LRPS CPAGB. The theme was a pun, "RPS (Red Patch Somewhere)" and many imaginative images were entered. Some clearly showed a sense of fun whilst others were of a more serious nature. The winning photo was "What's In The Bag" by Peter Banks, whilst Rupert Brun came first overall.
Exhibition at the Horsebridge Centre
Whilst most clubs have to make do with online exhibitions, Whitstable Photographic Group have a real exhibition of prints at the Horsebridge Centre in Whitstable. The prints are visible through the windows so they can be viewed in a COVID-19 safe way. The exhibition runs from 20th August to 2nd September. The pictures are there 24 hours a day but we reommend visiting in daylight! Images on display include "Moving Day" by Kirsty Ralfs ARPS, shown below.