Welcome to Whitstable Photographic Group
Having Fun with Photography
Welcome to the Whitstable Photographic Group web site. Our members are of all ages and abilities and we welcome new and experienced photographers to the club. 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. If you want to know more, please have a look at our "Frequently Asked Questions".
We hope you enjoy looking at our members' work in the Gallery and if you are interested in joining us please get in touch using the form on our Contact page.
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 still life and macro photography we have held portrait nights and experimented with light painting and Cyanotype printing.
The new season started on Monday 12th Septemberwith a good turn-out! As always, guests are welcome to attend meetings, please arrive a little before the 7:30pm start so you can pay your £4 admission and meet us before the start.
Starting from the second meeting, a talk by Alex Hare, we will use a radio microphone and small loudspeakers to make it easier to hear what the speaker or judge is saying. This is something several members have suggested and I hope it will make the meetings more enjoyable for those who are a little hard of hearing.
Print League Round 1
The competition season got off to a flying start with the welcome return of the Print League. There were 49 entries for the first round and a very high standard of images for the judge, Helen Taylor, to enjoy. Full results now here.
DPI League Round 1
Congratulations to Bill Grinney who's lovely black and white portrait of Borris came first. Ros Eastwood also did extremely well, coming second AND third. Winning images are here.
KCPA Diamond Jubilee Trophy
The annual DPI battle between clubs affiliated to the Kent County Photographic Association resumed this year, as an online event.
Whitstable Photographic Group came 15th out of 35 clubs, a very credible performance! Full details on the "External Competitions" page.
The Swale Trophy is an annual battle between Faversham, Sittingbourne and Whitstable clubs. This year it returned to being "in person" with both prints and DPIs. Whitstable hosted the event and achieved victory! After the print round two clubs were on 140 points and one on 139, so there was all to play for in the DPI round. Scores of 20 from Mike Gould (twice), Lesley Amos and a 19.5 from Claire Gilbert gave us a very substantial lead in the DPI round, the final scores after both rounds were...
Faversham 140 + 128 = 268
Sittingbourne 139 + 132 = 271
Whitstable 140 + 147.5 = 287.5
This has been one of our best years ever for battle victory, we also won in our battles with Herne Bay and Mallling. Full results can be seen on the External Competitions page.