Welcome to Whitstable Photographic Group

Members of Whitstable Photographic Group have fun with photography.
Our members are of all ages and abilities and we welcome new and experienced photographers to the club; most members use digital cameras, including cameraphones 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.
Online Meetings

 

Whitstable Photographic Group are replacing our programme of physical meetings with online events for the time being. We will offer some "socially distanced" outings over the summer, see the "Coming Up" page for details. In the mean time we are 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.

Annual General Meeting

 

At our Annual General Meeting on 29th June, Graham Miles ARPS stepped down from his position as Chairman after a very successful five years. He was presented with a shield commemorating his dedication and achievements. Melvyn Crow ARPS has taken over as chair, whilst Alan Prior becomes secretary. Several members have also been added to the committee without specific roles, with a view to them taking over more formal roles in the future.

DPI Trophy and Print Competitions

 

COVID-19 cut short the 2019/20 competitions after three out of four rounds. After careful consideration the committee decided the fairest thing to do was to declare both competitions complete, the positions after Round 3 being the final results. Congratulations to Lesley Amos for first place in the DPI Trophy and to Claire Gilbert for winning the Print League.

DPI Trophy

1st     Lesley Amos     158

2nd  Claire Gilbert    157

3rd   Rupert Brun     156

Print League​

1st     Claire Gilbert    167

2nd   Mike Gould       163

3rd   Melvyn Crow     162

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