Welcome to Whitstable Photographic Group
Having fun with photography.
We have an exciting programme of talks and competitions for the 20 / 21 season. At present all meetings are online, 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 (only £20 if you are a student) 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. Like many organisations we have moved our activities online and expect things to stay that way for the rest of this season. We sometimes 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.
Our annual landscape competition was judged by Steve Carroll this year, and the results were very close indeed. Full Results here
Storm over the Loch
Night time in Oban
3rd Melvyn Crow ARPS
Held Back & 19pts
Trees in a vanishing Morning Mist
Graham Miles ARPS CPAGB
Crooked Beach Huts.
End of Season Battles
The club took part in two battles at the end of the season. The traditional "Swale Trophy" against Sittingbourne and Faversham saw us come second, whilst in the new InterKent battle between nine clubs we came third.
Congratulations to Jeff Neale for "Storm Ciara" scoring 20 in the Swale Trophy, and to Peter Banks for a 20 with "What's In The Bag" in the Interkent.
DPI Trophy 2020 - 2021
"A Challenging Year"
The DPI competition was very closely fought, despite the challenges of COVID-19. Going into the final round there were four people in equal second place! On the night, Mike Gould, Rupert Brun & Gill Best-Knight were joint first on 55 points so it was close right up to the end!
Full results can be seen on the DPI Trophy results page here
After four rounds we must congratulate Kirsty Ralfs, winner of the DPI Trophy, and not for the first time. Mike Gould was second, and Jeff Neale third.
"A Winter's Tale", one of the images from our DPI Trophy Winner Kirsty Ralfs ARPS.