About BPS

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The Society always welcomes new members, especially keen photographers and we are sure you will enjoy sharing your interest in photography with others in our Society. Our membership includes a wide range of people from beginners to photographers well known nationally. We meet every Wednesday evening for a couple of hours, starting at 7.30.

You are welcome to attend for a few evenings to find out about Bristol Photographic Society (there is a small charge of £3 per visit for a maximum of 3 visits, refundable on joining). Please introduce yourself to our Membership Secretary, Carol,  who will be delighted to welcome you and please feel free to chat to members especially during the coffee break.

The main activities are lectures, many of which are by nationally known photographers, and competitions for members to participate in. We also have monthly meetings of special interest groups such as studio work and digital imaging which are open to all members. We have good studio facillities including backgrounds and studio flash equipment for use by members. The Society organises a photography course every year starting in September with First Principles, which has proved to be very popular in recent years. We also have a well stocked library of photographic books on a variety of subjects if you wish to explore an aspect in greater depth.

In 2015 Bristol Photographic Society moved into new premises; these were purpose built to suit our needs and hopefully will see us well into the 21st Century. The clubrooms consist of ground and first floors.

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Clubroom Panorama

Ground Floor

  • Main clubroom is capable of seating 100+ Persons​
  • Ceiling mounted digital projector and electric projection screen connected to both Lectern (at from of stage) and the PC desk at the back of the room
  • Integrated CCTV camera to reproduce printed images onto screens to allow all to see the prints
  • Fully integrated microphone and sound system ​
  • Induction Loop Installed to enable those wearing hearing aids to hear the speaker
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Meeting Room > View front of stage and the PC desk at the back of the room

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Clubroom in Action

  • Clubroom also can be converted into a purpose built studio area which includes a state of the art Bowens HiGlide studio lighting system which we believe to be the only one of its type in any camera clubrooms in the Country.
  • Small kitchen suitable for preparing hot drinks and buffet style catering.​
  • Clubroom has a small area which is used for serving tea and coffee, it can also be used for smaller meetings.
  • Separate Mens and Ladies toilet facilities with the Ladies doubling as a disabled toilet with wheelchair access and DDA compliant fittings.

First Floor

  • On the first floor there is another room, again fitted out for both print display and projected images
  • Throughout all rooms the walls are fitted with a simple picture display system which allows for up to 150 50cm x 40cm mounted prints to be displayed.
  • All rooms have air conditioning and the lighting throughout is "daylight" to ensure that pictures always display at their best.
  • Mixed gender WC
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Tea & Coffee Area

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How to book or find out more about our Clubrooms!

If you would like information about booking the clubrooms for your own organisation, please contact the Bookings Manager, bookings@bristolphoto.org.uk

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  • Last Edited: 30 June 2020
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