What we're about

Wycombe Photographic Society is a group of enthusiasts, from beginners to experts, young and old, male and female, whose common interest is photography. The activities of the Club embrace all types of still photography: digital and prints in both colour and monochrome.

The club meets most Thursday evenings each month (check programme on our web site) from September to June, at the Micklefield Community Centre, Micklefield Road, High Wycombe at 7:45pm for 8:00pm start. Although the Club is not able to offer formal courses you will find that the members are willing to help with problems, readily offer advice and share their experiences. There are also evenings set aside on specific subjects covering all aspects of photography from 'camera craft' to 'using specific software'.

The Club activities include: Internal and external competition. Talks given by visiting speakers. Outings to local and further afield places of photographic interest. Our Annual Exhibition is held during the Wycombe Arts Festival. There are in house tutorials on Image Capture, presentation and Photoshop together with several social events during the year.

The Print and Projected Image evenings are friendly affairs, & are judged at three levels. The critique from the judges, which is constructive, contains useful & informative advice not only for the competitor but also for all club members.

Membership is open to all ages and abilities and runs from 1st June to 31st May. The Club is active within the The Chilterns Association of Camera Clubs, and through this Association is affiliated to the The Photographic Alliance of Great Britain. The Club is also a member of the The Federation of N W London Photographic Societies.

If you would like more information please go to out web site www.wycombephotopgraphicsociety.org.uk

Upcoming events (2)

Talk by Matt Emmett - "Forgotten Heritage"

Micklefield Community Centre


Forgotten Heritage – Matt Emmett There is a thrill in exploring an environment that allows you to step into a previously unknown world and discover something first-hand, taking your time and noting the details as you go. Having a camera with him allows Matt to prolong that thrill long after the building is gone. It’s an oft quoted cliché but there really is a strong sense of palpable history present in abandoned buildings, the items left behind like paperwork in a drawer or plaques or signs in an industrial plant, allow you a glimpse into the past. The building he is interested in are uninhabited shells. He is interested purely in capturing the aesthetics, character and history of the buildings, showing the passage of time and the effects of nature on a structure that is no longer being maintained. Matt has received many global awards for his photography over the past 10 years including being the winner of the Historical Photographer of the Year 2017. Written articles in global publications including the book – Forgotten Heritage, plus numerous exhibitions across the UK. £5 reduction next year's membership if joining Wycombe Photographic Society after attending this talk

Talk by Simon Weir - "Beyond Visible Light"-A journey into infrared photography

Micklefield Community Centre


Beyond Visible Light. A journey into infrared photography Based just north of London, Simon specialises in photographing live performance (particularly classical music), contextual portraiture, wildlife and nature. He has a lifelong love of black & white imagery that is now finding a voice in the form of infrared photography. Using specially modified cameras he captures scenes entirely composed of invisible infrared light, producing an alternative view of reality. This fascinating and inspiring talk looks at the history of infrared photography over the last 100 years. It covers the discovery of “invisible light”, the invention of IR films and their many civilian and military uses, the move to digital camera conversion and even a moment of space exploration! Along the way he showcases the work of IR photographers from around the world as well as his own portfolio of IR images taken over 15 years. http://www.simonweir.com/ £5 reduction next year's membership if joining Wycombe Photographic Society after attending this talk

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