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27th April 2018
WEST WICKHAM PHOTOGRAPHIC SOCIETY founded in 1944
West Wickham Photographic Society was established in 1944 and has been meeting regularly since then with members past and present gaining awards for their photographic ability.
The Society aims to provide a friendly atmosphere where members can discuss both the technical and artistic problems of picture taking, with the emphasis being on improving the quality of their work rather than the equipment used to produce it, allowing members to do well with quite modest equipment.
The Society welcomes photographers of all skill levels from novices to professionals. Everybody is welcome to just come along and watch what we do, though newcomers can expect to be encouraged to participate in the society's activities.
Our only expectation is that you have a camera and want to use it.
Although a few members still have usage of film cameras, the greater majority, are up to date with digital cameras/printers and all the associated equipment. Setting up and usage of the latest equipment is one area we like to feel we can help people the most with.
Like all camera clubs we hold competitions in the different classes of photography. The main purpose for these is the commentary given by an outside photographer in guidance on how the images being viewed can be improved. But winning is nice.
To keep the standard of the society’s members up the club competes in Inter Club Competitions either as a Society entry or in the support of individual member's entry.
The Society is affiliated to the Photographic Alliance of Great Britain through the Kent County Photographic Association. It is also a Member of the Federation of South London Photographic Societies (FSLPS).