Paul Keene
Bee-Eater Landing
Mike Sharples
At Home With Joanne
Peter Siviter
Venetian Sisters
Roger Parry
Warren Alani
Balancing Act
Mike Edwards
David Wheeler
British Museum at Dusk
Tim Pile
Philippa Wheatcroft
Barbara Hawthorne
Autumn Beech

46th Smethwick International Exhibition of Photography

The 46th Smethwick International Exhibition of Photography, one of the UK’s Premier International Exhibitions, is now open for entry. Click through to the competition page here:

Entry closes in:


Welcome to one of the UK's largest photo clubs based near Birmingham, West Midlands.

Smethwick Photographic Society is a friendly and welcoming camera club with a varied programme for everyone.

Come along ‘virtually’ to our online Thursday lectures and workshops on Zoom while covid prohibits face-to-face meetings. Guests can purchase tickets or join us to make friends, be part of a great community and participate in our specialist groups and monthly member competitions.

Thanks to the efforts and dedication of its members, Smethwick PS has grown into a powerful stronghold located in its own premises in the Old Schoolhouse in Birmingham. Our aim is to encourage the enjoyment of photography and develop members’ skills whatever their level from novice to experienced, whether you have a compact camera, mobile phone or DSLR. We will be celebrating our 100th year in 2021! 

Smethwick PS is the current UK FIAP exhibition centre, located at the Old Schoolhouse club house near Oldbury/Smethwick.

What's On

Thursday Night Lecture

Digital Skills Series

Members' Competition

Read the Rules HERE and view previous images HERE.

Member Donations:

SPS in a Nutshell

Main Events Programme

We run a varied Thursday Night Club Programme as well as a Digital Skills Series. There is something for everybody.

Member Galleries

Have a look at the galleries of some of our members. We have a great history of extremely diverse and high quality photography across all genres.

Join Us or Renew Membership

We are a friendly club open to anyone. Join us here or renew your membership here.
The membership year runs from 1 January to 31 December. Discounts for joining during the year are available.

Member Updates

Opportunities and Results

  • IMPORTANT UPDATE. The November PDI will be Colour, The phone competition planned for December will now be a Mono PDI, therefore for this years championships we will have 4 Colour PDI and 3 Mono PDI to assess the final table.
  • Next competition is Mono PDI  on 29th October is now open for entries. Closes Sunday 25th.
  • Entry for the Colour PDI Competition is now closed. Results HERE
  • Awards of the recent ‘online’ Colour PDI (replacement for prints) Competition HERE
  • All the images of the ‘online’ Colour PDI (replacement for prints) Competition HERE
  • The results of the  Nature Competition are now showing HERE
  • You can see all the Nature images HERE
  • Results of ALL the years monthly competitions can be found HERE
  • Results of the Outdoor Britain Competition can be seen HERE
  • Results of the 3rd and final PDI Competition HERE
  • All the images in the 3rd PDI competition can be seen HERE
  • Cumulative results for the members ALL competitions are shown HERE, this is the final table for the season 2019/2020
  • Want to send new or updated Member Galleries? Have a look HERE for instructions.


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