Young Gun
Paul Hassell
Yellowstone Sunrise
David Wheeler
Mike Sharples
Viv the Spiv
Mike Sharples
Warren Alani
Time to Pray
Warren Alani
Tiffany Porter
David Lowe
The Tree Trunk
Tim Pile
The Swan Whisperer
Paul Keene
The Splash
Lilliana Alani
The Perfect Balance
Warren Alani
The Mime Artist
Peter Siviter
The Love that was
Mike Sharples
The Lone Tree
Terence O'connor
The Last Wicket to Fall
David Keel
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Welcome to one of the UK's Premiere photo clubs based near Birmingham, West Midlands.

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

We welcome new members so why not come along to one of our meetings to see what we have on offer.

What's On

Regular Events - SPS throughout the week


Weekly hands-on skills and guidance run by The Photography School.

7pm – 9.15pm

Drop-in Photo Clinic

Every Monday Night we host this hands-on session provided by the Photography School. 

Open to all, no pre-booking required. Pay on the night – £4 for SPS/Photo School members, £6 for non-members.

Tuesday Studio Group

Monthly studio session covering a range of subjects. Pre-booking essential.

Variable timings

Thursday Night Lecture

Our main weekly club night hosting a broad range of inspirational talks.

8pm – 9.30pm, doors 7pm

Thursday Night Hybrid Lectures

Every year, some of the finest speakers in the UK present at The Old School House. Although Smethwick is best enjoyed in person, we  offer a high definition live stream if you prefer to attend lectures from home. IMPORTANT NOTE: Our previous login account is no longer in operation, Just pay for your attendance and follow the link to the ‘stream’
The new system is still in ‘trial’ mode

Inside SPS - get involved

Members' Competition

Join us or Renew Membership

We are a friendly club open to anyone. Join us or renew your membership using the button below.

Discounts for joining during the year are available.

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.

Smethwick International

The Smethwick International Exhibition of Photography is a popular yearly event for photographers across the UK and the world.

Member Updates

Opportunities and Results

  • Results of the Annual Phone competition 2023 HERE
  • Results of the final Colour Print competition  HERE
  • The results of all the Monthly competitions can be found HERE
  • Want to send new or updated Member Galleries? Have a look HERE for instructions.

Create or update your own gallery

Want to send new or updated Member Galleries? Have a look HERE for instructions.


Awarded images in the Phone competition 2023 in random order.

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