Ray Allen
Shallow Water
David Myles
Short Eared Own
Dave Airston
The Majestic Mount Everest
Warren Alani
The Village Dweller
Kaz Diller
Svalbard Trapping Hut
David Wheeler
The Nightwatchman
Paul Keene
Swan Landing at Dawn
Peter R Gennard
Waiting for the Train

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 to our Thursday lectures in person at the club house or join remotely via our stream. Make friends, be part of a great community and participate in our specialist groups and monthly member competitions. Our aim is to encourage the enjoyment of photography and develop members’ skills whatever their level and kit.


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.

Get ready for hybrid lectures

With everyone adapting to a world slowly returning to normal, Smethwick PS has restarted its in-person evenings at The Old School House on 26th August 2021. However, more than one year of Zoom lectures have made lectures accessible to visitors and members who were previously unable to attend in person, and we want to keep it that way!

We now have a high definition live stream lined up for you if you would like to attend lectures from home. Get started by registering a free account to access the streaming system.

Member Updates

Opportunities and Results

  • Mono Print competition results HERE
  • PDI Competition Results HERE
  • Results of the Colour Print competition are  now HERE
  • Final Competition of 2021 Results are HERE
  • Nature 2021 Competition results are HERE
  • The final Cumulative tables for the Colour PDI competitions can be seen HERE
  • Results of all the monthly Competitions are HERE
  • Want to send new or updated Member Galleries? Have a look HERE for instructions.


Awarded images of the first Mono Print competition 2022 in random order.

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