In line with the latest government advice, the club HOUSE will remain closed for the foreseeable future. Come join us online instead!

This Week at SPS

NOTE: From this week onwards we are adding a ‘Digital Skills Online’ series, scroll down for more info.

Thursday Club Meeting

Next Thursday (11th June 2020) we have Julian Elliot, 
Julian has been a professional landscape and travel photographer for 10 years. Having started writing for a number of British UK photography magazines, he started selling his work through the World renowned Getty Images. To date his work has sold in over 40 countries and he has travelled in over 30 countries capturing the world around him.
His talk describes Mongolia – From Steppe to Eagle Hunters. Journey from Mongolia’s capital to the Altai in the country’s far west. See how Julian’s journey in this vast country unfolded and hear how he captured the vast landscapes and the people that inhabit them. Watch how Julian switches between from being a landscape photographer to travel to sports when the talk finishes with a look at the Eagle Festival

Zoom meeting starts at 7.30pm (members can join to chat), programme begins at 8.0pm Donations from members and tickets for guests see below.


Digital Skills Online Series

On Friday 5th June, our member Siddique will run a 2-hour ‘Introduction to Affinity Photo’. This marks the beginning of this exciting new series which we aim at running fortnightly.

Affinity Photo has emerged as the main competitor to Photoshop at an incredibly low price point for lifetime software without the need to subscribe. Siddique is an educator (Photography, Cinema History, and IT) and a keen photographer with a lifelong passion for landscapes (combined with Hiking), urban settings, architecture, and Macro. You can download the 90-day free trial for Affinity Photo HERE.

Zoom meeting starts at 7.00pm. Donations from members and tickets for guests below.

TICKETS and Donations

All payments will directly help cover continuing fixed costs for our building. Thanks a lot for your support.

NON-MEMBERS (GUESTS/VISITORS) can purchase tickets HERE.

MEMBERS can pay the equivalent of the normal member door fee or a sum for several weeks in advance via the ‘Donate’ button below. You will be able to pay by Paypal or debit/credit card.


OUR New WEEKLY ONLINE Programme can be seen HERE.

how to get online and to buy a guest ticket HERE.

Gallery now showing: Awarded images in Annual Nature Competition. The image order is randomised.

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Latest News

Due to the current closure of the club rooms the Smethwick AV Festival was judged remotely and the results can be seen HERE

Current Member Opportunities

  • The Colour PDI Competition on the 25th July is now open for entries, The Judge is David Gibbins
  • 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 ALLI 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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