In line with the latest government advice, the club HOUSE will remain closed for the foreseeable future.
Weekly Online Programme
New Programme can be seen HERE
WE HAVE DESIGNED AN ALTERNATIVE ONLINE PROGRAMME THAT WILL HELP US TO KEEP IN TOUCH WITH, AND SERVE, OUR MEMBERS DURING THIS DIFFICULT TIME. Please make sure you check for emails with updates.
For more info on how to get online, please head over to the tab ‘SPS online‘.
Buy a Guest Ticket
Non-members/’visitors’ can purchase a guest ticket for £3 (on a weekly basis) to support the upkeep of the club building. Please click ‘add to cart‘, scroll down again when the page has updated and then click on the yellow ‘Checkout with PayPal’ button that appears as part of the checkout (also accepts all major credit/debit cards).
Once paid, you will receive two emails: one containing a download link (downloads automatically as Word Document) with the joining instructions and one containing your receipt.
Keeping up with building costs
To cover the cost of maintaining the building during closure, members are invited to pay their weekly attendance charge via the DONATE PayPal button below.
Other donations, WHICH WILL BE GRATEFULLY RECEIVED to help maintain the building, can also be paid using this button.
Welcome to Smethwick Photographic Society.
We are one of the UK’s largest camera clubs based in Smethwick, Birmingham and our membership ranges from retired pros and keen amateurs to enthusiasts and novices. Based at the Old Schoolhouse in Oldbury, we offer a welcoming base across a diverse mix of people with the shared passion for photography. Thursday is our weekly club night, and we run several special interest groups. In addition, we run and host various national and international competitions.
We are looking forward to meeting you – online and face-to-face in the future.
Gallery now showing: Awarded images in Annual Nature Competition. The images’ order is randomised.
Due to the current closure of the club rooms the Smethwick AV Festival was judged remotely and the results can be seen HERE
This Week at SPS
Next Thursday (7th May 2020) we have a presentation of the work of our PAST PRESIDENTS of the earlier years. We will see the work of Barbara Lawton; Geoff Stone; Andre Haynes; David Wheeler and David Lowe. We know the standard of their work so we can expect a great night once again.
One of Barbara’s images
Zoom starts at 7.30pm (members can join to chat), programme begins at 8.05pm after ‘clap for carers’.
Entry fee: Members can pay their weekly fee or a sum in advance via the ‘Donate’ button and Guests can pay the £3 entrance fee via the ‘Add to Cart’ button near the top of the page.
- September Colour PDI Competition
- ‘Abandoned Architecture’ by James Kerwin
- Andy Thorpe creates a Photo book with Blurb
- Member Updates
Current Member Opportunities
- 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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