Facebook page: this NEW and dedicated page will be available for public viewing but only paid members of the club will be able to post to it and comment on any content.  It can be found using this address in your browser :

Royal Photographic Society The RPS was founded in 1853 ‘to promote the Art and Science of Photography’, a mission it continues to this day. Membership is open to everyone interested in photography in the UK and throughout the world, be they amateur or professional, artist or scientist, young or old. Membership Distinctions are Licentiateship (LRPS), Associate (ARPS) and Fellow (FRPS)

Photographic Alliance of Great Britain The PAGB is an organisation that co-ordinates specific activities for photographic clubs in England, Scotland, Wales & Northern Ireland. It does this through 15 geographical regions known as Federations. The PAGB offers services such as Recorded Lectures to clubs and its own photographic Distinctions (known as awards for photographic merit) direct to qualifying club members.

Western Counties Photographic Federation The WCPF was formed in 1932 and is one of fifteen  Federations that are affiliated to the PAGB. Currently over 100 clubs are in the Federation from across Cornwall, Devon, Somerset, Dorset and South Gloucester. The prime purpose of the WCPF is to encourage the art and practice of photography directly to members and clubs throughout its catchment area, supporting/liaising with other Federations and the PAGB, ensuring local views and interests feature in national debate. The WCPF organises Exhibitions and Competitions.

FOTOSPEED The Fotospeed website offers not just info on all their various high-quality papers, but also FREE ICC Printer Profiles for papers, competitions, galleries and blogs ( including one on preparing an RPS Panel ).  Well worth a visit and remember to try out their papers ! 

Photographic Supplies

Paper Spectrum Ltd. Suppliers of everything needed to mount prints and more.

Lion. Another supplier of all things needed for mounting prints.

Photographer’s Sites

Chris Weston A stunning collection of wildlife images by the local (Weymouth) based photographer.

Emily Endean A Dorset-based photographer, specialising in landscape and portraits. Self-taught, very inspirational and a visiting speaker.

David Noton Very impressive site of this notable Landscape and Travel photographer.
Magnum One of the most inspiring collections of modern photographs available.

Henri Cartier-Bresson A French photographer considered to be the father of modern photojournalism, and the master of candid photography.

Joseph McKenzie.   Was a Scottish photographer known as the “father of modern Scottish photography”. He is known for his black and white images of post-war Scottish lives amid urban decay and redevelopment.

Albert Watson.  Albert Watson is a true master of photography. His work blends the expressive strength of visual art, the glamour of fashion, and the astute quality of commercial photography into unforgettable images that have shaped the contemporary world.

Trish Murtha  Tish Murtha was a working-class photographer from the north-east of England who documented inequality in Britain, primarily during the 1970s and 1980s. For Tish, taking photographs was an act of rebellion. She used her camera as a weapon to attack Margaret Thatcher and the Tory government, whose free-market economics and de-industrialisation policies decimated working-class areas across the country.