Where and when do we meet?

We meet most Monday evenings throughout the year from 8pm to 10pm, upstairs at the Quaker Meeting House, Jewel Road, Walthamstow (near The Rose and Crown pub).

We don’t meet on Bank Holidays.

Check out the Programme section below for full details.

Programme 2024

8th Members evening – Preparing for printing – Ian Waterman
15th Dr Lillian Hobbs – Astrophotography
22nd Walker Trophy for Prints – Round 1
29th Members evening – A night out
5th Annick Wolfers – An Evening with
12th Walker Trophy for Prints – Round 2
19th Projected  images compotition versus Chingford (at Chingford)
26th Ken Scott – The Joy of Seeing
4th Walker Trophy for Prints – Round 3
Incorporating the John Parish Memorial Trophy for landscape prints
11th John Cross – 2023 travels
18th Member’s Evening  – Winter (just for fun competition)
25th Tracey Lund – Wildlife
1st Bank Holiday – no meeting
8th Graham Dean – The Camera Doesn’t Lie But Photographers Do
15th Member’s Evening – Editing other people’s images
22nd Barbie Lindsay – Creative photography
29th Member’s Evening – Black & White Photography
6th Bank Holiday – no meeting
13th Basildon Trophy (at Walthamstow)
20th Goddard Trophy – Panel of 4 prints competition
27th Bank Holiday – no meeting
3rd Member’s evening – assignment night
10th Albert Bale Trophy – Portrait competition (prints)
17th City Walk – Club outing
24th Member’s evening – Summer Social

1st, 8th, 15th, 22nd & 29th –  Summer Photography Course

5th Summer Photography Course
12th Summer break – no meeting
19th Summer break – no meeting
26th Annual Exhibition at Winn’s Gallery
2nd Member’s Evening –  Exhibition appraisal
9th Walker Trophy for Projected Images – Round 1
16th Peter Warne – Macro Photography
23rd Members Evening – Infra red photography & prepping for the AV competition
30th Walker Trophy for Projected Images – Round 2
7th Huw Alban – That’s Not a Landscape
14th Walker Trophy for Projected Images – Round 2
21st Bert Whittern Trophy – WDPS v Muswell Hill v Dunmow (at Walthamstow)
28th Member’s Evening – In the Style Of
4th David Jordan – Creative Use of Lenses
11th Print Competition versus Chingford. (at Walthamstow)
18th Member’s evening – Showcase of member’s projects
25th Centenary Trophy – Audiovisual competition
2nd Annual General Meeting
9th Christmas Party and awards 

What do we do?

At each meeting there will be typically between 20 and 30 members attending.

Meetings tend to fall into one of three categories:

  • talks
  • competitions
  • members’ evenings

There is a social aspect too, and members will be able to chat to each other before the meetings and at the break; some will go on to nearby pub The Rose and Crown afterwards.

We also hold regular exhibitions of our work. You may have seen us at Winns Gallery in Lloyd Park; we have also shown at Vestry House, and during the E17 Arts Trail.


Each year we have up to a dozen external speakers visiting the Society.

The subects of the talks vary, reflecting the different interests of members, and might include wildlife, press and sports photography, travel, portraiture or something technical.


There are various competitions spread throughout the year. These are:

  • internal competitions for Society members only
  • competitions against other local photographic societies and camera clubs

The internal competitions are generally open in terms of subject matter, but we also have a Portrait competition, plus an AV (audio visual) competition.

Some competitions are for projected digital images, others are for prints.

They are judged by an external person who isn’t associated with the Society.
Members find that receiving critique from someone who isn’t a friend or family can greatly improve their photography.

Members’ evenings

Throughout the year we have various informal members’ evenings (see the Programme for details).

They typically allow members to practice or discuss various aspects of photography.

Example evenings include

  • practical portraiture – using off-camera flash and studio lighting
  • Photoshop or Lightroom sessions
  • Light painting

These evenings will also include some fun competitions voted for by members.


We are proud to be a diverse and inclusive group of individuals which greatly adds to the interest and strength of the group.

Our club is a fairly even mix of men and women. Anyone can join us regardless of age, ethnicity, religion or gender identity; everyone is made to feel welcome.

Membership and Visiting

Annual membership of the Society currently costs £75 per calendar year.

People joining the Society mid way through the year will pay a pro-rata rate.

Membership entitles you to:

  • attend all meetings throughout the year
  • enter all the competitions
  • enter work in our exhibitions

Should you wish to visit us prior to joining, then please get in touch.

Guests may visit up to three times free of charge before committing to membership.

Summer Photography Course

Our Summer Photography Course runs once a year for 8 weeks during June, July and August, and is aimed at beginners and those wishing to brush up on their skills.

Booking in advance is strongly recommended to ensure a place.

The course covers the practical aspects of using your camera with a strong creative element alongside guidance on how to take better photos across a range of subjects.

Check out our dedicated page for further information.