Battle Photographic Society was established in 1962 and aims to provide an informal, friendly, social atmosphere in which members can enjoy their photography in the company of other photographers, exchange experiences, ideas and views and share their images through competition and exhibition. The club endeavours to provide inspiration to its members and to broaden their knowledge and improve their photographic skills through presentations from visiting guest speakers, practical sessions and competitions. The club's season commences in the first week of September and runs through to the beginning of May.

Meetings are held on Tuesdays in the larger Wynne Room, to allow for more social distancing, in the Battle Memorial Hall  or on Zoom ( see calendar for details).

All meetings start at 7.30pm 

Special Interest Group meetings are held at various times and days as arranged by the various group leaders. 

 For details of meetings, competitions,and Special Interest Groups please see the 2023/24 Programme page. 

We cater for all levels of ability and new members are assured of a warm welcome.


Frequently Asked Questions

What is Battle Photographic Society?

We are a friendly group of photography enthusiasts of all ages and levels of skill. We provide a social, supportive club where beginners and experienced photographers alike share their photography and experiences with other photographers.


What do you do?

We focus on the enjoyment of photographs and improving our photography through four main activities:



Throughout the year we have presentations by accomplished photographers on a wide range of photographic subjects - always illustrated by the speaker’s own pictures. At the end of each presentation, time is set aside for questions.



Competitions are great fun and a really enjoyable way for members to learn more about their photography in a supportive constructive atmosphere. 

The Monthly Print and PDI competitions are split into 2 groups. New members and less experienced members start in group 2 and then progress, if they want, to group 1. The trophy competitions are just 1 group.

Competitions are not compulsory and members enter competitions as and when they have photographs they want to share publicly. Our competitions are club events in which members are invited to enter their own photographs to be judged by an external, qualified judge.


Special Interest Groups

The society runs a series of Special Interest Groups covering:- Flowers, Landscapes, Wild life, Street Photography, Projects and Affinity Software. These groups meet both on Zoom and in person on location as necessary. 


Our occasional/informal workshops bring together our more experienced photographers with members who want to know more about how their camera works, how to take particular types of photograph, along with questions about printing and image presentation. This is an easy way to learn and find answers to particular questions.


Do I have to be a good photographer to join?

No. But you may become a much better photographer if you join us. We welcome members of all levels of skill, from beginner to advanced.


Do I have to have a “professional” camera?

No. Our members use a range of cameras from small auto-compact cameras to Digital SLR cameras and phones.


How do I Join?

New members can join at our Annual Exhibition or at any of our meetings. Anyone wishing to check us out can come along to one or more meetings as a visitor. When you do come along, just ask for the Chairman,Geoff Longmire , or Secratary, John Lethbridge


What does it cost?

The annual subscription is £44.00 for individuals and £72.00 for Family Membership.

There is County Membership for people who live some distance from Battle and can only attend by Zoom at £22, and Under 40s membership at £22.  

New members joining part-way through the club year are charged on a pro rata basis.


More questions?

If you have a question not answered here, please email us using the form on the Contact page.