Photographic Society snaps up new venue

August 03 2015

ONE of the country's oldest photographic societies has relocated to the local area.

ONE of the country's oldest photographic societies has relocated to the local area.

With a history dating back to 1904, the Bristol establishment has moved from its previous residence in Clifton, to a property right on Bishopston's doorstep.

The search for a more suitable premise, which provided more space, concluded with the purchase of a venue opposite Montpelier station, which its proud owners deem as one of the best equipped camera clubrooms in the country.

The society caters for all levels of photographer and meets every Wednesday evening at 7.30pm. It offers a full and varied programme of guest speakers and in-house competitions.

The society also runs an annual photographic course from September to November, which covers most aspects of photography and is suitable for a wide range of photographers, from novices to professionals.

The course takes the form of tutorials, practical sessions and discussion groups and is now open for applications.

In addition, the society organises the Bristol Salon of Photography each year – an international exhibition that receives in excess of 12,000 images from nearly 70 countries.

Membership of the society requires an annual fee, but potential members can get a taster by either visiting on any Wednesday evening or by taking out a three month membership.

For more information about the society, visit: www.bristolphoto.org.uk

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