About us - Southgate Photographic Society


Welcome. Come inside our cage!

Get in touch via info@southgatephoto.org.uk

You can download a membership form here.

We are a friendly group of amateur photographers who meet on Tuesday evenings at 8pm, roughly during term time, to socialise and improve our skills. We run an annual programme of evening events from lecturers to competitions, and from workshops to teaching sessions. Click on Programme above for more information. We also have external shoots and social events from time to time.  

Come to a few meetings to see if you would like to join. Just turn up. You don't need a camera. We always have a tea break so you can chat to us then. Photographers of any level are welcome. Please email us if you have questions. 

Find us in the church hall behind St Paul's church (map) in Winchmore Hill, N21 1JA. Meetings start at 8pm. You can park in the church car park. Walk to the rear of the building and enter via the door in the corner, to the right as you face the church. We are upstairs in the Howley Hall - see the picture below. For a map and directions, try here,here or here

SPS Howley Hall aerial shot and directions

Join us for £50 a year. That's about 75p an hour - definitely better than the TV licence ! Members can participate in workshops and enter images in the competitions to get useful constructive feedback from trained external Judges. We try to vary the content of our evenings to suit different interests and skill levels. You don't need to show any of your work unless you wish to, and you don't need any particular kind of camera or editing software.

Our club was founded in 1939 "to promote knowledge of the Art and Science of Photography" and to "encourage the fellowship and recreation of its members". We are affiliated to the Photographers Alliance of Great Britain (PAGB) via our local division, the East Anglian Federation (EAF). During the years the Society has seen transitions from home darkrooms to trade printing, monochrome to colour, (all) film to (mostly) digital, slides to JPGs and from printed programme cards to this website. The only thing that hasn't changed is the tea break at 9pm.

We look forward to meeting you...

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