Annual Exhibition

Harrogate Photographic Society’s Annual Exhibition commences this weekend. Please come along and see some of our members’ finest work.

Members are manning the exhibition throughout the week and will be delighted to answer any questions about the work or the Society in general. Some prints will be available to buy.

Friday 13th to Sunday 22nd October 2017.  Entry is free!

HPS 2017 Exhibition Poster-A4-for-email

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“Harrogate, we have the technology…”

Bill Ingalls talk

Last night was a remarkable night for HPS. Firstly, our speaker was NASA’s senior contract photographer Bill Ingalls presenting his incredible photography work.

The talk was live from from Kazakhstan using Skype. HPS President Graham Roberts had been testing the technology in recent days with Bill’s assistance. The photos show Bill on a 2 metre projection screen, while his high resolution images were projected on to our 4 metre main screen by a second projector. Graham’s laptop with the Skype link can be seen (bottom right). Bill could see and answer the audience’s questions via a small digital camera.

Bill Ingalls talk

The technology worked and this means the Society will be able to invite other international photographers to present their work.

Thank you Bill, it was truly out of this World!

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Exhibitions around the UK

The PHOTOGRAPHY EXHIBITIONS & TALKS page has just been updated. There are many interesting photography shows around the UK at the moment. A few more events will be added this week. [ VISIT PAGE ]

To add an event to the list, please email:

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Summer Garden Party

The Garden Party has been rearranged for Sunday 13th August at 4pm
It had to be cancelled on the original date of 23rd July because of bad weather

Jonet & Richard Bown have kindly offered the use of their garden for this years garden party. Details remain the same but will be re-sent by email to all members prior to the event

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2017 Outings Programme

This is an early notification of the 2017 outings programme to enable you to pencil them into your diary.


  • Sunday 7th May: Point to Point meeting at Easingwold
    • A great opportunity to photograph bookies, horsey people, country people, hounds and get close up to photograph horses flying over fences. 
  • Saturday 3rd June: Harewood Hill Climb; Classic and Vintage Cars
    • Interesting range of classic and vintage cars going as fast as possible on the uphill course. Motor enthusiasts in deep discussion over sprockets and spark plugs!
  • Saturday 15th July: Coach Trip to Hull, UK City of Culture
    • Lots of events all year. Lots to photograph including a full size wind turbine blade on its side in the town centre, the parish church about to become a minster, the fishing port, Jean (The Bee) Bishop raising money for Age UK, William Wilberforce’s birthplace, Vintage car museum (Lane Motor Museum) if wet, The Deep if wet, Hull Old Town (very photogenic)
    • Stop off on return at the Humber Bridge to photograph in the late afternoon sun
  • Saturday 5th August or Sunday 6th August if wet on the Saturday: Yorkshire Sculpture Park
    • Acres of well positioned sculptures within a rural setting. The exhibits are always changing, so if you have not been recently there will be new exhibits to see.
  • Saturday 19th August: Dales Walk
    • Based on Appletreewick which has a good foodie pub (The Craven Arms). A walk with good views and interest returning to the village pub for food (for those who wish to). Also an opportunity for those who prefer, to visit Parcevall Hall Gardens which is 2 miles away
  • Saturday 30th September and Sunday 1st October: Masham Sheep Fair
    • Two days where Masham market place becomes full of an amazing variety of sheep breeds and their owners. Judging of competitions, people of all ages, farmers down from the hills and food market. Ample parking in aid of Yorkshire Air Ambulance. Different sheep breeds on each day!! Great photography venue

*****The coach trip is now fully subscribed*****

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The final 2016-2017 talks

2016-2017 speakers

Our 2016-2017 programme of talks is almost at an end, however, we still have two exceptional photographers to come.

Marta Kochanek

Marta Kochanek is one of the UK’s finest portrait & figure photographers. She will be showing a wide range of work including Cognitive Bodies and her latest project Lov’yer. (Monday 3rd April 2017)

The Last Stand

Our final speaker is documentary photographer Marc Wilson. His first book The Last Stand was published in 2014 and documents the wartime coastal defences of North-West Europe and the memories and histories they contain. His latest on-going project A Wounded Landscape documents the remnants of the Holocaust. (10th April 2017)

Graham Roberts our President Elect will be announcing the 2017-2018 Programme of Talks on Monday 24 April 2017. We will publish the Programme immediately after the announcement. Watch this space!


Mark Littlejohn – Monday 28 November

Mark Littlejohn

Our next visiting photographer is award winning landscape photographer Mark Littlejohn. He was named the Take a View’s Landscape Photographer of the Year in 2014 and specialises in moody, atmospheric early morning conditions.

Visitors are welcome!

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An evening with Julian Calverley

Julian Calverley special eventWe are delighted to announce an evening with award winning photographer Julian Calverley. The first half of this very special evening will showcase Julian’s commercial work and the second half his stunningly beautiful landscape photography.

Julian has featured in Lürzer’s Archive 200 Best Ad Photographers Worldwide for over ten years.

Julian’s international clients include: Aston Martin, BP, Land Rover, Marks & Spencer, Mercedes, Selfridges, Virgin, and the Wall Street Journal.

In 2014, Julian published #IPHONEONLY – a collection of dramatic landscape photos taken on his iPhone.

Photography students and visitors from other camera groups are welcome to attend. The event will be held in The Constance Green Hall at St Aidan’s Church of England High School, Harrogate on Monday 24th October 2016.

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Portraits – our 2016 exhibition

2016 exhibition

Our annual photography exhibition at St Peter’s Church, Harrogate is now open to the public. This years theme is Portraits. Our members are manning the exhibition throughout the week and will be delighted to answer any questions about the work or the Society in general. Entry is free!

Monday 3rd to Sunday 9th October 2016.

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Our 2016 Photography Exhibition

HPS 2016 exhibition

The theme of our annual photography exhibition is Portraits and it will be held at St Peter’s Church in central Harrogate, Monday 3rd to Sunday 9th October 2016.

Our members are manning the exhibition and will be delighted to answer any questions about the work or the Society in general. Entry is free!

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