Club

Hoylake Photographic Society, founded 1950,  welcomes visitors and prospective new members to its club based at Newton Village Hall in Grange Cross Lane, West Kirby, Wirral, CH48 8BJ.  We are a friendly and sociable group of amateur photographers with a shared interest in the art of photography and the advancement of our skills.  Originally the society met at the Conservative Club in Hoylake, then at a number of different venues, before settling into our present home.

Normally we meet every Friday evening from 7.30 for 7.45 until 10pm from September through to May, there‚Äôs a varied programme of expert guest speakers, photo presentations and club competitions with the aim of stimulating, educating or simply enjoying the photography of some of the best amateur photographers in the UK. Go to Programme page for further details, and a downloadable pdf can be found on the menu on the right of this page.

The club also meets on alternate Wednesdays at 7.30 for 7.45 for informal tutorials and to view and receive constructive critique of our images. Full details can be found on the Programme page. Wednesday Night Group meetings are indicated on this as WNG. There is also a downloadable pdf on the right hand menu of this page.

You are invited to browse this website to find out more about the club, what sort of things happen at our meetings, what competitions take place, what those bewildering initials mean and so on. We have member galleries and club galleries on this website.  

The club belongs to the Lancashire and Cheshire Photographic Union (L&CPU) which is affiliated to the Photographic Alliance of Great Britain (PAGB)

The club also ran a succesful International Exhibition between 2012 and 2019 until Covid put a damper on things. The accepted and awarded images in the 2019 exhibition can be found here.

In 2022, the club also ran a Small Print Exhibition with entries from all over the world.  Digital versions of the accepted and awarded prints can be found here