Welcome to Harpenden Photographic Society
Important Notice Re: COVID-19
In line with current Government Guidance, the Harpenden Photographic Society programme for 2021 – 2022 is planned to be live at the Harpenden Trust Hall. This is subject to any restrictions that may be applied by The Harpenden Trust. We will be monitoring the situation carefully and the programme will be switched to Zoom if necessary. An email message will be sent to all members prior to each meeting confirming the meeting location.
The Safety of members is important - so we will resume face to face meetings on the basis that it is deemed safe to do so, and with any necessary safety procedures in place. See HPS COVID 19 Guidance HERE
Harpenden Photographic Society caters for all abilities – from beginner to the more advanced photographers. We are a lively and growing club of around 90 active members. Our meeting are held from September to June on the first and third Tuesday of each month.
Our varied programme gives members to chance to enjoy and improve their own photography, and to mix and chat with other likeminded enthusiasts. Visiting speakers are drawn from well-known amateur and professional photographers and give members the opportunity to learn and be inspired by work of many different types and genres.
You are more than welcome to attend three meeting before deciding to join, but note that non-members are not allowed to enter the competitions or exhibition.
For further information about the Society please use the contact form on this site.
2022 Exhibition Video
Tell us which image in the exhibition video was your favourite, and enter our prize draw to win One Year’s Free Membership of Harpenden Photographic Society for you or a friend.
Rules & Entry Requirements:
Entry requires your e-mail address so we can contact you, if you are the winner of the prize draw. Anonymous entries will not be entered into the draw. We respect your trust and protect your privacy, and we therefore will not share this information with anyone outside of HPS. We will only contact you if you have (a) won the prize draw and/or (b) have expressed an interest in learning more about HPS, by ticking “yes” to question 2.
Only one entry per person. Deadline for entries is midnight of Sunday 21st August 2022. The winning name will be drawn at random from all valid entries received and notified of their prize during w/c 22nd August 2022.
The one year free membership of Harpenden Photographic Society is valid from Tuesday 6th September 2022 until the end of the season, which is currently scheduled for Tuesday 20th June 2023. The prize is for one single membership, which you may gift to another person if you prefer (eg. family member, friend, neighbour). The prize is non-exchangeable and no cash alternative is offered. The winning entrant must confirm the name of the person joining HPS (if not themselves) by Tuesday 6th September 2022. Should two members of the winner’s household wish to join HPS, the value of the full-price single membership will be deducted from the Joint Membership rate, at the prevailing price of those rates at the time it is taken out.
Interested in joining?
You are welcome to visit us at any time, and give us a try.
Take a look at our programme page to see what we have planned.
Our new season starts on the first Tuesday in September
We meet at:
The Harpenden Trust Centre
90 Southdown Road
Harpenden, AL5 1PS
(opposite the Plough & Harrow pub) 7.45pm for 8.00pm start
We look forward to seeing you at one of our events.
The New Season starts on Tuesday 6th September 2022 - the programme will be uploaded shortly.
It is incumbent on us ALL to maintain a safe environment in which ALL members are comfortable to attend live meetings.
PLEASE READ AND ADHERE TO THE REVISED HPS COVID GUIDANCE found here - Revised 5th April 2022
Guidance on Virtual Meetings
The subject for July & August is:
"Creepy Crawlies and Flying Things"
This is MACRO - which we define as a max size of 36mm by 24mm please.
Remember our rule - you can take away things from your image but you can't add anything - so composites, added textures or objects aren't allowed
Deadline: Images in by midnight on MONDAY 29th August 2022
Preparing digital files for competitions
See REVISED Guidance
Lightroom - Beginners
Photoshop - Beginners
Photoshop - Intermediate
Can be found here
Follow us on Facebook
Did you know Harpenden Photographic Society has a Facebook group? It’s a great way for you to share any interesting news or images with other members of HPS. It’s open only to HPS members. Just search on Facebook for Harpenden Photographic Society and request to join or click here
Can be found here
As the 2022 HPS Annual Exhibition was cancelled we created the 2022 Video Exhibition.
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