The Bradford Photographic Society is a friendly group of amateur and semi-professional photographers, who meet every Thursday at 7.30pm (from September to June) in the downstairs meeting room of the Upper Bolton Conservative Club. Membership currently stands at about 50. Abilities range from novice to advanced, all ages welcome.

Our weekly meetings provide two things:

  • presentations on different aspects of photography, lasting up to 90 minutes
  • the opportunity for a friendly chat with like-minded people

The BPS produces a yearly Programme to cater for members' interests, and competitions to push the individual and provide useful feedback. Visitors are invited to attend a few meetings, free of charge, before deciding to join, and will be made very welcome. Membership is by payment of a yearly subscription of £35 (£30 concessions, £50 couple), which works out at 80 pence per meeting!

The BPS was founded in 1860, making it one of the oldest photographic societies in the world. It was one of the founders of the Yorkshire Photographic Union, and is affiliated to the Photographic Alliance of Great Britain. It is also a member of the West Yorkshire Inter-club group, winning the 2013-14 championship.