Peterborough Photographic Society

The Peterborough Photographic Society year runs from September through to June. Due to COVID-19, we are currently meeting on-line via Zoom, and will continue to be on-line until September, 2022. Meetings are held the first Tuesday of each month, starting at 7:00pm and ending by 9:30pm.

Normally, we meet in-person at the Lion’s Club Centre located at 347 Burnham Street,Peterborough.  If you arrive between 6:30pm and 7:00pm, you will be able to socialize with our members and you may have the opportunity to ask advice about camera equipment, photographic locations or editing software.

The in-person meetings are normally conducted in two parts. The first part of the meeting usually includes a speaker which may be an internal PPS member or a professional photographer. The speakers talk on a wide variety of topics including world travels, architecture, nature, macro etc.  Following the speaker, we have a break for refreshments and socializing. The second part of the meeting is devoted to the viewing a slideshow of members’ images.  There is a monthly “Theme”, a “Photographer’s Choice” and an “Outings” category.  Members are encouraged to submit in all categories as this is seen as a valuable learning experience.

We usually have a Christmas party at the December meeting and the May meeting will include our Annual General Meeting as part of the schedule.

Normally, PPS has outings twice a month for members to gather at a specific location to photograph subjects of interest. During COVID-19, PPS has one monthly outing at a specific location and one outing “on your own”.

The outings are diverse and might vary from photographing flowers at a garden centre to architecture or even photographic scavenger hunts. They provide members with an opportunity to get out and take some pictures, as well as a chance to learn from other photographers. The outings are listed in the PPS newsletter The Viewfinder, on the PPS website and The PPS Facebook page.