About Durham PS

Club Night Meetings

We meet Thursdays most weeks with usually just a break during Christmas and New Year, and for one Thursday during Durham Lumiere when it occurs. Doors open around 6.30 pm, meetings start at 7.30 and usually run until 9.30 or so. There is a break for refreshments and plenty of time for socialising. New in 2016 and 2017 were Durham PS Memorial Summer School practical photography nights on four Thursdays in August

     St Oswalds Church Institute, Church Street, Durham, DH1 3DQ    Link to map

     Or Durham County Hall when St Oswald’s is a polling station


Visitors and new members are very welcome. If you are thinking of joining, simply turn up on a club night. You can be sure of a warm and friendly welcome. You can attend up to four meetings before having to commit to membership. Email us via Contact Us on this website if you need more information.

Membership £40.00 pa, half year £20

Student/Junior/External membership £20.00 pa.

Our year runs from January to December. Members joining during the year pay a reduced rate by arrangement with our Treasurer

Activity Overview

Today we have record numbers of members, all enthusiasts for photography, with many and varied photography interests, age groups and levels of experience. Our weekly programme includes lectures and presentation from a whole range of top flight photographers. Also in the Programme are members nights, competition nights and more

The Society puts on several exhibitions each year to show members photography including the Durham PS Annual Exhibition during August in Durham Cathedral, these days in the glorious North Aisle, and an annual spring exhibition in Durham University Botanic Garden

Other activities include practical digital image processing evenings on the first Wednesday of most months and frequent ‘Assignment’ organised photography outings. As well, there are many informal trips organised with fellow members to popular destinations and events.

We have links to local institutions and charities, providing photography support and unrivalled experience for members.

Increasingly, more members are entering International Salons of Photography, and producing photography books of their work – for which experienced support is freely available informally a via a Mentor scheme

There is an enjoyable and relaxed social aspect and a strong culture of members helping each other and sharing their knowledge and experience. We have a thriving Facebook group for members.

More about the Society is in Welcome to Durham Photographic Society – a guide for new members which is on the Members Page here


Blessing the Banner by Joanne Coates – winner of the Ted Mansell Award in the 2017 Durham PS Annual Exhibition in Durham Cathedral, chosen by The Very Reverend Andrew Tremlett, Dean of Durham





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