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Are you Interested in Photography and want to  meet like-minded photographers?

Do you want to improve or share your composition, lighting, Photoshop, technical or other skills?

Colchester Photographic Society meets on Tuesdays at 7-30pm between September and May at Christ Church, Christ Church Court, Ireton Road (off Maldon Road), Colchester, CO3 3AT.

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New Members and Guests are always assured of a warm welcome.

You can find out all about us and view galleries of members’ images on this website.

Telephone: Christine Alexander 01206 752417



Latest Update 14th November 2014

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Affiliated to the Photographic Alliance of Great Britain through the East Anglian Federation

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Set Subjects for the PDI Set Subject Competition on 6th January 2015 are: “Wild Colour”; “Elements of Architecture”; and “World of Food

(One image in each of the 3 set-subjects can be entered by each member)


We also have a Set Subject of “Landscapes of Essex” for  the “Dave Clarke Trophy” PDI Competition on 18th November 2014.

(Up to 4 images can be entered by each member, but, if entering 4, one of them must be labelled as ‘4th choice’, in case we can only use 3 of them)


Click HERE for Kate’s document giving details and examples for the 4 set subjects.

Click on the logo below to visit our pinterest site for hints, tips and examples.

Next Meeting

Tuesday 18th November 2014 at 7-30 pm

“The Dave Clarke Trophy” - Tonight sees the introduction of a new annual competition focusing on the county of Essex. The theme for this year is “Essex Landscape”.

To be judged by Chris Shepherd who gave us an excellent talk last year focusing on local landscape.

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Print Competitions (2013-2014)

Click on the links below for galleries of some of the top scoring images

Round 1: 8th October 2013

Round 2: 19th November 2013

Round 3: 3rd December 2013

Round 4: 28th January 2014

Round 5: 25th March 2014

Digital Competitions (2013-2014)

Click on the links below for galleries of the top scoring images

Round 1: 24th September 2013

Intermediate Group        Advanced Group

Round 2: 5th November 2013

Intermediate Group        Advanced Group

Round 3: 14th January 2014

Intermediate Group        Advanced Group

Round 4: 18th February 2014

Intermediate Group        Advanced Group

Round 5: 8th April 2014

Intermediate Group        Advanced Group

Latest Updates

The images on the “Entry Page” have been changed


Latest PAGB eNews (127)



Members’ Galleries have now been updated with images from the first 3 of this seasons internal competitions  HERE


Result of Round 2 of the PDI Competitions plus Galleries of the top scoring images in Round 1 & Round 2 HERE


Results of Round 1 of the Print Competitions & a Gallery of the top scoring images HERE


Result of the Halstead International Competition   HERE


Results of Round 1 of the Open PDI Competition HERE


Roy’s Crib Sheet for adding a single or double keyline around an image HERE


Online version of Photography News (Issue 12) HERE


Details of 2 Exhibitions of Photographs by members of the Society HERE


PDF version of our Programme for the 2014/2015 now available HERE


Highlight number 3 from our 2014/2015 programme. A “not to miss” presentation.

Tuesday 2nd December 2014

“The Long Journey North” by Danny Green

Danny’s credits are numerous and include being nominated a category winner of “Wildlife Photographer of the Year”  on several occasions.

EAF - Special Event Day with a Professional

Chris Gomersall

Sunday 16th November 2014 at The Fulbourn Centre

Click on the image for a PDF version of the poster

An Exhibition of Photographs by members of Colchester Photographic Society will take place in the Digby Gallery at the Mercury Theatre in Colchester.

Due to ‘water leakage’ in the Digby Gallery the Exhibition has been postponed.   Dates to be re-arranged


to our Twin Town Photographic Club

Fotofruende Wetzlar

for winning the Halstead International Competition on Thursday 9th October 2014

Full  details HERE