Retirement of forum

With the growing popularity of social media activity on the club’s forum has diminished significantly and the decision has been made to retire it off. Should anyone wish it be resurrected from the ashes then please drop the site administrator an email. In the meantime please look for us on Facebook.

Return to Face to Face meetings at the United Reform Church.

With effect from September 6th we are delighted to announce that, in line with, and following current Covid guidelines we are resuming face to face meetings once again. 

 Our weekly meetings offer a combination of talks/presentations from guest speakers and members alike, practical sessions, practical nights at other locations, folios of other people’s and organisation’s images. As well as internal and external competitions. Through these facets members can gain information, advice, inspiration and constructive critique of their and other’s images. 

So, if you are interested in Photography, whether you are a novice or an experienced photographer and might consider joining us, why not come along to visit us on a Monday night and see what we can offer. We would love to meet you and our meetings commence at 7.30 pm.

2020 Annual Exhibition Winners

The winners of the SaDPS annual exhibition competition have been announced. Unfortunately due to the ongoing restrictions brought about by the SARS-CoV-2 virus it has not been possible to display all prints at Eccles Community Art Gallery as normal.

Many thanks to our judge this year, John Riley. 

Pictorial/Creative winner was "Athlete" by Ann Nissen 

Natural History winner was "Robin Song" by Tom Gandy 

Human Life winner was "Swinging" by Bob Stokoe

Portraits  winner was "Queen Bess Contemplating" by Ann Nissen

Record winner was  "Altar, Santa Maria Assunta Cathedral, Como" by  Keith Barber

Open Monochrome winner was "Lily Marion" by Keith Barber

Scapes winner and Best in Exhibition was "Grand Canal, Venice" by Tony Cowcill


During these difficult times SaDPS has been trying out Zoom to carry out behind the scenes operations, for example a committee meeting held on Monday evening.   

It trials prove successful the use may be expanded.

Social Media Feeds

There are many out there who are missing out due to their understandable reluctance to register with social media platforms. 

In order to prevent that you will see a new menu item at the bottom of each page which will take you to a page where you can keep up to date easily.

Where has the “members” page gone?

Members may be wondering where their page has gone. No need to worry, it is still there. Simply register via the link and, once logged in, you will see it once again.  

Logged in members will also notice a ‘chat’ icon on the bottom right of the screen. Note that separate registration is required for this. Chat messages are stored for 14 days before being automatically deleted.

Keeping occupied during the COVID-19 lockdown.

I hope our members are staying safe and finding creative ways to keep themselves occupied during the current pandemic. I further hope that some of you are finding ways to keep your photography going whilst stuck at home. If so please feel free to share. You can do this by uploading via the members section. 

Over the next couple of weeks you may begin to see some changes to the site.

2019 Christmas Meal and Social

On December 16th members of the club met up for our annual Christmas Meal & Social. It was great to see many of those members who joined through this year in attendance. A big thanks you to all those who came along to make the night successful once again. 

Annual Exhibition 2019

Our annual exhibition for 2019 in now closed. Thank you to all those who took the time to visit. We do hope you enjoyed what you saw. If you have been inspired by it please think about coming along to one of our weekly meetings. Details can be found in the syllabus. 

New Competition Rules

The committee has approved the proposed changes to rules and how points are gained in all internal club competitions. This includes new bonuses for entering all competitions and scoring of points down to 10th place. Full details of these changes can be found in the revised club rules.