Photography

The Perthshire Photographic Society (PPS) is one of the biggest and most active photography groups in Perth and meetings attract members from as far as Kinross, Crieff, Blairgowrie and Aberfeldy. If you are looking for a place to meet other camera enthusiasts and improve your skills – this is it.

The PPS runs over 20 meetings from October to April. We have invited talks from well known photographers, a series of print and digital competitions, workshops and members nights where folks get a chance to show their work and pick the brains of the experts. For more information please take a look at the PPS website

Programme and venue

All meetings are at 7.30pm in the AK Bell Library, York Place, Perth PH2 8EP. The Soutar Lecture Theatre is the venue on most evenings but on one night in four we meet in the Sandeman Room upstairs (same entrance) and may split up into other areas of the Library First floor. See the ‘Finding us’ page for full venue information. Meetings conclude around 9.30pm.

Photographic Section

Winter Programme2019 – 2020

Weekly meetings in the A K Bell Library from 9thOctober to 25thMarch include workshops, print and digital competitions and members nights. Full programme details at on the PPS website

External speakers include:

Oct 23 – Bernard Longley ARPS and Keith Fisher ARPS DPAGB. ‘How to Prepare an Audiovisual Presentation.’ Bernard and Keith are experts in the field of audiovisual work and they will show us how to put together an effective audiovisual presentation.

Oct 30; Mark Hamblin “Wild Scotland”. Mark is one of the UK’s best known professional wildlife and landscape photographers. He has written several books, published pictures in magazines and offers guided photography tours.

Nov 6; Faye and Trevor Yerbury. Trevor is a professional portrait photographer. He describes his work as simple and elegant with a classical, sophisticated mood. Faye’s work includes weddings, avant-garde and classical nudes.

Jan 22; Niall Benvie. ‘Greater Than 2 Seconds’  The biggest challenge that photographers face today is retaining the audience’s attention for more than a couple of seconds. Even extraordinary images of, for example, diving kingfishers or shows of northern lights, barely earn a glance. Niall’s presentation looks at some of the innovative techniques that he uses to catch the viewer’s eye and hold their attention.

Feb 5; Alex Nail. Alex is an award-winning landscape photographer from Bristol who was runner-up in the Scottish Landscape Photographer of the Year. He will also talk about his time-lapse work.

Feb 19; Stan Farrow is a well know creative photographer from St Andrews. He uses software to create digital art with layers of texture.

All these talks are held on Wednesday evenings in the Soutar Theatre, A K Bell Library, York Place, Perth PH2 8EP at 7.30pm

For the full programme visit the PPS website