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LFPS News

Fifty Years of LFPS
The society started in 1965 as the Braunstone Photographic Society that combined both cine and still photography. It remained a combined society for the next eight seasons, though the two groups met on different evenings for the last three years. In 1974 the still photographers went their own way as the Leicester Forest Photographic Society, meeting in the Winstanley Community College. It also produced the first programme with members’ pictures on the front and back
covers.

In 1975 they moved into the newly-built Civic Centre with the membership climbing to around 75. By 1980 the membership had reached 90 and an audio-visual group was formed within the club. The AV members formed their own separate club in 1993 and by 1995, with membership of photographic clubs generally declining, the membership fell to 65. The club’s first website appeared in 1996 and the turn of the century saw the introduction of affordable digital cameras. With the age of digital photography and new events appearing in the programme, such as workshop evenings and photographic trips, the membership steadily climbed to its present level of over 120.

The name of Doug Smith first appeared in the programme in 1966 as Hon Secretary, a post he held until 2013. His enthusiasm and untiring work behind the scenes was a key factor in our enduring success during our first 50 years. With your help we can continue his legacy for the next half century.

Welcome

Welcome to Leicester Forest Photographic Society!

Whether you're new to photography, or looking to extend your skills, you'll find plenty to interest and stimulate you at Leicestershire's premier photographic club. We pride ourselves in having a diverse membership of all abilities who benefit greatly from the wide range of activities we organise.

We have a comprehensive programme of lectures and competitions together with a well-equipped studio group. We also run workshops to help members improve their photographic techniques and group outings for members to put it all into practice. We are open to all with an interest in photography, whether you are already experienced or someone who is looking to develop their skills in a friendly and supportive atmosphere.

Come along to any of our meetings for a friendly welcome and see our modern venue. To learn more click on the About or Programme menus above to see a list of this season's events.

Programme 2015 to 2016