The Society was established in 1938 and has been active in amateur photography ever since.
We have a very varied range of members, whose interests and abilities cover the entire spectrum - from beginners to semi-professional. We are always on the lookout for new members and are particularly interested in people who are just starting photography for the first time. Come along to any of our meetings and share your enthusiasm and experiences with us. We meet weekly during the winter and fortnightly during the summer to see notable photographers' work and learn from other's experiences.
We have the occasional competition where a visiting judge assesses our entries and hopefully show where we can improve.
You don't have to enter but they're good fun and a excellent way of developing your expertise.
Thinking of joining us? - please come along to one of our Thursday evening meetings at the St Thomas Centre and have a chat with our Chris Mellows. Chris is responsible for welcoming potential new members and will be keen to meet you and answer any of your questions.
St Thomas Centre
Chesterfield S40 3AW
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WHERE WE MEET
We meet at St Thomas' Centre every Thursday (see meetings page) which is located on Chatsworth Road in Chesterfield.
The meetings start at 7.30 but members and visitors can be there from 7pm.
You can find directions below but if you have a Sat Nav system then enter the postcode S40 3AW
DIRECTIONS FROM THE M1
Leave the M1 motorway at junction 29 and follow A617 to Chesterfield (approx 4 miles). At roundabout select left lane and take the 3rd exit. At next roundabout select left lane and take the 1st exit (continuous lane). At traffic lights (retail park on your left) select middle lane and go straight on. Keep in the left lane and at the Queens Park roundabout (traffic light controlled) take 2nd exit. At next roundabout (Morrisons Supermarket) select the right hand lane and take the 2nd exit (A619). St Thomas’ Church (& centre) is approx 100 metres on the right.