Welcome to the Halstead & District Photographic Society

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Top Dog Competition Winner 2021/22

Lady in Red

by Gill Beckett

Mono Print of the year 2021/22

St Margaret's Church 

by Mick Cant

Colour print of the year 2021/22

Winter Wood

by Gill Beckett

PDI of the year 2021/22

Midtown Manhattan

by Gill Beckett

We are a small, friendly club that meets at 7.30pm on Thursdays every fortnight from September to April in the Methodist Church, New Street, Halstead. We also hold a Top Dog competition once a month and at the moment this is a virtual meeting via Zoom. We have competitions for prints and digital images, talks from experienced photographers, interclub meets, an annual Twin Towns International Photographic Competition, Club outings and practical workshops where we can get 'hands on' experience.

You don't have to be a good photographer to join. In fact, even if you're thinking about taking up photography then why not come along and meet us? Our members' skills range between beginners and those with photographic distinctions; the people with more advanced knowledge are always happy to help and give practical advice.

We hope you will enjoy this site and maybe come and meet us. You don't have to join to visit, attend a couple of meetings as a visitor if you wish. Full membership and visitors fees are listed on our Membership Information page here. The club prides itself on its friendly atmosphere and guarantees a warm welcome.

Previous Meetings on YouTube

Meetings from April 2020 to May 2021 are still available to view on YouTube.  Click link below to view.

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2022/2023 Season

Our new season starts on 1st September 2022 with a display of prints & social evening at our usual meeting venue of the Methodist Church, New Street, Halstead, starting at 7.30pm.

5th September sees our first Top Dog, with the theme of 'Red', the venue for this has yet to be announced.

Then on 15th September we have our first mainstream competition of the year; R1 of the PDI league with an Open theme to be judged by Barbie Lindsay.  Meeting starts at 7.30pm at the Methodist Church, New Street, Halstead.

Visitors welcome, £5 per session.

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