Bristol Photographic Society has opened a studio and exhibition space and invites other photography groups to take advantage of ‘probably one of the best-equipped camera clubrooms in the country’

Bristol PS clubroom panorama[2].webThe Society has moved to premises in the Montpelier area of Bristol after outgrowing its former home in Clifton where it was based for more than 40 years.

The new venue houses a purpose-built studio featuring a Hi-Glide studio lighting system, conference facilities and exhibition space for around 150 prints.

A spokesman said: ‘Membership of the Society is open to all, but it is hoped other photographic organisations will also be able to take advantage of these wonderful facilities.’

The Society – one of the oldest clubs in the country – says it caters for all levels of photographer.

It meets on Wednesdays at 7.30pm and runs separate print groups covering topics such as digital techniques and studio photography.

The Society organises the Bristol Salon of Photography, an international competition that receives more then 12,000 entries per year.

It also hosts a photography course from September to November, for both member and non-members.

The Society says: ‘The course covers most aspects of photography and is suitable for a wide range of photographers, from those who have bought their first digital camera and are looking for guidance… to those who have a reasonable amount of experience and are looking to broaden their photographic horizons.’

The course takes the form of tutorials, practical sessions and discussion groups.

For further details, email the course organiser bps.ptc@gmail.com or visit the Society’s website at www.bristolphoto.org.uk