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City of Belfast Photographic Society

The City of Belfast Photographic Society was until recently the City of Belfast YMCA Photographic Society.  Due to reorganisation of the YMCA building at Wellington Place in Belfast, we had to move and therefore dropped the “YMCA” from our name.

Founded in 1889 (yes 1889!) we have seen many exciting changes in photography, from large format cameras with glass plate negatives through to present day 35mm SLR (single lens reflex) cameras and now the digital era is upon us.  These are certainly exciting times for our society.

Some of Northern Ireland’s top professional photographers, who in their earlier days passed through our photographic society, are now making a name for themselves in the photographic world.

Most of us of course are just keen amateur photographers, eager to improve our photographic technique while having an enjoyable, friendly time.  We hold our annual exhibition of members' work during May at Dundonald Library near Belfast.

The Society is a member of the Northern Ireland Photographic Association - (NIPA). This is the organising body for camera club photography in Northern Ireland.



'The White Church' by Eddie Larmour

We are always on the lookout for new members and visitors, young and not so young, experienced or complete beginners, it matters not.  You are welcome to come along for a few evenings, with no obligation of joining, to sample our activities.  One thing is sure; you will be made most welcome at any of our friendly meetings.  There you will meet others with a similar interest and of course have that all important cup of coffee

We are located at Sandy Row Community Centre, Belfast and meet every Wednesday at 7.30pm. from September to May (informal meetings during the summer months).  Our programme of events covers a wide range of photographic interests with Practical Sessions, Beginners Help & Advice, Competitions, Digital Imaging, and Guest Speakers.  In fact something to suit everyone!

For further information, you can contact us on
Tel: 028 9022 0673
or e-mail: info@belfastphotosociety.co.uk