About BPS

Founded in 1888, BRECHIN PHOTOGRAPHIC SOCIETY is one of Scotland's oldest amateur photography clubs and meets weekly between September & March and monthly between April & August.  BPS is a local photographic society with an ever-expanding membership, sharing tips & techniques and working together to help each other become better photographers. So bring along your camera, pull up a chair, and explore all things photographic. See our PROGRAMME for in-depth details of where and when we meet. Our site contains galleries of competition entries by our members who use their artistic and technical skills to tackle the challenges of these various photographic subjects. 



Due to ongoing Covid-19 restrictions, Brechin Photographic Society is still running via online methods many of which held on the Zoom app. The membership fee for is £45 for the 2021-2022 session. If you are interested in joining do message us via this website and we'll send you the details of how to join and once you have joined up we will deliver you a copy of our premium annual magazine also as part of your membership! 

We'd love for you to join us even if it is virtually in these difficult times!

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2021-22 Competitions

'Annual Image Competition  Round 1 - Open Topic' 

(Projected Digital Images Only)

Images to be submitted by 14th Sept 2021

5th October 2021 - Judged by David Watson DPAGB from Aberdeen



'Annual Image Competition Round 2 - Open Topic'

(Projected Digital Images)

Images to be submitted by 12th Oct 2021

2nd November 2021 - Judged by Howard Kennedy of Aberdeen


'Mini Panel'

(Projected Digital Images Only)

Images to be submitted by 19th October 2021

16th November 2021 - Judged by Chris Bell from Deeside Camera Club


'Annual Image Competition Round 3 - Open Topic'

(Projected Digital Images Only)

Images to be submitted by 2nd Nov 2021

30th November 2021 - Judged by Roy Robertson FRPS HonSPF from Fife



'Annual Image Competition Round 4 - Open Topic'

(Projected Digital Images)

Images to be submitted by 7th December 2021

11th January 2022 - Judged by Neil McGoldrick from Hatton



'Colour Print of the Year,

Mono Print of the Year, and

Digital Image of the Year'

(Print and Projected Digital Images)

Images to be submitted by 11th Jan 2022

8th February 2022 - Judged by Stewart Dodd LRPS from Dundee


'Main Project'

(Projected Digital Images Only)

 Images to be submitted by 25th Jan 2022

22nd February 2022 - Judged by Andy S Hayes ARPS EFIAP/g DPAGB PPSA 



Dalhousie Trophy: Main Project: Jennifer Moffat

South Esk Trophy: Mini-Panel: Beryl Woodger

David Clark Trophy: Division One: James Anderson and Ben Freeman 

Jim Snedden Shield: Division Two: Anne May

Brechin Arts Festival Trophy: Most Improved: Norman Mackenzie


B&W Salver: Monochrome Print of the Year: Ian Hastie

Kay's Salver: Colour Print of the Year: James Anderson

2020 Salver: Digital Image of the Year (a new trophy presented for the first time):   Ben Freeman