Huddersfield Photo-Imaging Club (HPIC) has over 50 members. We pride ourself on being a friendly club, open to people with a wide range of photographic skill levels and interests. Our emphasis is on learning from each other as well as from visiting experts. Club members share a common interest in taking and making pictures and producing finished work in both print and digital/projected image format.
The varied weekly programme includes something of interest for everyone, from lectures to technical demonstrations, portrait sessions to audio-visual presentations, competitions and critiques to social events. In the summer we often visit places of interest to take photographs. We also take part in a number of interclub competitions during the year with other local clubs. Take a look at our Programme page to see what we have planned for this year. We meet every Wednesday between 8pm and 10pm upstairs at the Kirkheaton Conservative Club.
The high point of our photographic year is our Annual Exhibition which takes place in the Art Gallery on the top floor of Huddersfield Library each Spring. The exhibition is an excellent showcase for our members work. Mounted prints are expertly framed and exhibited by Kirklees Council staff and a television displays members' digital images.
HPIC is affiliated to the Yorkshire Photographic Union (YPU) as well as the Photographic Alliance of Great Britain (PAGB). Our members have a good record of having their work accepted into the YPU Annual Exhibition.
If you have an interest in any form of photography and would like to see what we do, come along to one of our Wednesday evening meetings and see what we get up to. We start at 8pm and you'll be made to feel very welcome.
Huddersfield Photo-Imaging Club was formed in September 2004 from two long-standing local societies, the Huddersfield Photographic Society (HPS) and the Huddersfield Camera Circle (HCC).
The Huddersfield Photographic Society (HPS) was originally formed in 1888 and later joined with other societies to form the Huddersfield Naturalist, Photographic and Antiquarian Society. The Huddersfield Camera Circle (HCC) was formed when a group of members of the Naturalist, Photographic and Antiquarian Society broke away and formed their own club in 1938.