About Ashford Photographic Society

We meet every Friday evening at 7.15PM for a 7.45PM start, from early September until mid May at Givaudan Sports and Social Club, Kennington Road, Ashford, Kent. We have a diverse membership, working in traditional darkroom print and digital media.

Our season

Our programme comprises a mixture of talks by top photographers and a variety of competitions. We welcome new members and, for the coming 2019/2020 season, there are a number of tuition workshops aimed at those wishing to gain more experience in photographic and image processing techniques.

Membership fees

Full membership is £55.00; Concession (over 65 years on 1st October) is £45.00; under 18-years £15.00.

Visiting non-members

£3 per meeting.


The society is affiliated to the Photographic Alliance of Great Britain [PAGB] through the Kent County Photographic Association [KCPA]. We use external judges for all our competitions.

Next five events
Date Type Topic Presenter/Judge
Speaker Print PDI Capturing the mood with special effect lenses Polina Plotnikova ARPS EFIAP
League Print 3rd Print
Hand-in: 17-01-2020
Paul Parkinson LRPS CPAGB
Workshop PDI Photoshop tips and tricks Anthony Baines ARPS CPAGB
Club night Print PDI Informal Discussion and Members Presentations Members
Workshop PDI Practical digital processing session: bring your laptop Ian Macey & Martin Till

The next three competition hand-in dates

Next three hand-in dates
Hand-in Type Competition
31-01-2020 Trophy Print PDI Record on 14-02-2020
14-02-2020 League PDI 5th PDI on 28-02-2020
21-02-2020 Trophy PDI PDI theme on 06-03-2020

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Contact us

Please read more about the club and if you would like any further information, please contact our Secretary, Adrian Aslett on 07767 386771 or our Chairman, George Pearson on 07946 512069. Alternatively you can send us an email.

Other email contacts

Web administrator


Programme secretary



Competition secretary

Programme archive

2017-2018 handbook
2018-2019 handbook

Our supporters

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