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Helensburgh Photographic Club  has a membership of around 80 members, meeting on  Tuesdays at 7.30pm between September and April at Helensburgh Sailing Club’s clubhouse.  Details of how to find the venue are in the 'Find Us' section of the website. New members of all  ages and abilities with an interest in photography are welcome.

Our PROGRAMME has a varied and interesting content designed to inspire, entertain  and  challenge our  members to improve their photography in a relaxed and light hearted atmosphere.  We have workshops on the basics through to advanced techniques assisting members in their  self improvement. A one to one mentoring scheme, run by our most experienced members, is  also on offer. 

Internal and external competitions are a keystone of our programme. To get the most fun   out of being a club member, all are encouraged enter in either the Beginners or Open sections.  Entries from last season's internal competitions can be seen here in this Gallery .

If you are considering joining, please come along on a Tuesday night and talk to us. We'd be  delighted to see you.

John MacCallum 

Club President


What is on the website?

Random Image

'Two macaques fight in a water hole, Ko Lanta, Thailand'

by Tom Watt

Take some time to browse around the website and you'll find information about the club, tips about photography and image editing, details of club events past, present and future, as well as lots of images produced by club members. The site is constantly changing, and more pictures and information are added frequently, so it's worth visiting often.

There are a lot of images on the site, with galleries from individual club members and images from various club competitions. A good place to start is the Showcase Gallery.

Details of club competitions and competition rules can be found in the 'Programme' section of the website, along with details of what events are coming up.


If you are new to the website, and have any comments or suggestions, please take a moment to sign our guest book. We are keen to hear what you think...


Latest News [all news here]

Opening Night 2013/14 Season

Please note that there is misinformation in the latest edition of the Community Advertiser. Our opening night, as stated in the programme on the website is 17th September and not the 10th as the Advertiser quotes. Guy

[Posted by Guy Phillips on 1st September]


Contacting Us

If you would like more details, please contact an office bearer from the list below:

Office Bearers
President John MacCallum
Vice President John Crawford
Treasurer Kim Phillips
Secretary David Bullough
Programme Secretary Neill Ross
Competition Secretary Guy Phillips

Helensburgh Photographic Club
is based in Helensburgh, Argyll & Bute, Scotland.

HPC is affiliated to the Scottish Photographic Federation (SPF), which is part of the Photographic Alliance of Great Britain (PAGB). These are photographic organisations that promote amateur photography.