Beckenham Photographic Society

Beckenham Photographic Society (BPS) encourages the enjoyment of photography and better image making through lectures, demonstrations and competitions, as it has done since its beginnings in 1921. We are forward looking, embracing developments in photographic styles and technology, while maintaining respect for and appreciation of traditional techniques.

The society is a friendly place where new members can develop their photographic interests through a variety of weekly activities described in our programme. We encourage new members to participate in all aspects of the club's activities, including competitions and events throughout the year.

We also have a Better Imaging Group which meets every six weeks or so and is an informal setting where members can discuss their images and share ideas and photographic know-how.

See our galleries here and on our flickr site (


Meetings are held on Wednesdays at 7.45 pm for 8pm on Wednesdays between September and May at:

St. John's Church Halls
Eden Park Avenue

Come along to one of our Wednesday meetings. We hope that you will find a friendly atmosphere in which to meet others who are keen to enjoy and improve their photography.

Visitors are always welcome.


Our programme has a mixture of print, slide and digital imaging talks, competitions and club evenings where members present their recent work and photographic ideas. Details ...

Wideangle Market

The market sells paper, inks, film, batteries etc at very competitive prices and is available at most club meetings.


You can join BPS at any Wednesday meeting or by contacting our membership secretary - email us.

Subscription Rates

Individual Members: £65 per annum
Competition Asociates: £25 per annum
Full-time students, Jobseekers: £25 per annum



  President Polina Plotnikova ARPS EFIAP
  Vice-President Sheree Dodd
  Hon. Secretary Lesley Rees
  Hon. Treasurer Fred Barrington ARPS AFIAP
  Programme Roger Ford FRPS EFIAP/g
  Competitions Steve Wilbur
  Competitions (External) Polina Plotnikova ARPS EFIAP
  Exhibition Sheree Dodd
  Web Steve Wilbur
  Committee Members Julia Andrew LRPS, Keith Surey LRPS, Cathy Myers LRPS
  FSLPS Delegate Sheree Dodd
  KCPA Delegate David Wood ARPS DPAGB


If you need to contact any of the above please email for their phone and/or email addresses.

Correspondence Address

Beckenham Photographic Society
56 Gumping Road
Kent BR5 1RX

or email us here.


Beckenham Photographic Society's Rules and Constitution are here.


Find Us Here


Please park on church side of Eden Park Avenue.
Map here.