About Us


The Southern Photographic Society was set up in October 1971 to cater for photographers in the south of the Isle of Man. Over 50 years later, the purpose of the club is still to promote and encourage photography but we welcome members from all over the Island and further afield.

Meetings take place in the clubhouse at Colby Football Club on alternate Wednesday evenings from early September to May. We hold regular practical and instructional sessions, presentations by visiting experts and monthly competitions for all abilities – both internal and against other clubs.

During the summer there are social events like trips and photo walks, and we exhibit prints at events in the south of the island and at Noble’s Hospital.

We welcome new members of all ages and abilities, from beginners to photographers of all standards who wish to improve their skills or share their knowledge.  You don’t need to be an expert and you don’t need the latest and greatest camera, so pay us a visit if you would like to find out more: we’re an informal and friendly group.

For directions to our venue, see the ‘Find Us’ section of this website. Our Subscription rate for this year is just £25.

As you browse this website you will find more information about our club and see a wide range of images taken by our members. The Copyright (c) of any image appearing on this web site remains at all times with the original Photographer.

If you would like any further information please click here to contact us.

The Southern Photographic Society is affiliated to the Photographic Alliance of Great Britain through the Lancashire and Cheshire Photographic Union, and this permits members to enter images for regional, national and international competitions.

We are grateful for the support of the Isle of Man Arts Council in renewing our projection and presentation equipment and holding our 50th anniversary exhibition.