The exhibition is open

There are many joys in taking photos. For some it is about learning a new skill and finding a way to express your creativity. For others, it is capturing a moment in a favourite place, even if it is the only time they’ll be there. Some of us take a photo simply for ourselves – others take them to share with as many as possible.

We are delighted to announce that the spring 2021 exhibition is now open for viewing, as part of the Perth Festival of the Arts. While we can’t welcome you to a physical show this year, we have curated an online exhibition with more than 100 photos displayed over three rooms. 

Perthshire Photographic Society virtual exhibition is now open

The digital platform we’ve used gives you a 3D view of the art and offers a few ways to virtually wander around. We find the best way to view it is on a desktop or laptop screen, using Firefox, Chrome, or Safari. 

Across all three rooms you can enjoy a mix of genres – landscapes, wildlife, portraits, still lifes, street, nightscapes, and black and whites. Our curator has created an exhibition that highlights the wonderful range of visions our members captured. There is something for everyone as you virtually visit.

Making your way around the exhibition

As you enter the exhibition, you have a few ways to enjoy the works on display. There are 3 rooms in front of you, with a darker floor in Room 2 to help you keep your bearings as you moved through the virtual galleries. The larger Rooms 1 and 3 have partitions in them, giving us more wall space for you to enjoy the works.

To start, simply click on the beautiful landscape photograph closest to you, and you are ready to enjoy wandering the exhibition. 

A ‘previous’ and ‘next’ button appear on the right-hand side of the screen, allowing you to work your way around the exhibition. You can also use your mouse or keyboard arrows to stroll around.

You can learn more about each photo through an information panel provided by the photographer. The platform doesn’t open information panels as you wander – you’ll have to do that for the ones you are interested in. 

If you want to see the images submitted by a favourite photographer, you can find a List of works in the upper right hand navigation panel. This panel also has the icon to view the gallery to full-screen mode, a help button about the platform, the return to start and start tour buttons, and a little more about the exhibition. The List of works follows the order of the exhibition. Sadly, it is not a searchable list, but it is easy to scroll through.

The platform offers an automated tour, to give you an overview of the variety of work on show. You can pause it at any time to spend longer with a photo and open the information panel, and return back to it, or the start, whenever you like.

Some of the images are for sale, others aren’t. If you’d like to purchase an image – or more – you’ll be able to connect with the photographer through the information panel to make arrangements directly. 

If you would like to learn a little more about the Society, please visit our Facebook page. Or get in contact through this website and one of our committee will be in touch. 

We hope you enjoy the exhibition and return again between 20 May and 19 June

Programme 2021-2022

If you’re new, details on how to join are on our membership page.

Further speakers and topics will be posted here as details become known.

Meetings this coming season will be held on Wednesdays at 7.30pm, on Zoom, unless noted otherwise.

06 October 2021

President’s Night

PPS President Graham Robb will welcome new and returning members, introduce the forthcoming season, and speak about some of the images he has created.

Hand-in: Four-Way Competition

13 October 2021

Member’s talk/ Workshop

Hand-in: Main Cup

20 October 2021

Speaker’s Night – Graham Dargie – Kenya and Scotland

27 October 2021

Member’s talk/ Workshop

03 November 2021

Competition: Main Cup

10 November 2021

Speaker’s Night – Rowan Ramsay – Light painting

17 November 2021

Member’s talk/ Workshop

Hand-in: PKM Trophy

24 November 2021

Speaker’s Night – Paula and Guy Davies – Landscapes, cities, people, monochrome

01 December 2021

Competition: Four-Way Competition

08 December 2021

Competition: PKM Trophy

15 December 2021

Speaker’s Night – Pete Colley – Night Sky photography

22 December 2021

Christmas holidays

29 December 2021

Christmas holidays

Hand-in: Grant Cup

05 January 2022

Competition: Grant Cup

Hand-in: Nan Borthwick Salver

Hand-in: Peter Rourke Salver

12 January 2022

Member’s talk/ Workshop

19 January 2022

Speaker’s Night – Nadin Dunnigan – Wedding Photographer

26 January 2022

Competition: Nan Borthwick Salver

Competition: Peter Rourke Salver

Hand-in: Colour Rosebowl

02 February 2022

Member’s talk/ Workshop

09 February 2022

External Competition: SPF Portfolio

From the DVD produced by the SPF, we look at the high-scoring images as entered to last year’s Portfolio competition from clubs around Scotland

16 February 2022

Competition: Colour Rosebowl

23 February 2022

Speaker’s Night – Alison Taylor ARPS – “Not just the Lakes”

A Lake District presentation; followed by “Scenes of Yorkshire”

02 March 2022

Member’s talk/ Workshop

Hand-in: Dall Cup

Hand-in: Simpson Cup

09 March 2022

Competition: Dall Cup

Competition: Simpson Cup

16 March 2022

Member’s talk/ Workshop

23 March 2022

AGM for 2021-22

30 March 2022

End of season, Prizes, etc

A new exhibition … soon

Perthshire Photographic Society is pleased to invite you to join us for our free virtual exhibition from Thursday 20 May. 

Proudly partnering with the 2021 Perth Festival of the Arts, we are delighted to present more than 100 photographs from 30 members that celebrate our interests across the photographic spectrum – from landscapes, wildlife and portraits, to night, street, still life and fine art.

Stroll virtually through our exhibition rooms and be inspired by the visions from our members as they’ve captured moments that touched their hearts. 

Our members have experience from beginners to working professionals, from those who’ve had an active long-standing love of seeing the world through a lens to those who are rediscovering a passion of long ago.

The exhibition will run Thursday 20 May to Saturday 19 June. We’ve created a short video to give you a hint of some of the photos on show in the exhibition. We hope you’ll come back to virtually wander around the three rooms on show.

Links to the exhibition will go live on 20 May 2021.