One exciting feature of the upcoming PPS season is our new novice development programme. After last year’s pilot scheme, this year we’re offering a more structured support to members who identify as novice photographers. Check out our Novices page and see some more Before and After images from our current ‘novices’.
Meanwhile, you can get a taste of what we do at our current exhibition at Birnam Arts, which runs until Sun 08 Oct (closed Thu 05 Oct). Around half of the images on display are by members who have been in our pilot novice group! We have Meet the Artists days on: Fri 29 Sep; Tue 03 Oct; Fri 06 Oct.
We all like a good photo, do we not – but do the photos we take match what we feel when we take them? How can we convey ‘that moment’ better?
Many PPS Members have found that joining a club gives them greater insight into how to take and make a good photo.
Our exhibition in Birnam Arts has over 50 prints, with another 70+ digital images on display – and around half of these are by new members who have never exhibited before.
“Following my dream trip to Antarctica in December 22 I joined the Perthshire Photographic Society, which has greatly helped me to grow my photography skills through the support, guidance, and inspiration of other members” – Nicole
“Until now, I have never shown any of my photographs to anyone other than my family and friends. I do enjoy photography, and thanks to my PPS mentor, I now have the confidence to show some of my images” – Paul
Perthshire Photographic Society is one of the oldest of its kind in Scotland, maybe even the UK. Lots of PPs members are very experienced photographers.
We have been closely involved with Birnam Arts for many years, running a biennial exhibition of work until Sun 08 Oct 23. The 2023 exhibition is in place, and was informally opened on Saturday with a gathering of almost 50 members and their significant others.
But this year, something is different. In 2023, many of our exhibitors are new to PPS, some are even new to photography, and are showing their work, in public, for the very first time. For many people it is quite a daunting challenge – to print your picture, get it framed and hang it on a gallery wall for strangers to look at. This year, more than half of our prints are by people who have never exhibited in public before. Come along. Take a look at the pictures and give your feedback.
The prints are just upstairs from the cafe, which is itself an ideal destination for light meals and snacks, and quick to get to from Perth now all the lanes on the A9 are fully open. Also accessible by train!
Throughout the past decade or so, PPS members have come together every couple of years to bring an exhibition of members’ work at Birnam Arts. We are delighted to announce that after a delay last year, our next exhibition opens to the public on Friday 1 October and will run through until Sunday 24 October.
Playing with Light brings together more than 50 pieces from 19 photographers, and we are delighted to invite you to stroll the gallery space to join us. In addition to the framed pieces, members have created a short digital display showcasing more than 70 favourite photos for your your enjoyment.
Many of the framed photographs are for sale, with a range of unframed and smaller items available for you to choose from. There are some photographs that are not for sale – thank you for understanding that not all photographers wish to sell the artwork they are exhibiting.
Our online catalogue will go live on the 1st — it highlights each photographer and shows you their works in the exhibition.
We are delighted to be partnering with Birnam Arts again. Birnam Arts is open Wednesday to Sunday between 10am and 4pm. The gallery can be found on the mezzanine level, accessible by the staircase or an elevator. And the café and shop are also open to help make your outing to Birnam an enjoyable experience. Please note that masks are required inside the building.
We hope that you will consider visiting the exhibition more than once between 1–24 October – between Wednesday and Sunday each week – and enjoy our different perspectives of Playing with Light.