About Us

Fort William Photographic Society

We are a friendly club, encompassing a broad range of age and ability.  We have a varied and stimulating program throughout the seasons with guests speakers, practical workshops, and photo-walks.  Members are encouraged to show their photos for positive, helpful feedback.  All activities provide opportunities to exchange ideas with each other and learn more about the art and science of photography.

The idea for setting up a photographic Society in Fort William came from Laird Armando Rodríguez Bárcenas Jr. a Lecturer of Inverness College UHI, with the help from Paul & Pauline Selby The inaugural meeting was held on 10th April 2012, where the first committee was formed.

The Society meets every second Tuesday of the month at 7 pm in the Salvation Army hall beside the Leisure Centre. Workshops and photo walk take place on the fourth Tuesday of the month.


Over 17 Members attended Photo Walk to Ballachulish Quarry

Over the years topics at meetings have included: composition, macro photography, wildlife, moths, picture framing, sport, local geology, photo stacking, flash photography and equipment.  We have seen photos from Sikkim, Iceland, Antarctica and members’ holiday photos.

Club photo walks have included: Glencoe Lochan, Ballachulish Quarry, Corriechoillie, Treasures of the Earth, Glenfinnan, Glen Nevis, Duisky, Corr, Lundavra, Achnacarry, and Fort William High Street.  At the meeting following a photo walk, we show the photos we’ve taken and marvel at all the different interpretations.

FWPS Members enjoy a practical evening

Our First members meeting at The Nevis Centre 10th April 2012

Donation of £200.00 From the Rotary Club Lochaber (RCL)
Presented by Sheena Frazer (Chairlady and Donald Young Secretary of RCL)
to Armando Rodríguez Bárcenas Jr (Chairman of Fort Wiliam Photographic Society)

Six Years on...

The society has taken a stand at the Fort William Rotary Club Christmas Fair and also displayed at the Fort William Mountain Festival.

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