Ipswich Photographic Society

The Ipswich Photographic Society is the oldest continuously operating photographic club in Queensland, formed in 1890. We are a group of mostly amateurs who like to share our passion for photography with workshops, presentations and social competitions.


Download (and print if you wish) the Club Handbook. This publication contains club contact information and club competition entry information as well as information on how the images are to be presented. 

Set Competition Subjects

The list of Set Subjects with definitions for the 2023 monthly club competitions is available under the Competitions menu at this link. If you are not a club member, you can download the definitions here

View the Club Calendar for information on the club's planned activities throughout the year. Note that the calendar will be updated during the year, so check back from time to time. A link to this calendar can be downloaded into a variety of calendar apps for your mobile device or computer. The photographic topics for each month's competition are now detailed in the calendar.

Judging Evenings

Judging evenings are held on the 2nd Tuesday of each month at the Old Court House, Ipswich. Arrive at 6:45 pm for a 7:00 pm start. Enter via the rear of the building in Ginn Street (off Roderick Street). These monthly judging evenings are a regular part of the club schedule and are free to attend.

For information about how to submit your photographs to a competition, check the rules and definitions are detailed in the Handbook.

Workshop Evenings

Please check the Club Calendar for these varied events. Times and locations may vary but usually commencing at 6.45 pm for a 7:00 pm start at The Old Court House, Ipswich. The cost of workshops may vary according to the type of workshop and the speaker on the night. Please check the calendar for workshop and other event details.
Workshops are typically for members only unless advertised otherwise.

Joining the club

Come to a regular club meeting on the second Tuesday of the month and sit in on a judging session. Check the calendar for details of these meetings.

Subscriptions fall due each year on the anniversary of a member joining. A notification email is automatically sent one month prior to the due date for membership payments. Payment will then need to be made by the due date to be able to continue to submit images into the competitions.

Membership Fees 2023

Full Membership $70.00
Family Membership $95.00
Concession (Family) $75.00
Concession $50.00





Life Members - $5.00 to cover Visual Pursuits, also any contribution up to $40.00 to aid club funds would be appreciated

We aim to be a sociable club and as such we like to sign up new members "face to face".
Come along to one of our club nights and have a look at what we do and if you would like to take your photography further then fill out the membership form and you're away!

Payments to the club

Payment can be made through the club bank account, with an email sent to Debra at ipswichphotosociety@gmail.com with your details. Please include your surname in the payment reference.

Bank: Heritage Bank
Account Name: Ipswich Photographic Society Inc.
BSB: 638 070
A/C: 1201 8244

If you would like to know more, have a look at what is happening at our club and see our award-winning images on Facebook.

If you are a club member you can contribute to the discussion in our Club Facebook Group.

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