New Members Welcome! Here’s how to join TPS

Surf’s Up by Allister Frost

At TPS, we welcome everyone who has an interest in photography, whether they are complete beginners or have years of experience behind a camera. Our premises are fully accessible to the disabled and it doesn’t matter what equipment you use to take photos. Some members have fancy digital SLRs or mirrorless camera systems while others simply use their smartphones. You will need to know how to get your pictures out of your camera or phone to take part in our competition events, but we’re here to you get up to speed quickly. For some competitions, you’ll need to get your images printed, either with your own printer or at a store, but again we can help you work out the easiest way to do this.

Our membership year runs from September to May each year and the annual subscription for 2018-19 is £57. That’s under £1.50 per week, and gives you access to more than a dozen expert speaker sessions in Godstone and all club competitions. We also host occasional social events and trips (Out and Abouts) that members are welcome to join. If you elect to join part-way through the season, the subscription fee will be discounted pro rata. Please get in touch for details.

Small club, big ambitions

As a small, local camera club we have a limited number of membership places available and these are issued on a first-come-first-served basis. When we reach our maximum membership number of 75 we have a waiting list for new members in order to keep things fair. If you’d like to join, please apply early to avoid disappointment or delays.

Ready to dive in?

We love welcoming new members to the club. If you’d like to become a member of TPS, please print out and complete the appropriate New Member Joining Form. Adult membership is for everyone aged 18 years and above, Junior membership is exclusively for those who are under 18 years of age at the time of joining:

Printed copies of these forms are also available on request from the Club Secretary at our meeting evenings. Simply complete your form and email it to or bring it along to one of our meetings.

If we have a space available, you’ll then need to pay the subscription fee (discounted pro rata depending on the date you choose to join) by cash, cheque or online by sending your payment directly to the account on

If we don’t have a space, you’ll be placed on the waiting list and we’ll get you into the club as soon as possible. Promise!

Want to ‘try before you buy’?

If you’d like to find out more about the club and visit one of our evening meetings, please feel free to come along. We meet most Thursday evenings (September to May) from 8-10pm and location details can be found here.

When attending for the very first time, it’s helpful if you can let us know you’re coming so we can hook you up with a friendly Committee Member to show you around and answer any questions you may have.

To get in touch with any questions, send us an email at

We look forward to welcoming you to TPS!