There are specific definitions of “Nature photography” and “Wildlife photography” for various federation competitions up to national level. The most recent version was released in 2018, and has been included in the Gallery / Competition Format link for the guidance of members.

Nature and Wildlife Photography


Easter Sunday, 12th April 2020, Day 21 of LockDown. Our member, Eileen Marsh decided that she had to start a record of this strange time when, due to COVID-19,  we couldn’t see our family or friends, everywhere was closed except essential food shops, it was the perfect time to go on a pub crawl. She […]

Walks around Horwich in Lockdown


Our AGM is on Wednesday 27th May 2020 starting at 7:30pm. As usual at the moment, it is a virtual Zoom meeting. Please contact us via message if you don’t have the access instructions. We very much welcome the ideas of all members as to the future direction of the club and ways in which […]

B&DPS Annual General Meeting



BDPS has formally adopted this new name to recognise that our membership come from all over Bolton. We have taken the opportunity to re-brand ourselves. We hope that this will inspire more people to join us. Although the national situation at the moment means that we cannot meet physically, we continue to have virtual meetings […]

Welcome Bolton & District Photographic Society


Our members are used to using technology in our photographic work so we aren’t going to let a little thing like a global pandemic stop us meeting, are we? BDPS has quickly embraced Zoom to hold our meetings. We have held two competitions, one being external against Swinton CC, we have had an interactive lecture […]

BDPS goes on-line


BDPS has had an exhibition in Westhoughton library throughout the month of November, featuring 126 images from many of our members. The public were invited to vote for their favourite pictures and the results of the voting were: Most voted first place – “Solitude” by Richard Sheridan Most voted second place – “Colour splash” by […]

The Public’s favourite pictures