Edinburgh Photographic Society, founded in 1861, is one of the oldest photographic societies in the world. We warmly welcome all who share an interest in photography – from the complete beginner to the most skilled photographer.  

We are based in the New Town in Edinburgh with weekly meetings throughout our season, which runs from September through to August.  The culmination of each season is normally the Edinburgh International Exhibition, which attracts entries from all over the world. First run in 1861, this is one of the longest running photographic exhibitions in the world.

We have a full annual programme of lectures, demonstrations and regular club competitions to challenge and improve your skills.  Following the COVID pandemic, most of our meetings are now hybrid meetings, starting at 7.30pm.  Members may attend in our clubrooms in Edinburgh or on Zoom.  

To learn more about the Society, see our About EPS page or view our introductory video on Youtube.


Our prestigious Edinburgh International Exhibition of Photography, is a print-only exhibition open to all. Entry opens in March each year. The Exhibition is held in August, during the Edinburgh Festivals and receives thousand of visitors, many of whom return year after year. Getting an acceptance at Edinburgh is difficult. We only select what we can display.

In 2023, we are running the Second EPS International Digital Salon 2023. Judging of the 2nd Digital Salon has now been completed and a gallery of all accepted and prizewinning images is now online. 

2023 Print Exhibition Catalogue

2023 Digital Exhibition Catalogue

A public exhibition of members’ work is running from 2nd to 29th November 2023 at the Art and Design Library on the top floor of the Central Library on George IV Bridge, Edinburgh. Free entry.

What’s On