Kilkenny Photographic Society (KPS) is a medium sized association of photographers with skill levels from beginner to professional. New members (Adults 18yrs and over)are always welcome of any ability from beginners to advanced. The society’s program varies to the needs of the members, but typically it’s a mix of group outings, guest speakers, workshops and internal competitions. KPS is a member of the Irish Photographic Federation (IPF) and the (Irish) Southern Association of Camera Clubs (SACC) and participates in their competitions. Members also compete in international Photographic Salon competitions. Members are encouraged to pursue accreditations in photography from the IPF.
WHERE WE MEET
The current meeting place for Kilkenny Photographic Society is in the Pembroke Hotel, Business Centre, 11 Patrick Street, Kilkenny, R95 VNP4,  7783500.
The society meets on Thursday evenings with the formal programme commencing at 8 pm sharp. The room is opened by 7:30pm to prepare for the meeting. It is requested that all mobile phones and other electronic equipment are switched off before the meeting starts.
Our aim is to serve our members by encouraging development of their photographic skills through education, exhibitions of photographic accomplishments, friendship with others who share a love of photography and to share our talents with individuals and organisations in our community.
PHOTOGRAPHER OF THE YEAR
Each year we hold a Photographer of the Year (PotY) competition for KPS members. A series of themed competitions, including print and projected, are held and the marks accumulated to find the KPS winning member. The winner receives a PotY trophy and their name is engraved on the KPS perpetual PotY trophy. The competition covers three levels of skill – Novice, Intermediate and Advanced.
TY Photography Competition
The KPS TY COMPETITION was established to promote photography in the secondary schools in Kilkenny, primarily amongst Transition Year Students. The annual event has grown from strength to strength and now has more than 20 schools in Kilkenny City and county participating.