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. 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.
Throughout the year KPS invites a number of guest speakers to Kilkenny to cover the multitudes of subjects ranging from “How to” sessions through to inspirational talks about their experiences or activities within photography.
Each year we hold a Photographer of the Year (PotY) competition. A series of themed competitions, including print and projected, are held and the marks accumulated to find the KPS winning member. The aim of the POTY is to have experienced judges providing valuable guidance and feedback to help you learn, and develop your skills. The POTY competition covers three levels of skill – Novice, Intermediate and Advanced.
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.
Studio lighting workshops, take place about twice a year. Members form into small groups and members can learn more about lighting setups, model posing, modifying lights and many other areas of the studio setup. These hands-on events offer a great opportunity to tap into the extensive skills and knowledge of other members
Our aim is to serve our members by encouraging the 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.
A range of enthusiastic practical evenings where members have the opportunity to learn more about their camera, how to improve their photographs, and many other aspects of photography in a fun environment.
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. We are proud to announce that this year’s competition is sponsored by St Canice’s Credit Union.
11 Patrick Street