Membership Benefits

Make the most of your membership. Take advantage of:


Improve your skills and demonstrate your ability by working for these prestigious internationally recognised awards: Licentiateship, Associateship, Fellowship and Imaging Scientist.

Special Interest Groups

Adventure into different areas of photography and join the experts from 15 Special Interest Groups. Join one group for FREE in your first year of membership.


Snap into action with over 300 events a year from workshops, lectures, master-classes, conferences, field trips, competitions and informal meetings of members.

Publications & Journals

Absorb the latest photographic news and views with a number of magazines; The Society Journal (available to all members) and specialist Group magazines available on joining one of  Society’s Groups.

Exhibit your work through the online portfolio. Buy Society merchandise at the online store. Or simply be a part of our online community and chat to fellow members on The Society Forum website or follow us on Twitter or Facebook.


Take advantage of the many discounts offered by the leading manufacturers and retailers in photography.

Society Collection

Explore the work of the earliest photographers in The Society's extensive and world famous collection of rare photographs, books, equipment and periodicals. Located and at Insight, the research centre of the National Media Museum in Bradford.