EPS Member

James Hay

EPS Member from 1883

James Hay was described as an "Original Member" of EPS.

This does not mean that he was one of the Founding Members in 1861, but I believe that it was one of the possible classes of that existing EPS members could become (and continue to pay the lower subscription) when Edinburgh Photographic Society acquired its own premises and darkrooms in 1892.  In fact he joined EPS on8 Jauary 1883.


James Hay's addresses were given in the EPS records as:

-  1890:       Grindlay Street

-  1897-98:  Duddingston Park

-  1907-08:  57 Merchiston Crescent


James Hay's gave lectures to Edinburgh Photographic Society:

7 Apr 1897

Enlargements v. Direct Photographs  [debate] [negative]

12 Jan 1898

Composition in Figure and Landscape Studies [lecturette]   

2 Feb 1898

The Comparative Advantages of Direct Photographs


James Hay's had many successes in EPS Exhibitions with entries in several categories, including

1910 Members' Exhibition

Medal  Portraiture, Group & Figure Subjects

1912 Members' Exhibition

Medal Landscape & Seascape

Hon Mention Portraiture, Group & Figure Subjects

1913 Members' Exhibition

Medal Portraiture, Group & Figure Subjects

1913 Open Exhibition

Medal  Lantern Slides

Hon Mention  Lantern Slides

1914 Members' Exhibition

Hon Mention  Colour Work

1916 Open Exhibition

Medal  Class 1:  Open

1917 Open Exhibition

Medal  Class 1:  Open



Was this the same photographer as the Edinburgh amateur photographer, James Hay who photographed the portrait of himself with his son and grandson, all named James Hay?