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Photographs and Other Images  -  These include portraits of photographers  -  photographic outings -  Princes Street views  -  Newhaven Fishwives  -  etc.  Early Photography in Edinburgh  -  Talbot, Brewster, Hill & Adamson, Early Professional Photographers in Princes Street, etc.  Professional Photographers in Edinburgh  -  1840 to 1940  -  Their names, dates of business and studio addresses.  The Photographic Society of Scotland  -  1856 to 1873  -  Lectures, Exhibitions, Outings, etc.  The History of Edinburgh Photographic Society  -  1861 to date  -  Lectures, Exhibitions, Outings, Poems, etc.  EPS Publications - EPS Handwritten Records  -  Photographic Journals  -  Trade Directories  -  Books  -  etc.  Thanks to all who have encouraged and supported me in creating the EdinPhoto web site  -  including descendants of photographers  -  researchers  -  providers of photographs and other material  Background notes on the research thal led up to the creation of this site  -   together with lists of new material added to the site since its launch.  Brief comments on how this site might be used  -  Just browsing?  -  Seeking specific information?  Please add your questions, suggestions or other comments to the Guest Book.  Links to other web sites  -  Photographic Societies  -  Photographic History  -  Family History  -  etc.  Click here to find the link to the Edinburgh Photogrpahic Society web site.

 

A selection of my photographs, many from Edinburgh throughout the year.   Also photos from Scotland, London, Iceland, Italy, Hong Kong and elsewhere    Many old maps of Edinburgh (Old Town, New Town, while City), Leith and Newhaven.  Includes several old transport maps and a comparison of old maps with recent aerial photos.   Old engravings, mailly of Edinburgh scenes.  Some from the 1820s, some from the 1890s,  some others - includes many hand-coloured examples from the 1820s.   News from Edinburgh today  -  Events, Collections, Buildings and Gardens, Transport   This site includes     1. Post card portraits taken in studios in Edinburgh:    2. Post card views either takeen/published by Ediburgh photographers or views of Edinburgh, or both.y Edinburgh    Views of Edinburgh, grouped into three sections:     1. Street views:    2. Buildings:    3. Around Edinburgh   Views of transport around Edinburgh  -  Horse drawn trams and buses, cable cars, electric trams, buses and a few railway photos.  Also several maps of Edinburgh's bus and tram routes.   Links to pages with Photos of Groups   Frequently Asked Questions

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EPS Group History

Groups and Sections have played an important part in the history of Edinburgh Photographic Society.  Their activities, including the subjects of their lectures are summarised below. 

EPS Lectures

·      Throughout its history, Wednesday has been the evening on which EPS has held its main lecture each week. 

 

·      Particularly in the early days of the Society, some meetings were directed at an audience  beyond the membership of EPS.  For the first forty years (1861-1901) a series of Popular Meetings was held.  There were typically between two and five meetings spread over the winter months.  Attendance at these could be as high as 1,000. 
See
Popular Meetings for further details.

 

·      Annual Photographic Exhibitions have been held throughout the Society’s history.  Two Major Exhibitions were held in the 19th Century (1876 and 1890).  At the second of these, a tradition of providing Exhibition Entertainment for visitors was started.  This tradition continued until 1937.  The entertainment varied from year to year and included concerts, music, educational lectures, travelogues and displays of lantern slides. 
See notes titled: Exhibitions for further details including titles of the lectures.

 

·      Another  Group within EPS was the Edinburgh Photographic Club.  This was, in effect, a club within a club, open by invitation to 30 or 40 of the more senior members of EPS.  The Edinburgh Photographic Club operated from 1881 to 1948, though it was more active and influential in the early years of this period.
See notes titled Edinburgh Photographic Club for further details of the Club’s activities, including titles of its lectures.

 

·      There were other Groups within the Society which did not hold lectures. Some of these groups were thrived for only a couple of years.  In particular, the EPS Cycling Camera Corps (1898-99), and the EPS Golf Club (1903-05).

 

EPS Groups

Groups were first established over 100 years ago:

·      In 1892, the year that EPS first acquired its own premises there were established:

-  The Lantern Slide group
-  The Elementary group, to later become the ...
-  The Popular Photography group (1897-1916).

·      Group activity came to a halt during the First World War;  then started again with the creation of:

-  The Practical Group     (1919)
-  The Beginners’ Group  (1920)
-  The Pictorial Group      (1923).  

·      These were followed by
-  The Portfolio Group (1929) and
-  The Technical Group (1936).

But it was the 2nd World War that again brought a halt to almost all group activities , only the Portfolio Group continuing.

·      Within a couple of years of  EPS moving into its own premises in Great King Street in 1955 there was a wide range of activities to choose from.  By 1957, there were meetings at the new promises on:

-  Mondays:      Colour Group
-  Thursdays:    Beginners’ Group
-  Fridays:         Studio Group
-  Fridays:         Pictorial Group
-  Fridays:         Record Group

·      Instructional courses continued under various titles:

Beginners’ Courses
Refresher Courses
Instructional Courses [1 and 2]
Improvers’ Courses
New Members’ Courses

·      Further Sections and groups have since established:

Colour Printing Group (1967)
Practical Section            (1968)
Advanced Section          (1969)
Natural History Group (1975).  In some years this was known as the ...
Nature Group
Audio-Visual Group      (1988)
Digital Imaging Group  (1998).

 

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EdinPhoto - Home Page  Please send me an e-mail ...  with your questions, comments, suggestions or news.   At any time, you can search for a word  -  perhaps a photographer's name or a photographic topic.  The search will produce a list of pages on the EdinPhoto web site where this word appears.     At any time, you can search for a word  -  perhaps a photographer's name or a photographic topic.  The search will produce a list of pages on the EdinPhoto web site where this word appears.  

Photographs and Other Images  -  These include portraits of photographers  -  photographic outings -  Princes Street views  -  Newhaven Fishwives  -  etc.  Early Photography in Edinburgh  -  Talbot, Brewster, Hill & Adamson, Early Professional Photographers in Princes Street, etc.  Professional Photographers in Edinburgh  -  1840 to 1940  -  Their names, dates of business and studio addresses.  The Photographic Society of Scotland  -  1856 to 1873  -  Lectures, Exhibitions, Outings, etc.  The History of Edinburgh Photographic Society  -  1861 to date  -  Lectures, Exhibitions, Outings, Poems, etc.  EPS Publications - EPS Handwritten Records  -  Photographic Journals  -  Trade Directories  -  Books  -  etc.  Thanks to all who have encouraged and supported me in creating the EdinPhoto web site  -  including descendants of photographers  -  researchers  -  providers of photographs and other material  Background notes on the research thal led up to the creation of this site  -   together with lists of new material added to the site since its launch.  Brief comments on how this site might be used  -  Just browsing?  -  Seeking specific information?  Please add your questions, suggestions or other comments to the Guest Book.  Links to other web sites  -  Photographic Societies  -  Photographic History  -  Family History  -  etc.  Click here to find the link to the Edinburgh Photogrpahic Society web site.

 

A selection of my photographs, many from Edinburgh throughout the year.   Also photos from Scotland, London, Iceland, Italy, Hong Kong and elsewhere    Many old maps of Edinburgh (Old Town, New Town, while City), Leith and Newhaven.  Includes several old transport maps and a comparison of old maps with recent aerial photos.   Old engravings, mailly of Edinburgh scenes.  Some from the 1820s, some from the 1890s,  some others - includes many hand-coloured examples from the 1820s.   News from Edinburgh today  -  Events, Collections, Buildings and Gardens, Transport   This site includes     1. Post card portraits taken in studios in Edinburgh:    2. Post card views either takeen/published by Ediburgh photographers or views of Edinburgh, or both.y Edinburgh    Views of Edinburgh, grouped into three sections:     1. Street views:    2. Buildings:    3. Around Edinburgh   Views of transport around Edinburgh  -  Horse drawn trams and buses, cable cars, electric trams, buses and a few railway photos.  Also several maps of Edinburgh's bus and tram routes.   Links to pages with Photos of Groups   Frequently Asked Questions

  Summary of the updates added to this site each month since the site was launched   Links to Dumbiedykes pages  Link to Granton pages  Link to Leith pages   Link to Newhaven pages   Links to Portobello pages   Link to My Recent Talks