Photosoc is the photographic society of the University of Edinburgh. We are currently both the oldest and the largest university photographic society in the UK with an annual membership nearing 400 individuals.

Photosoc welcomes students and non-students, digital and film lovers, complete beginners and keen amateurs.


Each week we put on a talk, workshop, or just general get together where members of the committee and real life professionals pass on their knowledge. These are completely free for members and have a small charge if you are a non member. You can come along and sign up on the night so no need to panic. Our weekly newsletter, this website, or our facebook page will keep you up to date on our events.

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We run a Saturday trip to somewhere with in bus distance every two weeks. These can be the Botanical Gardens, or the Glasgow markets. These are a fun and practicle ways to put your new skills to the test. Each trip tries to relate to the previous workshop so it is fresh in your mind.

Once a semester we go slightly further into Scotland and take a few days to enjoy the surounding and take great photos. This November we are going to Aviemore, but keep checking about details for next semester.

Upcoming Trips

What we shoot


Digital, film, nature, urban, wildlife, portraits, studio, beauty, street... You name it and we have someone in the society who has dedicated their time in that field.

If you want to learn or teach an area of photography, or don't have a clue where to start, you are very much welcome to join us.

Check out the Gallery and flickr group for some the members work and don't forget to check what the next meeting is about.

Featured news and events at Photosoc

Check out our latest events, news, and more below or go to the blog to see it all.

Week 10 Events!

Annual General Meeting

Where: Pleasance Pentland Room

When: Friday 28th March, 7:30pm

This Friday, you choose the new face of PhotoSoc, as we'll be voting on next year's committee.

Week 9 Events!

Keynote Speaker: Timothy Allen

Where: Appleton Tower

When: Wednesday 19th March; 7pm arrival for 7:30pm start

Timothy Allen speaks to PhotoSoc on his life as a photographer for National Geographic and Human Planet.

Week 8 Events!

Keynote Speaker: Laurie Campbell on Wildlife

Where: Appleton Tower

__When: Friday 14th March, 7pm doors open for 7:30pm prompt start.

Week 7 Events!

Talk: Conservation & The Media

Where: Appleton Tower, Room M2A (on the mezzanine level)

When: Monday 3rd March, 7pm

Join Paul and Student Voice For Animal Rights in a dual presentation on animal conservation in the media.

Competition closes this Saturday!

Don't forget there are still 3 days to enter our competition under the themes of "Elements" and "Journeys"! Closing Date: 12noon, this Saturday (1st March).