National Charity for disabled photographers in UK

Over 500 Members and counting

Run by a team of dedicated volunteers 

Low Membership Fee

what do we offer?

Read on . . .

  • 1st Experienced - How To Cook A Lobster by Pauline Pentony
  • 3rd Experienced - Its A Dogs Life by Gerry Simpson
  • 2nd Experienced - Same Man Three Times by Peter Carr
  • Highly Commened Experienced - Who's laughing by Peter Carr
  • Highly Commended Experienced - Horse Play by David Thurston
  • 1st Aspiring - Couch Potato by Phil Moorhouse
  • 2nd Aspiring - Really Its Me Laughing by Grant Osborne
  • 3rd Aspiring - Seagull Surprise by Miles Parker
  • Highly Commended Aspiring - I've Lost My Mam by Lorraine Spittle
  • Highly Commended - The Rotten Apple by Phil Moorhouse

Quarterly Competitions

The DPS runs a quarterly competition sponsored by Calumet Photographic, for its members. The images in the slideshow are the winners of the Autumn 2015 Competition.

  • Divided into 2 categories, Experienced and Aspiring.
  • Prizes awarded for 1st, 2nd and 3rd.
  • Points are awarded for each entry and placings.
  • Annual prizes awarded annually to highest scores in both categories.
  • Email submissions only.
  • Submit a maximum of 3 images.


The DPS runs it’s own Distinction system which is akin to the Royal Photographic Society but with disability taken in to account. The panel sits twice a year in May and November and awards distinctions to members in recognition of achievement in photography. The panel consists of RPS Fellowship holders.

There are 3 levels of distinction awarded by the DPS:

  • LDPS or Licentiate – the starting point.
  • ADPS or Associate – the middle award with a higher level of skill required.
  • FDPS or Fellowship – the highest distinction awarded and the hardest to achieve.

Portfolio Group

The Electronic Portfolio Group , known as the EPG, gives members the opportunity and encouragement to submit digital images and receive comments back from other members of the group.

The purpose is both of enjoyment and improving our photos in a safe and supportive environment.

Hopefully this will help develop your skills and confidence to submit images to more challenging and advanced activities.

And Its FREE!! – There is no extra charge to join the portfolio group, it’s covered by your DPS membership.


The main aim of the society is to make photography as accessible as possible to disabled photographers.

One of the biggest problems for disabled photographers is supporting the camera from a wheelchair or buggy.

We have a dedicated Adaptations Co-ordinator who will discuss your needs with you and decided on the best equipment to use.

We can then lend you the suitable equipment where appropriate for as long as you remain a member of the Disabled Photographers’ Society.

Members Forum

We provide a Forum so that members and non-members can connect with each other.

You will automatically receive login details when you join.

You can visit the Forum from the link on the main menu

You don’t have to be a member to join the forum, just register and wait for approval.

Members Gallery

We provide a Members Gallery so that members can create their own gallery and upload images and .

You will automatically receive login details when you join.

Details of how to use the Members Gallery can be downloaded from the Downloads page.

Quarterly Magazine

We produce a Quarterly Magazine for members which you can receive as a home delivery, a PDF or view online, which you can specify on your application and change at anytime. You will automatically receive login details to view online.

You will be eligible for discounts

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Your Membership Fee can pay for itself

  • Calumet Exclusive
  • Guild of Photographers Membership
  • Fine Art Foto
  • Blurb Photobooks
  • Bobs Photobooks
  • Fotospeed
  • Smugmug Websites
  • Thomas Camera Repair Services
  • Love Cases
  • Frith & Company Frames & Mounts
  • onOne Software
  • Just Sensor Cleaning
  • Lenses For Hire
  • SRB Photographic
  • The Photography Academy Online Video Courses
  • Whitewall Printing
  • Clikpic Websites
  • Computer & Software Books