Memberships are only available to people within the UK so please do not apply if you are outside the UK. By becoming a member of the Disabled Photographers’ Society you are helping us to help disabled people enjoy photography. You can join online by using a Credit/Debit Card. If you wish to pay by Cheque, Postal Order or Cash or you don’t have an email then please download, complete and return our Membership Application Form along with the payment.

Membership starts from just £10 per year for an individual, £15 if you just want to support the society or £25 if you are running a group for disabled people.

You can save 10% by paying for 3 years making the Membership fees £27, £40.50 and £67.50 respectively.

PLEASE NOTE:  The society is run by a small group of volunteers. The payment process is not automated. When an application form has been submitted it needs to be approved by the Membership Secretary. Once a new membership payment has been completed the relevant accounts have to be created manually, your login for the various sections will be issued to you via email once this has been done. Usually within a couple of days depending on what day of the week it is.

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Benefits of Membership

The DPS runs a quarterly competition sponsored by Calumet Photographic, for its members.

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 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.

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

You account will be created automatically when you join.

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 can choose how to receive the magazine, either Home Delivery, PDF via email or view Online.

Learn about Photography Basics, Photoshop, Lightroom and Elements.

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.

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.

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 contact the webmaster@the-dps.co.uk

Your account will be automatically created when you join the society.

Being a member of the society entitles you to discounts from the following companies:

Calumet, Guild of Photographers, Fine Art Foto, Blurb Photobooks, Bobs Books, Fotospeed, Thomas Camera Services, Love Cases, Frith & Company, onOne Software, Just Sensor Cleaning, Lenses for Hire, SRB Photographic, The Photography Academy, Whitewall, Smugmug, Computer & Software Books.

Your membership could pay for itself