Activities & Facilities
The Society is housed within the Lionel Wendt Memorial Art Centre in Colombo where the Society’s office, the auditorium, a well-equipped studio and darkroom facilities are located. Most of our activities are held within our own facilities.
The Society gives its members the opportunity to meet other people interested in different facets of photography. Newcomers to the hobby will benefit especially from the opportunity to interact with and learn from more experienced members in a friendly and welcoming atmosphere and also by attending the classes we conduct. We teach photography, we arrange photo opportunities in the studio as well as outside and every genre of photography is pursued with enthusiasm.
We offer our membership a wide variety of activities, facilities and services including:
Monthly Members Day Meetings
Held every second Tuesday of the month, open to all members and featuring member or guest presentations on topical subjects and the display of all images submitted for the monthly competition and the announcement of winners of monthly competition.
Capture This !
Monthly Photo Competition is an opportunity for the members to hone their photographic skills, which is held under two categories: thematic and open. Conducted in both color and monochrome, members are permitted to enter a maximum of eight digital images, two in each category/section for evaluation. Winners of monthly competition accrue their points leading to annual awards.
Where teams comprising of up to five (5) members meet at the Society on the last Sunday of each month and head out with a challenge to capture images on a particular theme or topic which is announced on their arrival at 6.30 am. Maximum of five Images captured during this outing have to be submitted by noon the same day for evaluation and judging. Once again, the points won monthly accrue towards annual awards.
Conducted on pre-announced dates, this offers an opportunity to members to get expert advice on their images or get advice on use of cameras, techniques etc.
News and updates on all activities of the society and upcoming events are provided regularly to members electronically. This facility is available to members and non-members alike, by subscribing to PSSL eNEWS system. (Please see link on our Home Page)
Society news, articles & information on topical matters and information of upcoming events are compiled as an electronic News Letter and circulated to the membership. Past issues are available for downloading. Please follow the link eMag.
Certificate Course in Photography
PSSL conducts a certificate course aimed at photography enthusiasts who wish to improve their knowledge and skills in photography. (Please refer Education section for additional details).
Special training sessions and workshops are held from time to time on Effective Lighting for Portraiture, Fashion Photography and other subjects. These are announced via our eNEWS service and on web.
Various photo excursions are conducted by the Society for its membership, covering different regions and locales offering photo opportunities to its membership, and opportunity to interact with other members during such excursions.
Annual International Competition and Exhibition of Photography
This event which has been conducted since 1954 without a break is the main event in the Society calendar. Held with patronages from international associations such as FIAP, PSA, RPS and UPI the event has attracted large numbers of entrants local and overseas.