Photographic Society Groups
The Colour Group
began in 1955 amongst some controversy in the bulletins as to whether or not
colour work was an appropriate activity for the Society to indulge in.
Similar discussions were taking place at this time in other societies. The colour
workers at Paisley Photographic Society broke away from their main society to
establish the Paisley Colour Group, which still operates independently now
throughout recent seasons EPS Members have had the opportunity to attend
Meeting almost every Monday and Wednesday, and to spend the rest of the week
in the Library, Studio or Darkrooms!
Prints and Slides
The purpose of the
Colour Group in Edinburgh was to cater for both slide and print workers, until
a separate Colour Print Group was established in 1967. The Colour Print
Group meetings were held until 1979, by which time colour prints had become an
accepted part of the Wednesday EPS Meetings and Monthly Competitions.
Colour Slide Group (now known, again, as the 'Colour Group') continued to meet fortnightly on Monday evenings, with four
monthly competitions, a theme competition and Spring and Autumn Coach Outings
many years the Colour Group was the largest group within EPS, though recently
(early 2000s) it
has been overtaken by the Digital Imaging Group, which has usually met on
alternate Wednesday evenings.
In the early 2000s, an many of the members changed from producing colour
slides to digital images. The Colour Group recognised this and
began to accept all projected images - both colour slides and digital.
By the 2005-2006 season, almost all submissions to the Colour Group
competitions were digital images.
50 Years of
This web site now lists
EPS Colour Group meetings held up to 1998. I may add the more
recent colour group meetings to the site when I can find time to do so.