and Pictorial photography
have been regular topics on the syllabus.
in Art and Photography
reached a peak around the turn of the Century, but has shown a revival
again in recent years.
the early days, photographic a lot of pioneering work was done and
shared through the photographic societies. This is reflected in the high proportion of lectures on
together with new methods and discoveries in Processing
the plate or negative and Printing.
the 20th century, photographic material became more readily
available, and more widely used. Following the 2nd World War, Kodak, Ilford and others
clearly found it worthwhile to provide Sponsored
Lectures to photographic societies promoting their products.
to about the 1940’s, an increasing proportion of lectures consisted of
Society made a deliberate attempt to broaden the subject of lectures
from about the time of their move to the new premises in the 1950s.
of the well known amateur photographers from around Britain took turns
to visit EPS, giving lectures to demonstrate their style of work.
With the creation of their own studio at the new premises,
lectures on portraiture became more frequent.
commercial, scientific and special interest lectures have included Press
photography, x-ray, spirit photography, close-up, architecture, sport
lectures have included have included lantern slides, particularly in the
late 1800s; ciné films in the 1930s and 1940s, stereoscopic shows,
audio visual shows and, more recently, digital imaging.