Checkered Water by Issi Potgieter, the winning image in our May 2023 competition.

Helderberg Photographic Society is based in Somerset West and welcomes anyone with an interest in photography.  We have a fun, friendly atmosphere and focus on the social aspects of photography, arranging regular day and weekend outings during which members can not only practice photography but also socialise and get to know one another.

HPS was founded in 1954 and is a member of the PSSA, but in contrast to many other clubs, we run our competitions on a purely informal basis.

We meet in the United Church hall (corner of Bright & Andries Pretorius Streets, Somerset West) at 19h15 on the second Tuesday of each month. Please refer to our programme to confirm dates as rare conflicts over hall bookings may sometimes require meetings to be moved.  Visitors are welcome to attend a meeting to see if they might like to join.  If you do come along as a visitor, please approach one of the committee members to introduce yourself before the start of the meeting.

Besides our main club meetings, we have a Black & White group and an AV group (AVs are Audio-Visual presentations setting photographs to music creatively), both of which meet every two months at the home of a member.

Should you be interested in joining you may wish to know that our annual subscription fees (for the 2023 year) are R400 for an individual member. Refer to our full subscription details for family, scholar and country membership rates.

If you wish to contact us, use our contact form or send email to helderbergphoto@gmail.com.

Read a copy of our club constitution here.