If you’re looking to take better photographs and make new friends, come to ADAPS.

Atherton & District Amateur Photographic Society (ADAPS) is a progressive photography society and one of the largest camera clubs in the Wigan, Leigh and surrounding area. We are part of the Lancashire & Cheshire Photographic Union.

We are a group of enthusiastic amateur photographers involved in all aspects of photography – digital, film, black and white, colour, landscapes, wildlife, portraits, creative, you name it…

We’re a very friendly photography club and we actively welcome visitors and new members. ADAPS is fully inclusive, run by the members for the members. We hold events all year round for photographers of all skill levels, from complete beginners to competition winners.

If you like taking photographs, want to learn and improve your skills, and have a lot of fun doing it, come and join us. We meet every Thursday evening from 8.00pm and we hope to see you soon.

Membership Fees

There is no charge for visitors to attend their first couple of meetings in order to get a feel for what the club is about and to see how you enjoy it. If you then decide to join, our membership fees are very reasonable – just £40 per year for adults. Senior citizens and unwaged members pay just £30. A joint membership for an adult and a partner costs just £55. Under 16 family members can attend for free.

Your membership entitles you to attend club events throughout the year and will open up a whole new social life, gain you new friends as well as developing your hobby and making you a more competent and confident photographer.

All year round in our own clubroom/studio

Unlike some clubs that only meet for half a year, ADAPS offers a programme of events all year round, which means that there is bound to be lots for everyone to enjoy. Many camera clubs meet once a week for a couple of hours in their local library or community centre. ADAPS is fortunate to have our own clubroom which means that we can use it as often as we like and that our meetings can go on for as long as we like, with no need to keep an eye on the clock. The clubroom is large and also doubles as a studio, with a kitchen and toilets.

We have taken measures to make the ADAPS Clubroom accessible to visitors with a disability by purchasing a wheelchair ramp and other equipment. We will be pleased to provide any further information you require before you visit.

All meetings are held in a smoking-free environment. If you have any questions please email info@adaps.org.uk or take a look at our Visit Us page.