DAPA Group was originally founded in 2002 as a creative digital photography group for the enthusiastic amateur. Our plan was to move away from the confines of a conventional camera club, to a virtual one. A camera club that was open 24 hours a day, 7 days a week, via the Internet.
Our membership is made up of purely amateur photographers from around the UK, but with the majority of members being from the West Midlands area.
The aim of the group is to work together as a team, in order to push the limits of our photography to the standards required for FIAP, PAGB, RPS and BPE distinctions. By exhibiting work at National and International level you will be competing for a place in exhibitions along side some of the best amateur photographers, not only in the UK, but the World.
Since we began entering exhibitions in 2008, our members gained over 2000 acceptances in UK National Exhibitions, which includes more than 280 major awards, for prints and digital images. Several members have also gained distinctions with the Royal Photographic Society (RPS) and the International Federation for Photographic Art (FIAP).
Membership to DAPA Group is open to all UK photographers, If competitive photography interests you? Please visit our registration page for more details.
Thanks to the loyalty and dedication shown by our members here is just a small list of accolades the group has received:
2008: Runners up in the Projected Image Champions (MCPF), coming 2nd to Wythall Photographic Society (Redditch) by 0.03 of a point!
2009: Winners of the Battle of the Clubs Competition (DSLR Magazine), beating Wigan 10 Foto Club into second place.
2009: The group was also award 6th place in the PAGB – Great British Cup.
2009: 3rd place in the MCPF Photofolio projected image championship.
2010: Runners up in the Battle of the Clubs Competition (DSLR Magazine), but we did manage to win the 1K prize for the highest scoring round.
2010: Five of our members successfully gained DPAGB at their first attempt.
2010: The group gained 13th place in the FIAP World Clubs Cup with a score of 308 points.
2011: Won the Advanced Photographer Magazine Competition – UK Camera Club of the Year.
2013: Runners Up in the Photographic Alliance of Great Britain (PAGB) Great British Cup.
Kingfisher with Catch by Paul Ashton DPAGB
Last update: 1st June, 2013