The Sydney University Photographic Society - PhotoSoc - was ‘born out of passion’ in 1947 from just eight members who shared a love of photography. Since then, the society has flourished into one of the most active on campus, catering to all levels of photography enthusiasts from the seasoned professional to the lomographer to the iPhone travel blogger, and everyone in between.
Every year the society hosts a catalogue of photography-themed events, providing plenty of opportunities for you to enrich both your photographic skills and your social life. Our highlights include our famous Disposable Camera Pub Adventure, lighting and Photoshop workshops, major exhibitions, photo-walks, parties, free fortnightly lunches for members, photo competitions and consistent photography workshops (both digital and film, as well as Lightroom and Photoshop) to get you shooting like a pro in no time.
And if you're looking for gear, you'll get great discounts and benefits from our sponsors list.
How do I join USYD Photosoc?
You can join us at O-Week, Re-O Day and any of our Fortnightly lunches, or events.
Just show up with your money and Access Card and we'll put you in the system.
Yearly membership is $5 with a USU Access Card.
How do I find out what events are happening?
What do I get with membership?
You get free access to all our Fortnightly lunches (free food!), workshops, competitions and most events. Pretty good value for $5, we think!
I don't have an Access Card/I don't go to USYD. Can I still get involved?
Unfortunately, you must buy an Access Card to become an official member. However, many of our events are open to non-Access and non-USYD members for a small fee. Follow us on social media and we have all details posted at the bottom of every event.
I'm looking for a photographer for my event - can Photosoc help?
USYD Photosoc do not employ in-house photography staff but we are happy to advertise job opportunities on our community noticeboard, which include student photographers who work on a freelance/contractor basis. Please email us with details like the time and place of the job, your budget (or rate), a way for interested photographers to contact you (email is preferred) and whether they need to include anything like their portfolios etc.
Note that USYD Photosoc takes no responsibility for any negotiations beyond posting the job on our noticeboard (this will be private between you and the interested photographer) and we cannot guarantee there will be interest or responses to your job listing.