OPS is an on-line only phtotographic society serving photographers, both professional and amateur, all over the world. The whole of the Society's website, which is available in 58 languages, is free to use for all - no registration or membership subscription is required. Our objective is simple - to encourage excellence in photography.
A summary of the principal facilities we offer follows:
- A website incorporating thousands of pages of useful information on countless aspects of photography - an index of articles is also available;
- Four levels of photographic awards and distinctions;
- Galleries of images submitted by photographers working in a wide variety of fields and areas of the world;
- Independent image evaluations by email (nominal payment required);
- An OPS on-line exhibition;
- A database of worldwide locations where wonderful photographic opportunities may be found;
- An excellent range of on-line photographic utilities including a sun-angle calculator, depth of field calculator, and blue hour calculator;
- The extraordinary OPS wedding photography service;
- Details of photographic distinctions, qualifications and other development activities;
- Photographic print sales;
- A glossary of photographic terms;
- Photographic book publishing;
- Countless other facilities such as on-line photographic calculators and utilities, lists of photographic organizations, links to major photographic societies worldwide, environmental information, building your own photographic website etc.