Photography has been a part of Caulfield almost from the time it was first settled. Through to 1983 there were clubs in the district at East Malvern, at Caulfield Technical College (now a Campus of Monash University) and at Carnegie.

The present club commenced its life as St Anthony's Camera Club founded by Paul Robinson in 1980. The club mutated through several phases including 1989, when the first Introduction to Photography Course was held. This put the club on a more sound financial and membership footing.

In 1991 the club moved to its current venue in the Parish Hall at St Peters Church in Carnegie with a change of name to Caulfield Photographic Society.

Club members have been extremely successful at Club, State, National and International Photographic Competitions and Exhibitions. These members have become highly respected members of the amateur photographic movement.

The club continues to provide services to its members and it is also a member of the Victorian Association of Photographic Societies Inc (VAPS)