The Andover Photographic Society was one of the founding clubs of the Southern Photographic Federation in 1963. In 1987 they joined forces with the Chapel River Press Camera Club which was founded in 1982. The new club was called the Andover Split Image Photographic Society, and widely known as ASIPS.
With the advent of digital photography the ‘Split Image’ part of the name no longer had relevance, as the current cameras do not use the split image to achieve focus. The club formally changed its name to the Andover Photographic Club in January 2019.