The RPS - Why I Joined
Here's a short video of the very successful Dance Lighting workshop held in Surrey - next available booking date is the 28th November but places are going fast
Members will have read the feature on Yan Preston's project documenting the Yangtze river in the May RPS Journal. Take a look at the short promo video here.
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Bijen Gurung
· December 2, 2017
I just received a copy of my Journal where my article of my LRPS certificate presentation has been published. I am very thrilled and honoured to be part of the Royal Photographic Society. Thank you... to RPS. My name is Bijen Gurung and I am the first Nepalese/former Gurkha soldier to receive the distinction award of LRPS. See More
Susan Burrows
· February 8, 2018
Don't answer emails - which I think is pretty bad in 2018.
Дмитрий Лященко
· February 5, 2018
Greetings from Russia. We love your open calls!
Keith Hender
May 31, 2014
Just received my copy of latest journal and have to say it is really great, the way it is set out and bound is a great improvement. Well done. Now something that is on my mind about distinctions if an...ybody can assist. I have recently been to an advisory day which was most helpful and informative but what I'm struggling with is the quality of I ages for a balanced panel. I had sought previous advice from RPS HQ. by sending some digital images and also from an ARPS member on an informal basis and 2 out of the three chose images that were deemed ok in line with the balance of the panel and one took them out as unsatisfactory. Now I know everyone sees things differently, but my worry is that if by attending an advisory day and you are told you have a strong panel and you pay your £55 and enter for a distinction and fail, what value are advisory days? This is not meant as a criticism of the system but £55 is not to be sniffed at if you fail after a positive advisory day. Any comments would really be appreciated See More
Peter West
· August 5, 2016
Hi I'm interested in joining the society in the north west region but can't find any information regarding if they have a meeting place to have a talk with other members first
William Barrington-Binns
· June 2, 2016
very supportive and helpful, They have time for people and have a genuine passion to see people do well.
Paul Graber
June 5, 2014
I agree that the new journal looks at first glance like a considerable improvement. Looks and feels weighty yet contemporary. I do wish you'd drop the year long page numbering, though!
Richard Corbett
· September 4, 2015
Just joined the membership of the RPS. Looking forward to great times and learning new skills.
Kerry Blakeney-williams
· September 5, 2014
They are helpfull. Open more avenuesbtha one can keep up with. I just wish they would feature. The colonies s little more
David Campbell
· July 19, 2015
Great organisation , great magazine , but not really active in Northern Ireland where I reside !
Harriet Willmington
· May 2, 2014
Very friendly and helpful group of people. Had a great day in Bath.
Kashi Nath
· April 17, 2014
One of the best photographic organisation in the world
Arman Mosavi
· April 7, 2014
I think this is good opportunity for all the photographers to promote their works on this society.
Vkrs Sarma
· October 14, 2016
The Great RPS............................................................................................................................................................................
Radha Krishna
· April 22, 2016
I like rps photography member, last 30 years in hyderabad, india. Telangana State.photogrpahy freelance. pl give me join free member in our rps.
Benjamin Yoga
· June 30, 2015
It's a fantastic society to be. ..
Pedro ChiChan Long
· July 11, 2014
Great society in the world~
Mark Goodwin
· July 29, 2013
The home for those serious about photography both Ancient and Modern.
Philip Gee
· May 14, 2014
An Excellent Inspirational organisation
now in my 30th year of membership
Chet Singh
· April 7, 2014
Good to clicks

Great article about Nicholas White, his 'Black Dots' project about Britain's remote mountain bothies and his book in the The British Journal of Photography, written by Gemma Padley:

Come to Nicholas White's The Royal Photographic Society talk at 11am this Tuesday at The Photography Show, NEC, Birmingham.

You can also see White's work in the RPS IPE 160 exhibition tour: ...
Chapel Gallery, Ormskirk 17 March to 14 April
The Civic, Barnsley 28 April to 9 June
Art at the Heart of the RUH in Bath 17 June to 2 August.

Image © Nicholas JR White
Black Dots is published by Another Place Press
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The first night he spent in a bothy, a primitive and remote man-made shelter, Nicholas JR White witnessed a sight he would not forget in a hurry. He and a friend had arrived at Warnscale Head in the Lake District and were talking about the project that would become Black Dots – now a book publishe...

Kickstarter campaign to help 1000 Words mark their 10th anniversary.…/1000-words-photography-magazi…

10 Year anniversary print edition of 1000 Words, celebrating both established and emerging artists working within photography.

Last chance to book onto this new course that will teach you all the skills you need to make your own amazing composite images. Surrey 26th March. George Fairbaine will be teaching this course and if you're visiting The Photography Show at the NEC he'll be giving a talk on Tuesday 21st in the Behind the Lens theatre 3pm.

This course is aimed at beginner to intermediate photographers who want to learn how to create realistic composite images.

Places are still available on the Studio Portraiture workshop in the beautiful village of Lacock in Wiltshire 24 & 25 March.

This course is supported by broncolor lighting equipment, it is used throughout but all of the techniques are the same for other makes of lighting. You will need to bring with you a camera that can be set to manual (shutter speeds and apertures) with a standard Hot Shoe. Please Note: Digital compac...

We're very sorry to learn of the death of Pete James ASIS FRPS and recipient of the Society's Colin Ford Award for curatorship. Formerly head of photography at Library of Birmingham and a great supporter of the Society's Historical Group.

The news of the death of Peter James from organ failure which has just been announced has shocked and saddened the world of photographic history. Photography h…

The RPS International Photography Exhibition 161 is open for submissions until 4 April. This is a worldwide open call, no categories, all genres and style eligible including alternative photographic processes. Be part of the next UK tour. (New entry: Eric Cantona. © Mark Harrison)

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The first London exhibition devoted to the Scottish photographer John Thomson (1837-1921) and his photography in Asia will be shown from 13 April-23 June 2018 at the Brunei Gallery, SOAS. Thomson’s photography of China, Siam (Thailand) and Cambodia was widely praised by his peers and continues to ...

Join photographer Henry Iddon as he shares his experience documenting contemporary rock climbers and wild swimmers using a 1980s bellows camera, originally owned by pioneers of climbing, sports and landscape photography, George and Ashley Abraham.

Henry will offer an insight into the processes, ideas and challenges faced by working with large format photography on location as well as the enjoyment of using a wooden bellows camera in the wild landscapes occupied by modern-day ...outdoor adventurers - settings which may not have changed at all since this camera and these pursuits first came into being.

In conjunction with The Royal Photographic Society’s International Photography Exhibition showing at Chapel Gallery 17 March - 14 April.

The International Photography Exhibition is the world’s longest running exhibition of its kind, having been held almost every year since The Society was founded in 1853.

To book tickets (£6/£4) call Chapel Gallery on 01695 571 328. For more info visit With limited capacity, advance booking is highly recommended.

Image © Henry Iddon, Outdoor Swimmers, Ullswater, Cumbria, November 2016

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Mon 6:30 PM UTC+01Chapel GalleryOrmskirk, United Kingdom
7 people interested

The International Photography Exhibition is the world’s longest running exhibition of its kind, having been held almost every year since The Society was founded in 1853.

100 images have been selected from an open submission by an all-female judging panel of Curators, Photographers and Gallerists: Karin Bareman, Zelda Cheatle, Sian Davey, Ingrid Pollard and Abbie Trayler-Smith.

The prize winners are:...
Margaret Mitchell (UK) Gold Award
Owen Harvey (UK) Gold Under 30s Award
R. J. Kern (USA) Silver
Wes Bell (Canada) Bronze

Open 10am-4.30pm Tues to Saturday.
Closed Sunday, Monday & bank holidays.
Visit for info and exhibition tour dates.

BOOK NOW: Monday 9 April, Photographers talk: Henry Iddon
Explore the world of large format photography with Henry Iddon as he discusses work from his series 'Instanto Outdoors', which features in the RPS IPE 160.
More info see event details (tickets £6/£4).

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Mar 17 - Apr 14Chapel GalleryOrmskirk, United Kingdom
75 people interested

Associate advice available at Detling on the 6th May, places are still available, so to book please click link below…/south-east-region-advisory-day--arps-all-f…

This day has been organised for all those working towards the Associate Distinctions. It is open to both members and non-members of the Society and is intended to assist anyone considering an application to the Distinctions Panels.
With a legacy of showcasing outstanding work from the likes of Edward Steichen and Paul Strand, the RPS’s International Photography Exhibition enters its 161st year

Members will recall reading in the RPS Journal of a project from Art UK which aims to photograph all sculpture in UK public collections and public spaces. This is now ready to launch and you can read more here about how volunteer photographers can assist.

Members will recall reading in the RPS Journal of a project from Art UK which aimed to photograph all sculpture in UK public collections and public spaces. A pilot workshop was undertaken in Bath with several members of the Archaeology and Heritage Group, led by Keith Evans. Art UK is now ready laun...

As part of this exhibition Robin Friend winner of the TPA/RPS Bursary has directed a 30-minute film, ‘Winged Bull in the Elephant Case’, with choreography by Wayne McGregor. Filmed in a slate mine in Snowdonia and at the National Gallery, this immersive performance for the screen considers the lengths we will go to in order to preserve our cultural heritage.

The National Gallery is to celebrate the “remarkable chapter in its history” which saw its priceless paintings hidden from the Nazis in a Welsh mine.

The RPS is recruiting for a new member of staff in the Membership Department, applications close Thursday 8 March, 9am. See more at the link below -- and share with anyone who might be interested. The Society's HQ is in Bath, UK.

The Society employs a small permanent staff. It also has an active group of Trustees and makes extensive use of volunteers to run its Regions, Special Interest Groups and Overseas Chapters.