About Us

Overview.  The London Region of the RPS aims to provide opportunities for photographers of all levels to learn and develop their skills in positive and enjoyable environments, whether in workshops, as group events, on group walks or by taking part in projects.

London Micro-Groups.  We currently have three micro-groups - street, london naturally and bookworms - which meet on a regular, usually monthly, basis, and are led by volunteers with particular interest in these areas - to see more, follow the links - or see the right hand side of this page.

London Local Groups.  We have three local groups - SE, SW and N London - where Members meet once a month to discuss 'all things photographic'.  Meeting dates are shown on the Events Page.

Distinctions Support.  We have our own Distinctions Support Team.  Working closely with Bath HQ we run a number of Advisory Days for both Licenciate and Associate levels each year, usually at least one per quarter, sometimes more - again details can be found on the London Events page.  In 2017 we started running self-help groups for these levels and details of these can be obtained by e-mailing:  londondist@rps.org

London Region Members Exhibition. In 2017 we held the first London Region Members Exhibition at the Croatian Embassy London.  We plan to take this Exhibition to other parts of the Capital and in fact the Exhibition will be on display at the Putney Arts Centre until June 10th.  Details here  We plan another Exhibition for 2018/19.

Keynote Talks  In 2017 the Region offered Keynote talks from Guardian Sports Reporter, Tom Jenkins and Fine Art and Advertising Photographer, Peter Dazeley FRPS.   At our January 2018 AGM, Chris Steele-Perkins FRPS presented some of his pictures and gave us hints and tips about photographing festivals and events.

London Major Projects.  The London Region has been unique in running a major project each year. Our 2016/17 project "Breathing London" was completed in terms of photography in April 2017 and an Exhibition was held in July the same year.  Here is the website.  Our new project "Celebrating London" continues and you can join up here Here is a link to the website http://www.celebratinglondon.org.uk/rps/  and you can follow us on Facebook here

London Region Workshops.  From time to time we offer 'special' Workshops.  We ran a series of three with Zoe Wishaw in 2017 and you can read about Zoe here and about the workshops on the events page here and here.  We have now scheduled three more workshops with Zoe:  19July:  What makes powerful travel stories? , 18 September:  Defining your Style and 18 October:  Editing and Sequencing. Follow the links to the Events page: to find out more.  Bath HQ have also extended their Workshops programme and now stage workshops in the London Region from time to time.

London Region's Charitable Projects   As part of the charitable work in which the RPS is engaged, we run a photography mentoring group for Café Art, an organisation which helps people affected by homelessness through art and photography.

We also support a small independent charity called KICK-IT-OUT, by providing volunteer photographers at their events. KICK-IT-OUT enables, facilitates and works with the football authorities, professional clubs, fans and communities to tackle all forms of discimination.

There are opportunities for people to assist with the Cafe Art Mentoring Programme, and for people to join the pool of photographers who photograph Kick-it-Out events for their advertising campaigns.  Any interest, please contact Judy Hicks at http://londonro2@rps.org

Getting involved - Volunteering.  The RPS is run by a small staff at Bath HQ and by a huge number of volunteers and London is no exception: there can never be too many.  Our volunteers work very much as a team:  we meet as a group on a quarterly basis to share ideas, so why not join us by bringing your skills and ideas to the Region? 

Keeping in Touch.  We keep in touch with our members through our events, through e-mails, our Facebook pages and Twitter. At the end of each month we send out, by e-mail, an update called Capital Letter, which reminds members of key events happening during the next two months. To join our Mailing List, click here Information about forthcoming events is also published in The RPS Journal, which is distributed to all Members at the beginning of each month.: In 2018 we intend to increase and improve our social media communications.  To see past issues of Capital Letter and other Newsletters, follow this link.

 

Our main Facebook Instagram and Twitter channels are here - click on the images below to go directly to our social media pages...

 https://www.facebook.com/RPSLondon @The_RPSLondon

We have a number of Facebook Groups and Flickr sites for the individual micro-goups and regions - if you need help in finding these, please ask!

And you can find us on meetup....