The Monday Muse Week 1

31 August 2015

Region: London

The Monday Muse Week 1

Introducing the new weekly amusement from RPS London.

As the inspirational ideas we posted as part of the Bleeding London project proved to be so popular, we’re going to continue the theme with The Monday Muse.  Every Monday, we’ll be posting an inspirational idea for the week, with links to tips and suggestions on how to achieve the best images.  We’ll be featuring our favourites here on the blog and in our monthly eZine Capital Interest.  And just to add a bit of competition, we’ll be running a points league.  There is one point for posting an image and there will be occasional bonus points.  At the end of the year, whoever has the most points will receive a gift voucher to spend in the RPS shop. 

So… without further ado, let’s get the first topic underway.  A nice easy one to get us going:   Whatever the Weather …

If you’re looking for some tips on getting great weather images, then look no further than this slide-show from National Geographic photographer, Cotton Coulson.  As well as stunning images, Cotton provides useful advice on how to shoot different weather conditions – Rainy Evening, St Petersburg might be the most useful post to read, given that it is the August Bank Holiday.  And we’re offering five bonus points for anyone who can get a decent lightning shot. 

“But who wants to be foretold the weather? It is bad enough when it comes, without our having the misery of knowing about it beforehand.” (J K Jerome, Three Men in a Boat).


What to do next


Take your weather image

  • EITHER upload it to an album in the RPS galleries and send the link to  (We suggest you set up a Monday Muse Album if you're going to be a regular contributor)
  • OR post the image (or a link to it) to the RPS London group on Facebook
  • OR tweet it (@ The_RPSLonfon; hashtag #rpsmuse)
  • OR upload to Instagram (hashtag #rpsmuse)

Image:  The London RO at a Bleeding London Meet-Up, August Bank Holiday 2014 © Jonathan Taylor


Small Print

Images must be taken after the topic has been announced.  By submitting to The Monday Muse, you agree that we can use your images on the RPS website and in RPS publications.  Copyright remains with the photographer.  Full accreditation will be given.