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Perkin Elmer 1010A microdensitometer
CREDIT: Microdensitometer. From a technical paper by Alan Hodgson ASIS FRPS

President's news

News from RPS President Dr Alan Hodgson ASIS FRPS
Заяц (zayats), Russian for rabbit
CREDIT: Lin Jermakova
The diversity of Photography

"Creating new role models is important for us if we are to encourage more entrants to photography as a profession or an interest."

M42 From Oliver Van Zwanenberg
CREDIT: Oliver Van Zwanenberg
Good Picture 2019
Dr Alan Hodgson ASIS FRPS

"The RPS Imaging Science Group runs an annual meeting called Good Picture. Through this event the Group endeavours to show how photography works, and how this can help make you a better photographer."

2019 Awards Al Bovik
CREDIT: Derryn Vranch Photography
Giants of Photography - Al Bovik
Dr Alan Hodgson ASIS FRPS

"The Giants of Photography do not all have to be photographers like Fenton and Eisenstaedt. There are giants out there that make an immense contribution "behind the scenes"."

Masters of Print poster
CREDIT: Smartphone photo by Alan Hodgson
Print viewing and the joy it brings
Author: Dr Alan Hodgson ASIS FRPS

"I have a background in photo printing and the viewing of prints is a pleasure that has never left me. A few recent events have allowed me to exercise that pleasure to the full."

Perkin Elmer 1010A microdensitometer
CREDIT: Microdensitometer. From a technical paper by Alan Hodgson ASIS FRPS
Long road to digital
Author: Dr Alan Hodgson ASIS FRPS

"I list myself as one of those lucky people that has made a career out of digital imaging. Over the years I have shared the experience across RPS events, international conferences and camera clubs."

Kristjan 9
CREDIT: Jack Latham / National Archives Iceland
The power of photography
Author: Dr Alan Hodgson ASIS FRPS

"Reading the visitors book from a couple of recent and complementary exhibitions at RPS House."

Monochrome Camera
CREDIT: Monochrome camera board @ Alan Hodgson ASIS FRPS
The heart of the camera
Author: Dr Alan Hodgson ASIS FRPS

"As a child I had a curiosity about how things worked. This was a significant driver that guided my early interest in photography"

Celebrating Our Heritage
CREDIT: UNESCO World Heritage celebration © Alan Hodgson ASIS FRPS
Photo connections and communities
Author: Dr Alan Hodgson ASIS FRPS

"I am interested in our photo connections and other communities using photography. I worked in astrophotography for a while so images of the night sky catch my eye."

Fruit And Flowers
CREDIT: National Gallery of Art, Washington and the Paul Mellon Fund
Giants of Photography - Roger Fenton
Author: Dr Alan Hodgson ASIS FRPS

"I have been travelling recently and in 2 very different locations I was able to admire the work of Roger Fenton, a photographer who features strongly in the history of The Society."

Science In The Society
Science in the Society
Author: Dr Alan Hodgson ASIS FRPS

"A couple of recent RPS events have for me served to illustrate the breadth reached in Photography, our educational remit and our connections to other communities."

191113 RPS Awards 2019 0373 HIGH RES
CREDIT: Derryn Vranch
Denis Thorpe - memories rekindled
Author: Dr Alan Hodgson ASIS FRPS

"There was a lot to admire about the Awards and here I want to concentrate on one of the deliverables that we bring to our community"

Alfred Eisenstaedt
CREDIT: Alfred Eisenstaedt exhibition. Smartphone photograph by Alan Hodgson ASIS FRPS
Giants of photography - Albert Eisenstaedt
Author: Dr Alan Hodgson ASIS FRPS

"Visited the "Mid-Century Master: The Photography of Alfred Eisenstaedt" exhibition at the Hillwood Estate, Washington DC."

Shanghai Skyline
CREDIT: Shanghai Skyline © Alan Hodgson ASIS FRPS
Thoughts from China
Author: Dr Alan Hodgson ASIS FRPS

"Shortly after the AGM I left for 2 weeks of meetings in Shanghai, China. Around 4000 of us descended on the city"

AGM 2019
CREDIT: AGM 2019 © Janet Haines ARPS
The 2019 AGM
Author: Dr Alan Hodgson ASIS FRPS

"We passed a number of resolutions at the AGM, including one to consider the Society’s position with regard to climate change."