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A country of lakes and mountains.

Welcome to the Swiss Chapter!

We welcome members from both Switzerland and neighbouring countries

The Swiss chapter was founded in 2012 and we are now some 35 members of varying ages and experience. We have both professional and amateur photographers of different nationalities with a number of us possessing RPS distinctions. 

Every year we aim to have 5 or 6 meetings covering visits to exhibitions, workshops and distinction advisory days. Switzerland is not a large country; it is therefore quite easy to reach our meetings by train or car. The meetings mainly take place in Murten, Biel or Zurich. See 'Events'.

We also run a monthly e-circle where we critique each other's work and decide which one is our favourite of the month. See 'News'.

The chapter relies on volunteers and people willing to participate in its activities. If you are able to suggest an event please contact the chapter organiser, Rob Kershaw, via email:

If you'd like to help with any of the administration of the chapter, please also contact Rob.


'Lac Léman' By Jill Taylor ARPS Switzerland
CREDIT: Jill Taylor ARPS


Chapter Organiser: Rob Kershaw ARPS


Chapter Treasurer: Richard Tucker ARPS


Chapter Secretary: Jill Taylor ARPS


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'Home Straight' By Chris Jenkins
CREDIT: Christopher Jenkins

Favourite monthly images


Each month the Chapter selects an 'image of the month'. See some previous images here.

Previous Favourites


'Descente' by Beat Suter
CREDIT: Beat Suter

'Descente' by Beat Suter

This image is about manufacturing handcrafted rag paper at François Lafranca's place in Collinasca, Maggia valley. 
February Favourite
'Winter Platform' By Rob Kershaw ARPS

'Winter Platform' by Rob Kershaw ARPS



“Winter view of a wooden platform built into the lake, Schwarzsee, Canton Fribourg."

Jan Favourite
'City' by Peter Henderson
CREDIT: Peter Henderson

'City' by Peter Hungerford



"This photograph was taken while I was in Berlin, where the view shows buildings in the government district...... 

December Favourite
'Faith'by Peter Henderson
CREDIT: Peter Henderson

'Faith' by Peter Hungerford



"This is a photograph taken in Tbilisi, Georgia, where I happened to be visiting."

November Favourite

RPS Gold Medal Winner in a Creative Eye exhibition.

Rob's Gold medal win


Attendees work from a recent Portrait workshop:

R Tucker Dave Talking
CREDIT: Richard Tucker ARPS

'Dave Talking' by Richard Tucker ARPS

"Using the facilities of the Zurich International Photo Club, The aim of this workshop was to limit the lighting options to artificial studio lights." 

Richard Tucker ARPS
N Dodds Dave Seated
CREDIT: Neil Dodds

'Dave Seated' by Neil Dodd

"So it was a Sunday and the sun was out, so why go into a basement with high ceilings and no windows you ask? Well it was a chance to learn about shooting portraits in the well equipped PICZ studio in Zurich. After some initial organisation, Richard who had organised the workshop gave a very informative presentation on different examples of Portrait Lighting. This covered lighting techniques and styles introducing us to some well known portrait photographers...." 






Neil Dodd
U Albrecht Dave 1
CREDIT: Urs Albrecht LRPS

'Dave 1' by Urs Albrecht LRPS

"On this sunny Sunday I met Richard a bit early to set up the studio. The first problem that we faced was to find the Code-Box that contained the keys. After a few mails we finally managed to enter the very nice and well-equipped studio. Richard presented masterpieces of portrait photography via a beamer and explained the light settings used by the photographers. After this warm-up it was our turn to play with the lights. After we managed to couple the flashes with our cameras we practiced first on ourselves before the models arrived....."

Urs Albrecht
J Weinmann Portrait 3
CREDIT: Jane Weinmann

'Portrait 3'

"Attending this portrait workshop was a bit of a breakthrough for me. I normally avoid taking images of people, especially portraits as I always think, I'm not fast enough or I won't be able to do the person justice. To my surprise I found myself having fun and enjoying the experience of working with a group and two very willing and photogenic models. It was especially interesting to experiment with the light and in the end I was very pleased with the outcome. I am sure I'll have much more confidence next time! Thank you to Richard for organising the event."


Jane Weinmann's Portraits

Members' Work:

6 X 6 is a quarterly publication showcasing the variety and talent found in the membership of the Swiss Chapter. 


Jill's HP

Associate Landscape Presentation Layout

"This last winter I spent some time photographing my local agricultural landscape for  an associate assessment."

Jill Taylor ARPS

Distinction Success
CREDIT: Candia Peterson ARPS

Panel Image



"My project was inspired by an RPS workshop, Your Landscape Your Way run by Mark Banks. "

Candia Peterson ARPS