ABSTRACT Sarah Smith
CREDIT: Sarah Smith

Abstract Photography - Nigel Wilson

Event info

The RPS Website is currently undergoing upgrades. Please contact info@rps.org to book a place on this workshop, or call 0117 3164 464.

Maximum 10 participants.

This on-line course will be looking at experimental and conceptual image makers and how you can apply some of their techniques to your own work.

There is a rich creative tradition of abstraction in photography and you will have the opportunity to examine and discuss in detail the work of practitioners of this fascinating genre, these include:

  • Wolfgang Tillmans
  • Cig Harvey
  • Eric Meola
  • Man Ray
  • Valerie Belin
  • Jocelyn Lee

Influenced by these great artists, you will then experiment with abstraction and create your own images which will then be reviewed in the class.

This workshop will be for 8 - 10 people only and will be the same as a face to face workshop, just from the comfort of your own home.  Don’t worry if you’re not familiar with working on-line the tutor will be there to guide you through each step. 


look out for the attachment in your confirmation email, it contains the Zoom joining link and passcode. If you don't receive it, please email workshops@rps.org  

Nigel will need access to your email address to enable him to send you any workshop notes - we will presume that by booking this course you are giving permission unless you contact us to state otherwise. 

Overseas participants - Please check the time of the workshop if you are outside the UK. This link which will help you to calculate the timing of the online workshop: https://www.timeanddate.com/worldclock/custom.html

Nigel Wilson is a very experienced teacher, leading inspirational classes at many institutions, including New York University, Photofusion and London’s famous Camera Club. He is also currently lecturing at the Victoria & Albert Museum, as well as running workshops for the RPS.

“Really learned a lot and appreciated being introduced to the work of many photographers I hadn’t heard of.  Nigel is a great tutor and very knowledgeable.” Participant Feedback  

Image: Sarah Smith

Event Organiser

Emma Delves-Broughton


Cancellation policy

Cancellation policy

Please inform us as soon as possible if you are unable to attend a course as it is not possible to refund any cancellation or transfer to another workshop less than 14 days prior to course start date. The Society reserves the right to cancel a workshop 7 days prior to its start date - please check your hotel and travel cancellation policy as this may be affected.

If you are attending one of our workshops that involves a trip out, please ensure you bring all weather clothing and protection for your camera. Persons under the age of 16 are welcome to attend events but, to conform with UK law, must be accompanied by a parent, guardian or responsible adult.



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