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Photography and Happiness

Event info

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Limited to 10 participants. (Live workshop using Zoom) 

Combine photography with positive psychology to develop happier, stress-free lives. A workshop for all photographers.

In these challenging times, it can be a struggle to maintain mental wellbeing. But photography will come to the rescue. Photographer and healthcare specialist John Humphrey leads you through a tried and tested programme that uses photography to deliver more fulfilled, and happier, lives.

We are currently experiencing intense global changes together with the many challenges of modern life. As a result, the stress reaction – sometimes known as ‘fight or flight’ - is being triggered continually. This is not just unpleasant, it is damaging. Our bodies are not designed to handle the associated hormonal changes over a prolonged period and the result can be both physical and mental damage.

In this online workshop, John presents a six step programme for using photography as a route to mental wellbeing.


This workshop is for everyone with an interest in photography. It reveals intriguing ways to combine photography with managing mental health. It is based on wisdom from philosophers, poets, and artists throughout the ages.

The day is relaxed and participative. It is a mix of presentations and exercises designed to manage stress and provide lasting tools to ensure a balanced life and an antidote to modern day pressures.

Have a camera to hand (a phone camera will do fine) to try out some of the exercises. No advanced photographic knowledge is required!


  • Understand the nature of personal wellbeing and the things that can undermine it.
  • Use photography to achieve the condition of Flow, the state of immersion in energised focus.
  • Find beauty in ordinary things to become fully conscious of our environment.
  • Set photography goals as an escape route from everyday pressures.
  • Become an artist and liberate your ‘right brain’.

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.


Please look out for  Zoom joining information. If you don't receive it, email  

The tutor will need access to your email address to enable him to send you any information regarding the workshop. 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:

Tutor profile

John Humphrey is a Fellow of the Royal Photographic Society and has a professional background in the management of mental health. He specialises in art and macro photography, and presents RPS workshops on Creative Art Photography, Macro Photography, and Advanced Photoshop. John’s book ‘Close-up and Macro Photography’ is published by the Crowood Press, and his book ‘Creative and Art Photography’ will be published later this year.

Participant Feedback

“It was fabulous. Excellent mix of presentations and practical exercises.” 

“The workshop was everything I hoped it would be.” 

Images: © John Humphrey FRPS

Event Organiser

Emma Delves-Broughton


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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