A chance to hear three outstanding photographers – Charlie Waite, Roger Crocombe and Paul Sanders - talking about what motivates their work, to view the images selected for the RPS Digital Imaging annual print exhibition and to take part in the group’s AGM.
9.30 RPS Digital Imaging AGM
10.00 Preview of Annual Members’ Print Exhibition
11.00 ‘The Sea and Me’ - Roger Crocombe ARPS
12.30 Lunch break and chat room
13.00 ‘Behind the Photograph’ - Charlie Waite
14.30 ‘Mindfulness Through Photography’ – Paul Sanders
Roger Crocombe ARPS
The Sea and Me
Photo: Roger Crocombe ARPS
Roger Crocombe is a landscape photographer with a special affinity for the shoreline and this presentation is all about his love for the shoreline with its many moods and colours, photographed from his base in West Sussex. Using various photographic techniques Roger explores this ever-changing environment and how the same scene can change so dramatically, driven by the wind, tide and sky. His passion is capturing an impression of nature’s forces at work through their interaction with the immovable objects in the way, be they cliffs, cobbles, groynes or shingle. His use of slow shutter speeds captures the fleeting shapes visible as the waves roll through the beaches, driven by the wind.
Roger was awarded his Associateship of the Royal Photographic Society in 2012. He was invited to join Arena Photographers of the South in 2016, and was recently voted in as Chairman of the group. Combining his passion for photography and a background in IT, he has been an assessor for the PAGB in both the Chilterns and Southern Counties, as well as regularly lecturing in the southern region on all aspects of the photographic process. He continues to run zoom-based workshops for the RPS and RPS Digital Imaging on a variety of photographic topics.
Behind the Photograph
Photo: Charlie Waite
Renowned landscape photographer Charlie Waite will discuss what drives his passion for photography as he shows 30-40 of his favourite photographs and tells the story of how they were made. He says, “Over the last 20 years, I have become more and more intrigued as to what takes place in my mind prior to the decision to make the photograph. It is a complex and very energetic process made up of evaluating, interpreting, analyzing and ultimately decision making. Through my photography, I have felt privileged and humbled to have experienced so much richness and diversity across the globe. A photograph has no human voice nor music to support it. It just is. At its best, I feel that a still image of the landscape can contain a sense of purity that settles my mind and offers me the opportunity to reflect and wonder at our world.”
Charlie may now be best known as the owner and founder of Light and Land, a leading photographic workshop and tour company. Over the last 25 years he has lectured and exhibited his work worldwide, winning numerous international awards and featuring in many collections. He launched the UK Landscape Photographer of the Year competition in 2007.
Mindfulness Through Photography
Photo: Paul Sanders
Fine-art photographer Paul Sanders has been involved in photography throughout his life. Sanders' approach to landscape is one of mindful connection. After looking at nearly 20,000 images every day during his years as Picture Editor at The Times, his own work is made in response to his emotional and spiritual reactions to the locations he visits. He is passionate about the power that photography has to help people overcome anxiety, and to positively adjust their outlook on life. He is also passionate about printing. Sanders' work has been exhibited widely and has been recognised by Fujifilm who inaugurated him into their exclusive X Series Photographers. He is also a Lee Filters Master Photographer and Fotospeed Ambassador.
Read about the Annual General Meeting. If you want to nominate anyone for the Committee the form needs to be returned by 7 February. If you want to raise any questions, we’d be grateful if you could submit these also by 7 February. See the main AGM page for more details.
Print Exhibition Selection
Closing date for online submission is 31 January. If you want us to print your entry for you, you’ll need to pay the £10 fee at the same time as you register for the AGM. See the main Print Exhibition page for more details.
- Go to the Print Exhibition page to enter your images for the Print Exhibition and order printing from us if you wish (deadline 31 January).
- Go to the AGM page to download the nomination form for Committee members and other matters (deadline 7 February)
- Return to this page to register for attending the AGM and at the same time pay £10 for prints if you have ordered them by clicking the ‘Book Online’ button opposite.
This event will take place via video-conference using Zoom Webinar. You will be emailed a link in advance so you can join the event. Watch for a PDF document attached to your RPS Event Booking Confirmation email for more information about Zoom.
During the event you will be able to see Roger Crocombe, Charlie Waite and Paul Sanders and their presentations. You will be able to ask questions.
Booking a place
You will need to book online in order to be able to access this event. Booking closes at 07.00 GMT on Friday 18 February 2022. This event is free for Digital Imaging members, but these members still have to ‘purchase’ a (free) ticket to receive a link for joining the event. If you are not an RPS member you will need to register (for free) with the RPS website in order to book.
Please check whether your membership in Digital Imaging is still active before booking your place. This will be checked when ticketing closes, and any mistake could invalidate your ticket. Check your status by logging into the RPS website.
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