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Publications

Our main Publication is Heritage Photography
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Heritage Photography

Members receive a high quality copy of our journal “Heritage Photography” three time a year. This includes illustrated articles on a wide range of activities and interests represented by the Group. This will be three issues per year starting in 2019 in January, May and September. 

Heritage Photography Autumn 2017 available digitally on Issuu.

Digital copies are available through the RPS Issuu site, see the Heritage Photography stack at https://bit.ly/2M0rFRC containing issues from Autumn 2009 - present, see also the stack containing issues of Archaeolog from 1978-1980.

Digital copies of the current issue are only uploaded once a new issue is published. If you want a copy before anyone else please join our group.

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Archaeolog archive

Archaeolog was the group's journal stared in 1978 when it was the Archaeology Group. As part of a larger project collecting and preserving the group's archive of papers, photographs and journals. Back issues of journals are being scanned and added to the RPS Issuu account.

 

Archaeolog can be found in the stack located at https://issuu.com/royalphotographicsociety/stacks/3782f5b650344be1804c2ee97aa57207 here they can be viewed, shared or downloaded.

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The Heritage Photography journal

Aims

The journal covers all aspects of history, which ranges from archaeological discoveries to the present century, including the photography of buildings, artefacts, transport, militaria and industrial heritage. 

Scope

Heritage means much more than churches and includes the photography of country houses, industrial sites, and village and townscapes. It includes the photography of artefacts indeed anything to do with our heritage which very broadly is what we have inherited from our forebears and equally what we will leave those who follow us.

Our members' interests in the photography of archaeology and heritage are wide-ranging. The journal is an opportunity for you to share your photographic work, and so also your interest in your chosen field of specialisation.
The journal is a good introduction to the work of the group and a means of appreciating and learning about the range of interests and photographic work, and the techniques used, see previous issues at 
https://bit.ly/2M0rFRC.

What “heritage” is and means is open to interpretation the key for the journal is to look at the breadth of “Heritage photography” and indeed the alignment with the remit of the Royal Photographic Society.

This can be seen in the mission “to educate members of the public by increasing their knowledge and understanding of Photography and in doing so to promote the highest standards of achievement in Photography in order to encourage public appreciation of Photography”, please see the current Strategic Plan https://bit.ly/2L7Goug 

Open Access

The printed issue of journal, issued 3 times per year, is one of the benefits for members of the Archaeology and Heritage Group and so the previous issue is only released after publication of the current issue (i.e. a 4 months embargo). For example January 2019 issue was released on Issuu once the May edition was distributed. Authors may use the pre-print, post-print or final published version of their article providing attribution is made to the journal.

The journal archive is located at https://issuu.com/royalphotographicsociety/stacks/e5208ecd8f7d49a7b1a1ef0043524256

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What to submit

What can I contribute?

  • Features: Articles that combine photographs with a narrative, your story of the photographs, places and meaning.
  • Technical “How to ..”: From the simple to the complex, short insights accompanied illustrative photographs that could help us all become better photographers.
  • Reviews: Reviews of books, journals, websites, exhibitions, galleries indeed anything related to heritage that might be of interest to the group.
  • Editorials: Have you got something to say about Heritage Photography? What opinions do you have? Why not share your ideas in a short piece with one or two photographs?
  • Events reports: If you are going to an event consider taking photographs, general reportage, and then a write up describing the event. This could be a combination of one or more people otherwise you might end up observing and recording rather than being involved.
  • Theme or topic: Do you have an idea for an issue covering an aspect of heritage? Let us know so we can e-mail members widely for contributions. For example, Trams: Past and present, heritage in packaging design, world heritage sites, stained glass windows, member’s local museums and art galleries, your ideas and photographs our help and support to take it to publication.

Contributors will receive a copy of the publication, this in addition to your normal copy if you are already an A&H member.

What should I write?

The aim of the text is to support your photographs. Text can be narrative telling the story of how you took the photographs this could be why you took them, what they mean through to technical how you took them. The text could be more descriptive as an article for Country Living or even as if part of a textbook. The choice is up to you but remember the audience and what they would want to know or ask you about your photographs.

The journal is not an “Academic” publication so the writing can be informal or reflective for example using ‘I’ and writing in whichever tense you find easiest.

If you have an idea you would like to suggest or discuss or would like support please contact the editor at heritage.editor@rps.org.

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How to submit

Photographic requirements

Photographs should preferably be full-sized tiffs from RAW after post-processing or if working with jpgs in camera, full-size jpg after post-processing. The file should be RGB as it comes. The journal is produced using InDesign so the photographs are imported then final work exported as a high-resolution pdf file for printing and then online using Issuu. Please note that smaller files might not be able to be considered for full page spreads or the front cover image.

The editor reserves the right to select which photographs to include and will try to use them to support the flow of the story. Others may be on a page on their own or shown as a sequence on a double page. If you have a specific requirement for order please let the editor know using a diagram or details as to where you want photographs to be in your text.

Text

The text file can be in any format e.g. Word .doc, .docx, .rtf .txt. Please do not send as a pdf or .pub (Microsoft publisher). The text along with your photographs will be reformatted using the RPS journal template for consistency.

Text files should contain:

  • Short title for your work
  • Your name with RPS qualifications if any
  • A short sentence describing your work. You can use a suitable phrase or quote from your text that captures the essence of your article and that could be used online to encourage readers to look at your work.
  • Captions together with file numbers for all of your photographs, this is especially helpful for readers where there is spread of photographs on a page without text.

Submitting

For submission of what may be large file sizes please contact the editor via e-mail heritage.editor@rps.org who will be able to share a dropbox folder with you for your article.

Proofs

Each contributor will be sent a proof of their work for checking in advance of publication. This can then be commented on and returned to the editor.