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Creative Eye

We look for personal expression in which the photographer seeks to stimulate the imagination and arouse the emotions of the viewer.

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About the Creative Eye Group

Originally conceived in 1991 the Creative group (as it was known then) was formed to give members more freedom in their photographic visions.

Our aim is to encourage the development of photography as a means of expression and as a vehicle for the author to make a personal photographic statement. The medium can be print or projected image, monochrome or colour, for it is the personal input of the photographer which makes the description of creative appropriate. We think imagination is the key to creative photography and is surely unique to each of us. It is often said that two photographers standing side by side will not see the same picture. The creative photographer will think that bit differently; see that bit differently and consequently end up with a more unusual, interesting or thought provoking interpretation. The creative process can be in-camera or processing in the digital or analogue darkroom.

Join the Creative Eye group here.

David Townshend ARPS
CREDIT: David Townshend ARPS


Latest: Creative Eye Group member David Townshend ARPS has been awarded an RPS Gold medal for winning the Portfolio category in this year’s prestigious International Garden Photographer of the Year competition.

David F Cooke FRPS
CREDIT: David F Cooke FRPS

Members' Day 2021 Video Presentations

The video presentations for the 2021 Creative Eye Members' Day are now available to watch.

Watch now
Tony Bramley FRPS
CREDIT: Tony Bramley FRPS

'The Russians Are Coming' with Tony Bramley FRPS

... and now for something completely different - a ‘hard shot of vodka’ rather than 'everyone's cup of tea'!

The compositions are derived from the visual geometry within a single photographic image and this nonobjective approach leaves only the essence of the original image.

It may be controversial but it won Tony the Bill Wisden MBE HonFRPS Fellowship of the Year award for the most outstanding panel of work achieving a Fellowship in 2016.

Read More & Booking
Blossom Tree
CREDIT: Carolyn Newton LRPS

Members' Exhibition 2021

Gold and commendation winners for this year's Creative Eye Group Members' Exhibition.


Members' 2021 Exhibition
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CREDIT: Wendy Irwin ARPS


Membership Offers

Non-members: attend an online event before 31 July and receive 20% off new membership

Members: refer your friends and receive three months free membership

Learn more: or email

Information and booking


Meet the Creative Eye Group committee members and volunteers

Meet the team
Mike Kwasniak ARPS
CREDIT: Mike Kwasniak ARPS

Working in the Dark with Mike Kwasniak ARPS

The Western Region in collaboration with the RPS Creative Eye Group is delighted to present an online talk Working in the Dark with Mike Kwasniak ARPS

Sunday 13 June 2021, 10.30-13.00

This is free event, but you must book a place.

Information and booking


Portfolio Group
Find out more about our friendly peer review forum for Creative Eye members.

Members' Exhibition 2021
Entry form available here.

Members' Websites
Explore some of our members' websites

Documents and Downloads
Reports, minutes, entry forms (when available) here

Committee & Volunteers
Meet the Group's committee members and volunteers

Exhibitions, photowalks and lectures here

News and updates here

Benefits for Members

  1. Colour magazine 3 times per year, have your images published
  2. Show your work in our annual members' exhibition
  3. Access to our exclusive Creative Eye Facebook group
  4. Annual Members' Day with a visiting speakers and workshops
  5. Have your images peer reviewed in our portfolio forum
  6. Field trips and photo walks
  7. Online talks, lectures and workshops