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Barbara Bogacka
CREDIT: Barbara Bogacka ARPS

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.

Neil Scott FRPS The Time Of Death

Members' Exhibition 2020

Visit the exhibition at Smethwick Photographic Society.

Members' Exhibition 2020
Walking In The Rain - Steve Gosling
CREDIT: Steve Gosling

Talk: Steve Gosling, The Nature of Creativity

The Digital Imaging Group Southeast Centre, in collaboration with the RPS Creative Eye Group, is delighted to present an online talk by award winning professional photographer Steve Gosling asking the Question ‘Can we all be Creative?’

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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
Margaret Rainey FRPS
CREDIT: Margaret Rainey FRPS


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

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Information and booking
Snake Eyes - David Rutter ARPS
CREDIT: David Rutter ARPS


Exclusive magazine published 3 times per year

Download a sample
Amber Laig by Justine Ritchie
CREDIT: Justine Ritchie


News, updates and announcements

Serpent Of The Steam David Harris ARPS
CREDIT: David Harris ARPS


Meet the Creative Eye Group committee members and volunteers

Meet the team


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

Members' Exhibition 2020
Results, venues and further information.

Members' Websites
Explore some of our members' websites

Documents and Downloads
Reports, minutes, entry forms, tickets here

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

Exhibitions, photowalks and lectures here

News and updates here

Documents & Downloads
Reports, minutes, entry forms, tickets here