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RPS Digital Imaging

Promoting the art and the craft of digital imaging


The Digital Imaging Group (aka 'DIG') was formed in 1996 when camera club photographers first began to use digital cameras. This group of early adopters aimed to help one another when information and support resources were scarce. This philosophy is still at the heart of RPS Digital Imaging and forms the bedrock of our activities. We aim to promote the art and the craft of digital imaging, to provide a context where all members can improve their digital photography. Unlike other Special Interest Groups (SIGs) in the RPS, Digital Imaging is not dedicated to a specific genre of photography. The recent rise of popular AI (artificial intelligence) is currently proving both a challenge and an opportunity for us: visit our AI Hub to read more..

Digital Imaging runs a rich programme of online events and workshops throughout the year, with several publications, opportunities to showcase your work and to share images and experience. Explore the links below or visit What We Do to find lots of information to help you engage and enjoy your Digital Imaging membership, whether you are a UK or overseas member.

Digital Imaging membership is open to all existing and new RPS members. If you wish, you can sign up for Digital Imaging Online membership at half the full membership fee. All the benefits of membership are the same, the only difference is that you read the magazines and catalogues online.

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CREDIT: Jan Beesley ARPS
The 2023-24 Digital Imaging Competition
Themed entries over the year

A new look for our annual competition, with six rounds of themed entries over the year. Voting in rounds 1-5 by members, and expert assessment in round 6 to find the winner of the trophy.

Each theme is announced 2 months before the submission date, to give you time to take work especially for the competition. Submissions can be viewed on our dedicated competition site.

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Digital Imaging AGM 2024
Online sessions 25 February 2024
  • part one - DI members only at 10am
    • A brief business meeting
    • A presentation of the 2023 Print Portfolio selections
  • part two - open session with inspiring guest speakers at 12pm
    • ‘A Monk with a Camera in his Bag’ - Nicholas Vreeland
    • 'Fun with AI' - Joe Houghton and Simon Newlyn
    • 'Myself as Model' - Brooke Shaden

Book your free tickets for one or both sessions.

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Art and Craft
Online Talk with with Freeman Patterson 9 March 2024

Art is conceived in our Unconscious – in our dreams, our imagination, and our passions. We use craft to give it visible form, to deliver it.

Join this well-known Canadian photographer and writer for a discussion of the "why" rather than the "how" of photography - an aspect of image-making that many photographers never consider.

Join RPS Digital Imaging

To join, log into the member portal, and click the Join a Specialist Group button. If you have problems, email with your query. (If you have recently joined the group and haven't heard anything from us, please contact Jean Robson so we can welcome you properly.)