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CREDIT: Jan Beesley ARPS

Talk-Walk-Talk - Architecture and the Built Environment

RPS Digital Imaging

RPS, DI and Landscape group logos T-W-T

T-W-T Architecture and the Built Environment (ABE)

Following on from our successful Coastal T-W-T project in September-November 2023, our second project features Architecture and the Built Environment. This covers all human-made buildings and structures from the present day back to ancient times, from cities to rural locations.

We are offering group walks in over 40 locations around the UK. For our international members and UK members on islands where no walks are planned, we will be offering an alternative; we'll email you with more information at the beginning of January 2024.  

You may wish to consider different approaches to photographing the built environment such as:

  • Cityscapes (i.e. big views of built environments)
  • "Portraits" of buildings (or groups of buildings)
  • Architectural details
  • Abstracts
  • Literal vs creative or artistic portrayals.

Potential subject examples include:

  • Modern and contemporary architecture
  • Historical buildings or streets
  • Ancient monuments.

The project starts in early 2024.

  • Bookings open 8 January 2024
  • Online TALK with Mark Reeves FRPS 19 February 2024
    (this will be recorded if you miss it; everyone who registered will get a Zoom link nearer the date)
  • WALKs 20 February to 31 March 2024
  • TALK discussions during April

Following the final TALKs in April there will be an online gallery of images and an e-Zine will be produced to celebrate the work of the participants.

The T-W-T programme is free to all RPS members; the public are welcome to join us, but we make a charge for their participation.

The booking site will be open for you to get tickets for the initial talk and choose your group walk(s) from 8th January - 12th February 2024.

Mark ReevesMark Reeves FRPS is a founder member of the RPS Landscape Group and a keen photographer of modern architecture.  Although primarily an outdoor photographer, the creative potential of architectural abstracts will sometimes draw him inside to photograph interiors.  Mark's successful ARPS panel combined images of both plants and buildings portrayed so as to illustrate their frequently similar structural forms. 

Apart from his work for the Landscape Group, Mark regularly gives talks to camera clubs, has a number of private students and runs occasional workshops for the RPS. 

Some of Mark's architectural work can be seen on his website at markreevesphotography.co.uk.

You can also read an article on photographing architecture called The Art of Convergence that he has written for the latest edition of DIGIT magazine (PDF download.)