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Tatanskra Strba, Slovakia
CREDIT: Pauline Benbrook

What we do

Summary

We aim to support our members in developing their skills in creating landscape imagery, whether this is with a traditional or a more contemporary approach. To this end we offer the following benefits:

  • Professionally led workshops on a variety of topics
  • Member led field trips to locations across the UK
  • A regular eNewsletter
  • A print magazine every 8 months
  • Print and eCritique circles 
  • Processing circles
  • A members only Facebook page
  • An Instagram feed
  • A biennial AGM and conference weekend featuring speakers, workshops and sharing work
  • A biennial AGM and speakers day, in alternate years to the AGM and conference weekend above

Taking Part

Print Circles

Physical prints are circulated for constructive critique amongst the print circle members. The optimal number of members in each circle is 8 - 10 people. 2 or 3 pouches are circulated concurrently, each person being asked to try and turn the pouch around in 2 weeks (maximum 3 weeks). Currently the average time for the pouch to complete a round is circa 6 months though the circles are working to reduce this time. One of the print circles has a fun scoring system in place where members are asked to pick their 3 favourite images.

Our print circles are managed by David Fiddes, Doug Lodge and Diana Wynn.

eCritique Circles

Digital images are circulated amongst the eCritique circle members each month. The optimal number of members in each circle is about 10 as not everyone is able to submit and critique each month. One of the circles uses WeTransfer to circulate images and comments, the other uses Dropbox. One  eCritique circle developed naturally into a wider discussion group with emails circulating amongst the members regarding equipment and seeking advice.

Our eCritique circles are managed by David Travis and Martyn Bennett.

Processing Circles

Unprocessed images are circulated amongst the processing circle members using WeTransfer. Each month one member of the group is asked to share an unprocessed image with the circle. The members of the group process the image as if it were their own, make notes of the reasons for their edits and how they made them and share their edited images and notes with the other members of the circle.

Our processing circles are managed by Irene Stupples and Jim Stupples.

If you have questions about any of the circles, or would like to join, please contact fiona.rps@icloud.com.

Social Media

The group has a presence on both Facebook and Instagram.

Our Facebook page is a private group, for RPS Landscape Group members only, aimed at providing a platform for constructive criticism and feedback for members' images. You can link to the page here.

Instagram users can follow the group's account, @rpslandscape. Members can add the hashtag #rpslandscape when they post a landscape image to their own Instagram feed and a selection will be reposted from the group's account. Our Instagram feed can be viewed here, but you will need the smartphone app to take part.

 

Landscape Group eNewsletter & magazine

Members are encouraged to submit articles and images for publication in the group's eNewsletter and print magazine.

If you have an idea for an article for the Newsletter, please send a brief synopsis of the purpose and content of the piece. Please submit your images as jpeg attachments, sized to 72 dpi with 1200 pixels along the longest edge and borderless. Please send submissions to landscapenews@rps.org.

Those wishing to contribute to the print magazine should contact the editor, Robert Brittle, at landscapemagazine@rps.org. The copy deadline for the next issue is 30th September 2020.

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Events

The group runs a rich programme of both professional workshops and member led events. Our professional workshops include a mixture of location based instruction and post-processing tuition. During the ongoing coronavirus lockdown, we are running a number of on-line events with some of our regular leaders.

Some of the most rewarding have been organised by our members. If you have a good knowledge of an area, its best vantage points and when the light is likely to be at it best then you have the makings of a field trip.

Please contact our member-led events manager, Dave Glenn at landscapememberevents@rps.org. Dave will be happy to help you to put your event together and publish it on our web pages.

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