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Please note: RPS House is closed for our exhibition install. We will be open again from 10am on Friday 9th August 2024.

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Travel

The Travel Group is very active and welcomes all RPS members. We enjoy hearing members' ideas, seeing new images in the galleries, learning from one another and meeting when possible.

All RPS members are welcome to join the Travel Group.

The Group was formed in 1990 to promote the enjoyment and understanding of travel photography: of trying to capture the spirit of places we visit and, through photography, sharing that spirit with others. The Group provides a forum where members can improve their knowledge and exchange views regarding travel photography and related issues.

The Group is at its liveliest and most effective when there is discussion involving a wide range of members.

 

Chinese Whispers
CREDIT: Neil Harris
Share and Chat
Regular, informal, online meetings of Group members

A number of Share and Chat gatherings have been held this year and are proving a useful means of finding out more about what those who attend would want from the Group and hearing about some of the less well known destinations members have visited. These sessions depend very much on Group member involvement. They are not recorded.

If you can offer an item for a future gathering, please contact David Short (travelevents@rps.org)

The next session is on 21.07.24 and will take us to Venice, Georgia and the joy of producing a travel book

 

 

Register here for 21.07.24
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Photographing the Elan Valley

Three days in one of Wales' most beautiful areas will provide opportunities for a wide range of photographic styles and interests - from the dams and the landscape around, through birdlife to the night sky.

Led by an experienced Travel Group member, who knows the area well and based at the Elan Valley Hotel within the Elan Estate with exclusive use of the hotel, this time in mid-Wales offers an opportunity for many different types of photography. The hotel has 9 rooms, most are double or twin, so can be either sole occupancy or shared. 

Photographing the Elan Valley
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A camera in my hand - a life of Travel Photography

Dr. Colin Howard FRPS share his interpretation of Travel Photography and how his work has developed over the years.

A camera in my hand - a lifetime of Travel Photography
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CREDIT: Weng Sang Wong ARPS

Travel Image of the Year 2024

Bodnath Stupa, Kathmandu, Nepal by Weng Sang Wong ARPS was selected by Jay Charnock FRPS

as the 2024 Travel Image of the Year.

Jay was impressed by the stillness at the centre of this image, embodying the central stillness saught by all Buddhists. Yet the busyness and noise around the central figure cannot be ignored, giving a very clear sense of place.

Travel Image of the Year 2024
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Best of the Best Monthly Winners 2023

Lesa working in Japan by David Cummings

Selecting this as the best of the monthly competition winners for 2023, our judge, Jay Charnock FRPS said:

This is timeless. We know it was taken in 2023 but it could have been taken in the 1920s, 1930s or any time since. And it appealed to me because its timelessness and simplicity tell a story. The image is very carefully and cleverly put together with the photographer absolutely central looking through to the mountains beyond. It's deceptively simple and appealed to me because it is so atmospheric.

 

2023 Travel Image of the Month Winners
Nam Khat
CREDIT: Paul Sansome

Future Events from the Travel Group

 

 

New events and details added

Click here to book events

Future Travel Group Events
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Recent Events from the Travel Group

 

Follow this link to recordings of online talks and reports of some activities

 

 

Recent Travel Group Events
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CREDIT: Neil Harris

The Travel Group Team

 

 

Travel Group Team 2024

The benefits of joining the Travel Group

All RPS members are welcome to join the Travel Group.

The Group was formed in 1990 to promote the enjoyment and understanding of travel photography: of trying to capture the spirit of places we visit and, through photography, sharing that spirit with others. The Group provides a forum where members can improve their knowledge and exchange views regarding travel photography and related issues.

The Group is at its liveliest and most effective when there is discussion involving a wide range of members.

  1. Travel Log Each member of the Travel Group receives the group’s publication - Travel Log -twice a year.
  2. JRNY magazine digital subscription Every member of the Group is entitled to a complimentary digital subscription to JRNY - an annual value currently of £24.
  3. Lively discussion Regular Share and Chat sessions online where members from all over the world share images and experiences
  4. Spring Event There is an annual Spring Event where wellknown photographers with recognised skills in Travel Photography are invited to speak.
  5. Specially organised photographic trips We believe shared experiences are important and a number of trips of differing durations are organised each year
  6. Online presentations The Group organizes a number of online presentations where Travel Photography professionals share their skills and experiences
  7. e-news The Travel Group e-news is published about six times a year with news of members' achievements and activities.
  8. Competitions All members are invited to participate in Group competitions

You can join the Travel Group for just £15 per year as an add-on to your RPS subscription.

If you are a member of the RPS and wish to join the Travel Group, please click here and follow the below instructions: 

  • If you're not already logged in it will ask you to 
  • Select the Travel Group from the list that comes up
  • Click 'Add to Basket' on the right-hand side 
  • Check the basket, tick to agree the Terms and Conditions and click 'Pay Now'
  • Complete the payment process and then the Travel Group membership will be added to your account
  • You'll be able to see your group membership on your dashboard page when you log in