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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 to promote the enjoyment of travel photography: of trying to capture the spirit of places we visit and sharing that through photography. All our activities have the development of the skills necessary to achieve this at their core.

 

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

As with other Groups all of our events for the past year have been cancelled or postponed but we have some exciting plans for that time, after COVID restrictions are lifted, when we will be able to travel more freely again. 

However, we have been able to arrange a number of great speakers and you can find some of their presentations by following the "Recent Events" links below.

 

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

The Group's first Share and Chat was held on 13 June and declared a resounding success by the 26 members present. The second, held on 25th July, was also appreciated by those present.

The next is planned for Sunday, 22nd August at 14.30 (BST)

 

 

REDAA Fire Dragon Guangdon
CREDIT: Weng Sang Wong ARPS

Travel Group Projected Image Competition results 2021

The Travel Group invited Margaret Salisbury FRPS to judge their annual competition.

Click here to see the medal winners and Highly Commended images.

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CREDIT: Robert Akester LRPS

Recent Events from the Travel Group

Some recent Travel Group Events 

Recent Travel Group Events
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CREDIT: Keith Pointon

Future Events from the Travel Group

See what's being planned.

Future Travel Group Events
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Trips to Iceland organised and led by Paul Sansome

Two trips are planned exclusively for members of the Travel Group following Paul's very well received talk to the Group in 2020.

Both visits will take place in May 2022.

Details can be found here

Offering On Rail Street

Travel Image of the Year 2020

From the twelve winners of the Group's monthly competition Offering on Rail Street by Alistair Cowan was selected as Best of the Year 2020

The judge, Margaret Salisbury FRPS, writes:

"The twelve images which won the monthly Travel Group Competition were all excellent images, very different and were from many different Genres, included the required “Sense of Place” and all were worthy winners. Choosing the winner from the twelve was extremely difficult but the January entry taken of the woman on the Railway Line in Vietnam, was outstanding. 

An emotive picture of life of these people who live on and beside this Railway line, captured so well the lady cooking with enough of the environment to showed the sense of place and told the story so well.  The face and expression captured brilliantly on this lined but lovely face.  Every element and detail well composed, the bonus for me was the one small area of  bright colour of the flames of the fire where she would cook her food.  This image really does fit the old saying “One  picture is worth a thousand words”.

Travel Image Of The Month 2020 Winners
Jolly Lolly
CREDIT: Neil Harris

Our Committee

Not just names: you can find out a bit more about each of us here and contact us with your ideas for the development of the Group.

We could also use a few non-Committee volunteers: could you help?

Travel Group Committee 2021-22
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Travellers' Tales

 

Members share their favourite places/experiences/shots.Your contribution would be welcome. Please send it to travelweb@rps.org.

Currently we have Lunar Rainbows at Iguassu, a corner of Canada and a memorable afternoon in Shanghai from members of the committee as well as a contribution from a new member detailing her love for Namibia and the photographic opportunities it presents.

Travellers' Tales
Travel Book IV Front Cover

Creating Photobooks

 

 

Graham Vulliamy, a longtime member of the group, demonstrates how he puts together a permanent reminder of his travels.

 

Creating Travel Photobooks

The benefits of joining the Travel Group

All RPS members are welcome to join the Travel Group.

The Group was formed to promote the enjoyment of travel photography: of trying to capture the spirit of places we visit and sharing that through photography. All our activities have the development of the skills necessary to achieve this at their core.

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 -three times a year.
  2. e-news The Travel Group e-news is published about six times a year with news of members' achievements and activities.
  3. Specially organised photographic trips We believe shared experiences are important and a number of trips of differing durations are organised each year
  4. Spring Event There is an annual Spring Event which incorporates the AGM and where wellknown photographers with recognised skills in Travel Photography are invited to speak.
  5. Competitions All members are invited to participate in Group competitions
  6. Lively discussion All members have access to the Travel Group Facebook page and discussions there.

You can join the Travel Group for just £20 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