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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.

 

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On the Road Again

The Travel Group's first face-to-face gathering post COVID Restrictions!

When?  15-16 October 2022

Where? Conference Aston, Aston University, Birmingham

A two-day event is planned but members who live within easy travelling distance will be able to attend for just one day. The programme builds on earlier events and leads into those planned for May 2023.

Spend a day enjoying examples of inspiring photography from India to Iceland and many points in between, looking at different ways of using images and considering what needs to be done to achieve an RPS Distinction in Travel.

The programme includes:

  • A Picture of India
  • A different way of telling your travel story (An introduction to using Travel images in Audio Visual presentations)
  • Images of Iceland
  • Distinctions in Travel Photography (examples of successful Associate and Fellowship panels and the experiences of a member of the Travel assessment panel)

and is being run in collaboration with the RPS AV Group with Alastair Taylor ARPS as one of our main speakers for the day. Refreshments will be available throughout and lunch is included, so plenty of opportunities to get to know other photographers who share a passion for travel.

 

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CREDIT: Judy Ford LRPS

Recent Events from the Travel Group

Recent Travel Group Events
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Future Events from the Travel Group

Future Travel Group Events
Jolly Lolly
CREDIT: Neil Harris

Our Committee

 

Watch this space for details of the new committee elected at our Spring Meeting

Travel Group Committee 2022-23
Early Morning At Vestrahorn Iceland Kathryn Phillips ARPS
CREDIT: Kath Phillips ARPS

Travel Image of the Year 2022

The 2022 competition was judged by Dr. Hazel Frost, FRPS, Chair of the Travel Distinctions panel.

To view the medal winners and Highly Commended images with Hazel's comments click below

Image of the Year 2022
Drinking At The Waterhole, Botswana
CREDIT: Bob Chiu ARPS

Monthly Competition Best of the Best 2021

 

Drinking at the Waterhole - Botswana by Bob Chiu ARPS

My first impression of the twelve images was that they were all worthy winners. They demonstrated the enormous scope of Travel images and creating that “sense of place” During these difficult times I feel an image that communicates the photographer’s intent makes you stop and look in detail and then create an impression of a place or an emotion was important.   Strong images have that extra seeing or visual awareness and there was merit in all these images for different reasons.

This image immediately caught my eye- the layers of subdued colour, the dust and the heat took one to the African bush. The recession of the subjects held my attention and on looking round the image the focal point for me was the Zebra and the wildebeest facing each other -and the reflections of the zebra then led the eye in from the left. Technically it was good and visually it was strong- suiting the panoramic format.

2021 TIoM Winners

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 -twice 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