“Visual art photography can be defined as showing evidence of a personal vision or style which should convey a sense of design, emotion, mood or some meaning which encourages the viewer to look beyond the subject.”
The Visual Art Group is the second largest of the RPS special interest groups with roots going back to 1921 through our predecessor, the Pictorial Group. These days we have nearly a thousand members, many of them overseas.
We support and encourage all types and styles of photography, and our activities encompass both traditional and contemporary interpretations across a wide variety of subject matter from still-life, landscape and architecture to portraiture and macro, with or without in-camera techniques and post-processing.
We are keen to work jointly with the Society’s regions and other special interest groups and to establish regional Visual Art sub-groups, aiming to organise inspirational and educational events within easy reach across the country. We already have flourishing groups based in the South West and Central England organising a varied and regular programme of events, talks and members’ days throughout the year.
Our activities resonate strongly with both members and non-members of the group, and all our events are available to the general public, in line with our remit as an educational charity.