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What's On

Including our Bristol media space, national and international events


The RPS runs hundreds of events a year. These include those created and often hosted by our RPS House Bristol team such as world-class exhibitions, workshops, Distinctions assessmentssymposiums, talks, and film-screenings. There are also many volunteer led activities across the UK/world. These volunteer events can offer the opportunity to enjoy field trips, meetings, workshops, talks and other events with fellow photographers in your local area or in specific genres of photography. Events in bold are organised/co-organised/administered by our Bristol HQ team. If you have questions regarding these events, contact the event organiser listed on the event page or our main switchboard 0117 3164450/

To download our current workshops brochure click here. Sold out events are not included below.

Bristol events

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Sugar Paper Theories: Jack Latham

Closes: 26 January 2020
Location: RPS House, Bristol

Sugar Paper Theories sees Bristol-based photographer Jack Latham, immerse himself in the most controversial murder investigation in Icelandic history, the Guðmundur and Geirfinnur case. From meeting key protagonists to locating and photographing key sites of the investigation, the project brings together original photographs with a range of archival and documentary materials to explore the fundamental relationship between photography and truth.

From police files to conspiracy theories, forensic science to the notion of ‘Memory Distrust Syndrome,’ Latham’s project plays on issues of certainty and uncertainty, the unreliability of memory, and the power of suggestion.

Sugar Paper Theories has only previously been exhibited at the Reykjavik Museum of Photography. The show presented at The Royal Photographic Society is an enlarged version, with new work created especially for this exhibition.

Admission is free to all our exhibitions at RPS House in Bristol.

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Sugar Paper Theories: Jack Latham Exhibition. Closes: 26 January

International Photography Exhibition 162 (IPE 162). 15 February-22 March

Squaring the Circles of Confusion. 10 April-21 June


Screening: Bait. 11 February


Introduction to your Digital Camera Workshop. 1 February

Introduction to Lightroom Workshop. 8 February. 4 April

Printing with Lightroom Workshop. 9 February

The Art of Seeing Workshop. 12 February

Starting with a Blank Canvas: Polina Plotnikova ARPS. 23 February

The Intimate Landscape with Tony Worobiec FRPS. 7 March

Introduction to Night Photography - Bristol. 7 March

Build your own Website with Squarespace. 12 March

Design and Develop a Photobook with Tim Daly. 5 April

Running Your Own Photographic Business. 27-28 April

Light Painting with Michelle Essenson. 9 May

Introduction to Photoshop Workshop. 17 May


Documentary Advisory Day ARPS & FRPS. 22 February


LRPS. 4 Mar, 5 Mar, 1 Apr, 2 Apr3 Jun, 4 Jun1 Jul, 2 Jul7 Oct, 8 Oct4 Nov, 5 Nov

Applied. 28 Oct (ARPS), 29 Oct (ARPS), 29 Oct (FRPS)

Conceptual & Contemporary. 22 Apr (ARPS), 23 Apr (ARPS), 23 Apr (FRPS), 23 Sept (ARPS), 24 Sept (ARPS), 24 Sept (FRPS)

Documentary. 19 Feb (ARPS), 20 Feb (FRPS)

Fine Art. 10 Mar (ARPS), 11 Mar (ARPS), 11 Mar (FRPS)17 Jun (ARPS), 18 Jun (ARPS), 18 Jun (FRPS)14 Oct (ARPS), 15 Oct (ARPS), 15 Oct (FRPS)

Natural History. 8 Apr (ARPS), 9 Apr (ARPS), 9 Apr (FRPS)2 Sept (ARPS), 3 Sept (ARPS), 3 Sept (FRPS)

Travel. 24 Mar (ARPS), 25 Mar (ARPS), 25 Mar (FRPS)9 Sept (ARPS), 10 Sept (ARPS), 10 Sept (FRPS)


Contemporary Group AGM. 14 March

An Afternoon with Teresa Eng and Sarah Lee. 14 March

Landscape Group Symposium and AGM. 21 March

Around the UK

CREDIT: © Nigel Wilson

Two Day Portraiture & Beyond with visit to the V&A Archive

20th & 21st February 2020
Location: London

Drawing inspiration from some of the most important and ground-breaking photographers, you will learn a variety of camera techniques and approaches that will bring the most out of your portraiture. 

We will analyse the work of Martin Parr, Robert Frank, Vivian Maier, Steve McCurry and many others to explore the dynamic between photographer and sitter. 

By the end of this intensive two day course, you will have more confidence in your portraiture, both technically and on how to approach your subjects in this ever popular genre.

We will have access to the V&A print room, which we will visit on day two to see some truly stunning original prints.

Learn more and book


Two Day Wedding Photography Workshop. 15-16 February. 4-5 April. Location: Wiltshire

London Night Shoot. 19 February. 15 April. Location: London

Two Day Portraiture & Beyond with Visit to the V&A Archive. 20-21 February. 16-17 April. Location: London

Art Figure Painting with Light Intensive. 22 February. Kent

Long Exposure Photography – Brighton. 28 February. Location: Brighton

A Sense of Place - Benedict Brain ARPS. 10 March. Location: Wales

Learning to Light Paint - Dee Dougherty. 11 March. Location: Buckinghamshire

Learn the Secrets of Car Studio Photography James Mann FRPS. 11 March. Location: London

Creative Techniques in Photoshop. 12 March. Location: Buckinghamshire

Street Photography – Spitalfields Market and Brick Lane. 13 March. Location: London

Slow-Mo Mojo with Benedict Brain ARPS. 25 March. Location: West Dorset

Photographic Wellbeing - John Humphrey FRPS. 25 March. Location: Buckinghamshire

Historical Architecture - Urbex Day at Elvaston Castle. 27 March. Location: Derbyshire

Male Art Figure Lighting Intensive. 28 March. Location: Kent

Child Portrait Photography - Saraya Cortaville. 29 March. Location: Buckinghamshire

Hands on Introduction to Analogue Film Photography. 26 March. Location: Buckinghamshire

Cosplay Intensive Workshop - Jon Gray. 4 April. Location: Kent

Macro Photography. 14 April. Location: London


South East Region Lightroom: Beyond the Basics. 18 January. Location: East Sussex

Walking, Photographing and Processing in the Lake District. 11-13 February. Location: Cumbria

Architecture and Abstracts. 16 February. Location: Manchester

Waterfalls in the Yorkshire Dales. 22 February. Location: Yorkshire

Creative Photography Workshop with Glenys Garnett. 29 February. 1 March. Location: Kent

Night Sky Photography at Herstmonceux Observatory. 29 February. Location: East Sussex

Coastal Long Exposures. 12 March. Location: Essex

North Somerset High Tides. 14 March. Location: Somerset

Turner Country: Margate, Broadstairs and Ramsgate. 24 March. Location: Kent

Coastal Abstracts Workshop. 28 March. Location: Cornwall

RPS Distinctions Workshop Long Compton. 5 April. Location: Warwickshire

David Hurn
CREDIT: David Hurn

David Hurn HonFRPS Talk

15 February 2020
Location: Cardiff University, Wales

South Wales RPS Region are working closely with the School of Journalism, Media & Culture (Cardiff University), the Tom Hopkinson Centre for Media History, Magnum Photos and the National Museum of Wales to create a very special event which will be the last time that David Hurn plans to speak in public.

David Hurn has a longstanding international reputation as one of Britain's most influential reportage photographers.

In this special event, David Hurn will reflect on the key decisions in his life and career and the wide-ranging impact of his work. Additionally, speakers from the School of Journalism Media & Culture (Cardiff University), Magnum Photos, the National Museum of Wales and the Royal Photographic Society will discuss the role of key publications in twentieth-century photojournalism, the importance of the photo-archive and public exhibitions in preserving the legacy of reportage, and the changes in publications and platforms that are shaping the photo-industry in the twenty-first century.


Book here


Distinctions Advisory Day (Observer places available only). 18 January. Location: Scotland

Distinctions Advisory Day (Observer places available only). 15 February. Location: London

LRPS Advisory Day. 1 March. Location: Dorset

LRPS Advisory Day (Observer places available only). 15 March. Location: Norfolk



Creating Good Impressions. Closes: 24 January. Location: Cambridgeshire

Scottish Members' Print Exhibition. Closes: 31 January. Location: Inverness

SW Region Members' Exhibition. Closes: 22 March. Location: Devon

East Anglia 2019 Members' Exhibition. 21 January-22 February. Location: Suffolk

London Region Members' Exhibition Open Evening. 5 February. Location: London

London 2019/20 Members' Print Exhibition. 6 February-2 March. Location: London

Scottish Members' Print Exhibition. 8 February-1 March. Location: Aberdeen

Visual Art Group 2020 Members’ Print Exhibition.  21 March-4 May. Location: Nottingham

Scottish Members' Print Exhibition. 16 March-13 April 2020. Location: Shetland

Creative Eye Group Members' 2020 Exhibition. 4-13 April. Location: Norfolk

East Anglia Members’ Exhibition. 4-13 April. Location: Norfolk



London Naturally: Discover Hidden City Gardens. 26 January. Location: London

Arundel Castle and the River Arun. 7 February. Location: West Sussex

Outing to Welney Wildfowl and Wetlands Trust. 15 February Location: Norfolk

The Open University Campus Walk. 16 February. Buckinghamshire

London Midweek Explorers. 19 February (Highgate). 16 March (Putney). Location: London

London Naturally: Horniman Nature Trail and Garden Photo Walk. 23 February. Location: London

Visit to Stour Wood and Estuary and Mistley Walls. 21 March 2020. Location: Essex

Public Birdwatching Sail and Walk. 22 March 2020. Location: Essex

A Weekend of Photography in Mid and North Wales. 27-30 March. Location: Wales

The Naze and Walton-on-the Naze. 29 March 2020. Location: Essex



Peter Dazeley FRPS Presents a Triple Bill. 19 January. Location: Berkshire

Jane Kearney Talk ‘A Trip to The Falkland Islands’. 2 February. Location: Somerset

The Future of the Past: The Talbot Catalogue Raisonné. 6 February. Location: Oxfordshire

Mike McNamee FRPS Talk ‘Honing the Creative Image’. 9 February. Location: Cheshire

Key Decisions of Magnum Photographer David Hurn HonFRPS. 15 February. Location: Wales

Talk by Steve Race - Wild Shetland. 15 February. Location: Yorkshire

Tony Harmer: The Design Ninja, Making it... 16 February. Location: Berkshire

A Personal Approach to Landscape Photography by Glyn Davies. 23 February. Location: Wales

Small Lines Of Trees Cropped

Landscape Group Symposium and AGM

21 March 2020
Location: Bristol

A day of renowned speakers covering many aspects of landscape photography:

Paul Sanders, Linda Wevill, Tony Worobiec and Sam Gregory

The speakers will be covering creativity, experimentation, composition and story telling in landscape photography.

During the day the landscape group AGM will be held. 

Learn more


Medical Group AGM and IMI Meeting. 17 January. Location: London

The Women in Photography Group's Annual General Meeting. 18 January. Location: London

London Region 2020 AGM. 20 January. Location: London

South East Region AGM, Members day & Annual Competition. 16 February. Location: East Sussex

South West Region AGM & Afternoon Lecture. 23 February. Devon

DIG AGM and Print Exhibition. 23 February. Birmingham

North Wales AGM. 23 February. Location: Wales

Creative Eye Group Members’ 2020 Exhibition Selection & AGM. 1 March. Cambridge

Scottish Members Exhibition Print Selection and Region AGM. 7 March. Location: Scotland

Archaeology & Heritage Group AGM. 28 March. Location: Surrey



South West Region West Cornwall group meeting. 18 March. 20 May. Location: Cornwall

Documentary Group East Anglia meeting. 18 January. Location: East Anglia

South East Documentary Group Meeting. 26 January. Location: West Sussex

Southern Documentary Group Meeting. 3 February. Hampshire

North London Meeting. 10 February. 9 March. 6 April. Location: London

SW London Group Meeting in Putney. 11 February. 10 March. Location: London

Click these links for more: Group events and Regional events.


International events

CREDIT: Chris Renk


18 October-14 November 2020
Location: Germany

The German Chapter cordially invites you to its 10th Exhibition Proportions. We expect to present around 90 images. 

The Exhibition opens on 18 October 2020 in the Gallery of the HAGENRING and will be displayed until 14 November 2020.

Join us to learn how our members engaged with the subject of 'proportions' and to see their photographic interpretation of the theme.

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Example is Everything Exhibition. Closes: 19 January. Location: Germany

Photo19 Zurich. 11 January. Location: Switzerland

Benelux Study Group Meeting. 21 January. Location: Holland

Getting the most out of printing your digital images. 25 January. Location: Switzerland

Benelux Annual General Meeting 2020. 8 February. Location: Belgium

Benelux Study Group Meeting. 18 February. Location: Holland

Benelux Study Group Meeting. 24 March. Location: Holland

Proportions: German Chapter 10th Exhibition. 18 October-14 November. Location: Germany