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Get photographic inspiration, community, recognition and knowledge, with RPS membership

Whether you simply enjoy taking photos and want to learn more, or you’re a professional looking to raise your profile, this membership has everything you need.

Expand your skills and knowledge.

With more than 383 learning experiences every year, our members trust us to develop their skills and knowledge.

Find inspiration and stay inspired.

Through our journals, awards, exhibitions, newsletters, community, and more, we’ve been inspiring photographers for over 170 years.

Be part of a thriving community.

Almost 600 members volunteer to connect with member communities, driving discussion, sharing experiences, and supporting learning.

Get recognition as a photographer

We recognise 1,000s of photographers every year through distinctions, competitions, exhibitions, awards, and financial support through bursaries.

Get exclusive RPS member benefits

Members of the RPS enjoy exclusive benefits, when you join, you’ll get access to all of these and more:

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  • Regular issues of the Award Winning RPS Journal. Each issue full of inspiration.
  • Stay informed and connected through member newsletters with trends, inspiration, and features.
  • Community groups where you can discuss, learn, and share your photography.
  • Special Interest Groups where you can share your passion for Landscape, Nature, Digital and more.
  • Knowing you are supporting The RPS’s charitable aims.
  • Receive discounts on specific RPS events, workshops, competitions, and courses.

We’ve been inspiring and supporting RPS members on their photographic journey for over 170 years. Let us do the same for you. Join the RPS today.

We’re committed to photography for everyone.

Our commitment as an educational charity is to bring photography to everyone. As a member, you’ll support an organisation that provides a platform for photographers at all levels while following in the footsteps of thousands of photographers.

The RPS is the earliest established international photographic society, and as the interests and needs of our members have evolved, so too has The RPS. However, our original aims of promoting the art and science of photography are as relevant today as they were back when we first formed.

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You’re in good company

Our members benefit from inspiration, community, recognition and the opportunity to develop their skills and knowledge. Don’t just take it from us!

Really learned a lot and appreciated being introduced to the work of many photographers I hadn’t heard of

Workshop Attendee

Just got my RPS Journal with the Distinctions article. The images are printed beautifully, and I’ve already had some very positive comment

E Wetter

I am glad I decided to join the RPS

O Short

I'm really delighted to have gained my LRPS yesterday thank you to everyone involved at the RPS

L Middleton-Kitcatt

Everything you need for your photographic journey

The RPS aims to reach photographers of all levels, supporting them on their photographic journey.

Find inspiration

  • Receive regular issues of the RPS Journal with pages of inspiration
  • Get regular member newsletters with trends, inspiration, and features
  • Be inspired and inspire others through our community groups
  • Visit exhibitions featuring members, new, and established photographers

Expand your skills and knowledge

  • Boost your skills at a range of workshops and courses, on-demand, online and in-person
  • Increase your knowledge of industry trends through our talks programme
  • Access best practice advice and free downloadable resources
  • Learn from others in the member community

Be part of the community

  • Discuss, learn and share at local meetups
  • Connect with the community at tailored field trip experiences
  • Find your peers through our Special Interest Groups
  • Join a passionate group of individuals as a volunteer

Get recognition

  • Benefit from exclusive member discounts and priority booking
  • Set yourself apart with a distinction from The RPS
  • Enter member competitions and the International Photographic Exhibition
  • Apply for financial awards to help you create, develop and share your photography
  • Explore our annual awards where we recognise the best in the photographic world

Become a member of The RPS community today!

Become a Member