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Please note: RPS House is closed for our exhibition install. We will be open again from 10am on Friday 9th August 2024.

SWS branch Field Trip to Castle Kennedy Gardens

SW Branch has held the first of what we hope will be many Field Trips

Image No.1 © Kirsten Bax LRPS          Image No.2 © Kirsten Bax LRPS

Image No.3 © Margaret Elliot ARPS      Image No.4 © Margaret Elliot ARPS

Image No.5 © Keith Walker

We all got together on Zoom on the Friday night for a meet up and talk by Melanie Chalk on flower photography. Melanie came up with a range of techniques for us to think about and got our creative juices flowing, so we were full of ideas when we arrived at the beautiful castle and gardens.  Some participants spent a lot of the time in the walled garden protected from the brisk breeze, while others wandered on the woodland walks, around the pond, and on the loch side.


The little café in the grounds set us up a table decorated with flowers for a very pleasant lunch, so we didn’t even need to make sandwiches.


We are planning a long exposure day at the seaside in the autumn, and also looking to arrange a Photoforum, and in response to suggestions last Sunday a possible street photography walk. If you would like to be kept up to date with what we are planning please contact

Jean Robson  Email: for Dumfries and Galloway members

Clive Watkins. Email:  for Ayrshire