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Volunteer with a Group

Groups concentrate on one area of photography and imaging from Analogue to Visual Art. There really is something for everyone. Members can choose to join one or all groups.

Volunteers in groups have a passion for the particular area they volunteer in.

If you would like to volunteer for a group please get in touch with the Group Chair or fill out an application Form.

See our groups

Meet the Volunteers

Fiona

Meet Fiona

Name:  Fiona McCowan LRPS

Volunteer role: Landscape SIG, Member without Portfolio

What attracted you to volunteering for the RPS?

Attending the excellent Landscape SIG Conference in Malvern in March 2019 and the people I met.

What do you enjoy most about the role?

I am just getting into the role as I attended my first Landscape SIG Committee meeting in September 2019. As a Member without Portfolio I organised the recent online member survey and will be the Committee’s point of contact for the various Landscape ‘circles’ - Print, eCritique and Processing.

I enjoy interacting with other photographers. I have learnt a great deal from RPS members who have been willing to share their time and expertise in the four years since I took up photography. This role gives me the opportunity to also make a contribution.

Friends might say that I enjoy organising others!

What advice would you have for anyone who may be considering volunteering for the RPS?

Just do it!

 

Mark

Meet Mark

Name: Mark A Phillips

Volunteer Role: Chair, Documentary Group

What attracted you to volunteering for the RPS? Having been a member of the RPS for many years, I felt it was time to give something back, but also in a way where I could help take a group forward. 

What do you enjoy most about your role? I’m fortunate to have a good team of volunteers, both in the regional sub-groups and the main committee.  The small team produces an excellent online magazine (Decisive Moment), newsletters, online and major competitions and local events.  We have also started to work on developing the group to reflect current day practice and engage with external groups to help inform and to provide different approaches.  We plan to continue this, with a range of activities and workshops focussed on documentary practice. 

What advice would you have for anyone who may be considering volunteering for the RPS?  I have been on club committees in the past and vowed never to do anything like that ever again. But this is different. It is not like a local camera club, the RPS remit is much wider.  Do it because you really want to, and because you believe you can make a difference. I believed it was important to help take RPS Documentary forward, to develop its reputation, and to engage with the wider documentary photography community.