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CREDIT: Roger Crocombe ARPS

South East

Welcome to the South East Region.

The South East Region has over 800 members and is one of the largest RPS regions, covering the counties of Kent, Surrey, East Sussex and West Sussex.

We aim to support our members by providing a comprehensive programme of events across the region, including distinction advisory days, high profile speaker events, photo-walks and workshops. We also collaborate with Special Interest Groups to promote their activities and host an annual Members’ Day where members are encouraged to show and talk about their photography.

We welcome feedback on regional events and suggestions for future activities. If you wish to join the region or have any questions or comments, please contact our Regional Organiser, Bruce Broughton-Tompkins LRPS at

RPS Distinction Advisory days

South East Region Advisory Days

Advisory Days suspended, but online advice now available.

We have set up one to one’s using the software zoom, the one to one advice is available for all three levels and all genres. The cost is £20 members and £25 non-members. 

We set this up as an alternative because we can’t offer advisory days. At present, we are offering advice to potential applicants via one to one portfolios reviews at a cost, and online advice which is free to members.

Book a Portfolio Review
CREDIT: Roger Crocombe ARPS

South East Events

Sadly face to face events have been cancelled for the foreseeable future due to the COVID-19

We will be rescheduling these events as soon as possible once the crisis is over.

However we are developing a programme of exciting online events - see our events page for more details.



Abstract Surfboards
CREDIT: Jan Beesley ARPS


During the Covid crisis we have been busy putting on online events all of which have sold out very quickly.

We also would like to feature more of our members wonderful work.  To start this off we are aiming  to gather members Distinction stories.

If you would like to be featured please email   

Our first distinction story is now published - click the link below for more details of this and our latest news. 



Meet the team

The South East Region Team consists of a committee of volunteers

Bruce Broughton Tompkins LRPS  - Regional Organiser

Roger Crocombe  ARPS - Workshop Organiser

Jan Beesley ARPS - Web Editor

John Gough - Kent Area Representative

Martin Haswell - Secretary

Graham Ketley - Treasurer

Vanessa Parker ARPS - Committee Member

Paul Stillman-Smith - Committee Member

Mandy Willard - Committee member


To run our region we rely on the help of other dedicated volunteers and the wider membership.  It's your region and we welcome new volunteers.

Can you organise a photo walk or a small group meeting?  If so then please do contact the Regional Organiser or the Workshops Organiser


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CREDIT: Jan Beesley ARPS

Meet the Team

Meet the team