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CREDIT: Roger Crocombe ARPS

South East


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Forthcoming Events for 2022

At present RPS Southeast Region is concentrating on continuing to offer Virtual Workshops and Talks. Here are the Events planned for 2022

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CREDIT: Shelley Lawrence Kirkwood

Plants, Panels and Passion

The RHS Portfolio Photography Competition dates back to 1913 when medals were first awarded for photography of plants and gardens.  Today, the competition is a vibrant celebration of plants, gardens and gardeners through the lens of professional and amateur photographers alike. In 2021 the shortlisted Portfolios were exhibited at Saatchi Gallery in London, representing the start of an exciting new chapter in the competition’s life.


In this Talk, Polina Plotnikova and Siân Tyrrell discuss what makes a successful RHS Portfolio Entry, provide insights into the judging process and offer guidance for photographers considering entering for Portfolio now or in the future.  Showcasing successful portfolio panels from the last few years and discussing how the competition entries might develop in the future, this is a unique opportunity to see under the hood of this amazing competition.

Registration: Free.
After registering, you will receive a confirmation email from Zoom containing information about joining the meeting.
Event details below.


RHS Plants, Panels and Passion
Lisianthus After 2000
Advanced Flowers and Photoshop for the Creative Photographer Series 2

This course continues the theme set by Celia Henderson. It is suitable for those who have previously attended Photoshop for the Creative Flower Photographer and anyone who is looking to develop their Photoshop skills well beyond the basics.

This online interactive training experience takes place over 3 weeks with three workshops per week

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1. Create Your Portfolio Website Workshops (800 X 800 Px)
Creating a Portfolio Website with Joe Houghton- 3 Session Workshop
Following on from the Presentation 5 Ways to Create a Website for Free, This is a  Workshop over three sessions enabling the attendee to Create their own personalised Portfolio Website. This is lead by Joe Houghton with a maximum of 10 people. Joe will offer support and lead constructive discussion and critique on all the websites created.


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1. Processing A Night Shoot (800 X 800 Px)
Processing a Night Shoot with Joe Houghton

In this entertaining and informative workshop presentation, Adobe Lightroom Expert Joe Houghton works through his complete workflow from Import, culling and initial selection of images to edit. He then processes a set of the images, using many different techniques from Lightroom's extensive capabilities and tools including sky selections, detailed masking, HDR combining of multiple bracketed shots, and even combining multiple light trails into a stunning final composite in Photoshop. Joe's Lightroom demonstrations always make for an instructive and compelling session.

Processing a Night Shoot
1. Presenting Your Work Developing Your Panel (800 X 800 Px)
Presenting your Work- Developing your Panel
Three sessions over a month. Interactive, review and advice on Panel of Images
Another chance to develop your skills creating panels with this highly-rated 3-session workshop!
No previous experience necessary - come and learn about how to create panels in a relaxed and mutually supportive learning space where participants share and discuss their own panels as they develop over the 3 sessions, facilitated by experienced photographer Joe Houghton. 
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1. Publishing A Photo Book (800 X 800 Px)
Publishing a Photobook with Joe Houghton

In this talk, Joe takes you through the fascinating process of creating a photo book. Writing, editing, formatting and then the practicalities of getting the manuscript up onto Amazon KDP and other services - all is explained in an accessible way.

Joe has even set up his own publishing house - Sherpa Press - to help others go through the process and become authors with books on Amazon and in other outlets.

Everyone has a book in them - let this talk help you become a published author!

Publishing a Photobook
1. 5 Ways To Create Your Portfolio Website For Free! (800 X 800 Px)
5 Ways to Create a Portfolio Website- for Free

In this talk, Joe explores a selection of free to use programmes that will allow you to edit your images for free! All the programmes shown will work on both Windows and Mac platforms and are completely free to use for personal (non-commercial) use.

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CREDIT: Celia Henderson LRPS
Introduction to Brushes, Patterns and Textures

A REPEAT of this newly designed Workshop with Celia Henderson, Photoshop: Introduction to Brushes, Patterns and Textures, taking your skills that bit further. 

Workshop over 4 weeks starting 13th January 2022.

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Astro Photography

Professional photographer John Fox will present a highly informative Astro Photography workshop at the famous Herstmonceux Observatory. He will be covering imaging the Milky Way, landscapes by moonlight, painting with light and processing the pictures using Lightroom. In addition there will be a section on shooting time lapse videos of the night sky

Astro Photography at Herstmonceux Observatory 2022