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CREDIT: Tony Worobiec

RPS Western Region Events for 2024


CREDIT: Mark Stothard MA ARPS

Coffee Cake and Cameras - Photowalk

Join the Royal Photographic Society Western Regions for a delightful Members' Social photography walk around Uphill Marina and the coastline. 

This volunteer-led event promises a wonderful blend of camaraderie and creativity as we explore picturesque narratives, capturing moments through our lenses.

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Cheddar Gorge Photowalk

Join the Royal Photographic Society Western Regions for a delightful Members' Social photography walk around Cheddar Gorge. 

This volunteer-led event promises a wonderful blend of camaraderie and creativity as we explore picturesque narratives, capturing moments through our lenses.

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Women in Photography - Western

Join the Women in Photography, led by Joan from RPS Western Region Volunteers, on this immersive exploration of Bristol City Docks through the lens of a camera.
Saturday, 2nd March at 10:00 AM, we will meet at:
Location : West end of Pero's Bridge, corner of Narrow Quay and Farr's Lane, Bristol
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Adobe Lightroom Support

Most Monday evenings from around 7 pm we host a live Lightroom and Lightroom Classic Support group and community on Zoom.

Each semester we look at a theme or module. Each Monday evening, we look at a task within that theme or module for around an hour, then for the next 30, 45 or 60 minutes, it's a question-answer session, how do I do this or I've got a problem with that.


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Critique Evening

Introducing our exclusive Monthly Members Photography Critique Evening, held every first Tuesday of the month, bringing together a community of passionate photographers for a unique and enriching experience.

This virtual event, hosted on Zoom, offers a platform where members can showcase their work, engage in constructive discussions, and receive valuable feedback from fellow members.

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Gear Evening

Do you require assistance with your photography equipment? Whether you seek advice, have gear questions, or need guidance on technical aspects, this volunteer-led Zoom session is tailored specifically for RPS members. Join us for free and unravel the complexities of your photographic gear, enhancing your skills along the way.

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CREDIT: © Les Loosemore

Christmas Show and Tell 2024

Images are to be printed and shown, come to RPS House in Bristol on Sunday the 8th of December, meet our VIP guest and tell fellow members all about your images over festive nibbles and juice.

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Dartmoor Adventure

A day exploring the light and topography, a thought, provoking motion of adventures.

This adventure is designed to help you consider what you photograph and how you would photograph that narrative.

Saturday, the 30th of March from 2 pm to sunset


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Avebury Adventure

A social photography adventure of Avebury Manor Gardens with the Head gardener, followed by a light lunch, and in the afternoon, a guided tour of the world heritage stones.

Thursday, the 18th of April 10 am to 4 pm


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London Adventure

A Journey, by foot and bus, exploring the light and streets of London, visiting the Wildlife Photographer of the Year exhibition at the National History Museum and a journey on the London Eye.


Saturday, the 20th of April from 10 am


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CREDIT: © Mark Stothard MA ARPS

Landscape Photography Workshop

Learn New or Improve your skills on the region volunteer-led Landscape photography workshop

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CREDIT: © Mark Stothard MA ARPS

Seascape Photography Workshop

Learn New or Improve your skills on the regions volunteer-led Seascape photography workshop

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CREDIT: © Mark Stothard MA ARPS

Improve Your Photography Workshop

This small group volunteer-led photography workshop, hosted in the city of Bath is designed to help members improve their photography and narrative-telling skills. 

Saturday, 16 March⋅9:00 am – 1:00 pm

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Neath Valley Waterfall Workshop

Royal Photographic Society Western Region Presents: Tiered Waterfall Workshop in the Neath Valley

Embark on a photographic journey with the Royal Photographic Society Western Region as we immerse ourselves in the breathtaking landscapes of the Neath Valley for a day-long Waterfall Workshop. This exclusive event, guided by esteemed photographers Les Loosemore ARPS, AWPF, DPAGB and Mark Stothard MA ARPS, promises an unforgettable experience with easy access for both novice and seasoned photographers alike.

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Photo-book Workshops

Three Days of Project and Photo-book Workshops With Professional Photographer Stewart Wall. A chance to develop expert skills in creating photography projects and designing great photo-books

March 22nd, 23th and 24th 2024 near Bristol

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Painting with Light

An evening exploring painting with white and coloured light at Avebury.


Thursday, the 18th of April from 7 pm until 10 pm


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Film Photography Day

Never used film?
Do you want to rekindle the emotion of film photography?
We're hosting a film photography day.
What is film photography, how to use a film camera, followed by a Film Photowalk.
I don't have a film camera, no problem. We have a small number of disposable and SLR cameras.
Saturday, 18th May 10:30 am – 3:30 pm

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Darkroom Day

Have you ever developed a film or printed from negatives?
We're holding a Darkroom day.
In the morning, you will develop an exposed film that you've shot on the day before on our film camera day.
In the afternoon, you'll make test prints and print your images by hand
Sunday, 19th May 10:30 am – 4:30 pm

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ICM Photo Walk in Wells with Rose Atkinson ARPS
CREDIT: © Rose Atkinson ARPS

ICM Workshop with Rose Atkinson ARPS

Do you want to

· Explore a more artistic approach to your photography?

· Learn how to create beautiful and unique images?

· Develop skills to explore a whole new world of creative image-making?

Saturday 14th September 10:00 am – 1:00 pm

Western Region LRPS Advisory Day

The RPS Western Region is hosting an Advisory Day for the Licentiate level (LRPS) on 13th October 2024 This is the only advisory day we are hosting this year. It is for digital submissions, but panels will be limited to 12, so please book soon to avoid disappointment. 

Being held on Sunday 13th October

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Guest Speakers

CREDIT: © Brooke Shaden

Digital Imaging AGM Talks – Session 2

The Royal Photographic Society Special Interest Group, Digital Images, invites you to their AGM which has some very interesting guest speakers - Sunday 25th February



12.00 – 13.00 Nicholas Vreeland*

13.00 – 14.00 lunch

14.00 – 14.45 Fun with AI*

14.45 – 15.00 Break

15.00 – 16.00 Brooke Shaden*

16.00 Close


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Western Region presents Mick Yates


"Unfinished Stories of Cambodia" with Mick & Ingrid Yates first visited Cambodia in 1994, and UNFINISHED STORIES tells the personal accounts of Cambodian friends who have never spoken out before about the genocide. It combines present-day photographs of the historical landscapes of death, made real with narratives of personal pain in these same landscapes.

Sunday 10th March from 10:30

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CREDIT: Stewart Wall

Western Region presents Stewart Wall

In this session, Stewart will delve into his journey of the last 25 years, dedicated to the captivating world of photobooks. He'll share his deep-seated passion for photobooks and unveil the creative process behind bringing them to life. This is a unique opportunity to gain insights from a seasoned professional, empowering you to embark on your own photobook ventures.

Sunday 14th April from 10.30

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CREDIT: Derek Gale

Western Region presents Derek Gale

"Macro Photography" with Derek Gale's "Close-up and Macro Photography" talk will cover the equipment required; (including add-on close-up lenses, reversed lenses, extension tubes, true macro lenses, and even most of these at the same time!), macro techniques, issues that arise - and how to solve them, and lighting for macro. 

Sunday 12th May from 10.30

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Western Region presents Robert Harvey


Being held on Sunday 8th September from 10:30

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CREDIT: © Adrian McGarry

Western Region presents Adrian McGarry

“For more than a decade, I've been using smartphone cameras for my photography. Opting for the iPhone over my conventional DSLR equipment was a conscious decision as I shifted towards a more accessible and everyday approach to my craft. It's not just about convenience; this choice has simplified my process and opened up new channels of expression. The evolving technology of smartphones has enabled me to capture the essence of diverse subjects through continual experimentation with different styles.”


Sunday 9th June 10:30 am

CREDIT: © Les Loosemore

Western Region presents Les Loosemore

Discussing his photography, Les Loosemore ARPS, AWPF, DPAGB, says "Having been just a family snapper for many years, I decided to take a more serious approach to photography just after the new millennium. Having spent more than 30 years in a sporting environment, both playing and refereeing association football, coupled with a serious interest in competitive cycling, I decided to take up a more leisurely interest, hence my venture into photography."

Sunday 3rd November 10:30 am

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