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Long Exposure image of the The Second Severn Crossing, buy Richard Olpin LRPS
CREDIT: Richard Olpin LRPS

Welcome to the Western Region


The Western Region membership primarily spans the areas around Bristol, Bath, Gloucester, Taunton and Swindon.

As our region covers the Royal Photographic Societies headquarters in Bristol, we are proud to host our regular monthly meetings at RPS House, which has fantastic facilities and access to the current RPS exhibitions etc.


RPS House - iPhone Image
CREDIT: Richard Olpin LRPS
RPS House

RPS House, taken on an iPhone by Richard Olpin at the inaugral volunteer open day.

Monthly Meetings

We aim to host a program of monthly meetings that will appeal to a wide range of members interests.

Our regular meetings are on Sunday mornings at RPS House, with doors open from 10:00 and the meeting itself beginning at 10:30.

Members of the committee will also be available before and after the meeting to assist with advice on technical matters, distinctions etc.

Competitions and Exhibitions

In addition to our regular meetings, the region organises other activities, including regular competitions and exhibitions throughout the year.

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Travel and Parking

RPS House, 337 Paintworks, Amos Vale, Bristol BS4 3AR.

There is a small free public car park on site, and parking is allowed anywhere on site at weekends.

Trains to Temple Meads Station (10m walk) and local bus services are frequent.

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Western Region Committee

The Western Region is run by a small team of volunteers who plan and organise the various activities within the region, including our monthly meetings, various social activities, and other projects such as exhibitions, competitions etc.


Suzanne Johnson LRPS

Regional Organiser

Formerly WR Secretary for 3 years. Especially interested in attracting youth and young adults to benefit from RPS programmes.  Have high ambitions of stimulating members to get involved with interesting and varied events in 2020. 


Liz Bugg ARPS


I love to travel anywhere in the world and  taking  photos to record these trips.  I am also involved with Bath Academy of  Media Makeup.  .

Paul Kirby

Western Region Secretary

I joined RPS in 2017 and plan to submit my work to the LRPS panel in 2020. I am member of the Landscape and Documentary groups.

Ken Skehan ARPS

Media, Publication and Web Coordinator

Ken worked as a professional photographer and journalist. Now sells fine art photography and works on photo projects that capture his attention.

Michelle Whitmore ARPS

Distinctions Advisory Days Coordinator

I would describe my photography style as scientific and educational which has developed into a love of all things macro.