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Please note: RPS House is closed for our exhibition install. We will be open again from 10am on Friday 9th August 2024.

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Presentation Events


Presentation events are a mixture of face to face events at our Wokingham venue and online Zoom presentations. 

More details below of planned events

Events are a mixture of online and in person presentations
The Sunday dates are full-day events at our Wokingham venue.

21st Apr - Richard Ellis ARPS

26th May – Linda Bembridge FRPS

22nd September - Pat Couder CPAGB, BPE1, QPSA & Ian Brash CPAGB BPE2

20th October – Viveca Koh FRPS

17th November – Vanda Ralevska

Upcoming Event details

Pat Couder & Ian Brash
a unique ‘double act’

Pat Couder CPAGB, BPE1, QPSA: “Although I come from a very creative family, I didn’t truly discover photography until my mid-forties when I purchased a Canon DSLR. I had no idea how to use it and kept it on full auto for 6 months. I enjoy all types of photography, traditional through to more creative and going out for a day with the camera is just as enjoyable as spending time being creative in Photoshop. I am a judge for both SPA (Surrey) and KCPA (Kent) federations.”

Ian Brash CPAGB, BPE3: “I started out in photography when I took holiday snaps when I was young which then progressed with achieving a GCE O Level in photography. I entered competitions and learnt my trade from visiting judges and speakers. I was working in the black and white darkroom but then digital came along and a whole new world opened up. I have been judging for the SPA (Surrey federation) for approximately 15 years.

Morning – Pat & Ian Collection. Their images sorted into a variety of genres which have gained them their distinctions and success in their local clubs. Some before and after images, how they were processed in software with hints and tips along the way.

Afternoon – Pat & Ian in Lockdown - This is where they edited each other’s images from their archives, processed creatively by each other and presented to show two different versions with explanations of how they were manipulated in software with hints and tips along the way.

An opportunity to experience a unique ‘double act’ and learn how the whole can be greater than the sum of the parts. A very unusual and inspiring event. not to be missed.

Viveca Koh FRPS FIPF
The Joy of Seeing, Photography My Way

Viveca Koh FRPS FIPF: “I am a self-taught Fine Art photographer, with a special fascination for small details, for lost, abandoned, poignant and generally broken objects, and also for darkness contrasting with light, both in a physical and emotional sense. Abandoned buildings are a passion of mine, as are the details of places that attract my eye, the minutiae which collects in hidden corners, the small parts of bigger things that are fascinating in their own right.”

The Joy of Seeing, Photography My Way: here Viveca will re-visit some derelict locations and show previously unseen UrbEx images, including a section of photos shot indoors in very low light, leading to very deep and dark shadows from which the lighter elements gently emerge. She will show a range of iPhone shots, a series entitled ‘Miksang’ (Tibetan for ‘Good Eye’), candids of people in cafés, and shares how she created some of her multi-layered images using Photoshop.

A Collection of Moments: Viveca will be discussing ‘mini projects’ such as Elgies photographed in various cemeteries and examining her love for stone angels and monumental masonry. Then there will be the dolls and mannequins which she often finds quite sinister but always endlessly fascinating with their moulded faces. Both projects use texture overlays photographed elsewhere then added to her ever expanding textures database. Also there will be square format seascapes from the Isle of Man, and she will be showing a range of monochrome images of various subjects, with a separate section of flower photography using only natural light. Finally, she will show the images from her successful Fellowship with The Irish Photographic Federation.

An opportunity to experience very unusual and varied creativity with details of how to achieve these effects from a very talented photographer with two FRPS distinctions. The most recent FRPS will be on display to view during the day.


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