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What's On

Discover exhibitions, events and learning opportunities organised by the RPS and our supportive team of worldwide volunteers

Online activities

Great White Shark By Sue Flood FRPS


Explore our series of online talks from the comfort of your own home wherever you are in the world. 

The talks cover a wide range of photographic genres and feature exceptional speakers such as Jane Hilton HonFRPS, Joe Cornish HonFRPS and Chris Steele-Perkins HonFRPS.

Many talks are free to book.

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CREDIT: © Nigel Wilson

Workshops, courses and symposia

Work with a tutor, follow a scheduled or on-demand tutorial, or attend a course or symposium from home.

Places fill up quickly. If you are interested in a sold out workshop, please email the event organiser so they can let you know if/when it is going to be run again.

View 'sold out' events here

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Blue Shift 10
CREDIT: Cody Cobb


Our Bristol gallery space is closed until 2021 but you may like to visit one of our exhibitions virtually in the interim.

International Photography Exhibition 162 celebrates photography from across the globe. Each year, the touring exhibition is selected from a worldwide open-call.

Sugar Paper Theories Bristol-based photographer Jack Latham, immersed himself in the most controversial murder investigation in Icelandic history.

CREDIT: Glenn Porter ARPS

Distinction Advisory Days

Attending an Advisory day will give you the opportunity to discuss your portfolio with a current panel member in a professional but friendly atmosphere.

Spectators are also welcome.

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CREDIT: Tony Cowburn ARPS

Distinction Assessments

Have your work assessed for a Distinction.

To see the most up-to-date information on availability on Distinction Assessment Days please choose from the following links:

Licentiate (LRPS) 
Associate (ARPS) 
Fellowship (FRPS)


Distinctions 1:1 Portfolio Reviews

Have a private session with a panel member to discuss the best way forward. Open to members and non-members.

Please note: Bookings will be closed from 30 October 2020 to 4 January 2021.

Book here

In-person activities

Trafalgar Square By John Humphrey
CREDIT: © John Humphrey FRPS


Due to the current uncertainty with the coronavirus, we will not be running any workshops at RPS House until further notice. However, we will be running outdoor and indoor Covid compliant workshops at other venues. 

Whether you wish to learn new skills or improve old ones our workshops offer a wide range of subjects. We also offer professional courses to help those going into commercial photography.

To browse additional workshops led by our volunteers please click here.

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Liminal State
CREDIT: Cody Cobb


The RPS organises exhibitions in our Bristol gallery (closed until 2021). We also tour exhibitions and the current schedule can be found below. 

IPE 162 Tour Dates:

Beverley Art Gallery, Beverley: 19 September - 16 November 2020 

Oriel Art Gallery, Theatr Clwyd: 28 November 2020 - 16 January 2021

RPS Gallery, Bristol: 23 January 2021 – 5 April 2021 


Field trips

Join one of our Groups or Regions to enjoy the fresh air with fellow photographers.

There are day trips and weekend stays around the country to allow you to explore some of the very best hidden corners of the UK while sharing knowledge and experiences with others.

From beautiful Epping Forest to Shakespearean Stratford-upon-Avon or the majestic views of Scotland - there's something for everyone. Allow yourself to unwind and focus on your photography.


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Join a Group

Closed For The Night
CREDIT: Justin Cliffe ARPS

Focus your interests

Many members choose to join one or more of our specialist Groups which concentrate more closely on particular areas of photography and imaging. All members are welcome to join any or all Groups.

Click the links below to see events being held by our Groups:

Analogue · Archaeology & Heritage · Audio Visual · Contemporary · Creative Eye · Digital Imaging · Documentary · Historical · Imaging Science · Landscape · Medical · Nature · Travel · Visual Art · Women in Photography

In your area

Golitha Falls, Cornwall

UK Regional

The RPS has a number of Regional groups across the UK. Led by a fantastic teams of volunteers, they offer support for your photography, friendship, events and activities.

Click the links below to see events being held in your local region:

Central · East Anglia · East Midlands · London · North Wales · North West · Northern · Northern Ireland · Scotland · South East · South Wales · South West · Southern · Thames Valley · Western · Yorkshire

CREDIT: Chris Renk


The RPS has Chapter groups across the world. Whether you are living in the area or would like to attend events while on holiday, our Chapter members would love to welcome you.

Click the links below to see events being held by your Chapter:

Benelux · Eire · Germany · Sri Lanka · Switzerland