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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

SUNILGUPTA Delhi (Tales Of A City) 2003
CREDIT: © Sunil Gupta / Delhi (Tales of a City), 2003


Our online 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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Jon Cunningham 2
CREDIT: Jon Cunningham

Workshops, courses and symposia

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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Gangnam Girls
CREDIT: Katya Ilina


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. 

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

CREDIT: Emma Delves-Broughton FRPS

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: Peter Benson 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)

CREDIT: Mark Phillips 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.



Book here

In-person activities

Aquilegia By John Humphrey
CREDIT: © John Humphrey FRPS


Covid compliant workshops at other venues (RPS House is currently closed). 

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 view volunteer led workshops click here.

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Underground Sun Room. Mezhyhiria. Kyiv. Ukraine
CREDIT: Alex Parkyn-Smith


We organise exhibitions in our Bristol gallery and also tour them around the country. However, due to the current COVID-19 pandemic the RPS gallery will be closed until April 2021.

Information on future exhibitions and any tour dates will be added here once we are able to safely open again following government guidelines.

To learn more about our how we are responding to the pandemic click here.

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CREDIT: Robert Harvey ARPS

Field trips

Join one of our Groups or Regions in their outdoor activities.

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