Category Archives: RPS Group

RPS Group Tuesday 17th May

We will be ending this season’s RPS Group meetings in celebratory mode. Paul Adams will be showing his recent successful L Panel and giving us feedback on the assessment he sat in on. And there will be cake – which might be birthday related.

So if you have yet to come along to one of these meetings, this could be the perfect time to find out more about the support we provide for those interested in following the RPS distinctions routes.

You’ll not only see Paul’s successful panel, but also work in progress and hear more about the advice provided, both by the Club and by the RPS. You’re welcome to bring along prints, but there’s no need – you can just come and join us to find out more.

We meet in the small hall at Tangmere Village Centre at 7.15pm for a 7.30pm start. There’s a charge of £3 for Club members (and we expect to open the group again to visitors next season).

The featured image is from Paul Adams’s recent successful LRPS panel

Paul Adams LRPS

It gives me very great pleasure to tell you that Paul Adams has been awarded his LRPS. Paul’s successful panel of ten images was complimented by the assessors as really interesting and well designed with sensitive and creative post-processing to match the mood of the images.

Paul balanced his particular favourite approach of gentle misty images with a range of other photographic styles to demonstrate his understanding of the RPS criteria. We will be able to see Paul’s very lovely images at the RPS Group meeting in May.

Many congratulations Paul!

RPS group – Tuesday 19th April

The RSP group will meet again in April when the meeting will be led by Janey Devine and John Bradshaw. This group is for all members who are interested in learning more about the Royal Society of Photography’s distinctions, which are also an excellent way to increase your skills.

You can bring along work in progress, your ongoing panels (the collections of images that make up a submission) and get excellent comment from others in the group with lots of skill sharing and technique advice.

Images don’t have to be mounted, but do stick them to some neutral coloured card simply as this helps keep them on the print panles we use to show the prints on.

You are also welcome to just come along to find out more if you don’t feel able to share any work yet.

The cost is £3 for Club Members and we meet in the small hall at Tangmere Village Centre at 7.15 for a 7.30 start.

The featured image shows Nick Hepworth’s recent successful hanging plan for the LRPS

RPS Group – Tuesday 15th March

I’m pleased to say we will meet again at Tangmere this month when two members of the group who been through the Royal Photographic Society’s one-to-one service on potential portfolio submissions will share with us the advice they received.

The group exists to support members who are interested in following the RPS distinctions routes and is open to all. Whether you have work well in development for submission or are just interested in finding out more, you will be very welcome.

We meet in the small hall at Tangmere Village Centre, at 7.15pm for a 7.30pm start. The cost is £3 to Club members, and I regret we are not yet able to open the sessions to non-club members.

The featured image is from Nick Hepworth’s recetn successful L Panel

RPS Doc Group SE Photowalk Brighton Sunday 20th March 2pm

The RPS Doc Group SE is well attended and run by Chichester Camera Club members.

There will be an informal meet up and photowalk at Brighton on Sunday 20th March at 2pm and this is also open to all members of Chichester Camera Club that wish to attend.

There is plenty to see, do and photograph in Brighton, the sea front, pier, laines, shops, markets and pavilion.

We will meet up in front on the Brighton i360 on sea front for a brief chat and introductions. It is not practical to move around as a large group, so we will split up into small groups and head off separately.

Please email me at if you plan to attend.

Details can be found here.

RPS Group 15th February

The RPS Group this month is double hit – not enough work this month to share between the group and I’ve brought back a reminder of my Scottish trip in the form of a wretched cold! Nothing worse than a cold I’m pleased to say (thank you negative flow test) but I wouldn’t want to be sharing even this virus.

I’m pleased to say that I’ve promises of work to show next month (Tuesday 15th March)  and so I look forward to seeing everyone then.


The featured image is from Nick Hepworth’s recent successful L Panel

RPS Group 15th february

I hope we will be able to meet again at Tangmere this month but before any final decision on this can you please let me know who has work to share. Please let me know by close on Sunday 13th February on

I appreciate that the pandemic has limited the amount of new work and so this might be limited and it might be there is simply not enough to make it worth our while getting together in February.

However, should that be the case we most definitely will meet up in March (well okay – fingers crossed we can!) when there should be further update from the assessments (observer places for the forthcoming assessments are not yet available on the RPS website but should be soon) so can I encourage everyone who is interested to note March 15th in their diaries.

Lorna Brown

The featured image shows Nick Hepworth’s recent panel layout fromhis successful LRPS

Doc Group SE Zoom Meeting 22nd January 2pm – Mark Phillips

We have a Zoom talk from Mark Philips, the current Chair of RPS Documentary.

Mark is a documentary photographer based near London, UK.  His photography is largely focussed on ‘constructive’ stories about people and groups taking action to address societal problems; his current emphasis is on the environment and sustainability. 

You can book and find more details here. Bookings must be made before 17:00 January 21st.

RPS Doc SE Zoom Meeting John Bolloten 2pm Sunday 12th December 2021

John Bolloten the empathetic raw, real, bleak and brutal and brilliant documentary photographer from Bradford will be giving us his Zoom talk entitled “Nothing to See Here”.

The talk will be around documentary photography with homeless and drug users at our meeting on Sunday 12th December from 2 to 4pm.

You can see more of John’s work at his website:

To book (free of charge) see

RPS Group Tuesday 16th November

We meet again on Tuesday 16th November – and again at Tangmere Village centre in the small hall. We’ll be able to see Nick Hepworth’s very recent successful L Panel, along with Tony Baverstock’s successful A panel.

I signed in to observe the RPS Licentiate assessments this week and will be able to report back. It’s very clear that the criteria for success are being equitably applied – variety of images, a range of techniques, visual understanding and a cohesive set of images – while the reasons panels are not successful are also very clear. These are as ever technical faults (over sharpening, overblown highlights, poor print quality for instance) coupled with repetition (or lack of variety) and panel collections that don’t sit well together. Come along and find out more and bring work for discussion if you are ready or simply join us to explore if the RPS distinctions are for you.

7.15pm for a 7.30pm start – £3 for Club members. We regret we are not able to offer the RPS Group to non-members for now.

The featured image is from Nick Hepworth’s successful L Panel