Category Archives: RPS Group

RPS Doc GroUp SE Sunday 23rd May 2021 11:00AM

This RPS Zoom meeting is in 2 parts: in the first half Dr Preston will speak to us about research & execution strategies (see below) and in the second half there will be an opportunity for up to 3 members to offer one of their ongoing projects for discussion and feedback from fellow members and the speaker.

Rivers, Trees, Journeys – Yan Wang Preston
Dr Yan Wang Preston, will discuss research and execution strategies for long-term photographic projects. She will use two of her own projects as case studies: for Mother River (2011-2014), she photographed the entire 6,211km Yangtze River in China at precise 100km intervals. For Forest (2010-2017), she followed the adaptation journeys of transplanted old trees in new Chinese cities. Both projects have won major awards, shown internationally and published extensively. Dr Preston will focus on a holistic research approach termed as Deep Mapping, in which contextual and historical research, technical experiments and a bodily intervention within the landscape all contribute to generate new artistic insights.Dr Preston – Biog
Dr Yan Wang Preston is a British-Chinese artist interested in landscape, ecology and identity. Her long-term projects, Mother River and Forest, won major awards including the 1st Prize, Professional Landscape, Sony World Photography Awards 2019. Both projects are published by Hatje Cantz in 2018. She holds a PhD in Photography from the University of Plymouth and lectures at the University of Huddersfield, UK.

Event Details

From 11:00AM to 1:00PM

You can book on-line at TicketSource

https://www.ticketsource.co.uk/rps-documentary-group-south-east/t-lpeolo

Tickets cost £5:00

RPS Group Tuesday 18th May

Please note a change to the deadline for this meeting for this month only – images for discussion at our virtual meeting must be with me by 5pm on Saturday 15th May.

Our Zoom session on Tuesday 18th continues to provide support for members looking to follow up the RPS distinctions. 

All are welcome, whether that’s just to observe or – when you are ready – to submit work for consideration. If you wish to send work in, please see the guidance below.

Guidance For L – Licentiate – level you can send images for an initial discussion or, when you are ready, include a hanging plan of how you think these will work together. 

If you are interested in the A – Associateship – please submit your statement of intent, or just a broad outline of your project along with images illustrating the theme.

Please use WeTransfer sent to rpsgroup@chichestercameraclub.org.uk  sizing your images to 1900 x 1200 by  5pm on Saturday 15th May

Chichester Cameraclub is inviting you to a scheduled Zoom meeting.

Join Zoom Meeting https://us02web.zoom.us/j/83024029645?pwd=Nng0V05zYjJkaDRDdEJYcXI4OGJNQT09

Meeting ID: 830 2402 9645 Passcode: 965288

The featured image is from Sarah Nichol’s successful L Panel

RPS or PAGB Distinctions?

The RPS is running a joint event with the PAGB on 8th May to compare and contrast the distinctions each offers. There will be two panels at each RPS level, and the PAGB will be showing the standard for their ‘equivalent levels’. If you would like to join this online session you need to sign up on the RPS web site, it is a free event.

This link will take you directly to the RPS website for more information and to sign up.

https://rps.org/events/bristol/2021/may/rps-distinction-or-a-pagb-award/

RPS Virtual group Tuesday 20th April

We meet again via Zoom on Tuesday 20th April for our RPS Group which provides support for members looking to follow up the RPS distinctions, and this month will have feed back from two recent advisory sessions.  All are welcome, whether that’s just to observe or – when you are ready – to submit work for consideration. If you wish to send work in, please see the guidance below. Guidance For L – Licentiate – level you can send images for an initial discussion or, when you are ready, include a hanging plan of how you think these will work together.  If you are interested in the A – Associateship – please submit your statement of intent, or just a broad outline of your project along with images illustrating the theme. Please use WeTransfer sent to rpsgroup@chichestercameraclub.org.uk  sizing your images to 1900 x 1200 by  5pm on Monday 19th April Chichester Cameraclub is inviting you to a scheduled Zoom meeting. Join Zoom Meeting https://us02web.zoom.us/j/83024029645?pwd=Nng0V05zYjJkaDRDdEJYcXI4OGJNQT09 Meeting ID: 830 2402 9645 Passcode: 965288 The featured image is from Frank Adams’s  successful F Panel

ross laney wins major prize in Rps ‘Exposure’ competition

Congratulations to Ross Laney who was awarded first prize in the Black & White section of the recent RPS ‘Exposure’ competition. Ross wins a lovely Nikon camera and lens for this achievement. The successful image, Crown Mines © Ross Laney, is featured above

The image will be featured in the May/June issue of the RPS Journal

Well done Ross!

Below is the link to the results of the competition. https://exposure.rps.org/winners/

RPS Group Tuesday 16th March

Join us on Tuesday 16th March for an update from the recent Visual Art assessment day, with a focus on the Associate level, and as always, to share work for distinctions at all levels. All are welcome, whether that’s just to observe or – when you are ready – to submit work for consideration. If you wish to send work in, please see the guidance below. Guidance For L – Licentiate – level you can send images for an initial discussion or, when you are ready, include a hanging plan of how you think these will work together.  If you are interested in the A – Associateship – please submit your statement of intent, or just a broad outline of your project along with images illustrating the theme. Please use WeTransfer sent to rpsgroup@chichestercameraclub.org.uk  sizing your images to 1900 x 1200 by  5pm on Monday 15th March. Chichester Cameraclub is inviting you to a scheduled Zoom meeting. Join Zoom Meeting https://us02web.zoom.us/j/83024029645?pwd=Nng0V05zYjJkaDRDdEJYcXI4OGJNQT09 Meeting ID: 830 2402 9645 Passcode: 965288 The featured image is from Lorna brown’s successful F Panel

RPS Group Zoom Meeting 16th February

Make sure you finish your pancakes on Tuesday 16th February ready to join our virtual RPS Group meeting at 7.30pm!   A number of members are now getting to grips with putting a potential panel together, and you are very welcome to find out more or – when you are ready – submit work for consideration. If you wish to send work in, please see the guidance below. You might be interested in the Advisory Day being organised by the RPS  Thames Valley Digital Group, and you can see more here:- https://rps.org/search/?content=Events&events=Advisory+day For those looking towards an L, Janey Devine suggests you have a look at these presentation layouts (as the RPS now calls hanging plans):- https://rps.org/lrps-layouts Janey also says you might find this video interesting, although she warns the section about Distinctions is some 1 hour 25 mins in, but once there Stewart Wall, Chair of the Distinction Committee talks about the criteria for Ls, Joe Cornish about the new landscape category and Max Robinson about the new Multi Media distinctions which are across the three levels.
Guidance For L – Licentiate – level you can send images for an initial discussion or, when you are ready, include a hanging plan of how you think these will work together.  If you are interested in the A – Associateship – please submit your statement of intent, or just a broad outline of your project along with images illustrating the theme. Please use WeTransfer sent to rpsgroup@chichestercameraclub.org.uk  sizing your images to 1900 x 1200 by  5pm on Monday 15th February. Chichester Cameraclub is inviting you to a scheduled Zoom meeting. Join Zoom Meeting https://us02web.zoom.us/j/83024029645?pwd=Nng0V05zYjJkaDRDdEJYcXI4OGJNQT09   Meeting ID: 830 2402 9645 Passcode: 965288 The featured image is from Jeff Owen’s successful A Panel

RPS Zoom Meeting 19th January

We ended 2020 with some good news. Jim Waddington has been awarded a Licentiate with the RPS with an excellent panel. Jim shared this with us, telling us something of the work behind his panel and Janey Devine was able to shed some light on the assessment process too. Well done Jim! We meet again on Tuesday 19th January with high hopes for further successes in 2021, so if you are interested in learning more about the RPS distinctions and how successful portfolios are put together, do join us.  When you are ready, you can submit a number of images for discussion, along with possible hanging plans and – for A panels – your project outline or statement of intent.  For L – Licentiate – level you can send images for an initial discussion or, when you are ready, include a hanging plan of how you think these will work together.  If you are interested in the A – Associateship – please submit your statement of intent, or just a broad outline of your project along with images illustrating the theme. Please use WeTransfer sent to rpsgroup@chichestercameraclub.org.uk  sizing your images to 1900 x 1200 by  5pm on Monday 18th January. Chichester Cameraclub is inviting you to a scheduled Zoom meeting.   Join Zoom Meeting https://us02web.zoom.us/j/83024029645?pwd=Nng0V05zYjJkaDRDdEJYcXI4OGJNQT09   Meeting ID: 830 2402 9645 Passcode: 965288 The featured image is from Jim Waddington’s  successful L Panel

RPS PDI Competition 2020 Successes

The Royal Photographic Society has a number of sub-groups, including the Digital Imaging Group. That group runs annual competitions, this time confined – as so much – to Projected Images.

I’m very pleased to say that Richard Webb had his lovely image, Dandelion Clock, accepted, which along with his recent salon successes has Richard on a roll just now.

Ricard isn’t yet a member of the RPS and helpfully here demonstrates membership isn’t necessary to enter these competitions, which are published in a very good quality catalogue. I was pleased to also get images accepted this time, but the Digital Imaging Group published the list of acceptances alphabetically under image titles rather than by author so I might have missed other club members who were successful. Do let me know if this is the case.

These acceptances don’t count towards FIAP awards but are another way to have your work shown more widely than just within the Club so perhaps next year (when we can but hope print images will again be possible) let’s see if we can get a higher Club count in the entries.

The featured image is Richard Webb’s Dandelion Clock, an accepted image in the RPS Digital Imaging Group PDI Competition 2020.

RPS Group – 15th December

The RPS group meets again before Christmas on Tuesday 15th December,  offering support to those interested in working towards a Royal Photographic Society distinction.  You can submit a number of images for discussion, along with possible hanging plans and – for A panels – your project outline or statement of intent, or indeed just join us to learn more about how successful portfolios are put together.  For L – Licentiate – level you can send images for an initial discussion or, when you are ready, include a hanging plan of how you think these will work together.  If you are interested in the A – Associateship – please submit your statement of intent, or just a broad outline of your project along with images illustrating the theme. In the absence of a physical meeting just before Christmas – do sign in with a glass of something cheery to enjoy while we chat! Please use WeTransfer sent to rpsgroup@chichestercameraclub.org.uk  sizing your images to 1900 x 1200 by  5pm on Monday 14th December. Chichester Cameraclub is inviting you to a scheduled Zoom meeting. Topic: RPS Group Monthly Meeting Time: Nov 17, 2020 19:30 London Every month on the Third Tue, until May 18, 2021, 7 occurrence(s) Dec 15, 2020 19:30 Jan 19, 2021 19:30 Feb 16, 2021 19:30 Mar 16, 2021 19:30 Apr 20, 2021 19:30 May 18, 2021 19:30 Join Zoom Meeting https://us02web.zoom.us/j/83024029645?pwd=Nng0V05zYjJkaDRDdEJYcXI4OGJNQT09 Meeting ID: 830 2402 9645 Passcode: 965288 The featured image is from Jeff Owen’s successful A Panel