Category Archives: RPS Group

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

RPS Group 17th November

Following our sessions looking at an overview of the RPS distinctions, the RPS Group continues via Zoom sharing images that might form suitable portfolios – panels – for submission to the RPS. 

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.

You are also very welcome to join the meeting simply to watch.

Please use WeTransfer sent to rpsgroup@chichestercameraclub.org.uk  sizing your images to 1900 x 1200 by  5pm on Monday 16th November.

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)
Nov 17, 2020 19:30
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


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The featured image is from Frank Adams’ FRPS panel

South East Documentary Group Meeting November 22nd 11am

The RPS Documentary Group South East Region was started off by Chichester Camera Club’s own Janey Devine a few years ago. While we are actively looking to attract members from the whole South East region, we also hope our programme will be of interest to Chichester members.

We are very pleased that Stewart Wall MA NCTJ PGCE ARPS has agreed to talk to us at our next meeting, 11am 22nd November 2020, which will be a Zoom meeting.

Stewart began his career in photography as a local press photographer in 1978.

In 2015 he undertook a BA (Hons) in photography, then a Masters in Visual Communication and is on the brink of beginning a doctorate. He also works with the RPS as a regional Organiser and with the Distinctions department.

Throughout his study he focused on ‘Hyper-Local Authentic Documentary’ Photography and during his talk will discuss one of his projects, entitled ‘The Stonemason’.

Colin Wood is the stonemason, and he has lived and worked in Caistor, Lincolnshire all his life. As did his father and his father before him. Caistor is where Stewart lives, and his studio is 50 yards from Colin’s workshop.

Stewart will also talk to us about developing panels of documentary work as historical evidence and discuss where this work fits into the RPS and elsewhere.

You can read more about Stewart’s stonemason project at https://stewartwallphotography.co.uk/?p=591

Please bring along your ideas for your current projects for discussion, or better still work in progress.

If you wish to join the Zoom meeting and you are not on our email list please email: docse@rps.org for the Zoom meeting details.

Look forward to seeing you

RPS Group goes digital

As we are still unable to meet in person, this season we will start the RPS Group off via zoom, beginning on Tuesday 15th September at 7.30pm. 

If you are interested in finding out more about the Royal Photographic Society distinctions, do join us for an introduction to the different levels and how to go about submitting work for assessment. A key part of putting together a portfolio of work for the RPS is how the images work together – a mini exhibition if you like – in a ‘panel’. The dark arts of panelling are not just critical for RPS submissions but helpful in putting together images for Club exhibitions and the Print Panel Competition (which we all hope will be possible next year!).

As well as an overview of the RPS awards we will be focusing this month on the LRPS, Licentiate level – the ‘L’ panel, and will look in more depth in October at the Associateship, the ARPS. Do join us to find out more.

Chichester Cameraclub is inviting you to a scheduled Zoom meeting.

Time: Sep 15, 2020 19:30 London
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The featured image is from a successful L panel by Sarah Nichol