Category Archives: RPS Group

RPS Group 17th march


It’s more good news for the RPS group with a successful LRPS submission by Wendy Davies. Wendy is one of the visitors to the Club and we are thrilled she has achieved her Licentiate. Wendy will be joining us again on Tuesday 17th March to tell us about the advisory day and the assessment itself. 

This means we have scored a hat trick within the group this season with distinctions at all levels. And it’s many congratulations to Wendy.

Join us to find out more about the various levels offered by the RPS in the small hall at Tangmere at 7.15 for a 7.30pm start, and at £3 for Club members and £4 visitors. 

The featured image is from Jeff Owen’s recent successful ARPS panel

RPS group 18th February

The RPS Group meets again in February on Tuesday 18th, when we will continue our consideration of the distinctions offered by the Royal Photographic Society, and provide the ongoing support to Club members and visitors in putting together successful panels at all RPS levels.

For Licentiate level, you need to construct 10 images that sit well together in a complementary  way (the ‘panel’) that show a wide range of good photographic techniques. Associate level requires 15 images united with a theme and Fellowship 20 (or 21) images, again with a strong theme.

If you’d like to find out more, you’ll be very welcome to come along. There is no need to bring work to begin with – you can join us to see if this is something you would like to pursue. 

We meet in the small hall at Tangmere, at 7.15 for a 7.30pm start.

The featured image is from Jeff Owen’s recent successful ARPS

RPS SE Documentary Group Meeting 26 Jan 20

The main agenda for the meeting is to review the pictures to include in the book on the subject Food. Please bring your photos either small prints or as PDI on memory stick.
Together we will review and discuss framework for a book and the exhibition.

FRANCE. The Var department. Hyères. 1932.

H Cartier Bresson is the most important reportage photographer and there is so much to learn from him. Jan Davis will introduce a documentary video of Henri Cartier Bresson discussing his photography and contact sheets which reveal many fundamental elements of this type of photographer.
Also Jan will bring his book collection on HCB for anyone to borrow.

Cost £5.

RPS Group 21st January

Club members have been doing really well on the RPS front this season with Jeff Owen’s successful A panel and Frank Adams’s Fellowship, and there are L panels in the pipeline too.

If you would like to find out more about the distinctions awarded by the Royal Photographic Society and how to go about developing a portfolio of work for submission, join us at the RPS Group on Tuesday 21st January. You don’t need to bring work along at first, you’l be very welcome to come along just to see if this might be for you.

We meet in the small hall at Tangmere Village Centre at 7.15 for 7.30pm start. £3 for Club members and £4 for visitors.

The features image is one of Frank Adams recent FRPS panel which are gold leaf backed on a vellum print.


Frank Adams FRPS

It is with very great pleasure we can announce that Frank Adams has been awarded a Fellowship of the Royal Photographic Society.

This prestigious award is well deserved by Frank who many will know makes the most wonderful landscape images, replicating the quality of dark room prints in his digital black and white images.

More recently Frank had been experimenting with a technique he had developed that includes a hand applied gold leaf reflection layer on the back of a vellum digital print. As he explains, ‘This produces small random imperfections making each picture unique with Wabi Sabi characteristics.  A small picture format is employed and this results in a portion of the image being below human visual acuity, which becomes subliminal.’

These exquisite landscapes combine Western and Oriental art techniques which superbly met his aim of producing an original fine art aesthetic with the successful panel of 20 prints being recognised by the RPS.

One of Frank’s images from the panel is featured here but the beauty of them needs to be seen in the actual prints as the conversion to a web image cannot capture the magic of this special technique.  Sadly for us, the RPS have retained Frank’s panel so we won’t be able to see the work for a while, but he says if he doesn’t get it back quite shortly he will be making a duplicate.

It is very many congratulations to Frank for this wonderful achievement.

December RPS group

There will be a celebratory mood at our December RPS group meeting which takes place on Tuesday 17th December in the small hall at 7.15 for 7.30pm as Jeff Owen who has recently achieved his ARPS will be bringing along his successful panel.

You’ll be very welcome to join us to find out more about the group and – if you are ready – to bring along prints you are thinking about for the RPS distinctions. 

In keeping wit the celebratory mood and being close to Christmas, there will of course be mince pies too!

£3 for Club members and £4 for visitors

RPS Successes

There is excellent news on the Royal Photographic Society front with Jeff Owen achieving his associateship.  Jeff was awarded his ARPS with his intriguing panel “Bark Beetle Tracks” .

This prestigious RPS award requires applicants to submit 15 related images that sit harmoniously together and meet the aims set out in a statement of intent.  Jeff’s panel was created from macro images of the tracks made by bark beetle larva feeding on the trees. In the trails the larva left behind Jeff saw, patterns that ‘reminded me of ancient art, Nazca lines in the Peru desert, cave paintings, hieroglyphs and aboriginal art. In some I could see strange figures locked together.’ 

Jeff processed the images to bring out his interpretation but notes that we each see something different and asks what do you see?
One of Jeff Owen’s successful ARPS panel images

Another recent RPS success was for Jonathan Fiske who entered the monthly competition for the first time and was short listed. To make the final 20 out of 738 entries is a very good result, and especially pleasing for a first attempt.

Jonathan Fiske’s image that was short listed in the October RPS monthly competition

Many congratulations to both Jeff and Jonathan.


RPS Group 19th November

The November meeting of the RPS group will be on Tuesday 19th, as usual in the small hall at Tangmere Village centre with a 7.15 for 7.30pm start. 

The group meets to support both Club members and visitors who are interested in pursuing the accreditations offered by the Royal Photograph Society at Licentiate, Associate and Fellowship levels. 

This supportive group has helped many over the years to attain these highly regarded accreditations so do come along to find out more.  There’s no need to bring work to begin with – you’ll be very welcome just to join us to see if this might be something you’d like to follow.

The cost per session is £3 for Club Members and £4 for visitors.

 The featured image is Home from the Market by Sarah Nichol and was one of the images in her recent successful LRPS submission

RPS Group

The RPS Group welcomes all those who are interested in finding out more and working towards the distinctions offered by the Royal Photographic Society. We meet for our second session this season on Tuesday 15th October when we will be looking at some recent LRPS (Licentiate) and ARPS (Associate) awards and the underlying principles of making panels (that is a cohesive group pf images) at those levels.

You are welcome to simply come along to find out more, and when you are ready, to bring along a good wide selection of your photographs.  These do not need to be full size (A5 or so is fine), but do please tack them onto some card as this helps keep them upright on the print stands we use.  

Other members of the group are already well on their way to completed panels and our discussions of those will demonstrate further how to go about applying for these highly regarded distinctions.

You don’t need to be a member of Chichester Camera Club to join this (or indeed any of our Special Interest Groups).

Lorna Brown

The featured image is by Sara Nichol and formed part of her successful LRPS