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RPS Photo Competition


Members and non members are invited to submit images for the RPS 2014 International Images for Screen Exhibition. The three Categories this year are Open (Creative), Open (Traditional) and Nature. Closing Date: Wednesday 6th August 2014.

Open to everyone to enter, this exhibition celebrates photography and image work from across the globe, encouraging all styles of photography to be submitted. The final exhibition is produced on CD and everyone who enters the exhibition will receive a copy.

The exhibition has received FIAP Patronage 2014/236 (all categories) and PSA Recognition – PID (Open Traditional & Creative) & ND (Nature).

Awards in each category:


  • Best Image – RPS Gold Medal
  • Best Exhibitor – PSA Gold Medal  (aggregate of scores, after RPS Medals)
  • Runners up – RPS Silver Medal, FIAP Silver Medal
  • Selectors’ choices – 3 x RPS Bronze Medals
  • Highly Commended – RPS Ribbons

Plus FIAP Blue Badge for Best overall exhibitor across all 3 categories.

Entry for this competition is online. For competition rules and category definitions please click here.

Enter the competition here.

Entry fees (per category):

RPS Members £6

Non Members £8

Under 30s £5

More details here

Charlie White exhibition

There is a new exhibition featured on the RPS website by Charlie White, this is what the site says about his new work

In Self Portrait Charlie White continues his investigation of portraiture in a series of figure studies that collapse the classical nude and the contemporary naked self-shot, and he also introduces his first series of still-life photographs: cornucopia-like compositions which operate as corollary to the naked figures. Self Portrait addresses the dominance of the “self” in popular photographic forms, relating these shared vanities to the temporal operations of sexualized self-shots trafficked across platforms such as Craigslist, Backpage, and, 4chan. Naked figures employing the lens as a communication tool and solicitation device are paired with grabbing hands pilfering tabletops of Flemish-inspired abundance, offering a reassessment of the images of self-commodification and survival in our current moment…..READ MORE HERE


© Charlie White / Naked Girl Reclining, Looking Towards Camera, 2014Within these new works, White continues his use of gridded spaces and planes based on the bottommost layer found “under” the image in digital software—a structure itself derived from the Cartesian system used in Renaissance painting. White’s gridded planes—which have functioned as a sort of measuring tool for his subjects—here become a dimensional space, mapping the x-y coordinates of his subjects and still lifes. This “nowhere space,” without skin or surface, provides a blank plane for analysis and critique.


Self Portrait will open at Loock Galerie on March 14, 7–9pm and runs from 15 March 15–26 April 2014

Loock Galerie, Potsdamer Straße 63, 10785 Berlin

– See more here

One Day Plant and Garden Photography Workshop – RPS

We used to run our own Plant and Garden Photography Workshop based at Waterperry now we generally recommend RPS courses for this, or even better RHS courses if you are serious about plant photography when they are available

One Day Plant and Garden Photography Workshop – RPS.

One Day Plant and Garden Workshop

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One Day Plant and Garden Photography Workshop

05 April 2014

10:00 – 17:00

Mells, Somerset
The Walled Garden
Selwood St
United Kingdom
BA11 3PN

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RPS Member £130.00
Non RPS Member £155.00

Information pack (PDF, 44.7 KB) →

Book online →


A not to be missed opportunity to work alongside two professional photographers Jason Ingram and Paul Debois.


The group will be small and while shooting this will be split to enable the tutors to work with people on an individual basis. This workshop is aimed at those who love plant and garden photography and/or those who are thinking of entering the profession.

10am – 11am
Introduction from tutors, tips and tricks, what’s in the bag and macro photography – invaluable information on what you need from the bare minimum to the hi-tech, whilst being given an insight into the tutors’ professional workflows’.

11am -11.30am
Guided walk around the garden with the tutors to identify different points of interest.

11.30am – 2pm
Shooting time with guidance from your tutors

Lunch (can be taken any time between 12pm – 2pm)

2pm – 3pm
Down loading images – The importance of storing your images correctly, how and why. You will also down load and save your images for discussion.

3pm – 5pm
Critique, an informal, friendly discussion on some of your selected images and a chance to ask questions.

Camera, tripod, a spare memory card and appropriate clothing, spare batteries. Food is available to purchase at the garden tearoom, local pub and shops or please bring a packed lunch

You will need to know the basic functions of your camera.

Times: 10am – 5pm
Address: The Walled Garden at Mells, Rectory Garden, Selwood Street, Mells BA113PN
Map: http://goo.gl/maps/0khmO
Parking: There is limited parking at the venue but plenty of on street parking.
Website: http://thewalledgardenatmells.co.uk

– See more at: http://www.rps.org/events/2014/april/05/one-day-plant-and-garden-photography-workshop#sthash.5wnNgy9N.rBUbctsC.dpuf

CfE: Wildlife Photographer of the Year 2014

This year’s search for the world’s greatest wildlife images is almost over. But there’s still time to enter, as the 50th Wildlife Photographer of the Year Competition closes on 27 February 2014. Amateur and professional photographers alike are invited to submit images to 18 categories, with four categories open exclusively to those aged 17 and under.

Photographers compete for one of two coveted grand titles and a share of a prize pot worth £50,000. In addition, they vye for the chance to be in an exhibition that debuts at the Natural History Museum in London before touring six continents. New for the 50th competition is a revised category structure and new awards, including the Wildlife Photographer of the Year Portfolio Award. There is a wider range of photographic techniques such as time lapse photography; and a new category for young smartphone photographers, WILD-I. For half a century, the Wildlife Photographer of the Year Competition has showcased iconic images of life on earth. It is regarded as the most prestigious wildlife photography contest in the world. Last year the competition received over 43,000 entries from photographers across 96 countries. 2013’s overall title was claimed by South African Greg du Toit, for his image Essence of elephants. Greg’s image is the product of a lifetime’s fascination with elephants, and his desire to capture the animal’s ‘special energy’. The Young Wildlife Photographer of the Year accolade was awarded to 14-year-old Udayan Rao Pawar from India, for his photograph of gharial crocodiles titled Mother’s little headful. Gharials were once found in rivers all over the Indian subcontinent, but, today, just 200 or so breeding adults remain in two per cent of the former range. To submit entries or for further details on the competition see www.wildlifephotographeroftheyear.com


Image: Greg du Toit, Essence of elephants / Winner: Animal Portraits and Wildlife Photographer of the Year 2013

Creative Industries Qualification

We received information about a course that the Royal Photographic Society (RPS) runs that might be of interest to those wishing to study photography with an aim of achieving a qualification.

The Royal Photographic Society’s Imaging for the Creative Industries qualification provides a structure leading to professional qualifications with particular relevance for those in the media including picture editors, art directors, curators, and designers as well as those within elements of education…..This could provide a qualification for educators, offering a focused opportunity for the academic community. Within this umbrella, the relevant academic disciplines from the fine arts to design as well as their applications can be interpreted widely. Specifically it will include areas of photography and imaging that embraces both those who make and those who use the medium(s).

 I have no idea what that means so   READ here for further details  here is a picture from Wildlife Photographer of the Year to cheer you up

Photographer of the Year 2013




The Society invites professional, student and amateur photographers worldwide to submit their work. This year, for the first time in its history, we are inviting digital entries alongside print entries.  Both will be considered equally and the final exhibition will be displayed as prints, with online entries being printed professionally by Redcliffe Imaging Ltd.  All entrants will receive a copy of the exhibition catalogue.

405801_567002376677435_297315445_nImage: Meoto Iwa – Study II by Stefano Orazzini.

Entry is open to everyone (RPS members and non-members) until 17 May 2013.  Entrants can submit up to 4 images online or as prints, into one of two groups;

Over 30’s
Under 30’s*

All styles of photography will be considered including documentary, fashion, fine art, photojournalism, travel, portraiture and nature. Each image submitted will be judged as a single, stand-alone image so you can enter a varied selection of work. 100 images will be selected for the printed touring exhibition, including the three award winners!
Guide to entry:

Step 1: Decide whether you want to submit prints or digital entries (you cannot enter both)
Step 2: Read the Digital Advice / Print Advice page
Step 3: Read the FAQs page for common questions
Step 4: Submit payment AFTER you have added your digital images OR complete payment and send with an Entry Form and prints. See Payment Advice for more information.

Entry Cost for up to 4 Images:

All entrants will receive a printed copy of the exhibition catalogue in July/August 2013:

RPS Member – £15 per person
Non Member – £20 per person
Entry for Under 30’s* – £10 per person
* entrants will need to be under 30 on the closing date, 17 May 2013

The Exhibition showcases a wide range of genres and styles of photography, with cutting-edge prints being shown alongside traditional work – from the artistic to documentary, from portraiture to natural history.

Having a print selected for the touring exhibition offers great exposure for photographers just starting out in their careers as well as professionals and gives enthusiasts well deserved recognition. Previous selected International Print Exhibition photographers have included Simon Roberts FRPSLaura Pannack and Julia Fullerton-Batten. The exhibition will tour for nearly a year from July 2013.