Workshops

Want to learn creative techniques or cutting edge photo editing technology? We offer a great range of one and two day workshops that are open to all.

Workshops are open to members and non-members of the Society. Members receive a 25% discount on workshop prices.  If you are interested in a particular workshop but the course is full or there isn't a forthcoming date, please contact

learning@rps.org to express your interest in similar future workshops.  Please revisit this page regularly as new workshops are always being added. 

 

Online Courses:

Clifford Spooner

Macro and Art Course  

 

One and Two Day Workshops:

Street Photography - Spitalfields Market

FULLY BOOKED
This workshop is ideal if you want to explore street photography in any form, get inspired, learn appropriate techniques and spend time in London shooting and practicing these new found skills.

20th July 2018, London→

Creative Lighting Workshop using Water, Fabric and Gels

In this workshop Jon Gray will be creating several different styles of lighting techniques using shower effects, materials, and lighting gels to help to create various interesting images.

28th July 2018, Surrey→

Advanced Lighting Workshop

FULLY BOOKED
This workshops is limited to 5 participants and will give the photographer a real experience of the pressures of setting up studio lighting and directing a model with limited time. By the end of the day you should feel confident with the skills you have gain to progress to doing this on your own.

11th August 2018, Surrey →

The Art Of Creative Living - creating a personal blueprint for success

Many photographers struggle to reach their full potential, define their creative voice or even grow a profitable business they love. This workshop has been designed as a foundation step to look deeper at your goals and dreams and help you map out a clear direction for your year ahead.

14th August 2018, Buckinghamshire→

Plant and Garden Photography

For a photographer, the challenge in garden photography is to really capture the essential spirit and character of the garden. This workshop will help you discover practical techniques and ideas to capture that elusive spirit.

21st August 2018, Hereford→

Studio Lighting Steam Punk Cosplay

Tutor Jon Gray will be teaching how to create a variety of different styles moods and atmospheres with edgy, lighting effects.

1st September 2018, Surrey→

Macro and Art Photography

The course is for anyone who is looking for new directions for their photography and to enhance their technical and creative skills. It assumes working knowledge of a compact or SLR camera, and basic familiarity with image processing software such as Photoshop.

5th September 2018, Buckinghamshire→

Two day Portraiture Workshop

Drawing inspiration from some of the most important and ground breaking photographers, you will learn a variety of camera techniques and approaches that will bring the most out of your portraiture.

6th & 7th September 2018, London→

Two Day Wedding Workshop

This introductory workshop is for all those wanting to learn more about how to take great wedding photographs and the basics of starting a business

8th & 9th September 2018, Lacock→

Brian Griffin Hon FRPS - Two Day Workshop - Powerful Portraits

This two day practical workshop offers the rare and unique opportunity to work alongside one of Britain’s most influential portrait photographers.

8th & 9th September 2018, London →

Two Day Photoshop Workshop


This workshop aims to provide more experienced users with the knowledge and hands-on experience in techniques necessary to create, manipulate and edit professional quality images with skill and precision.

8th & 9th September 2018, Bath→

Mindfulness, Meditation and Photography

The workshop will explore various procedures and techniques that can be used to help every photographer connect more fully with the present moment, the goal being to help restore peace and balance in our bodies and minds.

13th September 2018, Buckinghamshire→

Architectural Photography at Papplewick Pumping Station

A unique opportunity to spend the day photographing Papplewick Pumping Station in rural Nottinghamshire with Martine Hamilton Knight.

14th September 2018, Nottinghamshire→

Introduction to Lightroom

This course provides an introduction to Lightroom’s organisational, editing and printing tools and is suitable for a beginner. Suitable for beginners.

15th September 2018, Bath→

Here’s looking at you, Liverpool! Street Photography

A street photography workshop that will help you to create a series of images and develop new ways of seeing.

15th September 2018, Liverpool→

Printing with Lightroom

Learn how to get the very best results from your printer and Adobe Lightroom. Suitable for beginners.

16th September 2018, Bath→

Developing Personal Projects and Storytelling with Ben Cherry

This workshop is ideal if you want the skills to plan and develop your own personal projects, develop your story telling ability and equip yourself with ideas on how to market and tell the world about your story.

20th September 2018, Buckinghamshire→

Lighting for Composites

When creating a composite image, the lighting is one of the most crucial aspects. This course will teach you how to read the lighting in the images you want to composite and how to replicate that lighting onto the subject you want to put into your photograph.

21st September 2018, Surrey→

Creative Techniques in Photoshop

A practical workshop to demonstrate the tools and techniques in Photoshop for producing distinctive and personal images. John Humphrey shows a range of approaches that enable you to apply your creative vision to photographs.

21st September 2018, Buckinghamshire→

Llandudno – Shooting a Seaside Photo Story

This is a practical one-day shoot documenting the historic seaside resort of Llandudno in North Wales. You will be given a choice of project briefs to work from and receive guidance throughout the day from the tutor Tim Daly.

22nd September 2018, Wales→

Editing and Sequencing for Photobooks

This workshop is an introduction to the editing and sequencing of images. You will be exploring techniques that will enable you to work towards a body of work that can be made into a book. This course is aimed at beginners and intermediates.

22nd September 2018, Liverpool→

Art Nude Photography Workshop

The course is suitable for photographers wishing to learn about controlled lighting and working with a nude model to producing high quality photographs. The techniques are also suitable for pregnancy and maternity photography.

22nd September 2018, Lacock→

Child Portrait Photography Workshop

This workshop is ideal if you want the skills to take beautiful and natural images of children. Your tutor will be award winning portrait and social documentary photographer, Saraya Cortaville.

23rd September 2018, Buckinghamshire→

Paint with Light

This new course with photographer Claire Harper will cover all aspects of basic light painting from setting up your camera, focusing in the dark, equipment and basic kit, spinning the perfect orb, different light painting techniques and effects to create unique images including light painted portraits.

28th September 2018, Buckinghamshire→

Duo Dance Classic and Contemporary Lighting Workshop

In this new lighting workshop you will be working with two top professional dance models learning how to create lighting for Classic Ballet and Modern Dance techniques.

29th September 2018, Surrey→

Working with Liquid Emulsions - Making darkroom prints on hand coated paper

This workshop is run by Master Printer Andrew Sanderson and will give you the opportunity to learn how to create your own unique print on hand coated paper.

29th September 2018, Chester→

How to Photograph Cars Workshop with James Mann FRPS

A great opportunity to photograph the live action at Prescott Long Course Hill Climb with James Mann FRPS.

29th September 2018, Gloucestershire→

Portraiture Photography and Getting the Most From Your Subject

This is a full days workshop that consists of a morning in the studio exploring the practicalities, skills and knowledge needed to take great portrait shots. The afternoon will be spent shooting with various light sources and light set ups in the studio

4th October 2018, Buckinghamshire→

Introduction to your Digital Camera

Are you shooting only in auto button mode? Do you want to get more creative with your camera and understand its buttons and menu functions? If yes this is the workshop for you.

6th October 2018, Bath→

Introduction to Photoshop

This workshop concentrates on areas of Photoshop that are key for all levels of photographers. Our goal is to teach you how to use the tools, concepts and workflows needed to succeed and develop good practice.

7th October 2018, Bath→

Running Your Own Photographic Business

This two day workshop focuses on the financial, management and marketing considerations required when starting your own photography business. Suitable for new or established businesses.

8th & 9th October 2018, Bath→

Introduction to Making Composite Images:

In this workshop photographers will learn the key elements to creating realistic composite images and how to shoot images to create a “library” that can be used for future composite images.

12th October 2018, Surrey→

Camera Phone Workshop - NEW

This practical workshop exploring the features of the modern smartphone and showing how you can get the best possible pictures from your device.

13th October 2018, Bath HQ→

Photographing landscape; whatever the weather with Tony Worobiec

The purpose of this course is to alert you to the potential of photographing landscape, irrespective of the weather conditions; it's all a matter of learning how to respond.

14th October 2018, Bath, HQ→

The Art Of Creative Living - creating a personal blueprint for success

Many photographers struggle to reach their full potential, define their creative voice or even grow a profitable business they love. This workshop has been designed as a foundation step to look deeper at your goals and dreams and help you map out a clear direction for your year ahead.

16th October 2018, Buckinghamshire→

Liverpool Architecture Photography Workshop

This workshop is aimed at photography enthusiasts with an interest in architectural and Interior photography. Tutor Craig Magee will help you develop key techniques relating to architecture and interior photography; with insight into approaches to framing and exposure techniques.

20th October 2018, Liverpool→

Shooting For Stock

This workshop is aimed at helping you to get the most from your images with the potential to licence and sell them through image libraries & other stock suppliers. It will show you how you can make your images more competitive and be more productive when shooting.

22nd October 2018, Bath→

Street Photography - Spitalfields Market

This workshop is ideal if you want to explore street photography in any form, get inspired, learn appropriate techniques and spend time in London shooting and practicing these new found skills.

26th October 2018, London→

Levitation Photography

In this workshop you will learn the key elements to creating striking images in which a person or an object(s) appear to be levitating.

26th October 2018, Surrey→

Studio Portraiture Workshop

A workshop for beginners that covers all you need to know about taking great images in a studio environment.

27th & 28th October 2018, Lacock→

Two Day Wedding Workshop

This introductory workshop is for all those wanting to learn more about how to take great wedding photographs and the basics of starting a business

3rd & 4th November 2018, Lacock→

Hollywood Lighting Workshop

Jon Gray will be showing you how to create stunning but simple beauty lighting techniques.

10th November 2018, Surrey→

Nightshoot

Explore the wonders of night time photography during this hands on evening photography workshop. You will learn various creative techniques for working in low light conditions and painting with light.

10th November 2018, Bath→

Beginners guide to Photoshop Composites with Clinton Lofthouse

Learn the methodology and Photoshop skills to blend fact with fiction and create amazing composite images that live up to your imagination. This is a full days workshop with a large ‘edit along’ practical section.

11th November 2018, Buckinghamshire→

Mindfulness, Meditation and Photography

The workshop will explore various procedures and techniques that can be used to help every photographer connect more fully with the present moment, the goal being to help restore peace and balance in our bodies and minds.

14th November 2018, Buckinghamshire→

Macro and Art Photography

The course is for anyone who is looking for new directions for their photography and to enhance their technical and creative skills. It assumes working knowledge of a compact or SLR camera, and basic familiarity with image processing software such as Photoshop.

16th November 2018, Buckinghamshire→

Single Space Composites

In this workshop you will learn the key elements to creating perfect images of multiple people using a technique called Single Space composites.

16th November 2018, Surrey→

Exhibition Quality Digital Printing

The workshop will be run by Tim Daly and based at the specialist facilities at the University of Chester, you will learn how to create a colour managed workflow for producing exhibition quality prints using inkjet and digital c-type systems.

17th November 2018, Chester→

Two Day Photoshop Workshop

This workshop aims to provide more experienced users with the knowledge and hands-on experience in techniques necessary to create, manipulate and edit professional quality images with skill and precision.

17th & 18th November 2018, Bath→

Developing Personal Projects and Storytelling with Ben Cherry

This workshop is ideal if you want the skills to plan and develop your own personal projects, develop your story telling ability and equip yourself with ideas on how to market and tell the world about your story.

21st November 2018, Buckinghamshire→

Paint with Light

This new course with photographer Claire Harper will cover all aspects of basic light painting from setting up your camera, focusing in the dark, equipment and basic kit, spinning the perfect orb, different light painting techniques and effects to create unique images including light painted portraits.

23rd November 2018, Buckinghamshire→

Introduction to the Creative Eye

In this course you will learn how to see the photographic potential of the world around you, how to compose pictures that have much more impact and interest, and how to enhance your images using easy editing techniques in Photoshop.

24th November 2018, Bath→

Art Nude Photography Workshop

The course is suitable for photographers wishing to learn about controlled lighting and working with a nude model to producing high quality photographs. The techniques are also suitable for pregnancy and maternity photography.

24th November 2018, Lacock→

Creative Techniques in Photoshop

A practical workshop to demonstrate the tools and techniques in Photoshop for producing distinctive and personal images. John Humphrey shows a range of approaches that enable you to apply your creative vision to photographs.

28th November 2018, Buckinghamshire→
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