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:

Studio Portraiture Workshop

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

20th & 21st July 2019, Lacock→

Introduction to Creative Flower Photography

NEW - FULLY BOOKED
Creative Flower Photography is a very special course for those who love fine art photography and are fascinated by the beauty of flowers. It is a rare opportunity to learn from a true master of flower photography Polina Plotnikova ARPS EFIAP.

15th August 2019, Buckinghamshire→

Plant and Garden Photography

FULLY BOOKED
Stockton Bury is an undiscovered gem in deep in the Herefordshire countryside. The garden’s director is Tamsin Westhorpe, past editor of The English Garden magazine and one of the country’s leading horticulturalists.

23rd August 2019, Hereford→

Hollywood Lighting Workshop Intensive

FULLY BOOKED
Jon Gray will be showing you how to create stunning but simple beauty lighting techniques. This workshop will be limited to 6 people to allow you extra time and opportunities.

7th September 2019, Kent→

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

7th & 8th September 2019, Lacock→

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

12th September 2019, Buckinghamshire→

Slow-Mo Mojo

A one-day practical workshop with Benedict Brain on the art of slow-shutter speed photography. Neutral Density filters and tripods are a must, however, we will also experiment with notions of Intentional Camera Movement (ICM).

13th September 2019, Lyme Regis→

Introduction to Creative Flower Photography

FULLY BOOKED
Creative Flower Photography is a very special course for those who love fine art photography and are fascinated by the beauty of flowers. It is a rare opportunity to learn from a true master of flower photography Polina Plotnikova ARPS EFIAP.

13th September 2019, Buckinghamshire→

Shooting Modern Architecture

The day will start with an in-depth classroom tutorial and then follow with a walking photographic tour through this stunning collection of urban buildings. With both interiors and exteriors, the challenges of lighting, weather, viewpoint, working with models and styling, you will learn how to execute memorable shots.

13th September 2019, Nottingham→

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.

14th September 2019, Bristol→

Printing with Lightroom

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

15th September 2019, Bristol→

Smartphone Photography for Beginners

A relaxed and informative workshop with Jo Bradford, Author of the best-selling book “Smart Phone Smart Photography - Simple techniques for taking incredible pictures with iPhone and Android”.

16th September 2019, Bristol→

Introduction to Creative Flower Photography

FULLY BOOKED
Creative Flower Photography is a very special course for those who love fine art photography and are fascinated by the beauty of flowers. It is a rare opportunity to learn from a true master of flower photography Polina Plotnikova ARPS EFIAP.

17th September 2019, 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.

19th September 2019, Buckinghamshire→

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.

20th September 2019, London→

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.

21st September 2019, Lacock→

Two Day Photoshop Workshop

FULLY BOOKED
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.

21st & 22nd September 2019, Bristol→

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.

22nd September 2019, Buckinghamshire→

Long Exposure - Brighton

NEW
Dream-like long exposures made easy on a wonderful day in Brighton with Nigel Wilson. With the use of neutral density filters, it is possible to take very long exposures even in bright conditions. Maximum of 8 participants.

26th September 2019, Brighton→

Design and Develop a Photobook

This course with Tim Daly teaches you how to develop your photographic project into an eye-catching photobook.

28th September 2019, Bristol→

Male Art Figure Lighting Intensive

FULLY BOOKED
The content of this workshop will cover a creative study in lighting for the male body shape and form. Limited to 6 people to allow you extra time and opportunities.

5th October 2019, Kent→

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.

5th October 2019, Bristol→

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.

6th October 2019, Bristol→

London Night Shoot

NEW
An evening’s photographic adventure along the river with Nigel Wilson. You will look at the challenges that twilight and night photography presents.

9th October 2019, London→

Introduction to Creative Flower Photography

FULLY BOOKED
Creative Flower Photography is a very special course for those who love fine art photography and are fascinated by the beauty of flowers. It is a rare opportunity to learn from a true master of flower photography Polina Plotnikova ARPS EFIAP.

11th October 2019, Buckinghamshire→

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.

14th October 2019, Bristol→

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.

15th October 2019, Buckinghamshire→

Liverpool Street Photography

NEW
This is a practical one-day shoot documenting the historic city of Liverpool, a fantastic place to spend a weekend. You will be given a choice of project briefs to work from and receive guidance throughout the day from the tutor Tim Daly, who has been documenting the city since the 1980s.

19th October 2019, Liverpool→

Two Day Portraiture and Beyond Course, including visit to the V & A Archive

NEW
Drawing inspiration from some of the most iconic and ground breaking photographers such as Martin Parr, Robert Frank, Vivian Maier, Steve McCurry at the V & A you will learn a variety of camera techniques and approaches that will bring the most out of your portraiture photography.

24th & 25th October 2019, London→

Art Figure Painting with Light Intensive

FULLY BOOKED
The objective of this workshop is to learn how to create several different techniques for lighting a figure, this will include rim lighting, high key, low key silhouettes and projection lighting on the body. Limited to 6 people to allow you extra time and opportunities.

26th October 2019, Kent→

Studio Portraiture Workshop

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

26th & 27th October 2019, 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

2nd & 3rd November 2019, Lacock→

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.

3rd November 2019, Bristol→

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.

9th & 10th November 2019, Bristol→

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

14th November 2019, Buckinghamshire→

Introduction to Creative Flower Photography

Creative Flower Photography is a very special course for those who love fine art photography and are fascinated by the beauty of flowers. It is a rare opportunity to learn from a true master of flower photography Polina Plotnikova ARPS EFIAP.

15th November 2019, Buckinghamshire→

Macro Photography - London

NEW
The magical world of close-up macro photography with Nigel Wilson.
On this one day course, you will learn how to use your camera and lens to produce stunning images. A packed day of learning and shooting.

15th November 2019, London→

Experimental Image Making

NEW
Exploring Eye-Catching Photography with Nigel Goldsmith. This workshop introduces the importance of lighting, composition, viewpoint and camera controls in capturing creative and eye-catching images.

16th November 2019, Bristol→

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.

16th November 2019, Bath→

Exhibition Quality Digital Printing

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

16th November 2019, Liverpool→

Introduction to Creative Flower Photography

FULLY BOOKED
Creative Flower Photography is a very special course for those who love fine art photography and are fascinated by the beauty of flowers. It is a rare opportunity to learn from a true master of flower photography Polina Plotnikova ARPS EFIAP.

22nd November 2019, Buckinghamshire→

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.

23rd November 2019, Lacock→

The Intimate Landscape

NEW
When shooting landscape, the temptation is always to point the camera towards the horizon, but there is also merit in taking photographs which completely exclude the sky. If we develop this idea just a little further, we should be able to find worthwhile images down at our feet, or possibly in small nooks and crannies that are not normally considered rich pickings for photography.

24th November 2019, Bristol→

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.

25th & 26th November 2019, Bristol→