Workshops

Want to learn creative techniques or cutting edge photo editing technology? Need to learn how to sell your work through picture libraries or the practicalities of managing your own photographic business or simply want to take better images? 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:

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

26th April 2018, Buckinghamshire→

Two day Portraiture Workshop

FULLY BOOKED
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.

26th & 27th April 2018, London→

Classic Dance Lighting Workshop

FULLY BOOKED
With the tutor's guidance and after each set up you will get a chance to shoot the model on a one to one basis creating classic images, using various lighting techniques and modifiers.

28th April 2018, Surrey→

Environmental Portraiture

This workshop is about approaches to portraiture on location. There will be plenty of practical photography, going out into the old market town of Wirksworth in small groups with Paul Hill MBE, Nick Lockett MA and Maria Falconer FRPS

28th April 2018, Derbyshire→

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.

29th April 2018, Bath, HQ→

Introduction to Making Composite Images:

FULLY BOOKED
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.

4th May 2018, Surrey→

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.

5th May 2018, Bath→

Still Life Photography

ONLY ONE PLACE LEFT
The workshop starts from scratch and will explore shooting techniques and the careful control of light to produce stylish images using simple props and backgrounds.

12th May 2018, Chester→

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 May 2018, Bath HQ→

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 May 2018, Buckinghamshire→

Product Photography

This workshop gives a hands-on opportunity to enhance your photographic skills in shooting products for publishing on the web or other promotional material.

18th May 2018, Colerne near Bath→

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.

19th & 20th May 2018, Bath→

Peakland Journey

A great opportunity to improve your photography in a stunning location. Hartington is an ancient village that was granted a market charter in 1203, and is an ideal centre for photographing rural life and exploring the unique natural and man-made landscape that surrounds it.

26th May 2018, Derbyshire→

Professional Photoshop Retouching

The course is ideal for those working with portrait, product or composite imagery and those who enjoy post-production.

26th May 2018, Chester→

Studio Portraiture Workshop

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

26th & 27th May 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.

30th May 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.

1st June 2018, Buckinghamshire→

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.

6th June 2018, Buckinghamshire→

Introduction to mindfulness, meditation and how this links to 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.

7th June 2018, Buckinghamshire→

Car Photography Workshop at the National Motor Museum, Beaulieu with James Mann FRPS

James Mann FRPS will be running this new workshop at the National Motor Museum, where he will be giving practical advice and top tips on how to get the best shot. Includes free entry to the Museum.

7th June 2018, Hampshire→

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.

9th June 2018, Lacock→

Studio Lighting with a Male Model

The content of this workshop will cover a creative study in lighting for the male body shape and form.

9th June 2018, Surrey→

The Landscape Photographers Calendar Workshop with Tony Worobiec FRPS

The purpose of this course is to inspire the participant to recognise that each month in the year offers wonderful opportunities for taking great photographs. It aims to be as broad as possible, and features not just pastoral landscape, but recognises that landscape should also embrace agricultural, coastal, industrial and urban locations.

10th June, 2018, Bath→

Movement Photography Workshop

In this new workshop you'll first learn how to use different sorts of deliberate camera movement, with and without flash, to produce interesting, more creative images.

16th June 2018, Bath→

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.

17th June 2018, Bath→

Two Day Wedding Workshop

FULLY BOOKED
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

16th & 17th June 2018, 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

21st June 2018, Buckinghamshire→

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.

24th June 2018, Buckinghamshire→

Still Life/Product Photography Workshop

This workshop is ideal if you want to explore still life photography in any form, learn some lighting techniques you can do at home and learn how to think like a still life photographer. You will have the opportunity to shoot and put you new found skills into practice.

28th June 2018, Buckinghamshire→

Historical Architecture Photography Holme Pierrepont Hall

A great opportunity to access an amazing country house and gardens where you will explore composition, lighting, lens choices, artificial light and fill in flash - all to add mood/drama to your interiors, with guidance throughout.

29th June 2018, Nottingham→

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.

1st July 2018, Bath→

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.

7th July 2018, Bath→

Printing with Lightroom

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

8th July 2018, Bath→

Landscape Challenge Photography Workshop

This workshop, run by Paul Hill MBE, Nick Lockett MA, and Maria Falconer FRPS will appeal to those who have gone beyond the beginners’ stage and want a chance to immerse themselves in photography, be challenged, and explore landscape photography from an aesthetic as well as from a technical point of view.

14th July 2018, Derbyshire→

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 July 2018, London→

Studio Portraiture Workshop

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

21st & 22nd July 2018, Lacock→

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→

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 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→

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→

Introduction to mindfulness, meditation and how this links to 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→

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→

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→

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→

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→

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→

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→

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→

Introduction to mindfulness, meditation and how this links to 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→

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→

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→
SWPP2018 exhibition
SWPP2018 exhibition