Over 300 volunteers worldwide and a Headquarters staff help The Society realise it's aims. Read more about how The Society is organised and run
RPS Structure

Our Structure

As with any large, international, organisation, there is a clear structure of departments and roles in place. This section will help you understand how The Society operates

The RPS organisational structure→
RPS Crest

The RPS Council

The RPS has a governing Council who work with the Director General, HQ staff and Advisory Board to ensure that The RPS is run smoothly, maintains/sets standards and embraces change

Learn more about our Council→


The Royal Photographic has 300+ volunteers, in many different roles, who give up their time to help run this large, worldwide charity

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RPS Crest

RPS Documents

This section includes downloadable Royal Photographic Society Procedural Documents, Annual Reports and Charter Rules By Laws

PDF format reference documents→
PES Committee of the Regios

Distinction Stories

Janis Spice LRPS

”Lacking confidence I thought this distinction was out of my reach, but so glad I persevered, my hard work was more than rewarded when I achieved my LRPS distinction, I’m so proud.“

Janis Spice LRPS

”Thoroughly enjoyed both days Chris was an excellent teacher very knowledgeable I thought the location in Lacock added to the enjoyment.“

The Digital Photobook, Workshop Participant