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→
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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 Documents

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

PDF format reference documents→
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Member stories

Carlotta Cardana

”When I moved to the UK, I didn’t know anything about the industry in this country, and I found that joining the RPS was invaluable. The RPS offers a variety of benefits to its members, and useful workshops to develop your practice.“

Carlotta Cardana
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