Workshops

Want to learn about traditional darkroom 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? We offer a great range of workshops and two-day courses that are open to all.

We offer photography workshops for all levels of photographers. From one and two day workshops covering different photographic practices like; portrait, digital (DSLR), landscape, wedding and wildlife, to traditional darkroom techniques and cutting edge photo editing technology (using Photoshop and Lightroom).  The RPS also provides courses in how to sell your work through picture libraries, or the practicalities of managing your photographic business.

Some of our workshops take place at RPS headquarters in the historic city of Bath in the Southwest of England.  Bath has convenient connections from Bristol, Swindon, Reading, Cardiff and London.

Workshops are open to members and non-members of the Society. Members receive a 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. 

 

Developing Personal Projects and Storytelling with Ben Cherry

FULLY BOOKED
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.

9th December 2016, Buckinghamshire→

Nightshoot Photography

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

10th December 2016, 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.

21st January 2017, Bath→

Printing with Lightroom

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

22nd January 2017, 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.

28th January 2017, Bath→

Studio Portraiture Workshop

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

28th & 29th January 2017, Lacock→

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.

29th January 2017, 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.

4th & 5th February 2017, Bath→

Macro and Art Photography

FULLY BOOKED
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.

9th February 2017, Buckinghamshire→

Portraiture Photography and Getting the Most From Your Subject

ONLY ONE PLACE LEFT
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

10th February 2017, Buckinghamshire→

Theatrical and Creative Dance Lighting Workshop

This new workshop gives you the opportunity to take truly stunning images in a studio setting. By using lights and modifiers you will be shown how to create different effects and create different moods.

11th February 2017, Surrey→

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

11th & 12th February 2017, Lacock→

A Beginners Guide to Product Photography

A full days workshop that consists of a morning in the studio looking at the skills, practicalitiesand knowledge needed to be a product photographer. The afternoon will be spent shooting with various light sources and light setups in the studio.

16th February 2017, 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.

17th February 2017, Buckinghamshire→

Architecture Photography Holme Pierrepont Hall

FULLY BOOKED
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.

24th February 2017, Nottingham→

Creative Techniques in Photoshop

ONLY ONE PLACE LEFT
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.

24th February 2017, 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.

25th February 2017, Lacock→

Cinematic Hollywood Beauty lighting made simple

This new course with International model Carla Monaco, will show you how to use lighting to get stunning and beautiful results

25th February 2017, Surrey→

How to Photograph Children and Babies Workshop

If you enjoy working with children but can't quite get the professional finish to make the big sales, then this course will help you achieve this. -

26th February 2017, Lacock→

Creative Eye Photography Workshop

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.

26th February 2017, 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.

4th March 2017, Bath→

The Landscape Photographers Calendar Workshop

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.

5th March, 2017, Bath→

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.

5th March 2017, Buckinghamshire→

Photoshop Essentials for Creative Photographers

A one-day workshop for photographers who would like to use Photoshop to develop their creative skills in photography, but are not sufficiently familiar with the range of tools and techniques in Photoshop. You will need to bring your own laptop with a version of Photoshop already installed.

9th March 2017, Buckinghamshire→

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.

11th March 2017, Bath→

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.

13th March 2017, Bath→

Art Figure Painting With Light


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.

18th March 2017, Surrey→

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.

25th March 2017, Bath→

Studio Portraiture Workshop

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

25th & 26th March 2017, Lacock→

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.

26th March 2017, Bath→

Professional Photoshop Retouching with Tim Daly

This course is for delegates who have already completed beginners or introductory Photoshop courses, or who are more experienced users. The course shows you how to use Photoshop’s precision cutting and retouching techniques within a non-destructive workflow. The course is ideal for those working with portrait, product or composite imagery and those who enjoy post-production.

1st April 2017, Bath→

Professional Photoshop Colour Control with Tim Daly

This course is for delegates who have already completed beginners or introductory Photoshop courses, or who are more experienced users. The course shows you how to prepare hig quality images for desktop print, output to a professional lab, online use, working with CMYK for litho print or magazine publication and preparing files for a digital press for on-demand book production.

2nd April 2017, Bath→

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.

7th April 2017, Nottingham→

Coastal Landscapes - Lyme Regis

The day will cover coastal landscape photography including harbour and beach scenes around Lyme Regis, Monmouth Beach to photograph some of the giant fossils and Charmouth coastal woodlands.

8th April 2017, Dorset→

Creative Dance Lighting Photography

In this Creative Dance Lighting workshop you will learn how to create multi-image and strobe effects as well as getting the opportunity to work alongside a top model and professional ballet dancer.

8th April 2017, 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.

13th April 2017, Buckinghamshire→

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

20th April 2017, 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 April 2017, Lacock→

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

22nd April 2017, Derbyshire→

Learning from History – Photographing Plants and Gardens

This workshop will be of interest to anyone who is inspired by plants and gardens, but who aspires to a deeper and richer photographic engagement with the subject.

22nd April 2017, 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.

23rd April 2017, 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.

27th April 2017, 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.

28th April 2017, Buckinghamshire→

Cinematic Hollywood Beauty lighting made simple

This new course with International model Carla Monaco, will show you how to use lighting to get stunning and beautiful results

29th April 2017, Surrey→

Advanced Lightroom. How to organise your library with keywords, metadata and gps.

This is a follow-on course from the popular Introduction to Lightroom and covers everything you need to know about organising your growing image library.

29th April 2017, Bath→

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

29th & 30th April 2017, Lacock→

Advanced Lightroom Creative editing techniques

Learn how to get the best out of Presets, make stylish monochrome conversions and develop your own custom editing styles. Learn how to make slideshows with sound clips and images.

30th April 2017, Bath→

Creative Eye Photography Workshop

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.

6th May 2017, 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 May 2017, Bath→

Pinhole Photography Workshop

In this workshop you will make your own camera and use it to take a series of shots. You will be shown how to use a normal room, set up as a darkroom to process your images. After the class you will be able to use your camera to take pictures with exposures measured in months or years rather than fractions of a second.

13th May 2017, Bath→

Theatrical and Creative Dance Lighting Workshop

This new workshop gives you the opportunity to take truly stunning images in a studio setting. By using lights and modifiers you will be shown how to create different effects and create different moods.

13th May 2017, Surrey→

Introduction to Lightroom

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

13th May 2017, Chester→

A Beginners Guide to Product Photography.

A full days workshop that consists of a morning in the studio looking at the skills, practicalitiesand knowledge needed to be a product photographer. The afternoon will be spent shooting with various light sources and light setups in the studio.

18th May 2017, Buckinghamshire→

Studio Portraiture Workshop

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

20th & 21st May 2017, Lacock→

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.

21st May 2017, Bath→

Art Figure Painting With Light

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.

3rd June 2017, Surrey→

Bring your own inkjet printer workshop

Bring your printer along and learn how to improve your print quality. This is ideal for a beginner and/or those who have had little luck to date with home inkjet printing. Delegates can use any version of Photoshop or Lightroom.

10th June 2017, Bath→

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

10th & 11th June 2017, Lacock→

Different Landscapes and Rural Life

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.

17th June 2017, Derbyshire→

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.

18th June 2017, Bath→

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.

19th June 2017, Colerne near Bath→

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

22nd June 2017, Surrey→

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 June 2017, 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.

25th June 2017, Bath→

How to Photograph Children and Babies Workshop

If you enjoy working with children but can't quite get the professional finish to make the big sales, then this course will help you achieve this. -

25th June 2017, Lacock→

Pinhole Photography Workshop

In this workshop you will make your own camera and use it to take a series of shots. You will be shown how to use a normal room, set up as a darkroom to process your images. After the class you will be able to use your camera to take pictures with exposures measured in months or years rather than fractions of a second.

1st July 2017, 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.

2nd July 2017, Bath→

A Beginners Guide to Product Photography.

A full days workshop that consists of a morning in the studio looking at the skills, practicalitiesand knowledge needed to be a product photographer. The afternoon will be spent shooting with various light sources and light setups in the studio.

13th July 2017, Buckinghamshire→

How to shoot modern architecture, Jubilee Conference Centre

Ar part of this workshop tutor Martine Hamilton Knight DLitt(hon) will be demonstrating Tilt/Shift lenses, brings this technical way of shooting to life. You will leave with a collection of colourful, memorable images and lots of new skills to take to your future shoots.

14th July 2017, Nottingham→

Practical Wildlife Photography Workshop

A chance to photograph the wildlife at the Westcountry Wildlife Photography Centre with tutor Nigel Hicks.

15th July 2017, Devon→

Introduction to Lightroom

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

15th July 2017, Chester→

Peak 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.

22nd July 2017, Staffordshire→

Studio Portraiture Workshop

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

22nd & 23rd July 2017, Lacock→

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.

2nd September 2017, Bath→

Printing with Lightroom

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

3rd September 2017, 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.

9th September 2017, Bath→

Pinhole Photography Workshop

In this workshop you will make your own camera and use it to take a series of shots. You will be shown how to use a normal room, set up as a darkroom to process your images. After the class you will be able to use your camera to take pictures with exposures measured in months or years rather than fractions of a second.

16th September 2017, Bath→

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

16th & 17th September 2017, Lacock→

The Landscape Photographers Calendar Workshop

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.

17th September 2017, Bath→

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.

18th September 2017, Bath→

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 September 2017, 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 September 2017, Lacock→

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.

23rd September 2017, 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.

24th September 2017, Bath→

How to Photograph Children and Babies Workshop

If you enjoy working with children but can't quite get the professional finish to make the big sales, then this course will help you achieve this. -

24th September 2016, Lacock→

Architectural and travel photography in and around Exeter

This workshop will take place in Exeter and Topsham, in what could be described as a combined architectural/travel photo shoot, shooting some of the old and modern buildings and street scenes.

30th September 2017, Exeter→

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.

2nd & 3rd October 2017, Bath→

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.

7th & 8th October 2017, Bath→

Professional Photoshop Retouching with Tim Daly

This course is for delegates who have already completed beginners or introductory Photoshop courses, or who are more experienced users. The course shows you how to use Photoshop’s precision cutting and retouching techniques within a non-destructive workflow. The course is ideal for those working with portrait, product or composite imagery and those who enjoy post-production.

14th October 2017, Bath→

Practical Wildlife Photography Workshop

A chance to photograph the wildlife at the Westcountry Wildlife Photography Centre with tutor Nigel Hicks.

14th October 2017, Devon→

Professional Photoshop Colour Control with Tim Daly

This course is for delegates who have already completed beginners or introductory Photoshop courses, or who are more experienced users. The course shows you how to prepare hig quality images for desktop print, output to a professional lab, online use, working with CMYK for litho print or magazine publication and preparing files for a digital press for on-demand book production.

15th October 2017, Bath→

A Beginners Guide to Product Photography.

A full days workshop that consists of a morning in the studio looking at the skills, practicalitiesand knowledge needed to be a product photographer. The afternoon will be spent shooting with various light sources and light setups in the studio.

19th October 2017, Buckinghamshire→

Studio Portraiture Workshop

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

21st & 22nd October 2017, Lacock→

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.

4th November 2017, 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.

5th November 2017, Bath→

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.

10th November 2017, Colerne near Bath→

Advanced Lightroom. How to organise your library with keywords, metadata and gps.

This is a follow-on course from the popular Introduction to Lightroom and covers everything you need to know about organising your growing image library.

11th November 2017, Bath→

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.

11th November 2017, Bath→

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

11th & 12th November 2017, Lacock→

Advanced Lightroom Creative editing techniques

Learn how to get the best out of Presets, make stylish monochrome conversions and develop your own custom editing styles. Learn how to make slideshows with sound clips and images.

12th November 2017, Bath→

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

16th November 2017, 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.

25th November 2017, Lacock→

Pinhole Photography Workshop

In this workshop you will make your own camera and use it to take a series of shots. You will be shown how to use a normal room, set up as a darkroom to process your images. After the class you will be able to use your camera to take pictures with exposures measured in months or years rather than fractions of a second.

25th November 2017, Bath→

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.

26th November 2017, Bath→
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