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 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:

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.

22nd September 2017, Hereford→

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→

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

27th September 2017, Buckinghamshire→

Advanced Creative Compositing in Photoshop

This is a practical workshop that will demonstrate and guide you through the process of creating a composite image.

29th September 2017, Surrey→

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→

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.

1st October 2017, Lynmouth, Somerset→

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→

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 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→

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→

Night Sky Photography First Steps

Would you like to take some photographs of the night sky, but don’t know how or think your camera is not good enough, then come along and hear how to get started in taking photographs of the night sky. All you need is a camera a tripod, and some clear skies.

19th October 2017, Dulverton, Somerset→

Hollywood Lighting Workshop

Jon Gray will be showing you how to create stunning but simple beauty lighting techniques.

21st October 2017, Surrey→

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→

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.

2nd November 2017, Buckinghamshire→

How to Shoot Modern Architecture - Jubilee Conference Centre

You’ll be joining one of the UK’s most well known architectural photographers at the multi - award winning University of Nottingham’s Jubilee Campus for a great day learning how to shoot truly memorable photographs of buildings.

3rd November 2017, Nottingham→

Learn to film with your DSLR

This workshop aims to show you how to best use your camera and camera's settings to film in any situation. You'll be able to use filming techniques to film in a variety of styles; cinematic, reportage, run 'n gun.

3rd November 2017, 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.

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→

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.

9th November 2017, 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.

10th November 2017, Colerne near 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.

10th November 2017, 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.

11th Nov 2017, Surrey→

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→

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→

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→

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

11th & 12th November 2017, Lacock→

Learn the Sectrets of Car Photography with James Mann

This workshop offers a unique opportunity to anyone with an interest in seeing the usually secret side of car photography.

Learn the Sectrets of Car Photography with James Mann→

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→

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→

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.

11th December 2017, Nottingham→

Studio Portraiture Workshop

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

27th & 28th January 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

10th & 11th February 2018, Lacock→

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 February 2018, Lacock→

Creative Techniques in Photoshop - Booking available soon

Booking available soon
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.

9th March 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.

22nd February 2018, Buckinghamshire→

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.

18th March 2018, Northumberland→

Studio Portraiture Workshop

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

24th & 25th March 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

14th & 15th April 2018, Lacock→

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 April 2018, Lacock→

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→

Creative Techniques in Photoshop - Booking available soon

Booking available soon
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→
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