The Royal Photographic Society is a membership organisation that promotes all aspects of photography. Whatever your level of experience or knowledge, we're here to guide you on your journey as a photographer.
The Society exists to promote photography and to help everyone realise their potential as a photographer. It does this through exhibitions, distinctions and workshops and its public activities.
Membership is open to all, irrespective of experience or knowledge. No qualifications are required to join, simply a passion and love for photography or images, its technologies or applications.Many of our members join to further their own photography and to embrace the challenge of working towards our internationally-recognised Distinctions (LRPS, ARPS & FRPS) or Imaging Science Qualifications (QIS, GIS, AIS and ASIS).
By attending Society events – some 300-plus each year - our members enjoy unparalleled opportunities to share knowledge, meet and learn from other photographers and to develop their photographic interests and skills.
The Society holds a number of exhibitions and competitions for members and non-members. The International Print and Projected Image Exhibitions are held annually alongside an Audio Visual Festival and members’ exhibitions.
The Royal Photographic Society organises practical workshops and lectures with its Regions and Special Interest Groups arrange additional activities, lectures, visits and field trips.
Our annual Awards, held in London each September, recognise the highest achievements of individuals from all fields of photography.