the Emotions, Imaginations and Senses of the Viewer"
The aim of the RPS Creative Group
is to encourage the
development of photography as a means of expression and as a vehicle
for the author to make a personal photographic statement.
Many types of photography can be creative.
Classifications such as landscape, nature, portrait or derivative can
all be areas of personal expression in which the photographer seeks to
stimulate the imagination and arouse the emotions of the viewer. The
medium can be print or projected image, monochrome or colour, for it is
the personal input of the photographer which makes the description as
The techniques which the photographer employs to
add creativity can vary but will normally include
- choice of location
- choice of view
- choice of season
- choice of composition
- choice of lighting at the scene
- choice of timing to take the exposure
- choice of post-capture treatment
You certainly do not have to employ derivative or
manipulative techniques to be creative.
The Group is committed to organising
a wide range of activities in all parts of the country and informal
meetings of members from a particular locality are encouraged to
provide an opportunity for informal discussion and the sharing of
expertise in all techniques. Regional meetings and seminars, some in
cooperation with Regions of the RPS are offered and workshops in which
experienced workers share their knowledge and offer guidance to others
are an important feature. National meetings are held at least twice a
year usually at centres in the Midlands so providing a central venue to
The 'Creative Eye' is the magazine of the
Group and is issued four times a year. Contributions are
encouraged via both pictures and the written word. The Creative Group
also provides this web site as a modern means of communication of its
affairs and to publish members' images. We also have an active Electronic
Imaging Portfolio Group, members of which exchange images via
email. Overseas Members can participate fully in both the magazine and
the email group.
The Group's membership includes
many of the best known lecturers and exhibitors in the UK and many of
these offer lectures to Camera Clubs and Photographic Societies in the
name of the Group. The Group encourages this, as it believes that the
club and exhibition circuit is a fertile ground for the advancement of
Click here to visit the RPS Creative Group website.