Header image credit: Holme Wood, Peak District by Stephen Miles ARPS, 1st place Dec 22 monthly competition

RPS Landscape Group Newsletter
January 2023

Dear Landscape Group Member 

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By Richard Ellis

The end of the year is typically a time for reflection, to look back on past achievements and to look forward to future plans.

Reflecting on 2022 the quote from Kipling’s poem springs to mind 

“If you can keep your head when all about you   

    Are losing theirs….”

This would certainly apply to the committee who have delivered the programme in the face of a chaotic year from the centre.

Despite all that has gone on we have managed to deliver a programme of workshops and evening talks, maintained the website and kept it up to date, published the magazines and newsletters and kept our finances on track. Additionally we have delivered the first outdoor exhibition for the group and set up a bursary for young photographers to gain financial assistance whilst doing photography as part of their Duke of Edinburgh award. Our Facebook and Instagram pages continue to attract lots of traffic and the Circles programme continues to provide a valuable forum for critique and learning.

The programme for 2023 is really taking shape. In January we will bring the photo - exhibition to London at Southwark Cathedral. In March... continue to read here

By Peter Fortune

I hope everyone had a good Christmas and New Year! In this Newsletter we have exciting news about the future of the Newsletter. In this edition we changing the way the Newsletter is laid out and distributed. The system used up to this edition has been cumbersome and inefficient. The committee has agreed to use a new system. Articles including text and images should be sent to me exactly as previously. The Newsletter will be generated and then each item in the Newsletter will have a thumbnail image and all the thumbnails in the Newsletter will made into a list and that list will be what you receive. The difference between from previous editions is that each item will be clickable and viewed on the Landscape Group’s Pages on the RPS website. The advantages are that we should be able to get the Newsletter out faster and because each item is clickable, you can read each item from the email or from the Landscape Group’s website at a later date. there is an item or items that you don’t want to look at you needn’t click on them. (There are other advantages which are technical and beyond a humble editor to fully understand or explain.)

Now for some more news about the world of camera manufacturing. Canon has cut back on its previous public ambitions for reducing its carbon footprint. Anyone who has signed on to the Paris Climate Agreement has agreed to aim for a 50% reduction in CO2 emissions from 2008 levels before 2030. continue to read here



RPS Landscape Group members are invited to submit articles for the Newsletters.   Please submit your article along with your images in jpeg format, 2000px wide and borderless.  Send your submissions to
Peter Fortune:

This month, members have shared the following articles for us to enjoy.. 





For a temporary period all Landscape Group events are being listed and can be booked through Billetto which is an external ticketing platform.  We have taken this decision in the light of the ongoing (though slowly diminishing) problems with the RPS booking system.  We will return our events to the RPS website as soon as we are confident that the system is working sufficiently reliably and that the booking experience works smoothly for members.

Click on the images below to open event running in early February.   To view all of the Landscape Group events and to book your place, please go to:



Landscape Group Monthly Competition

Members are invited submit their landscape image to the monthly competition for January 2023.

For more information on how to enter, go to the Landscape Group’s 
Competition page here

Image credit: Derbyshire Dales by Alan Ranger, joint 3rd in Dec 22 monthly competition

Landscape Group's Themed Competition


It's open for you to choose the shutter speed technique you wish apply to your Landscape image.   

You will be invited to submit up to 4 images between the 10 January and 20 March 2023



Image credit: Hunstanton Groynes By Phillip Dove LRPS

Competition Winner's Announcement

Find out more and view all images  

Find out more and view all images  


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