Inspiring Photography Weekend

27th & 28th May 2023 at the Royal Photographic Society in Bristol

Join us and Eye for the Light at the Royal Photographic Society for a hugely informative and enjoyable weekend of inspired photography talks and panel discussions, portfolio reviews and seminars, plus an opportunity to meet some of the most engaging photographers working across travel, expedition, documentary, photojournalism, wildlife and conservation subjects.

Join Eye for the Light for 15% discount

We’ll be talking about everything from landscape and aerial photography, wildlife and conservation, documentary, adventure and expeditions, travel, photographing cultures, responsible photography and sustainability, photography from Daguerrotype to digital, collecting prints, digital manipulation/AI and how much is too much, plus panel discussions and portfolio reviews. There’s something for everyone and an international line up of speakers, plus a chance to meet and chat with them too. Don’t miss it… book a place now!

Ticket prices:
  • Single day £65
  • Weekend pass £105
  • One-to-one portfolio review £25

DISCOUNTS for RPS members (10%) and Eye for the Light members (15%).

SPECIAL BONUS: All ticket holders will receive:

  • 10% discount on buying or selling photographic equipment with MPB
  • 40% discount code for their first order with Genesis Imaging, to be used on professional photographic printing, mounting and framing services
  • 30% discount code for Radiant Photo imaging software

The Programme:

Saturday 27th May
10.00 Travel Photography – creating impactful images from around the world
Elia Locardi
10.55Adventure & expedition photography
Martin Hartley
Portfolio reviews (reserve)
11.50Tea/coffeePortfolio reviews
12.05From Daguerreotype  to Digital
Deborah Ireland
13.50Eye level & above – landscape & drone photography
Marek Biegalski
14.25Panel discussion on travel, landscape, environment & responsible photography
Marek Biegalski, Martin Hartley, Diana Jarvis & Chris Coe
15.25Tea/coffeePortfolio reviews
15.45Collecting photography
Colin Finlay
16.30In-camera vs digital manipulation explained
Elia Locardi & Chris Coe
17.30Meet the Photographers
Join all the speakers for a chat

Sunday 28th May

10.00Photographing people – cultural & social photography
Trevor Cole

10.40Panel discussion on respecting people & cultures through responsible photography
Trevor Cole, Diana Jarvis & Chris Coe
Portfolio reviews (reserve session)
11.40Tea/coffeePortfolio reviews
12.00Out of conflict – documenting Ukraine & its people
Kiran Ridley
Portfolio reviews
14.00Winning photo competitions
Chris Coe, Colin Finlay, Matjaz Krivic & Kiran Ridley

15.00Tea/coffeePortfolio reviews
15.20Wildlife & nature – can photography save the planet
Doug Allan

16.00Panel discussion on wildlife & nature photography, conservation & sustainability 
Doug Allan, Diana Jarvis & Colin Finlay

17.00Meet the Photographers
Join all the speakers for a chat


Doors open each day from 09:00. Lunch is not provided but there are local supermarkets and cafes close by. The RPS has hot drinks available. Tickets are non-refundable.

Location (click on the map for directions)

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