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RPS: Launch Day Workshops

Saturday 17th November

10am until 4pm

Workshops throughout the day at Rook Lane Chapel including….

11am – 2:30pm: Photography walks with Mervyn Clingan. 

Photographer and former lecturer in photography, Mervyn, will offer guidance in camera skills at the chapel in the morning, and then after lunch will lead the group in a photography walk around Frome. Some cameras will be available courtesy of the RPS.  Come along to learn new skills and for a new approach to the broad landscapes and unusual architecture that make Frome so appealing to photographers.

10 places available – please contact us to reserve a place.


11am until 4pm: Portraiture with David Partner / Still life with Martin Wade.

International portrait photographer and director of the Association of Photographers, David Partner will lead a photography workshop using ProPhoto lighting from AJ’s of Bruton and printing from the Print Room at Fotospeed of Corsham.  Martin Wade will lead a workshop in still life photography, making use of the daylight in the chapel and his collection of large format vintage plate cameras.

Part of the Royal Photographic Society 155th International Print Exhibition.
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All of the activities and workshops are free to members of the public. Donations are very welcome.

Contact Claire Carroll, Arts Coordinator for more information on any of the activities taking place, or to book spaces for workshops.

The events in this programme have been made possible with help from Frome Town Council.

More Information

To find out more, please visit our recommendations online:

The Royal Photographic Society Official Website

Rook Lane Chapel

Available to the community as the perfect setting to showcase skills and artistic talent, this prestigious venue is used for performances and exhibitions.

Around the chapel

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