Important Dates in the history of the RTPS:


• The Society was founded in 1890 as the Richmond Amateur Photographic Society


• In 1893, the name was changed to Richmond Camera Club


• 1930 brought the acceptance of our first women members


• The amalgamation of the Club with the Twickenham Photographic Society came in 1946


• In 2009 we achieved Charity status



When We Meet:

We meet each Thursday at 8.00pm throughout the year, except in July, August and around Easter and Christmas, at Kew Community Centre, Upper Hall, The Avenue, Kew, Richmond (see Venues). In addition to the many well-known speakers for illustrated talks and demonstrations, and other special events, we have a number of annual internal and external competitions and awards. We also encourage members to enter images for our bi-monthly Print and Digital competitions which take place on the last Thursday of each month, analysis and scores being awarded by external judges. The scores are aggregated towards Annual awards.





There are further, monthly meetings, normally on Mondays or Tuesdays at 8:00 pm, for Specialist Groups (see Venues). These Group meetings, which are both informal and informative, are:

  Stage One   an introduction to photography
  Vision C21   prints, digital images, art - comment and discussion
  Natural History   with occasional field expeditions
  Digital Imaging   prints, comments and discussion
  Studio   with fully equipped lighting


The Society has members whose interests and skills range through all aspects of photography. They are very happy to give advice to
fellow members wishing to improve their skills. We invite you to select one or two events from our Programme and come along and sample what we do.

Please see our Programme and Venues for further details of dates and locations.


Contact Information:

For Membership enquiries, please see Membership page.



Email Addresses for all other queries:


email contact list



Postal Address:



P.O. Box 838

Richmond upon Thames