21.05.13 The Nature Group Committee is sorry to advise members and visitors alike that the RPS Council have instructed all Special Interest Groups, Regions and Chapters to close down their independent websites. We have been given no choice but to comply with this instruction and therefore the pages of this website will cease to be visible once the new RPS website goes live this summer. The date of this is still undetermined but will be posted here as soon as it is known.
01.11.13. The new RPS website has not yet been launched therefore, until such time as members are advised that it is live, this site will remain active.
20.11.13. Members are advised that the Entry Form for the 2014 Nature Group Annual Exhibition is available as a download from the Exhibitions section of this site.
The Nature Group was founded in January 1976 by a group of people under the Chairmanship of Heather Angel FRPS. It had as its aim,
"to bring together photographers, naturalists and biologists who will encourage each other, by a cross fertilisation of ideas and techniques, to broaden their approaches to this branch of photography".
From that beginning, the Nature Group has grown to become a group with a membership of around seven hundred, largely in this country but with members from the four quarters of the globe. Today the Group comprises the whole spectrum of abilities ranging from some of the most eminent and well-known professionals; respected natural history authors with several books to their name; contributors to magazines; lecturers etc., to those who are just starting out.
You will be made most welcome by our Group, irrespective of the level of your photography. Many members who had little photographic ability when they joined have subsequently obtained a Distinction, often working their way through to a Fellowship of the RPS. You do not need to have detailed natural history knowledge, all that is required is that you have a genuine interest in, and respect for, nature. The Nature Group has always been an extremely friendly group, with members always willing to share their knowledge with others.
The Group's activities include:
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a full colour magazine, 'The Iris', published three time a year
a programme of field meetings
a biennial convention
an annual exhibition
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Last updated 20th November 2013