Reston Photographic Society

Reston Photographic Society (RPS)

The Reston Photographic Society is a special interest group within the League of Reston Artists. The Society is open to all LRA members interested in photography. The purpose of the group is to provide opportunities for photographers to exhibit their work in gallery settings; to gain knowledge and skills through workshops, competitions, other activities, and to support encourage, and celebrate the efforts of each member.

The Society meets at 7:00pm on the third Monday of each month, January through May and September through November at the Reston Community Centers at Hunters Woods. Meetings include guest speakers, workshops, non-competitive group critiques, competitions, and sharing of photo-related information. Occasional shooting field trips are also scheduled. Members are encouraged to attend the League’s general meetings, on topics of general interest to artists.

The Society, in conjunction with the LRA, sponsors two major judged photographic exhibits each year. In July, a show is hung is the main hallway of the U.S. Geological Survey in Reston. The second show takes place in October in the Reston Community Center at Lake Anne, the Jo Ann Rose Gallery. The LRA also sponsors juried shows throughout the year that are open to photographers. In addition, photographers are encouraged to hang their works in spaces provided to the League as part of the Art in Public Places program.

The Reston Photographic Society is a member of the Northern Virginia Alliance of Camera Clubs (NVACC) – As a member of NOVACC, the RPS shares meeting schedules, as well as opportunities to participate in competition programs and field trips with the other five clubs that make up the NVACC. Members of the RPS will can attend any of the publicized activities.

For further information about the RPS, contact chairperson Jeff Burton.