RPS Landscape Group Newsletter, February 2018

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CONTENTS 01 Editorial 02 The Intimate Landscape by David Collins 04 A Day with Light and Land by Trevor Sadowski Two Posts at Southwick

06 Shoreham and Brighton Long Exposure Workshop by Richard Ellis LRPS

Š Janice Payne ARPS

Editorial Welcome to your February newsletter. In this edition, group member and blogger David Collins writes on the subject of the intimate landscape. Do take the trouble to look at the Eliot Porter catalogue David refers to in the article - I found it well worth the effort. Trevor Sadowski was the lucky winner of a one-day Light and Land workshop, kindly donated by Charlie Waite, at last November's weekend conference. Trevor reports on his experience and shares some images from his day. On the subject of Conference, thank you to everyone who took part in our recent survey. Mark Reeves summarises the main findings from the survey and is now hard at work putting together our next conference for early next year. The other feature this month is a short report and some images from the long exposure workshop at Shoreham and Brighton earlier this month. The weather clearly lent itself to some moody images. Thank you to Stephen Collinson for sharing details if his forthcoming exhibition in Swaledale, one of my favourite parts of the country. If there are any more you with exhibitions on the horizon, please do let me know. With kind regards Jim Souper, Newsletter Editor

07 New Round Up 08 Our Next Conference what you said by Mark Reeves LRPS 09 Members' Gallery 10 What's On 11 Events

Submissions The deadline for submissions to the next newsletter is Friday 16th March. Please note that it may be necessary to hold some submissions for a future newsletter. If you have an idea for article, please send a brief synopsis of the purpose and content of the piece. Please submit your images as jpegs, sized to 72 dpi with 1200 pixels along the longest edge and borderless. Please send all submissions by email to: landscapenews@rps.org


The Intimate Landscape by David Collins

Professor Malcolm Andrews in his book, Landscape and Western Art makes a distinction between ‘land’ and ‘landscape’, “A landscape is what the viewer has selected from the land, edited and modified in accordance with certain conventional ideas about what constitutes a ‘good view’. (Landscape) is land organised and reduced to the point where the human eye can comprehend its breadth and depth within one frame …”. Every landscape photographer must therefore learn the art of choosing. This article discusses a compositional choice known as ‘the intimate landscape’. Eliot Porter ‘Intimate landscape’ is a term closely associated with Eliot Porter. He was an innovator, pioneering the use of colour film in landscape photography and was known for his dye transfer process for producing colour prints. In 1979, the Metropolitan Museum of Art in New York presented an exhibition of Porter’s photographs called Intimate Landscapes - hence his historical connection with this choice of composition. The exhibition, the first one -man exhibition of photography pr esented by the museum, provides a visual definition of what an 'intimate landscape' composition looks like. Typically, they are composed using lenses with 35mm equivalent focal lengths between 50 and 120mm. Subject distance tends to range from 5 to 50ft and the horizon is not normally included in the image.

Charles Cramer Charles Cramer is on record as saying that although he has done his share of the grand vistas of Yosemite he is now a keen exponent of the ‘intimate landscape’. He has an incredible eye for colour, line and details in the land. You can see examples of his ‘intimate landscapes’ on display at the Joe Cornish Gallery in North Yorkshire (Yosemite to Yorkshire - small world!). Bare trees, Red leaves and the incredible blend of lines, colour and light in Aspen in Fog demonstrate the importance of points, lines, form, textures, patterns and colour (the graphic elements of design) in ‘intimate landscape’ photography. Brett Weston I particularly like the visual impact of the high contrast, monochrome images of Brett Weston (www.brettwestonarchive.com), especially those with an element of abstraction. Here is a monochrome photograph I took that is similar in style to some of Weston’s images. The image was taken in Derbyshire’s Peak District. The subject matter is recognisable but there is a degree of abstraction, which for me, is another part of the appeal of 'intimate landscapes '.

One of my favourite images from Porter's Intimate Landscapes exhibition is Foxtail Grass. It epitomises an ‘intimate landscape’ composition. Porter has turned a small part of the land that could easily be missed or flattened underfoot, and turned it into a strikingly simple but complex photographic design. For more information about the exhibition , search www.metmuseum.org for 'Eliot Porter Intimate Landscapes' to find the exhibition catalogue and download it as a free PDF. There are many other examples of ‘intimate landscapes’ to be found in the portfolios of famous American landscape photographers such as Ansel Adams, Charles Cramer (twice chosen to be the resident photographer in Yosemite and worked with Adams) and one of my stylistic favourites, Brett Weston, son of Edward Weston.

Weir at Water cum Jolly, Peak District © David Collins


Cornish and Ward We do have a strong tradition of ‘intimate landscape’ photography in the UK with photographers such as Joe Cornish who is well known for his scenic vistas, but he has also taken some remarkable ‘intimate landscapes’ such as Curling Kelp - currently on display at his gallery in Northallerton. Another UK ‘intimate landscape’ photographer of note is David Ward. The third chapter - Worlds within Worlds - in his book Landscape Within: Insights and Inspirations for Photographers’ is a good introduction to the concept of ‘intimate landscape’ photography if you can find a copy (unfortunately it’s out of print). Shadows and Silhouettes Most landscape photographers will have taken ‘intimate landscape’ photographs at some time. Here are two of mine centred around the theme of shadows/silhouettes. The first image, No Escape (opposite) is of a ruined farmhouse gradually being weathered back into the land. The second – Winter Blossom –is a photograph looking up into trees on the shore of a lake blended in Photoshop with a photograph of a ceramic floor tile, using the ‘overlay’ blend method to produce the final image.

No Escape, Alhama de Granada © David Collins

Hear the whispers Scenic vistas have more immediate appeal, they ‘shout’ look at me. In contrast, ‘intimate landscapes’ are more restrained, they ‘whisper’ their appeal. We need to ‘listen’ carefully therefore, if we are to ‘hear’ their voice but if we do, they will ‘speak’ to us – they are out there just waiting to be discovered.

David Collins spends his time living between England and Spain. He has an interest in woodland scenes and the rocky coastline predominant in Catalonia. He enjoys writing about photography. This article is based on one produced for his blog ‘Images, Ideas and Reflections’.

Winter Blossom, Ullswater © David Collins



A Day with Light and Land by Trevor Sadowski I was the lucky winner of the star raffle prize at the Landscape Group weekend conference near Skipton back in November 2017. The prize consisted of a oneday workshop with Charlie Waite’s Light and Land photography tour company.

Charlie gave us a quick intro as to the mechanics of the shot and best interpretation of the scene, we all then spread out to work out our own particular photograph. Unfortunately, the gardeners chose that day to burn some stubble.

I chose to book onto the workshop held at Stourhead in Wiltshire, which has a superb landscaped garden created in the 1740s by Henry ‘the Magnificent’ and now managed by the National Trust.

Charlie visited each of us in turn to coach individually and then advised us all to spread out into the gardens in the search for new images he then circulated between us all.

The Stourhead estate measures some 2,650 acres and contains a Palladian country house with beautiful artwork, Chippendale furniture, walled gardens and extensive parkland but it is the landscaped gardens surrounding the lake which give the estate its international fame.

When it came to my turn Charlie taught me the value of using cloud shadows to emphasise and separate out certain parts of the landscape, it was during this that I took my shot of the day, one I am very pleased with and one I shall be sending to Charlie as a thank you (fig 2).

The workshop was taught by Charlie Waite himself and lasted from 10am until 4pm. Lunch was provided in a room set aside for our exclusive use. Charlie started the day by introducing himself and providing a quick life history including a summary of his photographic experience to date. He then went round the table, asking each of us to talk for a minute or so about our own level of photographic experience and what we hoped to gain from the day. Charlie is a very easy person to talk to and has a wonderful way of getting your immediate confidence, you get the feeling that he is holding nothing back and is willing to share any knowledge with you in order to take your photography to the next level, a very generous person with lots of practical tips. After the round table introductions, we headed straight out into the gardens to get our first shot of the day just behind the Palladian bridge (fig 1).

Fig. 2 Trees in Sunlight

We broke for lunch at 12.30 and discussed the experience of the day so far and difficulties encountered, another opportunity for Charlie to share his experience and knowledge with us all. After lunch, we headed out to discover more of the garden looking for different angles and opportunities. This session was quite open, you could stick with Charlie and tour the garden alongside him or go off on your own to explore by yourself or in a mini group. It is up to the participant to decide their preferred option, I thought it was better to spend the afternoon shadowing Charlie then return to the garden the following day for a solo effort to practice everything learnt the previous day. However, that approach was easier said than done, as there is so much to photograph you cannot help but fall behind the main group once in a while.

Fig.1 View over the Palladian Bridge


The whole group came together again at the end of the day and discussed round the table what we had learnt and how we are going to take it forward in our own photographic journeys. Charlie handed out his written 33-point guide comprising thoughts that should go through your mind before you press the shutter button. This covered double-checking your settings and focus, checking everything around the edges of the frame and the many mental and compositional considerations that need to be carefully considered in landscape photography. A thoroughly enjoyable day and one that I am sure will lift my standard as I aim towards an LRPS distinction.

Gothic Cottage


Backlit Leaves

Temple of Flora


Shoreham and Brighton Long Exposure Workshop by Richard Ellis LRPS

The last long exposure workshop took place under cloudless skies, this one under grey skies with swirling rain. Landscape photographers love to complain about the weather and the early part of the trip gave them plenty to discuss.

Shoreham Outflow


© Richard Ellis LRPS

Jetty at Shoreham Harbour

© Alan Bousfield ARPS

© Janice Payne ARPS

We started in Shoreham harbour photographing the jetty and structures in the harbour. After a couple of hours, the group moved on to the port and used groynes and navigation markers for compositions. The trip finished at the old pier in Brighton and a chance to visit Finn Hopson’s gallery.

Brighton Pier

Shoreham, iPhone LE Shoreham

© Chris West LRPS

© Bill Coles LRPS

© Chelin Miller ARPS

You can view a gallery of images from the day here. NEWSLETTER FEBRUARY 2018 / VOL. 3 / NO. 2

News Round Up Upper Swaledale Exhibition

A Meeting of Minds 2018

Group member Stephen Collinson, a Minister in a pastorate including two churches in Swaledale and a Trustee of The Keld Resource Centre, is mounting an exhibition of 25 photographs in the Resource Centre at Keld from Easter Monday, 2nd April to Friday 6th April 2018, from 11am to 5:30pm daily. Entry is free, though donations for the work of The Keld Resource Centre (keld.org.uk) would be appreciated.

Online photography magazine On Landscape have to launched ticket sales for their third Meeting of Minds Conference, taking place from 2nd to 4th November, at The Rheged Centre, Penrith.

A photographer since childhood, Stephen gained his Licentiate distinction in 2015 and continues to develop his approach to landscape and visual art photography. Although this exhibition is a glimpse of Upper Swaledale largely in the landscape genre, Stephen is increasingly combining spirituality and photography.

There will be a drinks reception evening on the 2nd November, with the opening of the Community Exhibition. The exhibition will run over the weekend of the conference and will include not only images from our speakers but also images from all attendees!

Stephen will be present throughout the exhibition.

A Chance for Fame A reminder that our competition to find a landscape image for one the Society's pull-up banners closes on 31st March. Images should aim to capture the spirit of landscape photography and fit with the definition of the group given in the constitution. Specifically: “Landscape” photography is defined as the photographing of all elements of the land, mountains, hills, farmland, the coast, bodies of water, urban and rural environments, under varying lighting and weather conditions, in both traditional and abstract forms.

Speakers announced so far include, Charlie Waite, Colin Prior, Sandra Bartocha, Paul Kenny and Theo Bosboom.

Early bird tickets at £195 are available up to 1st May. For the conference dinner, the venue can only hold 100 people, so ensure you book early to avoid disappointment. Click here for details of the Conference and to book tickets. Recordings from 2016 Conference, with talks from Charlie Cramer, John Blakemore, Julian Calverley, Len Metcalfe, Mark Littlejohn, Bruce Percy and Erin Babnik are available to view here.

Friends of Joe Cornish Galleries Joe Cornish Galleries have just launched a Friends scheme.

The image must be square – this is so it fits on the banner. The entrant must be the owner of the copyright for the image and grant the RPS a royalty free licence to use the image if selected. Composite images are allowed but all images used must be copyright of the entrant. The image must not have won any major competition or currently be licensed for use by any other organisations. Entrants may send in up to three images.

Priced at £25, benefits will include a series of Friends only events and 10% discounts on Joe Cornish prints, in the shop and on selected workshops.

For full details, see the January newsletter.

For more details of the scheme and how to join, click here.

The first Friend event will take place on Friday 9 March with Joe Cornish. Joe will be hosting this preview of the launch of his new series of iPhone prints, which will subsequently be on permanent display at the gallery.


Our next conference – What you told us Earlier this year the landscape group committee issued an online survey to ask members' views about the last and the next group conference. 200 people - a quarter of our members - responded which is a remarkable response rate for online surveys! The main results were: 

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Two thirds of respondents (67.5%) said they were either very likely (23%) or quite likely (44%) to attend the next conference. One quarter (24%) were not sure and fewer than 10% said they were unlikely. Whilst two-thirds (70%) stated that they thought a biannual conference would be fine, over a quarter (28%) said they would like to see a conference every year. Around one third of respondents (35%) agreed with the committee that conferences should be held in the north of England but nearly half (46%) would prefer the conference to rotate around different parts of the UK Over half of respondents (53%) were in favour of sometimes holding conferences in urban locations The majority (63%) said they would be willing to pay over £300 for an inclusive weekend conference whereas nearly a third (29%) would pay between £250 and £300.

In addition, there were many helpful suggestions regarding the details of future conferences, and many respondents suggested having some how-to practical content in the conference programme. The committee really appreciated the high number of responses – so a big thank you to all who took the time to complete the survey – and we will be taking your views on board in the planning of the next conference (of which more in the next newsletter....) Mark Reeves, Events Manager

Webinar Experience Wanted

One of the ideas considered at the last Landscape Group committee meeting was the possibility of running one or more webinars on subjects of interest to members. Are there any Landscape Group members with expertise in this area? If so, would you be prepared to advise the committee and possibly project manage such an event on behalf of the group? If you may be able to help, please contact Richard Ellis at landscapef16@gmail.com. Any help you can offer will be greatly appreciated.


Members' Gallery

Severnside Mist

© Doug Morehead LRPS

Jetty at Knott End

© John Patterson LRPS

Submission Guidelines Please send your Members' Gallery by email to landscapenews@rps.org. Please submit your images as jpegs, sized to 72 dpi with 1200 pixels along the longest edge and borderless. It would also be helpful if you would provide a caption and a note of any RPS distinction that you would like to have included in your credit for the image. The deadline for the next newsletter is Friday 16th March 2018. Thank you!


What's On

A selection of exhibitions & events which may be of interest to landscape group members

Exhibitions Merrie Albion - Landscape Studies of a Small Island Flowers Gallery, London Merrie Albion - Landscape Studies of a Small Island brings together iconic images and many previously unpublished photographs by Simon Roberts, recording social practices and customs linked to the British landscape, as well as some of the economic and political theatre that has helped define recent history. Showing until 10th March. Dan Holdsworth: Mapping the Limits of Space Graves Gallery, Sheffield Dan Holdsworth explores the relationship between landscape, photography, science and technology. Most recently, his work has become an investigation into both real and virtual representations of the geological landscape. His use of digital mapping data expands the photographic process and explores the changing nature of human perception as our understanding of science and technology evolves. Showing until 16th March. Illuminating India: Photography 1857 - 2017 Science Museum, London Part of a season of exhibitions and events, at the Science Museum, that celebrates India’s contribution to science, technology and mathematics. From 4th October until 31st March. Common Ground Southampton City Art Gallery For the past four years, David Baker's Common Ground photographic project has examined Southampton Common and the old cemetery to artistically interpret a landscape that has been shaped by human activity through management of this shared space. At Southampton City Art Gallery until 7th April 2018 Paul Nash and the Uncanny Landscape York Art Gallery Paul Nash’s groundbreaking inter-war landscapes, which transformed the genre of British landscape painting, feature in this new exhibition curated by John Stezaker. The exhibition also includes works by Stezaker including new landscapes created in response to the themes of the uncanny landscape. A private collection of rarely seen Nash drawings, paintings, photographs and ephemera is also on display. At York Art Gallery until 15th April.

Into the Woods: Trees in Photography V&A, London Trees have long been a source of inspiration for artists. This display explores the diverse representation of trees in photography – as botanical subjects and poetic symbols, in the context of the natural and human worlds. At the V&A until 22nd April. Andreas Gursky Hayward Gallery, London Hayward Gallery reopens in January 2018 with the first major UK retrospective of the work of acclaimed German photographer Andreas Gursky. Known for his large-scale, often spectacular pictures that portray emblematic sites and scenes of the global economy and contemporary life, he is widely regarded as one of the most significant photographers of our time. Showing until 22nd April. Wildlife Photographer of the Year 53 London This year's exhibition, showcasing the fifty-third year of the Wildlife Photographer of the Year competition, at the Natural History Museum until 28th May 2018. Mark Ruwedel Tate Modern, London Ruwedel's work shows how geological, historical and political events have left their mark on the landscape. The works in this display span 1995– 2012 and include images of abandoned railways, nuclear testing sites and empty desert homes. Showing until December.

Conferences, Fairs and Festivals The Photography Show Birmingham Next year's show at the NEC will run from Saturday 17th to Tuesday 20th March. Super Stage speakers include Art Wolfe and Brent Stirton, 2017's Wildlife Photographer of the Year. If you have, or know of, an exhibition you think may be interest to landscape group members, please email landscapenews@rps.org with details.


EVENTS Photographing landscape; whatever the weather with Tony Worobiec FRPS Sunday 18th March, 10:30 to 16:00

Northumberland The purpose of this course is to alert you to the potential of photographing landscape, irrespective of the weather conditions. Usually run at Bath HQ, Northern Region has secured the opportunity to attend this popular workshop in the north of England. See here for full details.

Group holiday to Harris & Lewis Thursday 22nd - Thursday 29th March

Harris and Lewis Landscape group member and Lewis resident Tim Parish LRPS will be leading this weeklong holiday to Lewis and Harris, guiding participants to some of the well-known photographic locations as well as to a good few that he has researched himself specifically for this trip. See here for full details - please read carefully before booking.

Guildford and St Martha's Sunday 8th April, 10:00 to 16:30 Guildford This is an opportunity to combine some urban landscape photography with some far-reaching views at a local church, St Martha’s, which has commanding views over the local landscape. If time allows, we will aim to finish at Newlands Corner, which has a distinctly photogenic setting. See here for full details of this Group B event.

Grampian Region location shoot Sunday 8th April, 8:00 to 17:00

Inverness This will be an informal outing arranged by the RPS Scottish Northern Group to which members of the Landscape Group are invited to join up with Highland based members with local knowledge. See here for details.

Creative Landscapes at Dunham Massey Thursday 12th April, 10:30 to 17:00

Dunham Massey Hall, Cheshire This workshop/field trip will be led by landscape group member Mark Reeves, who specialises in incamera creative approaches to landscape photography. His techniques include intentional camera movement, double exposures, bokeh, use of diffusers and others. This event will be somewhere between categories B and C . See here for details.

© Rob Duncalf

Central Lakes photo shoot Saturday 28th April, 9:15 to 17:00 near Ambleside An opportunity to get some great landscape shots whether you are a beginner or an experienced photographer. We will visit a variety of locations from Blea Tarn, Tilberthwaite and Hodge Close Quarry, Slater’s Bridge and Cathedral Cavern. Brilliant locations, which pose different challenges for composition, especially with changeable weather in spring. See here for details of this Group B event.

Monochrome Landscapes Workshop Sunday 29th April, 10:00 to 18:00 Saltburn by the Sea Delve into the wonderful world of black and white landscapes with help and tuition from Mark Banks LRPS. Setting your camera to monochrome and fully manual we will explore the many and varied techniques, tricks and tips in order to make sublime black and white images of Saltburn by the Sea. See here for details of this Group C event.

Hedd Wyn Heritage Centre and Llyn (Lake) Trawsfynydd Sunday 6 May, 10:30 to 16:00

Snowdonia The recently opened centre is dedicated to the life and work of the famous Welsh Great War poet Hedd Wyn. The farmhouse and centre are beautifully located within Cwm Prysor, with expansive views of the mountain ranges of Meirionnydd and Llyn Trawsfynydd. See here for details.

Beyond Visible Light: A workshop on Infrared landscapes with Simon Weir Saturday 19th May, 10:00 to 18:30 Oldbury An acknowledged expert in the field of Infrared photography, Simon's workshop will give you a thorough understanding of the magical world of digital infrared. See here for full details.


Processing landscape images Sunday 1st July, 10:00 to 17:00 Bassenthwaite This one-day workshop will cover post-processing techniques to get the best from your landscape images. Run by Adobe certified professional Carmen Norman at her Lake District studio, the workshop will cover the use of both Adobe Lightroom and Photoshop. See here for details of the workshop and the option of a tutored photo walk the previous day.

Strathspey location shoot Sunday 9th September, 8:00 to 17:00 Photographing landscape; whatever the weather with Tony Worobiec FRPS Sunday 10th June, 10:30 to 16:30

Bath The purpose of this course is to inspire the participant to recognise that each month in the year offers wonderful opportunities for taking great photographs. It aims to be as broad as possible, and features not just pastoral landscape, but recognises that landscape should also embrace agricultural, coastal, industrial and urban locations. To be held at Bath HQ - see here for details

Glen Elg location shoot Sunday 10th June, 8:00 to 17:00 Inverness This will be an informal outing arranged by the RPS Scottish Northern Group. Members of the Landscape Group are invited to join up with Highland based members with local knowledge. This outing will be to Glen Elg, which is a part of the Scottish West Coast often missed by those heading to the Isle of Skye. It has some amazing coastal and mountain scenery. See here for details.

Inverness This will be an informal outing arranged by the RPS Scottish Northern Group. Members of the Landscape Group are invited to join up with Highland based members with local knowledge. This outing will be to Strathspey, with its great scenic landscape opportunities featuring lochs, glens and the UK’s highest mountain range. See here for details.

Glen Affric/Glen Cannich location shoot Sunday 4th November, 8:00 to 17:00 Inverness This will be an informal outing arranged by the RPS Scottish Northern Group. Members of the Landscape Group are invited to join up with Highland based members with local knowledge. By common consent, Glen Affric is the finest of all Scotland's glens. The glen begins amongst the steep, bare mountains of Kintail far in the west. Further downriver is beautiful Loch Affric, at the foot of the highest mountains north of the Great Glen. The middle part of the glen is a national nature reserve, magnificently wooded with Scots Pine - one of the last remnants of the original Caledonian Forest. A fantastic location to capture the autumn colours of the Highlands. See here for details.

Urban abstracts workshop Sunday 24th June, 10:00 to 18:00 Newcastle upon Tyne Newcastle is famous for its stunning architecture and bold monuments, and therefore makes it the perfect place to capture wonderful cityscape images. On this workshop, you will be encouraged to think a little deeper than the obvious and consider both colour and black and white image options to suit your way of thinking. Professional photographer Mark Banks will be on hand all day to help you with your ideas and technique in order to make successful images. See here for details of this Group C event.

Could you host an event? If you know of a promising and photogenic location in your area, and you would be willing to organise an informal session for other members of the Group, please email to rps.landscape.events@gmail.com. We welcome all volunteers and would very much like to hear from members in all parts of the UK.

For details of all Landscape Group events listed above and of additional workshops and events of interest to group members, please visit the group's events page.


Event categories The categories below aim to help members understand what is on offer at any particular landscape group event. They are also a guide for potential event leaders who might be worried that their photographic skills are not sufficiently strong for them to lead an event. Group A – Field trips where the guide has a good knowledge of the location (e.g. good viewpoints, good subjects, good times of day, tides if relevant etc.) and will have ideas about what to do in case of unhelpful weather or light conditions, but does not wish to offer any advice on photography skills or techniques. Group B - Field trips where the trip leader has a good knowledge of the location (as in Group A) but is also willing to offer general technical support and advice to inexperienced photographers. The leader is NOT expected to be an expert in anything but should be sufficiently experienced to pass on knowledge of the basics. Group C - Field trips that focus on a particular technique – such as long exposures or photographing at night. The leaders of these events will primarily offer advice about technique and location knowledge will be sufficient to enable participants to learn and practice the technique(s) concerned. Group D - Workshops that primarily focus on skills or technique and where location is irrelevant or is a secondary consideration. These may take place indoors or outdoors. The workshop leader may have limited knowledge of the location but will be experienced and skilled in the topic of the workshop.

Booking Confirmations A few members have contacted us because they were unsure as to whether or not they were booked on an event. Here is a brief guide to how you can check this for yourselves. When you book a landscape event through the RPS website, the system should send you a confirmation email. If you have not received it and want to check if you are booked on an event, then login to your account on the RPS website, select the tab labeled events and tick the box for events you are booked on. Any events you have booked will show up in orange.