The Reston Photographic Society (RPS) is a special interest group within the League of Reston Artists (LRA). 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 hosts meetings which are open to the public at 7:30pm on the third Monday of each month (the meeting date is changed if the third Monday falls on a holiday), January through May and September through November at the Reston Community Centers at Hunters Woods or Lake Anne.
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 LRA’s meetings, on topics of general interest to artists.
The Society, in conjunction with the LRA, sponsors two major judged photographic exhibits each year. In March, a show is hung is the main hallway of the U.S. Geological Survey in Reston. The second show takes place in June in the Reston Community Center at Lake Anne, the Jo Ann Rose Gallery.
The Reston Photographic Society is a member of the Northern Virginia Alliance of Camera Clubs (NVACC) – www.nvacc.org. As a member of NVACC, the RPS shares meeting schedules, as well as opportunities to participate in the meetings of all NVACC member clubs.
RPS is a member of The Mid Atlantic Photography Assn. (MAPA) www.naturevisions.org and participates in the annual Nature Vision expo held in November at the Hylton center in Manassas.