From iPhoneography to Fellowship: My Continuing Journey – A Lecture for Camera Clubs & Photographic Societies

My second presentation follows on from my first – ‘Urban Exploration to Fine Art: A Photographic Journey’ – in which I will discuss my use of an iPhone to take photographs, leading up to the separate challenge of attaining Fellowship with The Royal Photographic Society using illustrations from a book of poetry and prose entitled ‘Star Blossom’, in which my images become more abstract and in some cases a little surreal, utilising multiple layers, textures and double exposures, whilst using the written words as inspiration.


The use of camera phones is on the rise, as the quality of cameras integrated into these devices improves exponentially, and this happened to coincide with my quest to find a new way to express myself from a photographic perspective.  In early 2012 I purchased an iPhone based specifically on reviews enumerating the high quality of the camera, and also on the volume of available photography apps for shooting and processing photographs.

No Echo

During this time I experimented with the phone camera, almost to the exclusion of my DSLR, and shot many photographs in the square format that I have always loved but using lo-fi/creative camera apps. Also in 2012 I was also commissioned to create photo illustrations for a book of poetry and prose written by my uncle Fergus Chadwick, who saw some of my previously published Blurb books and wanted the same for his latest work. The images from this book formed the basis of my FRPS panel, and I will discuss this Distinction in the talk.

With Imprisoned Wish

About Viveca Koh FRPS
I am a self-taught Fine Art photographer, and I see potential images everywhere around me, often things that many seem to miss or simply pass by.  Abandoned buildings are a passion of mine, as are the details of places that attract my eye, the minutiae that collects in hidden corners, the small parts of bigger things that are fascinating in their own right.  I enhance many of my photographs with texture layers and overlays, experimenting with digital double exposure, using old documents that I have collected to add a different dimension to the work in question.

In 2014 I was awarded a Fellowship Distinction by the Royal Photographic Society, following on from LRPS in April 2010 and ARPS in June 2011.
I am a member of the RPS Visual Art Group and Digital Imaging Group, previous Honorary Secretary of the former (2013-2018), and a Friend of the London Salon of Photography. I am an LRPS Panel Member, a part of the team involved in awarding the Licentiateship distinction.

I have exhibited in a number of venues, and all my photographs are sold as signed numbered Limited Edition Giclée prints on Hahnemühle German Etch 310gsm via my website

Testimonials on my presentations and my work in general.

Other Talks – now booking

‘Urban Exploration to Fine Art: a Photographic Journey’

‘A Photographer’s Perspective: My Life Through A Lens’

‘The Joy of Seeing: Photography My Way’


What Unvoiced Orbit?

To Book

Viveca’s fee for this talk is £150.00, plus the full cost of fuel and mileage at 45p per mile (in line with current PAGB guidelines), to your Club/Photographic Society from her home in Addlestone, Surrey with overnight accommodation requested for travel above 70 miles.

The presentation will be presented on a laptop connected to your projector, contains 173 slides, most of these being photographs, and fits within a two hour time frame including a 10-15 minute tea break. Her FPRS panel of 20 mounted prints will also be available for viewing if required.

For initial inquiry please email Viveca at or telephone 07956  517 524

A Mirror Wall of Words



30th March 2014 – RPS Digital Imaging Group, Eastern Centre

1st April 2014 – Aperture Woolwich Photographic Society

15th April 2014 – Northfields Camera Club

21st May 2014 – Hampton Hill Photographic Society

5th June 2014 – Richmond and Twickenham Photographic Society

4th September 2014 – Smethwick Photographic Society

2nd October 2014 – Enfield Camera Club

8th October 2014 – Bristol Photographic Society

31st October 2014 – Eastbourne Photographic Society

13th November 2014 – East Grinstead Camera Club

14th January 2015 – Beckenham Photographic Society

16th January 2015 – Selsdon Camera Club

20th January 2015 – Ashford Camera Club

29th January 2015 – Malden Camera Club

11th February 2015 – Muswell Hill Photographic Society

13th February 2015 – Saffron Walden Camera Club

23rd February 2015 – Princes Risborough Camera Club

3rd March 2015 – Southgate Photographic Society

30th March 2015 – Potters Bar & District Photographic Society

23rd April 2015 – Great Notley Photography Club

25th October 2015 – RPS Visual Art Group South-West Region

29th October 2015 – Chertsey Camera Club

3rd November 2015 – Woking Photographic Society

12th November 2015 – Bromley Camera Club

17th November 2015 – Welwyn Garden City Photo Club

19th November 2015 – Croxley Camera Club

23rd November 2015 – Dorking Camera Club

30th November 2015 – Cambridge Camera Club

8th December 2015 – Bognor Regis Camera Club

10th December 2015 – Newbury Camera Club

8th January 2016 – Tonbridge Camera Club

21st January 2016 – Ealing & Hampshire House Photographic Society

17th February 2016 – Godalming Camera Club

22nd February 2016 – Epsom Camera Club

29th February 2016 – Mid Sussex Camera Club

3rd March 2016 – Beacon Camera Club

1st March 2016 – Faversham & District Camera Club

7th March 2016 – Guildford Photographic Society

11th April 2016 – Bracknell Camera Club

14th April 2016 – Bookham Camera Club

21st April 2016 – Basingstoke Camera Club

26th April 2016 – Old Coulsdon Camera Club

21st May 2016 – RPS Visual Art Rollright Group

5th September 2016 – Kingston Camera Club

8th September 2016 – Chichester Camera Club

12th September 2016 – Amersham Photographic Society

20th September 2016 – Maidenhead Camera Club

5th October 2016 – Sittingbourne Photographic Society

11th October 2016 – Bedford Camera Club

17th October 2016 – Carshalton Camera Club

20th October 2016 – Exeter Camera Club

26th October 2016 – Canterbury Photographic Society

31st October 2016 – Reigate Photographic Society

7th November  2016 – Gravesend Camera Club

10th November 2016 – Wallingford Photographic Club

1st March 2017 – Yately Camera Club

13th April 2017 – Chalfonts and Gerrards Cross Camera Club

3rd May 2017 – Cheam Camera Club

5th June 2017 – Southampton Camera Club

15th June 2017 – Gwynfa Camera Club

12th September 2017 – Winchester Photographic Society

4th October 2017 – Adderbury, Deddington & District Photographic Society

10th October 2017 – Hampstead Photographic Society

25th October 2017 – Horndean Camera Club

6th December 2017 – Midhurst Camera Club

23rd February 2018 – Overton Photography Club

26th February 2018 – Pinner Camera Club

5th March 2018 – Battle Photographic Society

11th March 2018 – RPS East Midlands Region

18th April 2018 – Photocraft Camera Club of Wallington

1st May 2018 – Brighton and Hove Camera Club

6th May 2018 – RPS North West Region DIG

17th May 2018 – Ampthill & District Camera Club

14th June 2018 – Gateway Camera Club

17th September 2018 – Parkwood Camera Club

2nd October 2018 – Sandhurst Camera Club

5th December 2018 – Littlehampton and District Camera Club

30th January 2019 – Field End Photographic Society

13th February 2019 – Deal Camera Club

12th March 2019 – Malling Photographic Society

4th April 2019 – Storrington Camera Club

30th April 2019 – Photofold Camera Club

14th May 2019 – Molesey Photographic Club

28th May 2019 – Maidstone Camera Club

12th September 2019 – Watford Camera Club

18th September 2019 – Ware & District Photographic Society

23rd September 2019 – Ipswich and District Photographic Society

8th October 2019 – Worcestershire Camera Club


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