About Peter Benson ARPS CrGP AWPF CPAGB BPE3*

I would describe myself as a keen photographer and as such I am an active member of two clubs the Beyond Group and Bury St Edmunds Photographic Society.  I am  also a member of the Royal Photographic Society and the Guild of Photographers.


I specialise in urban night photography and have been tutoring my style of photography since 2015. One of my favourite locations for night photography is the area around Tower Bridge, which is just one of the workshops I have on offer.

I find that something magical happens when the sun goes down and disappears. A scene that could be described as ordinary in the day, comes alive for me at night. I often go back to the same locations and always come away with a different image of the same scene as the weather, tides and cloud base all make a difference.

I also give talks to camera clubs and societies about my passion, details of which are here.


December 2018  I had my prints "To the Point"  acceptanced into the PAGB Masters of Print Hall of Fame, for which I was also given awards by two of the Exhibition sponsors Epson and Permajet. 


June 2020 three of my Urban Nightscape images where shortlisted for Landscape Photographer Of The Year 2020 Awards.

October 2020 I was awarded Associate of The Royal Photographic Society, (ARPS Landscape) in prints for my Urban Night Photography for which the panel of my work that I put forward can be seen here and on the RPS website as an example submission for the ARPS for the Landscape genre.

October 2020 The online edition of Amateur Photographer featured the success  of my recent ARPS, which can be seen here.

December 2020 I was awarded an Associateship of the Welsh Photographic Federation (AWPF) for my work in prints of my Urban Nightscapes.

April 2021 I had four of my Urban Nightscapes selected for the RPS East Angilan Region Exhibition. 

May 2021 I was made a Craftsman of The Guild of Photographers for my Urban Nightscapes. I also have been regularly given awards in the Guild's Image of the Month competitions.  

December 2021 my image "The City Never Sleeps" has been selected as one of the ten finalist in the Urban category of the Guild of Photographers Image of the Year competition.

If  you are interested in joining the Guild of Photographers please contact me for details and a special offer code.

My images have been selected to appear in UK National and International Exhibitions and have gained a few awards along the way.


My Urban Nightscape images have featured in the RPS Journal, RPS Landscape Group magazine and the Amateur Photographer magazine

Midnight at The Brooklyn Bridge master 2
Porto 2
Haus der Kulturen der Welt Berlin
Basilique du Sacre-Coeur de Montmartre
Dresden Across the Elbe#Peter Benson#ADV
Prague 3
Battersea Power Station
Split 1
Haus der Kulturen der Welt Berlin
The City That Never Sleeps Distiction 38  tif