Distinctions Advisory Day

31 March 2019

10:00 - 16:00

Newton Community Hall
United Kingdom
NE43 7UL

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ARPS Advice non member£20.00 
ARPS Advice Member£15.00 
LRPS Advice non member£20.00 
LRPS Advice Member£15.00 

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Categories covered:
LRPS content and technical advice

ARPS Travel content and technical advice


Technical (and written advice on content) for Conceptual & Contemporary, Fine Art, Natural History and Applied & Professional) – The panel member present does not sit on those panels but has been given written advice from a Panel member to read out to you, they will give you technical advice on your prints and a copy of the written advice.


PLEASE NOTE : If you would like advice for ARPS in Natural History, Applied & Professional, Fine Art or Conceptual and Contemporary, you must book your place by the 28th February at the latest. This gives us time to get written advice for you, which will be read out on the day and a copy given to you

Contact Carol for further details


A day open to both members and non-members of the Society, this is intended to assist anyone considering an application to the Distinctions Panels.

Tea / coffee provided.

Cost: £15 if bringing work (£20 non-members), £10 if observing.

Lunch : bring a packed lunch


Advisors: Leo Palmer FRPS & Malcolm Kus ARPS


Attending this Advisory day will give you the opportunity to discuss your images with a current panel members in a professional but friendly atmosphere.



What are the requirement for LRPS and ARPS, and which level am I?


LRPS ( Licentiate ) – If you are not sure, then start with the LRPS, as you will need to show a good photographic competence in camera work, visual awareness, communication and presentation, as detailed in the Guidelines 


ARPS (Associate )  – You need to demonstrate a high technical competence as well as provide evidence of creative ability and the development of a personal style in either of the following categories, Fine Art, Natural History, Travel, Applied and Contemporary and Conceptual.

Please note : You can apply direct for the ARPS without being an LRPS, but we would recommend getting an LRPS first before working towards an ARPS, unless you have considerable photographic experience.


If you are not sure, it’s much better to start with the LRPS and then words towards an ARPS.


What advice will I receive on the day?


Content and technical for the following -   LRPS and ARPS in Travel and Applied & Professional categories.


Content and technical – the panel member sits on this panel and you will be given content and technical advice face to face, and also a copy of the comments given.


How many images shall I bring?

10 images plus a minimum of 5 spares and maximum of 10 for the LRPS

15 images plus a minimum of 5 spares and maximum of 10 for the ARPS

Do all my images need to be mounted?

All images should be mounted except for your spares, this will ensure we can display them correctly.

Carol Palmer
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Region: Northern