RPS Distinctions are now offering one-to-one portfolio reviews via Zoom. This means you can have a private, individual session with a panel advisor, who will be able to see your images and discuss with you the best way forward. This new service is open to both members and non-members alike and covers all Distinction levels and all genres. Your computer screen and that of your advisor will be linked via the Zoom app, which is free and easy to download. The advisor will be able to see your images in detail and have a conversation with you as the session progresses in a friendly and professional atmosphere via screen sharing.
This new service applies to both digital and print submissions. If you are preparing a print submission, then send digital copies of the images and the hanging plan. If you are planning an Images For Screen application, then send the images and sequencing plan as you normally would.
How long does the advice last?
The sessions last for 40 minutes. This may be extended but this will be down to the indvidual advisor. You will also receive a brief summary of the advice given via email.
Which RPS Distinctions level is right for me?
If you are not sure, then start with the Licentiate (LRPS). To learn about the LRPS requirements please visit the Licentiate page. For more experienced photographers, who have an interest in a particular interest in a genre, then visit the Associate page or Fellowship page.
Which panel members will give advice?
A current assessor from the relevant panel will be allocated to you and will be in contact to arrange a suitable date and time. Once this has been agreed, you will need to send your images at least ten working days in advance of the booked session.
How many images should I send?
LRPS advice – 10 images plus a maximum of 5 spares and hanging/sequence plan
ARPS advice – 15 images plus a maximum of 5 spares and statement of intent and hanging/sequence plan
FRPS advice – 20/21 images plus a maximum of 5 spares and statement of intent and hanging/sequence plan
Do you have templates for sequences and hanging plans?
Yes, please See below
What size images and requirements are needed for the advice?
Please ensure images are no larger than 2400 pixels (landscape) x 1800 pixels (portrait).
Images must be named with two digits only, for example: 01, 02, 03, etc
Before you book your zoom 1:1
We would encourage you to read the Guidelines which can be found at
What are Distinctions?
Applying for our Distinctions takes you on a personal journey, exploring not just “technical competence” but how you want to develop as a photographer, how others react to your work, and what we want to say as a photographer. Therefore, we ask for a body of work that shows not just the content of the images but also the intent of the photographer. Essentially, photography has a purpose, and that is to explain, challenge, inspire and tell stories. Our distinctions make us better photographers in that sense, telling our own stories.
Thank you and the best of luck,
- The Distinctions Team
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