London Region:Advisory Day LRPS - Advice

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What are Distinctions Advisory days?

Advisory days are organised by the RPS regions, so members of the public can either get advice on their body of work before applying for a Distinction or attend as an observer to learn about the Distinctions process and see what advice is given.

If you do book for advice you, will have the opportunity to discuss your body of work with a current panel member in a professional but friendly atmosphere, and if you book just to observe it’s a good way to learn about the Distinction process and see how advice is given.


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 our 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.


Before you attend this event

We would encourage you to read the Guidelines which can be found at the bottom of this page.


What level should I get on advice on?

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 photographer in a particular genre, then please look at the Associate page.


Which Panel Members will give me advice?

Licentiate: Marie-Ange Bouchard ARPS


How many images shall I bring?

LRPS advice – 10 images plus a maximum of 5 spares

Do all my images need to be mounted?

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


Registration and Payment:

Those wishing to attend are asked to register and pay through the RPS website.

To book for LRPS Advice, please click on the button above

To book for ARPS Fine Art Advice, please follow this link

To book to attend as an Observer, please follow this link

If you have any problems at all, please contact Brian on or the Distinctions Department in Bristol:


Event Organiser

London Distinctions - Brian


Venue Information

Canada Water Library is fully accessible with disabled parking, lifts and disabled toilet facilities.

Cancellation policy

The Society is unable to refund any cancellation or offer a transfer to another event if the attendee does not notify the Distinctions Department by e-mail 14 days prior to the event start date. email The Society reserves the right to cancel any event 7 days prior to its start date, or less than 24 hours due to adverse weather conditions or extraordinary circumstances beyond its control. All attendees are advised to check hotel and travel cancellation/refund policies, as the Society is unable to offer compensation for any loss.





Canada Water Library

21 Surrey Quays Road


SE16 7AR