Licentiate Advisory Day

Event info

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.

What are Distinctions?

We invite you to embark upon a personal journey, developing your skills and your photographic voice by submitting a body of work. This demonstrates not just increasing technical competence, but how you want to develop your photography and the reaction of others to your work.

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.

What are the requirement for LRPS?

You need to show good photographic competence in camera work and technical quality, visual awareness and communication. Please ensure you read the full criteria at

Who are the Advisors?

Nigel Plant ARPS


What advice will I receive on the day?

LRPS advice only

How much does it cost?

members who would like advice £15

Non-members who would like advice £20

Observers tickets £10

How many images shall I bring?

10 images plus a maximum of 5 spares
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.

Attending for Advice:

On arrival please register at the front desk and then place your panel safely on the tables to the side of the room. You will have the opportunity to receive guidance on your proposed panel and how to prepare it. The panel assessors will introduce the Advisory Day and show examples of successful panels. You will then be invited to display your images for comment. As a participant, you should bring your prints that you consider could form the basis for a panel, along with spares.


Being an observer is a very good way to learn about the distinctions process, listen to the advice being given and see examples of successful panels. Please do not bring any of your own images to the event on the off chance that you can receive advice. Only panels that have been booked can be assessed.

As only light refreshments will be provided; it is recommended that attendees should bring a packed lunch.

Wheelchair access on all ground floors, with disabled toilets.



Event Organiser

Roy Appleby LRPS



GMP Sports and Social Club, The Hough End Centre

Mauldeth Road West



M21 7SX