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.
What are the requirement for Licentiate?
You need to show good photographic competence in camera work and technical quality, visual awareness and communication. Please ensure you read the full criteria. Please visit for more details rps.org/distinctions
What is Fine Art Photography:
Photography which communicates a creative vision
Which Panel Members will give me advice?
Nigel Plant ARPS - Licentiate advice
How many images shall I bring?
Licentiate 10 images plus a maximum of 5 spare
Associate 15 images plus a maximum of 5 spare
Do all my images need to be mounted?
All images should be mounted except your spares, this will ensure we can display them correctly.
Please note - non-Members, must also buy the add on ticket
Wheelchair access on all ground floors, and with Disabled toilets.
- Cancellation policy
GMP Sports and Social Club, The Hough End Centre
Mauldeth Road West