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?
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 ARPS requirements Associate page.
Which Panel Members will give me advice?
- Licentiate: Ken Holland ARPS
- Associate: Chris Palmer FRPS
What level and Genre advice will be available on the day?
- Associate: Fine Art Photography
How many images shall I bring?
LRPS advice – 10 images plus a maximum of 5 spares
ARPS advice – 15 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.
Once you have booked your ticket, you will receive a confirmation email, and then nearer the time, the organiser will send anyone attending an e-mail giving full instructions about how the day is run.
Please note: this venue does not have disabled access.
- Venue Information
The room is on the first floor with no lift or access for wheelchairs
Accommodation is available at all times and food is served at the meetings but needs to be pre ordered before meetings start
- Cancellation policy
Please click here to read our Cancellation Policy
The Dolphin Hotel