LRPS and ARPS advisory day cancelled

LRPS and ARPS Fine Art Advisory Day

Event info

Event cancelled - We will be contacting all those who have already booked to facilitate a transfer or refund ASAP. Thank you for your patience.


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 is the Licentiate?
This is the first level of Distinctions, and you will need to show variety of approach, and technique but not necessary in subject matter, evidence of creative ability and a high technical level appropriate to your submission

What is Fine Art Photography?
Photography which communicates a creative vision

Which Panel Members will give me advice?


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.

Wheelchair access available
Hearing loop available

Event Organiser

Paul Cox ARPS


Venue Information

Wheelchair Access

Hearing Loop

Cancellation policy

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East Cowes Town Hall

York Avenue

East Cowes

Isle of Wight

PO32 6RU