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Advisory Day - LRPS and ARPS (Visual Art and Landscape)

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Southern Region Advisory Day - LRPS and ARPS (Visual Art and Landscape)

Attending this Advisory day will give you the opportunity to discuss your portfolio with current panel members in a professional but friendly atmosphere.

What are the requirement for LRPS and ARPS, and which level am I?

LRPS (Licentiate) – If you are not sure, then start with the LRPS, as you will need to show a good photographic competence in camera work, visual awareness, communication and presentation, as detailed in the guidelines.

ARPS (Associate) – You need to demonstrate a high technical competence as well as provide evidence of creative ability and the development of a personal style in the chosen category.

Who are the Advisors?

Paul Mitchell FRPS

Tony Worobiec FRPS


What advice will I receive on the day?

Content and technical for the following –

LRPS advice

ARPS Visual Art advice

ARPS Landscape advice

What is Content and technical advice? – The panel member present sits on this panel and you will be given content and technical advice face to face, and also a copy of the comments given.

This is also an opportunity for any member receiving 1 to 1 online advice on a panel in a genre other than Visual Art or Landscape to gain guidance on the quality of printing and mounting.

How much does it cost?

RPS members who would like advice £15

Non-RPS members who would like advice £20

Observers (both RPS members and non-members) £10

All Booking MUST be done on-line



How many images shall I bring?

10 images plus a maximum of 5 spares LRPS

15 images plus a maximum of 5 spares ARPS


Do all my images need to be mounted?

All images should be mounted; 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 desks 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. You will get content and technical advice.

Before you attend please make sure you have read the Distinctions Guidelines which contains important information on requirements, categories and criteria regarding the panels. This can be downloaded from the RPS website


Spectating is a very good way to learn about the distinctions system and to see the advice given. Please do not bring any of your own images to the event on the off-chance that you can receive advice.


Print Panels to arrive by 9.40 – LRPS and ARPS (Visual Art and Landscape)

9.50 start

Panel advice 10.00 -12.30 (with tea/coffee break)

Lunch 12.30 – 1.15

Panel Advice 1.30 – 4.00

Finish 4.00


Refreshments including tea, coffee, soft drinks and a lunch menu are available for purchase onsite. Attendees are welcome to bring a pack lunch if preferred.


Event Organiser


Cancellation policy

Cancellation by you:

If you wish to cancel your booking, PLEASE let the event organiser know with as much notice as possible.If you have paid for an event, please note that this fee/ticket price is non-refundable unless we are able to sell your place to somebody else.

Cancellation by us:

It is possible that occasionally an event will be postponed or cancelled for reasons beyond the RPS’s control. If an event is postponed, we will transfer your booking to the rearranged event, with the option of a refund if the rescheduled date is not suitable for you.If an event is cancelled, we will give you as much notice as we are able to, and any payment by you to the RPS in respect of the event offered as a full refund.


The Hamworthy Club

Magna Road

Canford Magna


BH21 3AP