Advisory Day - LRPS & ARPS (Visual Art & Contemporary)

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Thames Valley Advisory Day - LRPS and ARPS

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 category of Visual Art or Contemporary.

Who are the Advisors?
Viveca Koh for ARPS (Visual Art) & LRPS and Richard Brayshaw for ARPS (Contemporary) & LRPS.

What advice will I receive on the day?
Content and technical for the following –
LRPS Advice
ARPS Visual Art
ARPS Contemporary

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.

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

9.50 start
Panel advice 10.00 -12.30 (with tea/coffee break)
Lunch 12.30 – 1.15
Panel Advice 1.30 – 3.30
Finish 3.30

There are a limited number of ‘slots’ available for both L and A (Visual Arts or Contemporary) panels, so please book early. If you cannot, for any reason, attend on the day, please let us know as soon as possible; we will have a waiting list and so your place can be filled rather than wasted.

Location details
Weston Turville Village Hall
40A Main Street
Weston Turville
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Weston Turville Village Hall

40A Main Street

Weston Turville

HP22 5RW