CANCELLED - Advisory Day - LRPS & ARPS - Observer Only

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CANCELLED - Yorkshire Region Advisory Day - LRPS and ARPS  

Attending this Advisory day will give you the opportunity to view prospective portfolios 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. Click here to see example of the LRPS -

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 either of the following categories; Natural History and Applied. Click here to see example of the ARPS -

Please note: You can apply direct for the ARPS without being an LRPS, but we would recommend getting an LRPS first before working towards an ARPS, unless you have considerable photographic experience. If you are not sure, it’s much better to start with the LRPS and then work towards an ARPS.

Who are the Advisors?

These will be current panel members on the appropriate panels.


What advice will be given on the day?

Content and technical for the following – 

LRPS Advice
ARPS Print and Technical 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. 

How much does it cost?

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

(N.B. Total Observers limited to 30)

All Booking MUST be done on-line

How many images does each applicant bring?

10 images plus a maximum of 5 spares LRPS
15 images plus a maximum of 5 spares ARPS

Attending for Advice:

On arrival, please register at the front desk. The panel assessors will introduce the advisory day and show examples of successful panels.

The Distinctions Guidelines which contain 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.

As only light refreshments will be provided, it is recommended that attendees should bring a packed lunch.

Those wishing to attend are asked to register and pay through the RPS website. In the event that there are any problems with this process, please contact the organiser: Mary P Crowther ARPS



Location details
New Brookhouse Club 221 Barnsley Road, Wakefield. WF1 5NU.


Region Yorkshire


Event Organiser  Mary P Crowther ARPS

Event Organiser

Mary Crowther


Venue Information

Limited Parking, no parking on local streets



New Brookhouse Working Men's Club

221 Barnsley Road