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Royal Photographic Society Distinction
19th January 2011 - 0 comments
I have just returned from Bath where a portfolio of ten of my images was under assessment for an application for a Licentiateship with the Royal Photographic Society.
The good news is that I was successful in being recomended for a Licentiateship.
Some more background can be found here in the previous post.
RPS Advisory Day
RPS Advisory Day
31st October 2010 - 0 comments
One of my projects this year has been to put together a body of work good enough to earn a distinction from the Royal Photographic Society. At this stage I have set my sights on a Licentiateship which is the first level of distinction awarded.
To be assessed an applicant is required to present ten images that work together as a set or in the case of digitally projected images as a sequence.
I decided to uses prints rather than digital images as I felt this gave me more control over the final image the judges will see. The following criteria are used to judge an application (taken from the RPS Distinction Handbook).

-Presentation: Overall Impression of Portfolio
-Technique: Camera Work
-Technique: Technical Quality
-Seeing: Visual Awareness
-Thinking: Communication

For more information on RPS Distinctions please visit - RPS Distinctions Introduction

Yesterday I attended a Distinction Advisory Day, this gave me an opportunity to have my work viewed by members of the RPS and to help me understand if my work was up to standard and was cohesive as a body of work. I took along ten 'spare' images to allow the advisors to chop and change if necessary.

In the end a few changes were made but it was felt my work was up to standard which was great to hear.

All in all it was a great day with some stunning photography on display, if you are considering applying for an RPS distinction I strongly recommend attending an advisory day.

My hanging plan for the application is shown below, the next step is the assessment day in January.