Southeast Region ARPS Advisory Day May 5th 2019

05 May 2019

10:00 - 16:30

COBHAM VILLAGE HALL
LUSHINGTON DRIVE
COBHAM
United Kingdom
KT11 2LU

Tel:01932 867 870

Spectator£15.00 

South East Region ARPS Only Advisory Day

This event is now FULLY BOOKED for participants but is still open to Spectators.

If you would like to join a waiting list in case of cancellations please contact the organiser (Martin Gandy), contact details below.

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. Click here to see example of the LRPS - http://rps.org/distinctions/distinction-successes/lrps-galleries

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, Fine Art, Natural History, Travel, Applied and Contemporary and Conceptual. Click here to see example of the ARPS - http://rps.org/distinctions/distinction-successes/arps-galleries

 

Please note : You can apply directly 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?

 

Fine Art                :               Paul Mitchell, FRPS

Applied:               Andre Du Plessis, FRPS

 

What advice will I receive on the day?

 

Content and technical advice for the following categories – 

ARPS Fine Art Advice
ARPS Applied 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. 

 

 

Written Content and Technical ARPS advice for the following categories – 

 

ARPS Conceptual and Contemporary Advice

ARPS Natural History advice

ARPS Travel Advice

 

What is Written and Technical advice? – This applies when there is no advisor present  qualified in this category.  A current member of the panel that you wish to submit to will provide written feedback on the content of your proposed application.  A summary of this will be read out to you and a hard copy will be provided to you. A panel member present will give you technical advice on your prints.

 

Please note you must request Written and Technical advice by the 7th April 2019

 

When you have booked and had confirmation of your place, please send an email to Simon Vercoe, si@rps.org, stating your Advisory Day date and category you would like advice on.  He will send you all the details required.

Unsure which category to apply for?

Send 6 to 10 images to category@rps.org with your Statement of Intent and we will be happy to advise you which would be the best category.  In most cases it's the Statement of Intent that determines the category.

Please apply at the latest by April 5th 2019.

We are unable to show example portfolios for the above categories. You can see examples at http://rps.org/distinctions/distinction-successes/lrps-galleries

 

 

How much does it cost?

RPS members who would like advice) £20

Non-RPS members who would like advice) £25

Observers (both RPS members and non-members) £15

 

 

How many images shall I bring?

15 images plus a maximum of 5 spares ARPS

 

 

Do all my images need to be mounted?

All images should be mounted except for your spares; this will ensure we can display them correctly.

 

Attending for Advice:

On arrival at 10:00am 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 with either get content or technical or technical and written advice, depending who the advisors are on the day.

 

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 www.rps.org/distinctions.

 

Spectators:

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.

Tea, coffee and biscuits are included in the ticket price and will be provided throughout the day.   It is recommended that attendees should bring a packed lunch.  There is a Waitrose within a five minute walk of the hall which has a very good selections of sandwiches etc.

The venue has wheel chair access and toilet facilities for the disabled.

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: Martin Gandy LRPS

Notice of Cancellation:

The Society is unable to refund any cancellation or offer a transfer to another event if the attendee does not notify the Distinctions Department by e-mail 14 days prior to the event start date. email distinctions@rps.org The Society reserves the right to cancel any event 7 days prior to its start date, or less than 24 hours due to adverse weather conditions or extraordinary circumstances beyond its control. All attendees are advised to check hotel and travel cancellation/refund policies, as the Society is unable to offer compensation for any loss.

Contact details

Martin Gandy:   martingandy@btinternet.com 

Location details
COBHAM VILLAGE HALL
LUSHINGTON DRIVE
COBHAM
SURREY
KT11 2LU

TEL: 01932 867 870
info@cobhamvillagehall.com

 

Opening times

10am

Cancellation policy

The Society is unable to refund any cancellation or offer a transfer to another event if the attendee does not notify the Distinctions Department by e-mail 14 days prior to the event start date. email distinctions@rps.org The Society reserves the right to cancel any event 7 days prior to its start date, or less than 24 hours due to adverse weather conditions or extraordinary circumstances beyond its control. All attendees are advised to check hotel and travel cancellation/refund policies, as the Society is unable to offer compensation for any loss.

Martin Gandy
Email the event organiser
07796362923

Region: London, South East