East Anglia Advisory Day - LRPS & ARPS Fine Art - ADVICE SPACE FULLY BOOKED - Reserve List Active. OBSERVERS - Tickets available.

10 November 2019

10:30 - 16:30

Foxton Village Hall
Hardman Road
United Kingdom
CB22 6RN


The event is fully booked for both ARPS & LRPS.  We do have a reserve list.  If you would like to join that list, in case of cancellations, the please contact the organiser.  Note we have plenty of room for observers.


East Anglia Advisory day - LRPS 

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?

LRPS ( Licentiate ) –  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


Who are the Advisors?

Dave Jordan FRPS

Ian Wilson ARPS


What advice will I receive on the day? 

Content and technical for the following – 

LRPS 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?

RPS members who would like advice - £15

Non-RPS members who would like advice - £20

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


How many images shall I bring?

10 images plus a maximum of 5 spares LRPS

15 images plus a maximum of 10 spare for 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 please register at the front desk and then book in your panel in the main 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. 

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


What are the requirement for an ARPS ?

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.  The following catogory will be covered at this Advisory day: 

  • Fine Art advice

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 is the Advisor?

Chris Palmer FRPS


What advice will I receive on the day?

Content and technical for the following: 

  • ARPS Fine Art 

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.


Unsure which category you are?

Send 6 to10 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 dictates the category. Please send at least 30 days before the advisory day.


How much does it cost?

£15 for RPS members who would like advice, £20 for non-members who would like advice, £10 for observers.



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.

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.


Location and Timing

Foxton Village Hall, Hardman Road, Foxton, Cambridge, CB22 6RN from approximately 10:30 to 16:30.  Doors Open to Observers at 10:00 and those bringing panels for advice at 09:30

Opening times

10:30am to 4:30pm

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.

Jonathan Vaines
Email the event organiser

Region: East Anglia