London Region Advisory Day - LRPS and ARPS Fine Art - Advice

15 February 2020

10:30 - 16:30

Resource for London
Holloway Road
United Kingdom
N7 6PA

Fine Art - member£20.00 
Fine Art - non-member£25.00 
LRPS - member£20.00 
LRPS - non-member£25.00 


A day open to Members and Non-Members, this day has been organised for all those working towards the Licentiate and Associate Distinctions.

Categories covered:

LRPS Advice

ARPS Fine Art


For advice on other categories, please contact the Distinctions Department by e-mail to or the London Region Distinctions Co-ordinators or



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 -


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.  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?

  • Paul Mitchell FRPS
  • Cathy Roberts FRPS

What advice will I receive on the day?


Content and technical for the following – 


LRPS Advice

ARPS Fine Art 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:  £20

Non-RPS members who would like advice:  £25

Observers (both RPS members and non-members:  £15 (please book on separate page)


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 except for your spares; this will ensure we can display them correctly.


Attending for 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.  Only panels which have been pre-booked can be assessed.  To book as a Spectator, follow the link here


Registration and Payment:

Those wishing to attend are asked to register and pay through the RPS website by clicking on the blue button above. If you have any problems at all, please contact Brian on or the Distinctions Department in Bristol:


How to find us:

Directions to the centre are here


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 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.

Hearing and access requirements

The centre is fully DDA compliant and accessible to people with a range disabilities but if you would like more information, please contact the Centre directly on 020 7697 4000

London Distinctions - Brian
Email the event organiser

Region: London