royal photographic society

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Based in Bristol, UK the Royal Photographic Society is a charity that exists to increase the knowledge and understanding of photography. It helps to promote the highest standards of achievement in photography, and to encourage the public appreciation of photography.

Membership is open to all, irrespective of knowledge or experience. All that matters is a passion to learn and share with others. The RPS has over 11,000 members in the UK and around the world, many of whom enjoy unparalleled opportunities to share knowledge, meet and learn from one another through over 600 events every year. Many members join to further their photography and to embrace the challenge of working towards our internationally-recognized qualifications.

In May 2023 I was delighted achieved my Licentiate of the Royal Photographic Society.

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During 2022 and early 2023 I applied for an Accreditation with the Royal Photographic Society. The first rung on the ladder is the Licentiate.

For the Licentiate, applicants must show (among other criteria) a variety of approach and techniques but not necessarily in subject matter. It’s demanding but achievable for most dedicated photographers.

It requires applicants to submit ten images which reflect their ability as a photographer. My ten images are displayed here on the right along the the Hanging Plan below. The Hanging Plan is required to show the images as they might be displayed and requires them to be arranged in a pleasing and co-ordinated way. Click on an images to enlarge.

My first assessment was held in February 2023. I was disappointed not to be awarded the accreditation at the first attempt, however the panel invited me to resubmit. The panel thought there were one or two minor technical issues with my submission. These were corrected and a resubmission was put forward for May 2023.

I was delighted to achieve this accreditation at the May 2023 assessments.

Having just been perusing the RPS Journal I spotted your name in the successful Licentiate applications list…congratulations!

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