About five years ago I submitted a panel of images to the Royal Photographic Society to be assessed for a ‘distinction’ from the Society. I was successful in my submission, and that entitled me to use the letters ‘LRPS’ after my name as a ‘Licentiate of the Royal Photographic Society’.
For the past few years my students and colleagues in the society have been asking when I was going to submit for another (higher) distinction, and as I’ve successfully mentored a number of my students through the LRPS it seems only right that I should consider the next level myself. Therefore, I have decided to apply for an Associate level distinction, the ARPS.
The assessment panel for these only sit twice per year, in April and September, so realistically my next opportunity to have my work assessed will be next April, so that’s my plan. In the meantime I’m going to observe the next assessment in a couple of weeks to see what the current standard is like, and crack on with my conceptual project aimed specifically for this.
More details on this page, which I’ll update as I go along..