Applying for RPS accreditation means you can improve your skills and give your work more impact
the benefits of applying for rPS accreditation
As the world’s leading photographic charity, The Royal Photographic Society offers its members (and non-members) a unique opportunity to further their knowledge and fine-tune their work by applying for a Society Distinction. An RPS accreditation is perfect for photography fans who wish to gain further advice and improve their work – and in some cases, further their career as well. Accreditation from the RPS certainly doesn’t get any more prestigious, and members can apply for three levels of Distinction: LRPS (Licentiate), ARPS (Associate) and FRPS (Fellowship); the Society recommends that you apply for the LRPS first, unless you’re an experienced photographer. All assessment events are held at the RPS Headquarters in Bath.
For the LRPS (Licentiate) Distinction, applicants must show variety in approach and techniques, but not necessarily in subject matter. This is a demanding but achievable accreditation for most dedicated photographers.
Visit www.rps.org/ distinctions/lrps to learn more about the LRPS Distinction.
To become an Associate of the RPS, applicants will need to submit a body of work that demonstrates a high technical ability together with a comprehensive knowledge of their specialist category. The specialist categories for ARPS applications include Fine Art, Conceptual and Contemporary, Film, Multimedia, Natural History, Research, and Science and Travel.
Find out more about the ARPS Distinction at www.rps. org/distinctions/arps.
To become a Fellow of the RPS, applicants will need to show clear evidence of distinctive photographic ability as well as the highest technical standard, which shows an individual approach to their specialist category. In a similar way to the ARPS categories, the specialist categories for FRPS applications include Fine Art, Natural History, Conceptual and Contemporary, Film, Multimedia, Research, and Science and Travel.
See www.rps.org/ distinctions/frps for more information on how to get a Fellowship accreditation.
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