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RPS Distinction

03 Julian Alps, one of the images in my LRPS Panel. Fuji X-T2 16mm ISO 200 f/11

The Royal Photographic Society has recommended a panel of my photographs for the distinction of Licentiate (LRPS). This, some 8 months after my wife and I first submitted, with one of us being awarded LRPS immediately.

The LRPS Panel

I had to make changes to one of my images (09 Fenchurch Street) to remove distracting lines that were at first taken to be a printing error.

Panel Layout

Sometimes called the eleventh image, the layout of the panel of photographs is an important aspect for the assessors. There has to be a pleasing aesthetic to the arrangement and balance of the images when displayed as a complete body. I spent far too long worrying about details of aspect ratio and colour balance across the panel, I think. The advisory day was useful to get a sense of what the assessors like. These are things like the two faces looking inwards, similar colours at each end of a row, those kinds of spectrumy details that provide satisfaction for a critical viewer, and they are, critical.

Next steps

I am pleased to have finally achieved this distinction which I take to be an acknowledgement that I am learning something about photography. I'd like to continue my artistic journey by developing my knowledge and skills of the photographic process. I have continued this through making the improvements required to the panel first submitted, and by exploring composition using medium format film, for example.

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Last update: August 4, 2022