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RPS Distinction Group

Are you interested in gaining a photographic distinction?

The Royal Photographic Society exists to promote photography and image-making and to support photographers in realising their potential, irrespective of their level of knowledge, equipment or skills. 

Having supported many clients through a journey of development and improvement, with their photography, over the past few years, I am aware that there is a growing group who have considered and are interested in going for an accreditation with the RPS.

I have had a few conversations with individuals over the past six months and it seems there is a wish by them for me to pull together a special interest group of those wishing to build panels and apply for either the L or A distinction.


Requires 10 images which reflect your ability as a photographer.


Requires a body of work/project of 15 images of a high standard and a written Statement of Intent.

I have previously supported a few clients in achieving their distinctions - Mike Ford so have experience of providing the mentoring and tuition to help you achieve this goal.  Additionally, my own experience and knowledge means I am well positioned to offer insight and guide you through the process.

Distinction Group - Cost and Commitment

At this stage, I am polling interest to see what the demand would be for a group.  Depending on interest this may become a formal group and course spread over 6-12 months with a class/meetup scheduled every four-five weeks.  I am aware that everyone will be at different stages and progress may take longer for some than others who already possibly have an incomplete draft panel.

Therefore the format I am considering is each person being able to pick six scheduled classes over a 12 month period.  The classes will run approx every 4-5 weeks during the week in an evening at my home (Coventry).  This should cater for attendees various timescales to complete a panel in a 12 month period.

The cost £395 for the 12 months of classes/support.

Distinction Group - Format and Tuition

  • Small group setting at my home - Coventry
  • Images projected on to large TV screen 
  • Dropbox used for updated portfolios and images
  • Group collaboration and sharing
  • 2hr-2.5hrs - 7pm - 9:30pm on monthly basis - Option to attend/leave when it suits you
  • Advice on an individual basis throughout
  • Support for panel ideas, layout and coherence
  • Technical and creative critique with suggestions for improvement
  • Support for L and A panel submissions process
  • Support for DPI or Printing quality and formats
  • Support for RPS Advisory Days

Next Steps

  1. Consider if an RPS Distinction is something you want to achieve
  2. Consider if you can commit to up to six classes over the next 12 months
  3. Consider if you can make the time to shoot the images needed for a panel
  4. Consider the benefits of being in a distinctions group and collaborating/learning
  5. Consider how this process will develop you and your photographic skills/knowledge

If you feel answered positively to those five considerations then this is a good opportunity for you to enrol in this programme.

Just email/phone me to register your interest so I can discuss the level of interest, suitability of your work to date and confirm the timescales and next steps for you to sign up! 

I look forward to hearing from everyone and happy to take on board any suggestions on format and frequency etc.