2nd April 2004, 03:54 PM
2nd April 2004, 03:56 PM
Originally Posted by tbteng
The Licentiateship is open to all members of The Royal Photographic Society. Non-members of the Society may also apply for the Licentiateship but if they are successful, the Distinction will not be approved until after they have been elected to Membership. The Licentiateship is awarded either for competence in practical photography, or in recognition of the passing of an appropriate examination in photography by the Society.
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Last edited by sebastiansong; 2nd April 2004 at 04:02 PM.
2nd April 2004, 08:06 PM
Yes, in order to make use of the distinction...
Originally Posted by tbteng
2nd April 2004, 10:03 PM
No you don't need to be a member. But if and when you get your LRPS you need to become a member. Telling him he needs to be a member to make use of the distinction doesn't at all answer his question if he needs to be a member first.
2nd April 2004, 10:30 PM
That was based on the assumption that the applicant has passed the distinction assessment!
Originally Posted by Jed
In the distinctions application form, it asks you if you're a member and if not, it refers you to Section 6 of the form for non-member applications. This is what it states in Section 6:
So basically, if you are not a RPS member at the time of the distinctions application, you need to apply for RPS membership together with your LRPS application but you reserve the right to cancel this membership application if you fail your LRPS assessment.
Originally Posted by RPS Distinctions Application Form
Last edited by SzennyBoy; 2nd April 2004 at 10:37 PM.
2nd April 2004, 10:43 PM
I know all that. But the question was,
...if you intend to go for "LRPS", would you need to be a member of RPS first?
The answer is no, you don't.
2nd April 2004, 10:53 PM
I guess it all depends on what you define as "intend to go for LRPS".
If its for you going out to shoot, sort and prepare for your 10-images, then I agree with your answer - No, membership not required.
But if intending to go for the LRPS means already having your submission prepared (prints, slides or CD) and ready for posting to Bath for the actual assessment, then Yes, you either need be a member already or apply for it at the same time!
Edited to add...
For tbteng's (and anyone else's) benefit & info...
There is a Overseas Service Representative for RPS in Singapore, Mr Tan Lip Seng FRPS, and he can be contacted through his website. Considering that S'poreans and overseas applicants cannot physically attend the distinction workshops here in the UK, its best to consult any local RPS representatives or fellow local RPS distinction holders for assessment criteria and general advice on proposed submissions before sending it in. This saves the hassle and heartache of having panels failed because certain critical assessment criteria were overlooked (I know a few cases where this has happened!).
Last edited by SzennyBoy; 2nd April 2004 at 11:12 PM.
2nd April 2004, 11:20 PM