Royal Photographic Society
Also present at this even are the main professional photographic bodies. Each year The Royal Photographic society hold distinction assessments at the event, which are usually held at their headquarters in Bath.
Once the images are selected, they are printed and mounted for presentation in a plain, complimentary mount. We were given our assessment time and left our panel and went to have a look around the show for a couple of hours.
Just before our allotted time slot came up we headed back to the assessment room to watch some of the other panels being judged. The assessment room itself consisted of a single room with one wall having the hanging rails and evenly lit for the display of the panel. In front of this were five judges from The Royal Photographic Society, all of who hold at least either an Associate (ARPS) or Fellowship (FRPS) and a Chair of Judges who holds an FRPS.
The panel was put into place on the wall, the judges sat back and took a look at the overall view of the arrangement before standing up and examining each image individually, pouring over them one by one and making whispered comments to each other.
In a nutshell, that was the assessment - and while its was incredibly nerve-wracking, it also feels great when the pass was awarded! Our panel of images is just below if you would like a look!
So, as qualified members of The Royal Photographic Society, you know we will create truly professional images for you and we adhere to a strict professional code of conduct.
We are already planning our next steps with two Associate applications in the making, one in still photographic images and another in video & multimedia!