Founded 1923

Member of the Southern Counties Photographic Federation
Affiliated to the Photographic Alliance of Great Britain

LRPS Distinctions Group

This group was set up by Louise Brown to encourage and support members working towards gaining their Licentiate membership (LRPS distinction) of the Royal Photographic Society. The LRPS is the ‘entry’ level of the RPS distinctions and is a very achievable goal for enthusiastic photographers!

The group’s first meeting was in February 2014 and since then 20 members have achieved LRPS success, and the numbers continue to grow as new members join the group. We are extremely fortunate to have on hand the advice and guidance of two RPS advisers at our meetings.

If you would like to join the group, either for assessment and advice on your work, or simply to observe, please contact Louise Brown at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.. Please bear in mind that in order to provide detailed personal advice on each member’s images, places in the group are limited.

Please note that this regular Distinctions Group only assists with preparation for LRPS, not the higher RPS levels (Associate or Fellow). However in 2017 we established a new group for those moving onto ARPS . . .

ARPS Distinctions Group

This group was set up in May 2017 at the request of members to provide advice and focus for those moving on to Associate membership of the RPS. Those who came to the initial meeting are now making progress with their ‘A’ panels. A similar introductory meeting will be held again in May 2018 for the next group of members wishing to progress to this level. Details to follow.

You can view some members’ successful panels on the Distinctions Gallery.

Please contact Louise Brown, email This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. for more details.

Where we meet.

The Children’s Library area at the Winchester Discovery Centre.

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You can view some members panels from the

Distinctions Gallery

The Distinctions Group Meeting Dates for 2017,

Monday 30th January
Monday 24th April
Monday 22nd May
Monday 26th June
Monday 11th September
Monday 23rd October


The Royal Photographic Society Distinctions

The Photographic Alliance of Great Britain

Plan Ahead! . . .
These are the published LRPS Assessment Days for 2017:

1st & 2nd February
12th & 13th April
7th & 8th June
12th & 13th July
17th September
11th & 12th October
7th & 8th November