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23-01-12, 06:26 PM
Join Date: Jul 2009
Location: Kingston, Ontario
True, but being a member of the RPS doesn't mean anything - never did. The RPS is
a professional body and the 'distinctions' of the RPS are Licentiateship, Associateship and Fellowship...... LRPS, ARPS and FRPS. Anybody advertising themselves simply as "Members" of the RPS are actually saying nothing - might as well say they are 'members' of Facebook...... although you can see how somebody with no knowledge of it - e.g. the 'punter' looking for a pro photographer - might be fooled.
LRPS proves competency in photography - but not much else. ARPS would be a better standard and something which professionals (if they so desire) would/should be able to achieve. FRPS is granted to people who really are top of the tree - or maybe contributed to developments in photography in general over time. None of the distinctions, though, are of any relevance when it comes to looking for a good photographer, whatever the genre.
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