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#1   PBrewster 

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08 March 2013 - 01:02 PM

I am trying to get an idea of if i am ready for the Licentiateship please see other posts
Advice please



#2   blueglass 

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08 March 2013 - 01:57 PM

Hi Peter & welcome to the forum.

I am not in any way associated with anyone at the RPS or the distinctions areas, but I HAVE gone through the LRPS process... Just bear in mind that my views are my own! :)

Looking at some of your images I would say that you have some very striking and beautiful photographs. I would think you have the eye and skills to go for your L. However, I strongly suggest that you download the Distinctions Handbook from the main RPS site, and read it thoroughly and in detail. When I did my L my handbook was covered in notes I made and it saved me from making some very stupid mistakes when it came to my submission.

It is worth taking time to put your submission together rather than rushing headlong into it, and to really ensure that it reflects who you are as a photographer, as well as the things you like to photograph. Then later on you should be able to see this as part of your developing style and interests.

I would also look at other people's LRPS panels. You can see a lot of these in the 'distinctions' area of this forum. They will help you to understand what a cohesive panel looks like. This matters because your L is not just a case of submitting 10 pictures...

You may also want to take a look at the thread Call for Successful LRPS Panels.

Go to an advisory day! Even if you don't take any images, you will learn a huge amount. They're listed in the events calendar on the main RPS site.

I wrote a series of blog posts about my progression to my L, there's a link below. Obviously this was my own unique experience and things vary from person to person but you might find it interesting.

Good luck!

Anne
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My blog: http://annerogerspho...arch/label/LRPS See this for post/s on my journey to my 'L'...
(and here for posts on my preparation for my 'A'.)

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#3   PBrewster 

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08 March 2013 - 02:20 PM

Hi Peter & welcome to the forum.

I am not in any way associated with anyone at the RPS or the distinctions areas, but I HAVE gone through the LRPS process... Just bear in mind that my views are my own! :)/>

Looking at some of your images I would say that you have some very striking and beautiful photographs....

Good luck!

Anne



Many thanks Anne for your advice and encouragement, i look forward to reading your blog and viewing your work,
I appreciate that you took time to respond, many thanks.
I wish you the best for the future.
Kind regards Peter

#4   davidm61 

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08 March 2013 - 04:14 PM

Great shot. As far as going for your 'L', I think Anne says it all. I would also suggest attending an advisory day as a participant. I don't think I'm ready yet for my 'L' but I'm still attending an advisory day in May as a participant to get feedback and constructive comments and critcisms from those involved. Hopefully it will give the pointers etc that I need to develop myself and eventually go for my 'L'.

#5   PBrewster 

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08 March 2013 - 11:36 PM

Thanks David, I've been following Annes advice been reading all day.

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09 March 2013 - 08:15 AM

Hi Peter

All good advice given above.

As a single image, I think it would work well as part of an LRPS panel, probably top centre as it it quite striking and will stop the viewers gaze from wandering off the panel. See my LRPS panel on my website - I have an emu in this same position.

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#7   PBrewster 

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11 March 2013 - 01:23 PM

Many thanks for commenting Mike, good suggestion, appreciated. :D

#8   PBrewster 

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11 March 2013 - 01:28 PM

Mike this is the layout i am thinking of using for my LRPS with these photos, what do you think?



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11 March 2013 - 08:11 PM

I am trying to get an idea of if i am ready for the Licentiateship please see other posts
Advice please


You must contact HQ for an advisor/mentor, I went through the LRPS in around 2008. It transformed my photography and resulting enjoyment. Not sure if you get a mentor these days it may all be by attending advisory days?

As for the "Stare" I love the shot (that reminds me I must phone the mother in law) it is pin sharp with good colour. It may be too much "in your face" you know more of a portrait than wildlife shot. But thats just Neds opinion.

Good luck with the LRPS.
Ned

#10   PBrewster 

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11 March 2013 - 08:40 PM

... Good luck with the LRPS.
Ned


Many thanks Ned

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12 March 2013 - 09:24 AM

Hi Peter,

Please check out my successful Wildlife LRPS from 2006.

http://www.markmonckton.co.uk/lrps.php

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Mark

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#12   Andrew Adams 

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13 March 2013 - 01:48 AM

Thats a super shot of the Eagle Peter. Hard to tell how the panel for the L look from the picture posted. DO you have bigger pictures for each. At first glance though the panel looks a little random in its layout. Good luck with going for the L
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#13   PaulB 

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13 March 2013 - 02:16 PM

Interesting shot Ned. Like the tight crop or framing, think it has been executed well. Can't offer advice for your "L" - don't have mine yet!
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