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Old 19th July 2011
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Lrps Successful Panel

Following my earlier thread announcing I had gained the LRPS, here's my successful panel.






















They were presented on a CD for projection and I have posted them here in the same order they were projected. On the advisory day I attended in advance of my submission I learnt that the hanging order (for prints) or the projection order is very important for achieving a cohesive panel in which the individual images compliment each other as well as stand alone. Presentation can make the difference between success and failure.

I was already committed to a projected submission but if I ever try for a further distinction I'll submit as prints. The reason for this is that the panel can be viewed complete and as a whole, rather than just as individual images that follow the previous one.

Naturally I am pleased to gain this distinction, but there are many photographer's on this forum who would do equally well, some of whom have already expressed their doubts! The biggest hurdle is deciding to apply in the first place - like the Lottery you have to be in it to win it! Apart from that the best advice I can give is to attend a distinctions advisory day (they are held regularly in various parts of the country) and listen to the advice you receive. Take some spare images in addition to your proposed panel.

Had I not attended an advisory day and taken advice I would probably have failed. The advisors identified pictures in my proposed panel that were too similar or not up to the required standard. One was pronouned OK but in need of processing again as it had been over sharpened. Luckily I had taken a "spare" panel and a very experienced Fellow (the highest distinction of the society) kindly spent the lunch break helping me select images from both sets to make one good panel. He then recommended a running order, then asked a colleague to verify his opinions. Together, they could not have been more helpfull.
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Re: Lrps Successful Panel

All I can say is WOW.

Absobloodylutely brilliant!
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Re: Lrps Successful Panel

I can't recall seeing the half tree/half mist shot before, absolutely lovely (please dont hunt out a thread when I criticised it, I don't remember).

Great Panel John, well done

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Re: Lrps Successful Panel

Fantastic images, John. The tree with the mist and the moon is my favourite. As an ignorant foreigner I don't know what an LRPS is, but congratulations anyway!
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Re: Lrps Successful Panel

John - I am averse to evaluations that invariably tell us more about subjective opinions of "judges" than the works they presume to appraise - change judges and you change outcomes.

Your well chosen selection of pictures amply demontrates an ability to handle a variety of diverse subjects - my personal preferences are #3 and #9.
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Re: Lrps Successful Panel

That is a stunning selection of shots John

I wish I had taken every one of these

Your control of exposure shines through and gives us all something to aspire to

Great stuff sensei
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Re: Lrps Successful Panel

Congratulations John. Superb images and well deserved success.
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Re: Lrps Successful Panel

Each one of these carefully crafted images has a story to tell, all interesting beyond a simply captured moment.
Congratulations John your success is well deserved
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Re: Lrps Successful Panel

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Fantastic images, John. The tree with the mist and the moon is my favourite. As an ignorant foreigner I don't know what an LRPS is, but congratulations anyway!
Cathrine, as one ignorant foreigner to another it probably stands for something like, London Royal Photographic Society ...

Personally, I would unilaterally ban the use of all acronyms if I had my way!
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Re: Lrps Successful Panel

Pandoro and Catherine, LRPS stands for Licentiateship of the Royal Photographic Society. It is the first of three distinctions awarded by thr Royal Photographic Society. The next is Associateship (ARPS) and the third is Fellowship (FRPS). They are open to those not in UK if you fancy a go.

Love the panel John, clearly displays your skills at their best.
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Re: Lrps Successful Panel

Well done John
Absolutely beautiful photos and it is easy to see why you received this well deserved recogniton
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Re: Lrps Successful Panel

Blimey if that standard is the first level don't think I'll ever have a go. They are absolutely brilliant John well done. Now go out and sell them.
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Re: Lrps Successful Panel

John, some absolutely stunning images there, well done.

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Re: Lrps Successful Panel

Lovely set John, and well done.
Does make me wonder if, "in taking the test", this has changed your photography or what benifits this brings. Speaking as someone with no desire to become proffesional, would this for me be a case of just being able to polish my nails on my shirt, or would you say you gained insight and renewed passion for what you already do?
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Re: Lrps Successful Panel

Great set and well deserved, congratulations John.
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