Mel Boyle LRPS

We are delighted to announce that Mel has successfully been recommended for his LRPS.

A stunning collection of images, congratulations!

Paul McGivern LRPS

Huge congratulations to BPIC Committee member Paul McGivern whose L panel was successfully recommended today at the RPS Licentiateship Assessments. Paul's panel will now go forward to the Advisory Panel for the seal of approval. 

RPS Success for Brian Maguire

Hi All,


Congratulations to Brian Maguire who's L panel was successfully recommended today at the Licentiateship Assessments at Focus on Imaging. Brian's panel (see below) will now go forward to the Advisory Panel for the seal of approval.

Who's going to be the next successful candidate? :-)

LRPS Available Dates:

  • June 12th (Weds) Prints & CDs, ***Places available***
  • June 13th (Thurs) Prints & CDs, ***Places available***
  • July 17th (Weds) Prints & CDs, ***Places available***
  • July 18th (Thurs) Prints & CDs, ***Places available***


Barry Lau


13th Sep - Basics & Distinctions

Last night was the first proper session of the this season and we kicked things off with a packed session.


Karen McCrea gave a great presentation on the basics of photography.  For those that are still struggling with the juggling act you might find this cheatsheet useful, it's a handy resource for your camera bag and was found here.


Donal McCann  FRPS then gave a fascinating talk on distinction panels, specifically RPS and IPF distinctions.  We were treated to a selection of club members who displayed and discussed their distinction panels;

  • L Panels: Helen Weir   LRPS & Melissa Gordon  LIPF
  • A Panel: Brian Bennett  ARPS
Brian Bennett discussing his A panel

Brian Bennett discussing his A panel

Brain's ARPS Panel

Brain's ARPS Panel

Next up Jim Moreland   FRPS FBIPP talked about the RPS and Fellowship panels.

Finally Ross McKelvey  ARPS DPAGB BPE2 discussed PAGB and FIAP distinction routes.


Here is a handout detailing RPS assessment dates throughout 2012/2013.  


The Committee would like to extend its thanks to everyone that helped to setup and clear away the room.  As you can see, with such a large turnout that help is invaluable in ensuring that we kick off and finish in good time.  There'll be plenty to do throughout the year and we'd ask that people pitch in as and when they can.  Thank you.

A First for BPIC

Congratulations to Helen Weir who has successfully been recommended for the Licentiateship of the Royal Photographic Society on 20th May 2012. Helen is the first female member of BPIC to be awarded with such distinction. Well done!

Helen's hanging plan of her submission: