Coming Up: 3rd Oct - RPS/IPF Panels – What’s Involved

This week Donal McCann FRPS will explain what photographic distinctions are available through the RPS and IPF, along with how to work towards them.

Then Gareth O'Cathain, Paul McGivern and Brian Maguire, who all achieved their LRPS distinctions during the 12/13 season will talk about their journeys working towards their accreditation.  

Fantastic achievement by BPIC Vice-Chairman

BPIC Vice-Chairman Barry Lau ARPS has had not one but TWO of his images selected for the highly prestigious Royal Photographic Society PortfolioTHREE book.   This is a superb achievement - congratulations Barry!

(please click on the images to see them in their full glory) 

PORTFOLIOTHREE is The Royal Photographic Society’s triennial publication showcasing the best of photography and imaging science associated with The Society over the past three years.

You can read more about PortfolioTHREE here.  

Coming Up: 18th Apr - Special Presentation by Jim Moreland FRPS FBIPP

Hi All,

Coming up this week is a special charity presentation by Jim Moreland, FRPS FBIPP on behalf of the Royal Photographic Society.

It is titled "The Quality Image" and consists of a series of projected images taken by RPS members from all over the world. Guaranteed to inspire all those who attend!

Through this presentation, Jim is trying to raise some vital funds for Children's Cancer Care. This, I am sure you would agree is a very worthwhile cause and I would urge everyone to did deep and support him in his efforts on the night.

Look forward to seeing you all there.


Barry Lau

Roadshow Flyer


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.