After two years of work I have been been approved as a Associate of the RPS (ARPS). An ARPS distinction is the second highest level in the Royal Photographic Society (RPS) with only a fellowship being higher. To achieve this you have to be project focused and put together a coherent panel of 15 images. With this a Statement Of Intent (SOI) has to be prepared describing the meaning of the panel. My panel was based on the enclosure of Zoo animals and their inherent beauty. So although they were trapped by the frames of the images they are still creature to be admired. Next steps are to consider if I will take on the work to a obtain a fellowship.
Yesterday we spent a wonderful day at the Westcountry Wildlife Photography Centre near Lifton in Devon. A managed space for Photographers to capture some of the native species to the UK. Truro Camera Club took the opportunity to practice taking these types of shots whilst hoping that this will help to develop skills that could be used outside of the confines of an enclosure. Judging by early results the club have captured some beautiful images and I would recommend budding wildlife photographers to use this as a way of building their skills sets. The Centres website can be seen in the link below http://wcwpc.co.uk