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22nd July 2018 GMT

The Societies of Photographers' Qualifications

QualsPhotographers can gain meaningful qualifications and distinctions for their work through The Societies of Photographers.

Gaining a photography qualification/distinction gives these benefits:
More self-confidence,
A feeling of achievement,
Improvement of your financial future,
Reach higher goals,
Higher profile within the photographic industry,
Unlimited motivation
and much more...

Based upon imagery supplied in a formal submission, members can achieve:

 

Licentiate

 Society of Wedding and Portrait Photographers

LSWPP - Licentiate of the Society of Wedding & Portrait Photographers
LSISLP - Licentiate of The Society of International Sport & Leisure Photographers
LSINWP - Licentiate of The Society of International Nature & Wildlife Photographers
LSITTP - Licentiate of The Society of International Travel & Tourism Photographers
LSIMPP - Licentiate of The Society of International Media & Press Photographers
LSICIP - Licentiate of The Society of International Commercial & Industrial Photographers
LSISEP - Licentiate The Society of International School & Event Photographers
LSIFGP - Licentiate The Society of International Fashion & Glamour Photographers

More details about Licentiateship

Associate

 Society of Wedding and Portrait Photographers

ASWPP - Associate of the Society of Wedding & Portrait Photographers
ASISLP - Associate of The Society of International Sport & Leisure Photographers
ASINWP - Associate of The Society of International Nature & Wildlife Photographers
ASITTP - Associate of The Society of International Travel & Tourism Photographers
ASIMPP - Associate of The Society of International Media & Press Photographers
ASICIP - Associate of The Society of International Commercial & Industrial Photographers
ASISEP - Associate The Society of International School & Event Photographers
ASIFGP - Associate The Society of International Fashion & Glamour Photographers

More details about Associateship

Fellow

 Society of Wedding and Portrait Photographers

FSWPP - Fellow of the Society of Wedding & Portrait Photographers
FSISLP - Fellow of The Society of International Sport & Leisure Photographers
FSINWP - Fellow of The Society of International Nature & Wildlife Photographers
FSITTP - Fellow of The Society of International Travel & Tourism Photographers
FSIMPP - Fellow of The Society of International Media & Press Photographers
FSICIP - Fellow of The Society of International Commercial & Industrial Photographers
FSISEP - Fellow The Society of International School & Event Photographers
FSIFGP - Fellow The Society of International Fashion & Glamour Photographers

More details about Fellowship



Craftsman (wedding photography only)

Additionally members may achieve Master & Grand Master status.

How do I apply?

Firstly, read the following pages and decide which level of qualification you wish to apply for but please note that the system is progressive. Therefore it would be neither logical, advisable nor even permissible to consider a direct application for Associate or Fellow without having your feet on the first rung of the ladder (Licentiate).

If you are not sure if your work is up to any of the required levels, simply utilise the benefits of the 'Mentor Me' programme, details of which you will find below. You will be sent a report of your images by post. PLEASE NOTE: THIS ADVICE DOES NOT GUARANTEE SUCCESS but is intended to let you know if your work is in the right ballpark.

Where to start - Mentoring

We have a small team dedicated to innovative programmes and research in order to provide you with the right tools to develop your business. One of these is our invaluable 'Mentor Me' programme through which you receive a one to one appraisal of your work and advice for progression. All reports include recommendations for participation in training programmes pertinent to your professional development and it doesn't just stop at reaching your Licentiateship. In fact, that is only the beginning on a journey of lifelong learning.

http://thesocieties.net/mentoring.htm

How do I become a Judge? Judging School

The Societies of Photographers photographic Judging School continues to be popular with photographers.

During this unique and informative two day school the course will cover:

In addition to the above topics photographers will also get the chance to take part in the ‘mock-judging’ of both physical prints and digital images.

To register your interest for the next Societies’ Judging School please email terrie@thesocieties.net

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