The Societies Licentiateship Qualifications

The ‘Societies’ are doing their best to lead the way in the accessibility of qualifications by acknowledging the importance of a digital submission.

Access to this qualification is best attained by making full use of the ‘Mentor Me’ programme during which we are able to give you positive advice in support of your application.

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

What we expect of a Licentiate
We are looking for images that show the applicant is in full control of the medium. The images should show correct camera technique, full control of the lighting and the final production of the finished image. Many images fail at the last hurdle because the final digital file or print quality is poor, showing banding from ink jet prints, blemishes that should have been retouched or poor presentation. Very often colour balance is wrong. We expect to see that the photographer is in control of the subjects portrayed and in the case of people, that they are posed in an attractive manner and good expressions obtained.

The images should be presented in such a way that if the judges were members of the public they could not reasonably be rejected. In other words they are ‘of marketable quality’.

Print submission for Licentiateship
A submission of twenty prints is required at 20×16” of a uniform size and flush mounted. In the case of an SWPP (LSWPP) submission your application should consist of either wedding or portrait images from at least ten commissions. (Mixed wedding/portrait panels are not acceptable).
In the case of all other submission your application should be in a singular discipline i.e. landscapes, pictorial, illustrative, commercial etc. If in doubt please contact head office for advice.
Further advice on submissions and the requisites for a successful Licentiateship application is available via the Mentoring Programme.

What it costs
(Provided they are submitted within six months)

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