Monday, 18 April 2016

RPS Nature Advisory Day

At the beginning of April the RPS East Anglia Region held a specialist Nature Distinctions Advisory Day in Foxton.  Normally these days are dominated by those seeking the LRPS distinction, but this was very different.  As well as concentrating exclusively on ARPS and FRPS distinctions (i.e. those which require category specialisation), we were able to demonstrate and discuss aspects of the distinctions process which particularly affect natural history photographers.  Although experimental, the day was a real success and I can foresee us running similar events in the future.

The day was run by David Osborn FRPS, the chair of the RPS Natural History Distinctions Panel.

David was joined by Roger Hance FRPS, his deputy on the Nature Panel and an old friend of the Region.

The third advisor was Kevin Elsby FRPS, who recently joined the Nature Panel.

Fourth - but by no means least - was Dawn Osborn FRPS, who is only prevented from serving on the Nature Panel because her brother happens to be its chair!

On this occasion, Ann Miles FRPS was reduced to sitting behind the projector and taking notes on the proceedings.  This is because yours truly managed to lose the "shackles of office" - albeit temporarily - and reverted to his favourite role of being a print handler.

These days would not be complete without the stalwarts who turn up time after time to roll their sleeves up and help behind the scenes.  Pictured here are Mike Frost, Mike Harris and Miles Whitworth respectively.

Roll on the next RPS Advisory Day on June 12th...