On Thursday evening, 19 May 2016, Bradford Photographic Society members were treated to another excellent speaker in the form of YPU judge and professional wedding photographer David Goodier. 

David gave us an informative and amusing talk about the advantages of gaining 
a licentiate distinction with the respected Royal Photographic Society (LRPS). 
Important advantages of LRPS raised included challenging ourselves as 
photographers through learning new techniques, the importance of planning and 
timing and improving our photographic skills overall. 
 
 
Comprehensive guidelines for LRPS entry were given from whether it is best to 
present digital or print images to how images are marked individually as well 
as the importance of balancing a good set of images to assemble an overall 
panel of 10 images to create an '11th image' and how this important aspect of 
overall curation of photographic works can be critical in gaining RPS 
licentiate. This could make an interesting future club challenge for our 
members whether contemplating LRPS or not.
 
David's talk prompted lively discussion during our tea break and numerous 
questions during and after his presentation resulting in a variety of members 
considering attempting an LRPS distinction themselves.
 
Images by David Goodier