ARPS Awards (Royal Photographic Society)

The Associate of The Royal Photographic Society (ARPS) award is for photographers who have started to develop a distinct style and are working with a specific kind of subject matter. The ARPS is accompanied by a statement of intent by the photographer and is given for the following categories:

  • Applied Photography inc. Documentary
  • Conceptual and Contemporary Photography
  • Film
  • Fine Art Photography
  • Multimedia
  • Natural History Photography
  • Research, Education and Application of Photography
  • Science photography
  • Travel Photography

Requirement: A panel of 15 Prints or Projected Images.

Criteria for pass: Should show more of the photographer’s style in the pictures submitted.

More information: http://rps.org/distinctions/arps


Warren Alani


Debbie Degge

Statement of Intent:

Street photography using in camera blur.

I observed people carrying out their activities in a small town in a variety of weather conditions, and used in camera blur to simplify reality, and provide anonymity to those in the scene. I wanted to capture these transient moments while providing an essence of abstraction.


Gerald Griffin


Dinah Jayes

Statement of Intent

This panel is my interpretation of the grace and beauty of the female form.

I have expressed this through images that portray softness, movement, drama and vulnerability.
The images in the top row are soft and dreamy with a hint of movement.
The images in the second row add a hint of colour to the panel.
The images in the third row have a more dramatic feeling.


David Lowe


Mike Sharples


Geraldine Stephenson


David Thomas

Statement of Intent

These images reflect my approach to capturing the female form, sometimes clothed or draped, more often nude. My images typically include angular or dynamic poses, often combined with the use of simple props, depth of field, or other techniques that add quirkiness or a twist to each image.

Note: My Original submission was in the Visual Art category, but the judges considered that it should be referred for judging as a ‘Professional and Applied’ panel, and this is the category under which my ARPS was awarded.


Tim Pile