I recently attended my first LRPS assessment and lived to tell the tale! It was the most nerve racking thing I think I have ever done and I cannot recommend it highly enough. Sadly I made some very poor choices for my "portfolio", the judges called me out on them and I didn't pass but it was such a great experience to be involved in the whole process on the day. To be able to sit and listen to the judges discussing various aspects of the huge variety of subjects in the prints and images that were on display. Seeing just a small sample of the stunning photographic talent we have in this country was an experience in itself. I now have some thinking to do, start taking a good hard objective look at my work then when I'm ready I'll get back in the ring for another round! For anyone who takes their photography even remotely seriously and is thinking about doing it, I cannot recommend the experience highly enough.