PhotoVivo Singapore (PVS) Distinction titles is one of the better ways to have your photography skills accredited. The PVS Distinctions to open to anyone.
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The Distinctions are good measures of achievement in photography. Working towards a Distinction enables you to on one hand improve your photographic skills and on the other, makes your path in photography fruitful and with purpose.
Distinctions are awarded on the basis of assessment of your portfolio of work.
The three levels of Distinction are:
Licentiate of PhotoVivo Singapore (LPVS), being the entry level Distinction and is awarded for a good level of basic skill and competence.
Associates of PhotoVivo Singapore (APVS) is awarded for a high standard of technical competence and individual creative ability. Note that there are a few categories for submission; Visual Art, Travel, Applied & Professional, Nature.
Fellow of PhotoVivo Singapore (FPVS) is awarded for exceptional standards of excellence and distinguished ability. You must have achieved the APVS before you can apply for the FPVS. Note that there are a few categories for submission; Visual Art, Travel, Applied & Professional, Nature.
Dr Nick Ng, a practicing Dentist in KL Malaysia and also an established photographer, has this to say about the Distinction titles:
“Distinctions in photography may mean something to others, or nothing to the rest. But distinctions are important. it makes you work towards a portfolio, a gauge of how far you have improved in your work as a photographer and a purpose in your photography. It encourages you and realizes your inner creativity, and directly, you mature and grow in your photography.
Distinctions do not make you the best photographer, but what it does is to realize your capabilities and makes you further your photography in areas that you want, that you feel, that you wish to express.”