Abbreviations

From LPS to WPF, there are a number of abbreviations that we use day to day – but what do they stand for?

Photographic Societies

LPS – Llanelli Photographic Society
WPF – The Welsh Photographic Federation
FIAP – International Federation of Photographic Art
PAGB – Photographic Alliance of Great Britain
PSA – Photographic Society of America
RPS – The Royal Photographic Society

Many photographers have an assortment of initials after their names. These usually refer to awards given by various groups named above.

The WPF Awards

AWPF – Associate of the Welsh Photographic Federation
Hon FWPF – Honorary Fellowship of the Welsh Photographic Federation

RPS Awards

LRPS – Licentiate of The Royal Photographic Society
ARPS – Associate of The Royal Photographic Society
FRPS – Fellow of The Royal Photographic Society

FIAP Awards

AFIAP – Artiste FIAP
EFIAP – Excellence FIAP
MFIAP – Master FIAP
HonEFIAP -Honorary Excellence FIAP.

PAGB Awards

CPAGB – Credit
DPAGB – Distinction
MPAGB – Master
BPE – Exhibitor at British Photographic Exhibitions

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