Photographic Society of New Zealand Licentiate portfolio
a Licentiateship is awarded for “proficiency of a high order in practical photography.” This means the applicant must demonstrate sound basic technical ability, along with good compositional skill, and awareness of lighting. Proficiency implies skill with the camera and in processing and presenting images.
Photographic Society of New Zealand Associate Portfolio
Associate is a significant step up from Licentiate. The successful Associate applicant will exhibit a higher level of skill with the camera and in processing and presenting images.
An Associate should be akin to a one-person exhibition. It must demonstrate not only a higher level of technical of proficiency than a Licentiate, but also appropriate artistic and creative qualities. It may be a diverse portfolio or one that has a theme. A theme is not a requirement. A high quality of imagery throughout the portfolio is the most important consideration.