RPS/IdeasTap Music in the Frame competition

17 Oct 2014

The Royal Philharmonic Society is giving 10 IdeasTap members the chance to learn from top portrait photographer Sim Canetty-Clarke.

You’ll get the opportunity to shoot orchestras and musicians in rehearsals in London venues, followed by feedback from Sim on your photographs shot in these sessions.

Before applying for this brief, please make sure that you’re available from 23–30 November 2014.

Judges are looking for a promising portrait and event photographer. You should display these skills through the work in your portfolio.

About Sim Canetty-Clarke
Sim Canetty-Clarke graduated from the London College of Printing with a BA in Photography, Film and TV in 1986. After working as an assistant to a range of photographers in portrait, fashion and still life, she has – apart from a year’s stint as HRH The Duchess of York’s PA – been a professional photographer ever since.

Recent commissions include being official photographer documenting behind the scenes the four ceremonies for The 2012 London Olympics and a two-year project documenting baritone Gerald Finley in five different productions of Don Giovanni at some of the world’s greatest Opera Houses.

Her client list includes EMI, Hyperion and Chandos record labels as well BBC Proms, the Royal Opera House Covent Garden, and Opera News Magazine NYC.


To apply visit the IdeasTap website here

This brief closes on Friday 14 November 2014 at 5pm BST and is open to IdeasTap members aged 16 and over. Late entries will not be accepted under any circumstances, including technical issues – so make sure you don’t leave your application to the last minute.

17 October 2014


Humphrey Burton, first head of Music and Arts, BBC; founder/presenter of Young Musician of the Year and joint founder of the RPS Music Awards in 1989.


Bex Burch was able to spend a year in Ghana studying the gyil - an African xylophone - with Thomas Sekgura, a master musician thanks to funding from the RPS Isserlis Scholarship.