I am a “self taught” photographer, photography began as a hobby and through years of reading, YouTube videos, training courses, brain picking and of course practice, I have reached the point I am at now. I really wanted to get a qualification for my own reassurance and confidence, to show me how far I had come. I know that there are no regulatory bodies here in the UK for Photographers but hopefully it would also reassure potential clients that I set minimum standards and am competent to a certain level too.
Sooo, anyway back in February I headed over to Aylesbury and the Head Office of BIPP (British Institute of Professional Photography) to submit a range of my work forwards to a panel of judges in order to gain my Licentiate qualification. I had to show 25 images printed large and then all images form one session and I am very pleased to say I passed!!
I have also become a Qualified member of the Guild of Photographers and am very chuffed to say that I entered 3 images into their Professional Photography Competition in February and won one Silver Bar and 2 Bronze Bars! A fantastic result for my first entries I thought!
Below you can see a selection of the images submitted for my BIPP Licentiate Panel and also then the 3 Guild Award winners.
Sooo what’s next? I might work towards the next level of qualification with either BIPP or The Guild and will keep striving to get a Gold Bar Award too I think! Watch this space…
Some of my BIPP Panel Images
The Guild of Photographers Silver Bar Award Image
and the 2 Bronze Awards….