Well I can't believe it has taken me this long to write a blog post about this. I'm sorry but you have all kept me very busy in the studio recently with your gorgeous babies, so I'm only just getting around to blogging about gaining my qualification with the Master Photographer Association.
Continuing to learn, develop and grow is an important part of my business as I want my clients to have the best experience and finished artworks to treasure for a lifetime. Becoming a member of the Master Photographer Association (MPA) was one of the ways I chose to challenge myself. After years of talking about one day gaining my Licentiateship qualification with one of the photographic societies, I took the plunge and booked myself a judging slot at this years Photography Show at the NEC.
It was a very nerve wracking drip down to Birmingham with my 20 selected portraits ready for judging. Not only do you have to submit an extensive panel of photographic images, which are displayed judged in front of 5 highly respected Fellows of the industry, but you also must produce an in depth working profile, about your work and business practises. This document goes into the Health & Safety elements that must be understood when dealing with the public, also have professional insurances that protect the public. Licentiateship of the MPA is the hardest qualification to achieve within the photographic profession, as it takes a great deal of time, work and dedication t