Awards

 

A slideshow of award-winning and exhibited images is at the top of the page.

The Guild of Photographers Silver Bar August 2017.

The Guild of Photographers Bronze Bar August 2017.

Winner "Nature's Foragers" category of the Scottish Seabird Centre Nature Photography Awards, 2015.

Three photos accepted to the 52nd Annual Exhibition of the Midland Counties Photographic Federation (MidPhot), 2015.

Shortlisted five times in the Scottish Seabird Centre Nature Photography Awards, 2015.

Shortlisted four times in the Scottish Seabird Centre Nature Photography Awards, 2014.

Runner Up, Game & Wildlife Conservation Trust Julian Gardner Awards, 2014.

Winner "World Flora" category, Scottish Seabird Centre Nature Photography Awards, 2013.

Shortlisted four times in Scottish Seabird Centre Nature Photography Awards, 2013.

Shortlisted twice in the British Wildlife Photography Awards, 2013.

Winner, "Creative Visions of Nature" category, Scottish Seabird Centre Nature Photography Awards, 2012.

Shortlisted three times in Scottish Seabird Centre Nature Photography Awards, 2012.

Category finalist BBC Countryfile Photographic Competition, 2011. 

Double finalist and runner-up Wildlife Extra UK Wildlife Competition, 2011.

 

The Guild of Photographers

The Guild of Photographers is a professional trade body of which I am proud to be a member.  I am currently working towards "Qualified Status" which is regarded as the equivalent of a Licentiate of the Royal Photographic Society (LRPS).

The Guild's business-based qualifications are 'live' qualifications, meaning members are subject to dip-sample at any time and qualifications (even memberships) can be removed from members should they are no longer delivering the required standards

No organisation offers greater reassurance than this when booking a photographer for a wedding or other important event! ALL Guild members that operate a business are pledged to the association's Code of Conduct. They must

  • Behave in such a manner befitting their professional status and the reputation of The Guild.

  • Exercise professionalism, care and diligence in the discharge of duties for clients and an agreement to fulfil the obligations of any contracts agreed with them, other than subject to matters outside their control.

  • Have Professional Indemnity and Public Liability Insurance once they have achieved 'Qualified' status or higher.

Registered members are those who have not submitted their work for appraisal and accreditation but are committed to our Code of Conduct. This group contains many skillful photographers who should not be dismissed simply because they have not got around to preparing a qualification submission.

Qualified members are those who have evidenced their capability to deliver a good quality professional service to members of the public and are fully insured. This is seen as the level of acceptability one should expect from a professional photographer and is used as a benchmark when we are asked to act as an 'Expert Witness' and evaluate others work.

Every month The Guild runs an "Image of the Month" competition which involves members submitting images into the sections of their choice. The entries are then assessed by a number of highly experienced Judges who grade them in accordance with international judging criteria, and the higher scoring images are given Bronze, Silver, Gold Awards or maybe even the highly sought after Platinum Bar.

A Silver Bar:  Images that are very well crafted (difficult to achieve).
A Bronze Bar: Images of a strong standard at a national competition level (something to be proud of).