Fellowship is the highest accolade a photographer can earn through an association with a photographic organisation. Less than 1% of all photographers will ever achieve this level of recognition. To do so involves submitting a panel of 20 images that follow a theme, must all sit well together and all display technical and creative excellence.
I have been striving to achieve this level of skill for a number of years and January 2014 finally felt ready to take up the challenge. A good portion of that year was dedicated to creating the required 20 images which were presented to a panel of 5 highly qualified judges in January 2015. It was successful and I now hold the title of FSWPP (Fellowship with the Society of Wedding and Portrait Photographers).
This makes me one of a select few photographers in the UK who have earned this qualification in child portraiture and makes me the highest qualified photographer locally.