It’s always good to look to improve your craft and one of the best ways of trying to achieve that is by submitting a panel of images for profesisonal qualifications.
In most professional photographic bodies there are three levels of qualification; Licentiate, where images must be of ‘good saleable work consistent with standard profesisonal practice’, Associate, where judges are looking for ‘above average skill and technique’ and images submitted must ‘sit together as a body or work representative of the photographers unique style, creativity and skills’, and Fellowship, requiring ‘excellent use of imagination, skill and technique’.
I achieved my Licentiate qualification with one of the professional organisations, the British Institute of Professional Photography (BIPP), some years ago and have often though I should submit for a higher qualification.
Lockdown gave me the time to finally move forward and I submitted a panel of 20 of my black and white character portraits to the Society of Wedding and Portrait Photographers (SWPP) which, I’m delighted to say, was successful 🙂
If you would like to view the individual images I have set up an online exhibition which you can view here.