So I have been having a little play with some surreal photography using lighting shutter speeds etc and NO photoshop.
This is a first attempt, lesson learnt flash in wrong place to capture completely but thought I would share this attempt and then share another when I have it spot on … always trying and learning the technicalities of photography.
Today Kessex Photography received a highly commended for the image below from the Master Photographers Association (‘MPA’).
By joining the MPA this has enabled me to learn from some of the best in the industry, to improve my photography for my clients.
I feel it is important for me and my clients that I continue to learn and grow as photographer to provide the best.
Today I got an email from the Master Photographers Association (“MPA”) advising me that I had obtained my Certification Status.
Does that make me a Master Photographer – no NOT YET BUT SOON I hope!
This is the first step in obtaining my Master Photographers qualification, which I will be undertaking in both portrait and wedding photography.
I submitted a rather long document which stated where I started my photography, my experience and my ambitions for Kessex Photography in the future, I had to set out my working practices, to show that I have all the necessary professional controls in place as a professional photographer, insurances, health & safety, risk assessments, workflow etc.
A panel of judges reviewed this document and also checked my website for the images that are being provided to the public are of a standard they would expect of their members.
Like I say this is the first step, and in early 2019 I will be looking to obtain my Masters Qualification in Portraiture and later in the year for Weddings. This will involve the submission to a panel of judges of 20 of my photos with information on the set up etc, it all sounds so simple, but these judges are some of the best in the industry evaluating my use of light, posing and quality of images.
So being certified means that you can be assured that Kessex Photography has all the necessary insurances and practices in place to undertake your photography needs and that I am constantly improving and working with some of the best names in the industry to deliver the best images to my clients.
Of course I will keep you updated in respect of my qualification and that this time next year there will be a Master Photographers Licentiate Qualification rosette to go with this one :O)
THE COLLECTIVE & REMEMBRANCE SUNDAY
On Sunday I attended the Remembrance Day with The Collective in Brentwood.
The Collective are a group of scooter enthusiasts who organise and ride out together regularly they do a lot for the local community and are even organising a toy run for Christmas.
They had a beautiful poppy wreath to lay at Brentwood and they allowed me to tag along on four wheels rather than two.
It was a great day with some of the nicest people you could meet, they made me feel amazingly welcome (regardless of my two too many wheels).
So thank you to The Collective for making me feel like part of the team and for a great day out for such a wonderful Remembrance Day and I am sure that the toy run will be a great success.