Local photographer Iain Poole has been granted membership of the ‘Photographers Bar’.
Membership of the ‘Photographers Bar’ is a unique distinction awarded to those photographers who have successfully had images assessed by the Guild of Photographers over the course of a year and have attained a score that evidences an exceptional level of professional skill and consistency throughout that a full year.
The Guild of Photographers is a highly respected association for all photographers and it’s competition attracts up to 1000 images for judging by an expert Panel of Judges each month. Points are given to entries and these are then totalled at the end of the year. Those who reach the required threshold are then awarded membership of the ‘Photographers Bar’.
That membership of the ‘Photographers Bar’ is a distinction that is very difficult to achieve – in fact less than 100 photographers have achieved it in the 3 years since its inception, during which time over 30,000 images will have been entered for assessment by photographers across the UK and from overseas.
Guild Director Lesley Thirsk said “I am delighted for Iain as this is a great achievement! Submitting and having images assessed every month for a year and reaching the required standards to become a member of the Photographers Bar is very demanding. It illustrates his commitment, skill and consistency. He should be very proud of what he has achieved!”
On hearing the news Iain said “When I received this email, to say it was a surprise is an understatement, it was greatly received and unexpected. Especially with this only been my first full year with the Guild and submitting images regularly for competition, to achieve this membership to the ‘Photographer Bar’ is very humbling considering the talent within the Guild, and knowing my work has achieved such high standards and been recognised in this manner is one of the best feelings in the world.“
Image by Fosters Photography
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