I Get it - There is so much choice! So much. Anyone can be a photography if they have a camera surely?
This is why I put myself through a rigorous qualification in 2018 with the Master Photographers Association.
“Licentiateship of the MPA, is the hardest qualification to achieve within the photographic profession, as this takes a great deal of time, work and dedication to your art to reach this level”
Entering the Association at probationary level and reaching the required high standards of this qualification is such a massive achievement and one o am very proud of. Not only do you have to submit an extensive panel of photographic images, which are displayed and judged in front of 5 highly respected Fellows of the industry, but you also must produce an in depth working profile, about your work and business practises. This document goes into the Health & Safety elements that must be understood when dealing with the public, also have professional Insurances that protect the public, what your customer journey is like and a full business review
“This is the reason why the public should only book a qualified professional photographer to photograph those precious memories in life, their wedding, pets or family and children, as it’s the only way they have of knowing they will get the best creative photographs and personal service possible”