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My Associate Panel

As I mentioned in my last blog, I achieved my Associateship in Portraiture with the SWPP (Society of Wedding and Portrait Photographers).  I just thought I would share with you the panel I submitted.  Having sat through the assessment I see that there are a couple of images that I wish I hadn't chosen, more so due to not having enough variety rather than the lack of quality.  but overall I am pleased with my submission.















I always thought that once I achieved my Associateship I would be done with qualifications.  Working towards a Fellowship just seems so unattainable.  I don't think I can just sit here not striving towards a goal though.  Besides, my husband has already set 5 year plan.  So I guess I've not seen the end of qualifications just yet.  But don't be expecting any news on this front for quite some time though.  A fellowship is on an entirely new level and its going to take a lot of work.

The Convention: A Near Winner, a New Letter Beside My Name and a Really Great Time!

Once again I attended a fantastic event run by the Societies for photographers from around the world.  The Societies Convention is held in the Hammersmith area of London each year at the start of year.  For me its like Christmas and New Year all over again. 

This year my husband and I were apart of the event from the very beginning to the very end.  We saw the set up, he saw the taking down (thankfully I was resting at that point).  For the first time I was able to attend the business school, see some of the print judging and sit in on some of the Qualification Panel judging.  More specifically, I got to see my own panel being judged.  It has been some time since I applied for my Licentiateship with the SWPP and though I had been meaning to take the qualifications further one thing lead to another which meant this took a back seat.  Until this year when something told me to just go for it.  What do I have to lose?  At worst I get some good feedback which would help me to improve my s…