Mel Taylor LSWPP and QGPP

Putting things off until tomorrow is easily done. We all have busy lives and I am sure all of you have had good intentions to get things ticked off your must do list and still have not got round to it! I think two years ago I had this good intention to apply for Photography Qualifications. However, I got busy looking after the family, working, continually improving my skill and knowledge base to insure my images are of a good quality.

This year I figured enough was enough it was something that must be done and that applying for my first qualification was a good way to mark of my achievements and assure my customers and potential customers that the quality of my images are deemed off a good professional standard by the Fellow’s of the photographic societies that I belong to. There are a lot of photographers for customers to choose from these days in this digital age. So I wanted to assure my customers that I was a good choice for them, not only because they like my style but because my images are of a high consistent quality.

So at last I selected a panel of images and decided to use Dog Portraiture as my theme as this is one of the areas of photography that I am most passionate about.  My 20 images were submitted to the SWPP (The Societies), for my licentiate, the images are reviewed by a panel of four Fellow’s of the Society and I am glad to say that I passed with Flying colours!

digital photographer_0092I have also been awarded Qualified Status with the Guild of Photographers.

I am now planning the submission for my next qualification, but want to shoot new images for it over the summer months.

Thanks for reading my post and if you would like to see more images please go to www.meltaylorphotography.co.uk.

 

 

 

 

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National Puppy Day – 23rd March

Yesterday was National Puppy Day and #nationalpuppyday has been trending on twitter in the USA.

National Puppy DayWhat is National Puppy Day all about.. seems like a good reason to have a holiday to me!

National Puppy Day was founded in 2006 by Collen Paige who was also the founder of National Dog Day and National cat day. It has trended on twitter for the last three years.  It’s a day to celebrate the love that puppies bring to our lives but most of all to help save orphaned puppies across and the way that they are often mistreated and kept in puppy mills in the USA. Puppy Mills are large commercial organisations that operate for profit over the welfare of the puppies.

digital photographer_0079Not all puppies like the ones above are lucky enough to have good breeders and end in good homes, many are very poorly treated and neglected and end up in dogs homes because the owners did not think of the commitment and cost before buying.  The kennel club provide some useful information on purchasing a puppy. http://www.thekennelclub.org.uk/getting-a-dog-or-puppy/

Puppies are full of life and energy and take up a lot of time if looked after properly in the first few months.  They give unconditional love. It’s a shame that some many are not given the same respect by humans.

digital photographer_0080A dog can express more with his tail in seconds than his owner can express with his tongue in hours. ~Author Unknown

Thank you for reading my post – http://www.meltaylorphotography.co.uk/pet_portraits.html