Julia is welcomed to the qualified ranks of the MPA

27th July 2010
Julia has being awarded a prestigious Licentiate qualification from the Master Photographers Association.

The MPA, the leading organisation within the photographic industry, prides itself on the quality of its members. Membership of the Association is only open to full time professional photographers, with strict entry requirements.

To gain a Licentiate, photographers must also pass a Diploma in Photographic Practice. The Diploma is a benchmark competence which has been mapped against the National Photo & Imaging Standards. To pass their Diploma each photographer must pass a series of six modules including sections on photographic skills and customer care.

Eric Jenkins, chairman of the qualifying committee said: “It is a great honour for a photographer to be awarded a qualification and have their work recognised. A Licentiate award indicates that the photographer is a qualified member of the Association. It also demonstrates their competency in their chosen field of photography which reassures members of the public that they are using the services of a qualified photographer.”

Receiving a Licentiate qualification is the first in a series of three qualifications awarded to photographers by the MPA. All candidates must attain the Association’s Licentiate qualification before being admitted to full membership. This level of achievement shows their thorough understanding of camera techniques, lighting and composition and, of course, the ability to deliver quality photography.