My Photography Journey
At the start of 2006, my studio Philip Ryott Photography was opened at The Biscuit Factory, within walking distance from the centre of Newcastle. The studio has been a very successful for me, offering a comfortable environment to meet clients and use our fully equipped studio to photograph clients and their families.
I have been qualified member of MPA, The Master Photographers Association, becoming a Licentiate member in 2006.
Becoming a member of this important organisation, brings responsibility.
The qualification process is tough, which is aimed at maintaining business stands and client protection.
- Passing photographic technique and skills criteria, with 20 prints of a high standard in 2 genres.
- Confirming insurance policies, with correct cover in place.
- Ensuring full knowledge of their strict codes of practice, which ensures our business credibility and our client’s trust.
With this membership I was able to enter the annual awards competitions, (which is only entered by full time professional photographers). In my first year of entering, I was successful in winning “North East Licentiate Wedding Photographer of the Year” back in 2007.
The follows years brought more success
MPA – 2007 North East Licentiate – Wedding Photographer of the year – Winner
MPA – 2007 UK British Photo Awards – Contemporary Portrait – Merit Award
MPA – 2008 North East Licentiate – Portrait Photographer of the year – Winner
MPA – 2008 North East – Contemporary Portrait Photographer of the year – Winner
MPA – 2008 North East – Black and White Print Winner – Winner
MPA – 2008 UK British Photo Awards – Pictorial Image – Merit Award
MPA – 2009 North East Licentiate – Portrait – Award of Excellence
MPA – 2009 North East – Contemporary Portrait – Award of Excellence
MPA – 2010 North East – Portrait – Award of Excellence
MPA – 2010 North East – Press & PR – Winner
MPA – 2010 North East – Pictorial Image – Winner
MPA – 2011 UK British Photo Awards – Child Portrait – Merit Award
MPA – 2011 UK British Photo Awards – Contemporary Portrait – Merit Award
These awards are a great achievement for me, and is validation to my creative technique and passion for my job, which all our clients benefit from.
For a chance to see if I can help you with your photography requirements, call the studio on 0191 2605055 or e-mail us to arrange an informal chat over coffee and biscuits.