01572 492616

01572 492616

Rutland Photographer Achieves National Acclaim!

The Photographers Bar Certificate - The Guild of Photographers


Rutland photographer Daniel McLean of Portraits by Daniel has been granted membership of the 'Photographers Bar'.

Membership of the ‘Photographers Bar’ is a unique distinction awarded to those photographers who have successfully had images assessed by the Guild of Photographers over the course of a year and have attained a score that evidences an exceptional level of professional skill and consistency throughout that a full year.

The Guild of Photographers is a highly respected association for all photographers and its competition attracts up to 1500 images for judging by an expert Panel of Judges each month. Points are given to entries and these are then totalled at the end of the year. Those who reach the required threshold are then awarded membership of the ‘Photographers Bar’.

Membership of the ‘Photographers Bar’ is a distinction that is very difficult to achieve – in fact less than 200 photographers have achieved it in the 5 years since its inception, during which time almost 60,000 images will have been entered for assessment by photographers across the UK and from overseas.

Guild Director Lesley Thirsk said “I am delighted for Portraits by Daniel as this is a great achievement! Submitting and having images assessed every month for a year and reaching the required standards to become a member of the Photographers Bar is very demanding. It illustrates his commitment, skill and consistency. Daniel should be very proud of what he has achieved”

On hearing the news Portraits by Daniel commented …. “This is great news and it certainly was a challenge.  Producing award winning portraits every month without fail does add a bit of pressure!  I am delighted to have been able to reach the required level and it’s helped push my photography, creativity and consistency.”

You can find out more about this award and the Guild of Photographers at their website
www.photoguild.co.uk and more about Portraits by Daniel at his website www.portraitsbydaniel.com


Photographer in Oakham Rutland

Daniel is an award winning portrait photographer based in Oakham, Rutland.  He specialises in Children’s Fine Art, Dance and Headshot photography.  If you would like to discuss booking a session or learning more on how his photography can help you get in touch…