Shane has joined the Guild of Professional Photographers a few weeks ago http://www.photoguild.co.uk/. His next step was to achieve 'qualified' status by submitting a series of images for scrutiny by their panel. This morning he has received the certificate which confirmed he has qualified.
Also, a couple of weeks ago he entered their first ever national 'themed' photo competition, which is not judged by the panel, but by the whole community of professional photographers who are members of the site, including those with 'craftsman' and 'master craftsman' status. His was the winning image with the most votes!
As well as all this he has also become accepted to be a member of the Cotswold Wedding Photographers Ring. It is a very small and exclusive band of like-minded photographers who co-operate to further the cause of quality wedding photography in the area, along with a guarantee to customers of a great service from any of its members. http://www.weddingphotographersring.co.uk/