As many people who read my blog will know I continually strive to improve my work and develop (no pun intended) as a newborn baby photographer. For me this means constantly pushing myself to try new things and looking to get my work recognised in professional circles. The other thing I’m really passionate about is baby safety and that was the reason I joined the Baby & Newborn Photography Association (BANPAS).
BANPAS were set up to, and continue to, promote safe handling and posing of newborn babies. Due to the large number of photographers wanting to move into this area of photography BANPAS did not want to exclude them while they were learning, so instead have created a tiered system of membership. I decided that I really wanted to apply for a Pro-level membership which meant I had to submit a panel of 12 images for assessment by the Regional Ambassadors.
Images were scored on focus, exposure, lighting, posing and creativity. I am thrilled to say that today I received confirmation of my Pro-level status, acknowledging that my work is of a high standard. Not only was I accepted but after scoring 19 out of a possible 20 marks, I was also awarded a Commended for my work.