Damian McGillicuddy was one of only three photographers to be made an inaugural Grand Master of the Societies at their 2012 convention in London.
"I can't describe how proud and emotional I felt to be made a Grand Master," explained Damian. "I was totally blown away! I'd like to take this opportunity to thank Mr Phil Jones, CEO of the Societies, all the Jones family, staff and members."
The other two recipients of the award were George Dawber and Aled Oldfield.