Robert Dougal with his wife Maisie.Press release:
Robert, who has been working as a professional wedding photographer for
two years, achieved The Guild of Photographers Master Craftsman
qualification for demonstrating excellent customer service and a high
level of wedding portraiture skills.
He said: “My
interest in wedding photography started by helping out friends as a
favour at their weddings. I now work professionally and as a member of
The Guild I am very proud to have gained the Master Craftsman
The photographer, who specialises in digital wedding photography had to
submit three complete albums of wedding pictures, which demonstrated
versatility and control of light, a variety of compositions, a high
level of creativity and a mastery of art and technicalities of
photography, to gain the Master Craftsman status.
Robert, who runs his own photography business ‘Bob Dougal
Photography’ in Kilsyth with his wife Maisie, also had to
show several recommendations from customers to gain his award.
Joan Roberts from The Guild of Photographers said: “I am delighted Robert
has achieved this Master Craftsman qualification. It demonstrates he
can produce high quality photographs, has real attention to detail and
an excellent standard of customer care.”
The Guild of Photographers, which is based in Bridgwater, Somerset, is
run by experienced photographer Joan with the support of fellow
photographer, David Evans and has recently celebrated its 18th
It offers members professional, friendly support and training. Members
receive a whole host of benefits including supplier discounts, free
promotion of Guild photographers to potential clients and a regular
The Kilsyth photographer has also signed up to sell balloons for a
national balloon release competition, which the UK’s Guild of
Photographers has launched for brides and grooms-to-be.
The competition is designed to help raise awareness of The Guild, its
members, who are based all over the UK, and its new website
www.gwp-weddingdirectory.co.uk, which offers free advice to
couple’s planning a wedding. Proceeds from the competition
will be donated to Comic Relief.
The bride or groom-to-be whose balloon travels the furthest from any of
the launch points and is returned to The Guild by April 30, 2007 will
be declared the overall UK winner. They will win £1,000
towards the cost of their wedding photography, plus a further
£1,000 if their photographer is a member of The Guild.
Joan explained “We aim to sell 10,000 balloons in
total by March 1, 2007 and then in the run up to Red Nose Day on March
16 we will host a series of balloon launches at wedding venues across
For further details about The Guild of Photographers or the
balloon launch competition, please call 0870 2409242 or visit www.photoguild.co.uk
For more details about Robert’s photography service, please
call 01236 825410 or visit www.bobdougalphotography.com