Leighton-based professional photographer, Michael Banks has received recognition for his excellence in portrait photography after being awarded a Licentiateship by the British Institute of Professional Photography (BIPP).
Michael set up his business – Diverze Photo – in 2013 as a continuation of the freelance work he had been doing since 2005.
Based in Leighton, but with work throughout the UK, Michael specialises in music and fitness photography, as well as wedding and portrait sessions for local based clients.
He said: “I was over the moon to receive my Licentiate qualification, as I believe this will help open up a new set of clientele for my business and also help me expand and improve my photography in the years to come. It has given me some much needed focus and direction for the future”.
BIPP president, Roy Meiklejon, said: “BIPP qualifications are among the most rigorous in the world.
“Qualification with the BIPP requires hard work, determination, commitment and lots of creativity”.
As the qualifying body of professional photography in the UK, BIPP requires any photographer going for qualification to follow strict criteria and provide a substantial portfolio of commissioned work, together with supporting information about themselves as a professional.
To see more of Michael’s work, visit his website at www.diverze-photo.com.