Press Release

Press Release


National Recognition – The Guild of Photographers – Craftsman Professional (CrGPP)

Local Photographer Karl Redshaw has achieved the distinction of ‘Craftsman’ with the Guild of Professional Photographers.

The Guild of Photographers is the highly regarded national photographic body whose members are dedicated to enhancing their skills in the art, craft and profession of photography.

Becoming a ‘Craftsman’ with the Guild involves a very rigorous assessment process as not only is photographic talent assessed but customer service as well - probably the most demanding test of all! The award is granted only to photographers who can evidence that they deliver high quality images, products, and customer service.

Karl is now one of only around 10 people in the Country to hold this title, which itself is testament to the very demanding criteria.

Members of the Guild are committed to achieving the highest standards of professionalism for the benefit of their customers. They pledge themselves to delivering the highest standards of customer service and to a journey of continuing professional development.

The Guild website ( lists members throughout the country who offer this commitment, along with advice on how to choose a photographer that will meet your needs.

Karl said that he is “delighted to have achieved this recognition, seeing it as a result of many years’ experience and hard work as well as a reflection of their commitment to delivering the very best service to all their customers”.

Steve & Lesley Thirsk (Directors of the Guild? said that they are “delighted that Karl has achieved this Craftsman status, The Guild has very demanding standards when judging photographic qualification. The judging is undertaken by a panel of internationally recognised experts from a variety of photographic backgrounds

Lesley & Steve Thirsk