2016 International Urban Photographer Of The Year

Little bit amazed to say the least, I have just been awarded the "Urban Photographer Of The Year 2016", from the Guild Of Professional Photographers, I also placed within the top 20 photographers of 2016, exact placement is not yet confirmed. Along with The Photographers Bar for the 3rd year running, it is a unique distinction awarded to those photographers who have successfully had images assessed by The Guild over the course of a year and attained a score evidencing an exceptional level of professional skill and consistency!

Feeling very proud of myself for the first time in a long time.

National Acclaim Photographic Bar Awarded For 2nd Year


Local photographer achieves national acclaim!

Local photographer Karl Redshaw has achieved the criteria of the 'Photographers Bar' for the second year in succession.

Membership of the 'Photographers Bar' is a unique distinction awarded to those photographers who have successfully had images assessed by the Guild of Photographers over the course of a year and have attained a score that evidences an exceptional level of professional skill and consistency throughout a full year.

The Guild of Photographers is a highly respected association for all photographers and its competition attracts up to 10,000 images for judging by an expert Panel of Judges each month. Points are given to entries and these are then totalled at the end of the year. Those who reach the required threshold are then awarded membership of the 'Photographers Bar'.

That membership of the 'Photographers Bar' is a distinction that is very difficult to achieve - in fact less than 100 photographers have achieved it in the 3 years since its inception, during which time over 30,000 images will have been entered for assessment by photographers across the UK and from overseas.

Guild Director Lesley Thirsk said "I am delighted for Karl as this is a great achievement! Submitting and having images assessed every month for a year and reaching the required standards to become a member of the Photographers Bar is very very demanding. It illustrates his commitment, skill and consistency. He should be very proud of what he has achieved!" To do this for two consecutive years is a remarkable achievement and a true sign of his talents.

On hearing the news Karl said “ To achieve the bar for the second year is great news, it is very demanding, and to be creative over such a long period of time is tuff”

You can find out more about this award and the Guild of Photographers at their website (www.photoguild.co.uk) and more about Karl at his website www.karlredshaw.com

If you have any further questions please either contact Lesley at the Guild (lesley@photoguild.co.uk) or Karl at about.redshaw@gmail.com

Shortlisted For Sports Photographer Of The Year 2015


Local Photographer Karl Redshaw achieves national acclaim!

Karl, a photographer based in Bulkington, Bedworth has reached the Final of the fiercely contested Guild of Photographers Image of the Year Competition.

The Guild is a highly respected UK based association for photographers, which has members from overseas as well. Each year it runs an on-line monthly photographic competition with awards being given each month to the very best of the entries.  Karl has racked up an impressive 24 awarded images during 2015.

During the course of 2015, the competition attracted nearly 10,000 entries in 4 categories, and this week the Guild’s Judges have selected just 10 images in the various genres from the very best of the monthly entries, to go forward to the annual Final. Karl ‘s image is one of those images!

Guild Director Lesley Thirsk said “One of the Guild’s aims is to drive standards and creativity amongst photographers. Our monthly competition certainly does that, for the standard of the entries we see each month is quite staggering. To have an image recognised by the Guild in the monthly competition is difficult enough, so to have an image selected as being one of the best 10 in a category for the end of year Final is a quite remarkable achievement, and shows just how talented a photographer Karl is”

Karl said “I am delighted to be among the final few in contention for sports & Events photographer of the year 2015”.  I love photography, and put a lot of effort into developing my skills. One way I do that is to enter the Guild’s competition. It drives forward photography standards month after month so it helps me push myself. The images I see getting awards each month are inspirational, so knowing just how high those standards are, to have one of my images selected as one of only 10 to go through to the Final from the whole year’s entries is really really exciting. I couldn’t believe it when I found out.”

Karls’s image along with the others will now be printed ready for the Competition Final later in January, and the overall winner will be announced at a lavish Awards night in a magnificent Jacobean mansion in Cheshire on 6th February.

To find out more about the Guild of Photographers visit their website (www.photoguild.co.uk). To find out more about Karl visit their website www.karlredshaw.com