" Every photographer strives to be the best, but along that journey sometimes things happen that you don’t expect. 18 months ago my first Licentiate submission for the BIPP was turned down, to say I was confused and discouraged was an under statement because I and others believed that at that stage my work was good enough. In the midst of failure I knew I couldn’t give up and I simply took it as a small bump in the road. It was at this time that I kept hearing the name Kevin Wilson and I discovered he was one of the judges who failed my first panel.
My attitude was simply this “If Kevin Wilson is the guy who can say my work is not good enough then he is the man I need to train with”. What I didn’t realise was that this would prove to be the best and most valuable decision I have made concerning my photography and my business. I called Kevin and he kindly talked me through were I was going wrong, two weeks later I was on a plane to meet him for one of his Incredible workshops at Milton Abbey which completely opened my eyes and from then the rest is history as they say.
Kevin mentored me in preparation for submitting my LBIPP panel on the 10th March 2015 and I am so incredibly thrilled that my new panel under Kevin’s mentoring was judged and not only was it good enough for LBIPP but I was awarded my ABIPP also.
You will read many comments and hear many great reports about Kevin, regarding the countless people he has successfully mentored to Qualifications to which I am now one. Kevin Wilson is an incredible mentor and inspiration, he is leading our industry and I am confident he will be leading the pack for many years to come, well provided he can keep up with us young guns.
Thank you Kevin for everything you have done for me, for always giving, always encouraging and always inspiring. "