ACHIEVING MY LICENTIATE QUALIFICATION WOW…
Shiralee Swan LSWPP has always had a passion for both horses and photography. The Professional Photographer from Essex has been recognised for her classic, elegant, and timeless Equine portraits.
Having been awarded a Licentiate Qualification (LSWPP) from The Societies of Photographers, the fastest growing worldwide association for professional photographers.
Shiralee who specialises in Weddings and Equine Portraits enjoyed a career as a photojournalist for the Essex Enquirer. She now has her own successful photography business, Shiralee Swan Photography.
Professional development is so important
As a member of The Societies of Photographers, Shiralee has continued her professional development with the invaluable Mentoring Programme provided by The Society of Wedding and Portrait Photographers.
Which has allowed her to submit images for qualifications and gain internationally recognised accreditation for her talent.
This month, Shiralee was presented with her Licentiate Qualification for a portfolio of 20 commissioned Equine portrait images which were submitted to The Societies’ judging panel for review.
“Being a member of The Societies of Photographers has given me the support to get where I am today,” said Shiralee. “I started entering my Equine Portraits in the Societies monthly competitions. My work has been highly commended and in 2022 I won Silver Merits in the prestigious 20×16 print competition. I am very proud to have been awarded a Licentiate Qualification (LSWPP) from The Societies of Photographers. Putting time and effort into my Personal Development means that I can deliver a better service to my clients.”
Being a horse owner
Having owned horses for more than 50-years, she currently owns, an ex-racehorse called Bert. Equine photography holds a special place in Shiralee’s heart.
“I know what it’s like to love a horse and what it means to hold on to that moment forever. I want to help my clients always remember the simple, beautiful moments that make your love for them so special. I would like to give a BIG Thank You to my clients and their beautiful horses, without them achieving this qualification would not have been possible.”