Phil Drinkwater who is based close to Manchester recently submitted a commercial portfolio to the Guild and passed our Craftsman qualification. His entry was focused around the 'Fashion & Beauty' work for he is highly regarded for throughout the UK.

He has also found out that he is the first Guild member to obtain a Gold Bar in 3 consecutive months in our the national Image of the Month competition which is a fantastic achievement when you consider how difficult they are to obtain. It also puts him just one point off the leader in our Photographer of the Year title hunt.

To top it all Phil has just taken on a new studio on the outskirts of Blackpool which can be hired out. He is also offering fashion & beauty photography training courses there so it's very exciting times for him! 

Phil said 'It's fantastic to have had the years of hard work recognised by a body such as the Guild and I'm very committed to continuing to produce exciting work which will hopefully lead me onto a further Qualification'  

More details about his new studio can be see at and more details of his work can be seen at