Focal point Photography is excited to announce that photographer David Armour has been awarded the title of Contemporary Portrait Photographer of the Year 2016 for the Northern Region by the Master Photographers Association. He has also received a highly commended award for classical portraiture and a merit in the classical wedding category. Fellow photographer Paul Maddison received a highly commended award in the classical wedding category along with a merit in the same category. He also picked up a merit in the contemporary wedding category.
As the UK’s leading qualification body exclusively for the professional wedding, commercial and portrait photography the MPA encourage professional photographers of all levels to join the Association
The Master Photographers Association (MPA) is the qualifying body for professional photographers. A not-for-profit organisation, committed to working with the photographic trade to raise the standards in professional photography using an industry recognised three tier qualification system. Its mission is to support, grow and educate the values of professional photography. To be the voice of photographers who are and aspire to be professional photographers. Creating a community with a public message, a message The Association will endeavour to educate to the public so its members are proud to say “I am more than a photographer… I am a Master Photographer”
Focal Point Photography is a long established, dynamic photographic team based in the North East of England. Multi-award winning photographers David Armour LMPA and Paul Maddison BA (Hons) travel to locations and venues throughout the UK and beyond including Newcastle Durham Northumberland Teesside and Yorkshire specialising in Wedding Photography, Portraiture and Commercial assignments.
As members of the Master Photographers Association and British Institute of Professional Photographers the work of Focal Point has consistently received national and international recognition within the photographic industry having achieved an unprecedented amount of major awards for the North east region.
Among their many awards, they have both received the Master Photographer Associations (MPA) highest accolade by being named the regions North East Master Photographer of the Year Award on four separate occasions. No other photography studio in the North East has a more highly awarded photographic team who exclusively photograph every wedding together.