Delighted my work has recently been mentioned in Equestrian Life Magazine.
Lake District based, equestrian photographer Emma Campbell has recently been awarded
the distinction of Master Craftsman with the Guild of Photographers. She joins an elite party
of only 50 photographers in the Country who hold this title; as well as the accolade of first
photographer to achieve this status with an equine panel.
The Guild are a highly regarded national photographic body whose members are committed
to achieving the highest standards of professionalism for the benefit of their clients.
Achieving this status involved a rigorous assessment process with Emma presenting 20
equine portraits to a panel of industry expert judges, from a variety of photography
backgrounds, at the Guild’s headquarters in Stoke.
Steven and Lesley Thirsk (the Directors of the Guild) said – “We are delighted that Emma
Campbell has achieved this! The Guild has very demanding standards, so this achievement
reflects Emma’s commitment to her photography, as well as her ability.”
Emma said she’s delighted to have achieved this recognition, seeing it as a result of many
years’ experience and hard work, as well as, a reflection of commitment to delivering the
very best service to her clients.
“Having moved to Cumbria 13 years ago, the panel of horses and ponies not only displayed
some of the breeds I photograph today, but much more. Combining the Fell pony and British
Thoroughbred, the panel, which took years to build and has taken me on a journey visiting
remote Lake District farms and smallholdings; where I’ve experienced warm hospitality and forged lasting friendships. It’s given me a greater understanding of the heritage and culture of Cumbria and through its colourful landscape, where some of these animals roam semi-
feral; it’s also helped me to further develop my style.