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Audience and live shoot with Damian McGillicuddy
Sat 26 November 2016, 14:30 – 16:30 GMT
In the beautiful surrounds of a local church, Damian will give a seminar on his work, followed by the opportunity to watch a live shoot, demonstrating lighting set up, working with models and creating fantastic images.
About Damian McGillicuddy
Those who know Damian McGillicuddy personally will know that he has a secret passion in his life that has always run in parallel to his love of photography; the noble art of the Marquis of Queensbury (otherwise known as boxing!). A phrase often bandied around in boxing circles is “pound for pound”, a term used to describe the very best within the noble art irrespective of weight class. It wouldn’t be a misuse of this term if used to describe McGillicuddy and his impact within the photographic industry.
With over 25 years in the industry Damian has gained a fantastic level of knowledge and experience. Over his long and colourful career he has secured his position as one of the United Kingdom’s best photographers by accruing over 673 international awards, being the only photographer to hold 5 UK Master Photographer of the Year Awards along with 7 Society Photographer of the Year awards, and is the only photographer in the world to be awarded a Grand Master with Bar.
Damian’s hard work and dedication has resulted in him earning 7 international Fellowships, holding the title of Master Photographer with the NPS and the Guild of Photographers, being the ﬁrst photographer to be awarded a Double Masters with the Societies and standing as one of only 3 individuals to be honoured with the prestigious title of Grand Master.
In 2013, his achievements led to Damian being instated as Olympus UK’s Principal Photographer and Educator – a position that he is extremely proud to hold.
Damian is the the only Grand Master photographer that directly trains other photographers. With the aid of his team, he runs innumerable photographic workshops and training days throughout the year, his teachings designed to help you achieve your photographic and business goals and aspirations. Over the past 8 years Damian’s training has resulted in photographers achieving countless national and international awards, including 16 Photographer of the Year titles, and has seen a great number of photographers gaining photographic qualifications ranging from licentiate all the way to fellowship.