How these amazing photos have helped a Harborough photographer win a highly-prestigious accolade - again

Talented Sandie Powner said she was delighted after being granted membership of the coveted 'Photographers Bar' for the third year on the spin

Friday, 19th February 2021, 12:56 pm
One of Sandie Powner's images.

A gifted photographer based near Market Harborough is ecstatic after winning a highly-prestigious accolade.

Talented Sandie Powner said she was delighted after being granted membership of the coveted 'Photographers Bar' for the third year on the spin.

The honour is only awarded to lensmen and lenswomen who have had images assessed by the Guild of Photographers over a year and achieved an exceptionally high score.

One of Sandie Powner's images.

Based at Wilbarston, Sandie said: “I am thrilled to have been awarded the Photographers Bar for the third year running.

“For the last two years I have achieved this in the Pets category which is my specialism.

“I’ve been lucky to photograph some lovely dogs whose images have been entered in the competition.

“I’m over the moon to have received this recognition, particularly in 2020 when so much has been impacted by the ongoing Covid pandemic.”

One of Sandie Powner's images.

Only about 250 people have achieved the Photographers Bar in the seven years since it was launched.

Steven and Lesley Thirsk, directors of the Photographers Guild, said: “We are delighted for Sandie as this is a great achievement.

“Submitting and having images assessed every month for a year and reaching the required standards to become a member of the Photographers Bar is very demanding.

“It illustrates her commitment, skill, and consistency.

Talented Sandie Powner said she was delighted after being granted membership of the coveted 'Photographers Bar' for the third year on the spin.

“Sandie should be immensely proud of what she has achieved.”

Sandie added: “Members of the Guild of Photographers are committed to achieving the highest standards of professionalism and to a journey of continuing professional development.”

You can find out much more about Sandie and her work at her website here: www.sandiepownerphotography.co.uk