Today, we are pleased to welcome Steve and Lesley Thirsk onto the show. If you’re a member of the Guild of Photographers, you will know their names well; if not, here’s an introduction to the two Directors of this popular organisation for hobbyist and professional photographers. Together, Steve and Lesley will be talking to Andrew about their 10 years at the helm of The Guild and are happy to answer your questions.
Lesley was a professional photographer long before devoting herself to this busy, time-consuming job. Awarded ‘Master Craftsman’ status by the previous Guild director, she is also a respected judge. Leslie oversees the ‘Image of the Month’ Competition and has viewed over 100,000 images over the years.
Steve, a former policing commander, was acknowledged by the Home Office for his problem-solving approach to his job. He is a fully-qualified Trainer’s assessor and a skilled advisor to those facing customer disputes, All this, together with his flair for marketing and his ‘out of the box’ creativity, makes Steve the perfect complement to Lesley’s professional photography-based skill set.
Together, Steve and Lesley have a combined wealth of experience which predates their Directorship with the Guild of Photographers. They created and organised their region’s Premier Wedding Shows; they were UK agents for an Italian album supplier and they now also act as ‘expert witnesses’ in photography-based legal cases.
So, tune in and feel free to ask questions. We promise you an interesting and entertaining half hour with two people who are in the business of helping and supporting photographers wherever they can.