About Us

Meet the Guild's Team

TEAM GUILD

Behind every camera is someone who has a personal story, a photography journey and a creative thought process to inspire us all.

If you are a photographer,  the team at the Guild of Photographers can help you get the most from your camera, is that what matters most to the Guild, are the people behind the camera!

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Lesley Thirsk

DIRECTOR

Lesley was awarded the ultimate ‘Master Craftsman’ status by the previous Guild Director some years ago and operated a very succesful wedding photography business for nearly 20 years. She is a highly experienced, passionate, and creative photographer. Her relaxed training and mentoring approach are highly acclaimed.

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Steve Thirsk

DIRECTOR

Steve is a former policing commander whose problem-solving approach was acknowledged by the Home Office.  He is best known for his marketing flair and ‘out of the box’ creativity so can be of great assistance in helping you to promote, even diversify, your business.  He is a skilled advisor to those facing customer disputes.

Aimee

Business Development Manager

Laura

Trade Partnership Manager

Carly

Membership Accounts Manager

Katrina

Membership Accounts Manager

Rebekah

Events Manager

Julie

Creative Light Magazine

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footballer in mid high punching the sky
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jet flying over the head of a groundsman

Our Incredible Judges and Mentors

Charlotte Bellamy

Judge / Mentor

Jo Bradley

Judge / Mentor

Heather Burns

Judge / Mentor

Lesley Chalmers

Judge / Mentor

Saraya Cortaville

Judge / Mentor

Claire Elliott

Judge / Mentor

Panikos Hajistilly

Judge / Mentor

Lynne Harper

Judge / Mentor

Gary Hill

Judge / Mentor

Rob Hill

Judge / Mentor

David Islip

Judge / Mentor

Scott Johnson

Judge / Mentor

Mark Lynham

Judge / Mentor

Gordon McGowan

Judge / Mentor

Gavin Prest

Judge / Mentor

Hamish Scott-Brown

Judge / Mentor