Hi, I’m Alan Harbord and I’ve been photographing professionally for over 16 years.
Portrait of Alan Harbord in Autumn
A PASSION FOR TEACHING
From time to time, people who liked my work asked me to train them, sometimes in general photography and sometimes in specific areas. The more teaching I did, the more I realised that the world of photography is full of misconceptions and confusion. I discovered that I enjoy helping to demystify it for people and love seeing the 'aha' moments when things fall into place. I am especially passionate about getting back to basics. I believe that once you have a solid foundation you can progress quite quickly in whichever direction you want to go.
MY WORK
I am a full time photographer. 80% of revenue to my business is from my photography work which is split between commercial, fashion and wedding photography. Click the websites below to see more.
Link to AHP wedding photography website

WEDDING

Link to AHP commercial photography website

COMMERCIAL

Link to AHP fashion photography website

FASHION

QUALIFIED
BIPP (British Institute of Professional Photographers)
I gained my Licentiate with BIPP in 2009 and then in 2014 gained the highly prestigious Associateship status.
AHP Licentiaship Certificate from the BIPP
AHP Associate Certificate from the BIPP
The BIPP is internationally recognised as a benchmark of excellence. My membership is a vital part of my constant drive and desire to improve and hone my own skills.

I am also a qualified member of the Guild of Professional photographers, and of the SWPP (Society of Wedding & Portrait Photographers) and SIFGP (Society of International Fashion & Glamour Photography).

COMPETITIONS & AWARDS

Here are some of my winning images


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AWARDS
International Photographer of the Year - Runner up, February 2015 (Guild of Professional Photographers)

Overall Photographer of the Year - Runner up, February 2015 (Guild of Professional Photographers)

The Photographers Bar - In both February 2014 and 2015 I was awarded a bar of distinction by the Guild of Professional Photographers. This is a unique distinction awarded to photographers who have consistently demonstrated an exceptional level of professional skill and consistency over the course of a whole year. A distinction that is very difficult to achieve, let alone twice!!

International Photographer of the Year - Runner up, February 2014 (Guild of Professional Photographers)
AHP Photographers Bar certificate with the Guild 2013
AHP Photographers Bar certificate with the Guild 2015
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