ABOUT MPA South East Region

Established in 1952, the Master Photographers Association (MPA) are one of the longest standing photographic associations in British history. We pride ourselves on our expertise and care about our members’ photographic journey of excellence.The South East Region was reformed in Spring 2017 to offer a wide range of training and peer support for members and non-members alike.
As the UK’s leading qualification body exclusively for the professional wedding, portrait and commercial photographer the MPA encourage professional photographers of all levels to join the Association.
The Master Photographers Association is run by photographers for photographers who have many years of experience behind them. Your local regional committe is committed to sharing knowledge and experiences to help guide you.

Region benefits :

If you are a Master Photographers Association member you already have access to the UK’s leading qualification and mentoring system. Being an active member of your local region will help you to develop as both a photographer and a business owner.

  • High quality training from top photographers
  • Inspirational and motivational speakers
  • Peer to peer support
  • Local events

High quality training from top photographers

Inspirational and motivational speakers

Peer to peer support

Local events

Kevin Mullins Street Photography Workshop – 26th Sept 2017


Sept 26th 2017
8 delegates per sessions
2 sessions available
9:30-12:30  (coffee break in the middle)
1:30 – 4:30 (coffee break in the middle)
Location – London Charring Cross station



Kevin became one of the first Fujifilm official X-Photographers in the UK and has been shooting exclusively with the X-Series of cameras for a number of years.
His wedding photography is a highly inspired blend of street photography and shooting from the hip. Street photography is the catalyst for inspiration for Kevin’s wedding work. The Fujifilm X-Series of cameras have allowed him to work in a far more intimate, but discrete, way.
If you are a photographer who is interested in shooting documentary photography then this Street Photography Workshop is perfect for you.
Each half day Street Photography Workshop is for eight delegates only.  This workshop is hands on and is designed to give you the most information possible. There’s no hiding information and that’s the reason this workshop is aimed at a very small amount of delegates.  That way you will get all the advantages of working closely with Kevin.
  • Inspiration
  • Shooting Candidly
  • Beating the Fear
  • Understand your Camera Fully
  • Understanding Zone Focusing
  • Getting in close to shoot stories
  • Street Themes
  • Practical Hands on Workshop


5 June 2017
9:30am : Meet, greet and coffee

Composites Deconstructed

Speaker: Imelda Bell

10:00 – 1:00


What goes into creating a realistic composite?
I’ll be talking about how to add elements into your images and blend them so they look real. I’ll also look at some of the images I have created, peeling back the layers to show you how it was done.
I’m happy to answer any questions you may have about my images or creative process, as well as anything about the way I use photoshop.

Imelda Bell LMPA

Based in the village of Kingswood, Kent, a stone’s throw from the beautiful Leeds Castle.
Specialising in digital art & fine art portraiture.
Trains photographers in Digital Art and Photoshop
Multi award-winning Craftsman with the Guild of Professional Photographers.
Winner of Contemporary Portraiture Image of the year 2016
Top 10 finalist in 2015 & 2016 for Photographer of the year.
Volunteer photographer & Retoucher for Remember my Baby
Fundraiser for the Aspinall Foundation & Save the Rhino International, through selling and donating of images.

Event Location


Surrey National Golf Club,

CR3 5AA.

Nearest station is Caterham.

MPA South East Region Print Competition

Monday 3rd July 10am

Entries Deadline 26-Jun-2017 11:59 PM


Family Portrait
Fashion & Beauty
Fine Art
Industrial, Architectural, Commercial & Advertising
Landscape, Travel, Nature & Wildlife
Lifestyle & Location
Creative Portrait
Portrait Classical
Press PR & Events
Under 5’s
Creative Wedding
Wedding Classical
Wedding Reportage
Maternity Portrait
Studio Portrait


• There is no limit to the amount of images you can submit.
• Images previously entered for MPA national awards are not permitted, including
reworked images.
• Any image which has already won a major award or title from any other Professional Photographic organisation is not permitted.
• All images should have been created/produced in the last 12 months.
• Entry Fee £5 per image, enter 4 images get your 5th image FREE (submit 5 at a time for this discount).
• Digital copy to be submitted prior to competition no later than Midnight 26th June
and used for screen viewing on the evening.
• Deadline is final
• Any entries which do not conform to the rules will be withdrawn from the awards
judging and no payments returned.
• Day of competition: 10.00am – 11am registration and hand in your prints. Prints must
be a minimum of 10×8.
• Awards presented after critique from judge in the afternoon.
• Certificate given to the winner.
• Winners image also gets winning image entered in the the national competition.
• Celebratory meal may conclude your day
Winners image also gets winning image entered in the the national competition.
•Celebratory meal may conclude your day