SOUTH Devon contemporary portrait artist Vicki Boulter is working alongside an international training programme to teach photoshop skills.
She is working with one of the largest European photography training company called Photo Training For You' (PT4U) and did her first webinar session earlier this month.
The move comes afterVicki, from Torquay, had just been made an associate of the Royal Photographic Society following a successful assessment of her work.
The society has also selected three of her photographs to be used in its International Exhibition and awarded one of the images a Ribbon of Achievement.
Vicky said: "I am delighted to be made an associate of such a prestigious organisation. After many years of trying to get my work seen and heard, to be rewarded in this way, it feels amazing.
And last week, Vicky was awarded the prestigious PSA Medal (Photographic Society of America) in the Altered Reality section of the Society's 2013 International Images for Screen exhibition.
The award is for Best Exhibitor in Show based on the highest aggregate of scores, after the medal winners.
She will be presented with the award at the inaugural showing of exhibition in London on October 31.
This latest accolade follows the success of having many of her images published in several prestigious international publications. She is also in the process of organising her first exhibition which will be held in Torquay.
Vicki who is one half of photographic company Devon Portfolio also enjoyed international fame, following press and worldwide TV coverage of the wedding photograph she captured featuring a Sumatran tiger from Paignton Zoo 'photo bombing' one of the photographs.
She and her husband Dylan Boulter, who is a wedding photographer, met when they studied photography and graphic design together at Southampton Solent, 23 years ago.
They returned to Torquay to raise their two children and set up home where Vicki grew up in Shiphay, Torquay.
They started a wedding photography business 10 years ago.
They also started covering a lot of event photography and commercial photography working for several local businesses including the Grand Hotel, Bickley Mill, Stagecoach and various other companies.
Vicki said: "Word started spreading about our photography and five years ago we found ourselves selected to be the official photographers to HRH Princess Anne when she visited the Bay.
"In the last five years our wedding business has gone from strength to strength and we now shoot between 20 and 40 weddings a year.
"We opened our first studio two years ago, where we started to get more involved with fashion, and portrait photography, this is when I started to experiment with my more alternative style of images.
"This has led on to me working on commissioned art pieces and fashion shoots for models and agencies around the UK."