The weekend before last the 2010 AIPP NSW/ACT Professional Photography Print Awards were held in Sydney… The standard of work on show was amazing and I am proud to say that much of the work that blew me away was from fellow ACT entrants… It was nerve racking stuff sitting there watching the judging, biting away at my fingernails. (I think I aged about 10 years in the process)
I ended up doing really well, better than I had expected to do. I entered two category’s: Wedding and Illustrative and was awarded with 2 Silver awards, 3 Silver with distinction, 2 Gold and 2 Gold with distinction awards. As a result I ended up winning 2010 AIPP ACT Wedding Professional Photographer of the year, 2010 AIPP ACT Illustrative Professional Photographer of the year and I managed to be awarded with Professional Photographer of the year (PPY) (also came runner up PPY to myself) I was also awarded with the highest scoring print (97’s).
Ridiculous hey ? My mum was so proud when I called her.. Hopefully it wont be long before I bump my brother Adam off the favorite son podium! He beat me by giving mum a grandson first, however I strongly believe that as he has tattoo’s and rides a motorbike a few points should be deducted from his title. (Myself and the powers that be are still under negotiation 🙂
Also, I should mention that I have been nominated as a finalist in the Australia’s Top Photographers competition in the category of Emerging Wedding Photographer of 2010 http://www.austtopphotographers.com.au/image-gallery/dan-o-day .. I think Capture Magazine will be announcing the winners in the May/June edition.. To be nominated for this is along side so many talented photog’s is an absolute honor so I’m already over the moon..
Anyway, nationals APPA are coming up in June so fingers crossed I can take a couple of awards home with me then.. Here are a few of my winning Illustrative Images, taken in Manhattan(NY) Santa Monica Beach (LA) and Braidwood (NSW:)… I will be posting the wedding winners a little later down the track.. I hope you like