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 .. 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

Dan O'Day - Illustrative 2Dan O'Day - Illustrative 7Dan O'Day - Illustrative 4v2Dan O'Day - Illustrative 1

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April 13, 2010
whoooo hoo dano! :) so proud of you. me likey likey! :) glad i got to be there to see it in person... what a tremendous honour!! xoxo
April 13, 2010
and you deserved each and every one of those awards - if not more. your work is breath taking.
April 13, 2010
Wow - love your shots! Thanks for sharing. You inspire me! :)
April 13, 2010
Congratulations! Can't wait until you shoot our wedding in October :)
April 13, 2010
Well done brother. Outstanding! Good luck for ATP & APPA's
April 13, 2010
amazing A-M-A-Z-I-N-G, your images were beautiful, and like Chris, glad I had the opportunity to see this all unfold for you.
Joel Nicholls
April 13, 2010
Excellent work Dan. Last time I saw you, I was hanging out with Adam, and you were getting around Fraser on a skateboard!! That would be ~15 years ago. Congrats on the awards!
April 14, 2010
Wow - you must have inherited your prodigious talent from somewhere - I wonder where? Just kidding, son - as you know I have no artistic ability whatsoever but you certainly have it in spades - Woohoo congratulations Dan!!! Well I guess your Dad has a little art in his soul too - we'll call it a group effort - Dad artistic ability - Mum charm and wit (hahaha)
April 15, 2010
Inspiring stuff, mate.
alex lyon
August 10, 2010
thank you. you've inspired me to bite the bullet and buy a camera. and become an addict to photography. gulp

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