Who would have thought that 4 simple letters when put together could strike fear into thousands of photographers Australia wide and literally make grown men cry ..
This last sentence may sound a little far fetched but I can assure you that when it comes to photography awards that the Australian APPA awards are arguably the best in the world.
So what does all this mean I hear you ask ? Hurry up and get to the point ! ?
Well of the hundreds of thousands of images that I shoot every year I am allowed to choose only four, FOUR !!
That’s like having 6 children and being asked which your favourite 3 are … I love every image that I photograph and to choose only 4 is just an amazingly difficult task !
To make things harder yet there are over 10 categories to enter into, but for me my passion lies with wedding & travel.
And so with many other photographers Australia wide we sent our four prints off to be judged in Sydney by a panel of Australia’s finest photographers.
This year I chose three travel images and one wedding image and am very happy to report that three of my images scored very well !
My travel images were taken earlier this year on my bi annual trip to the USA.
Every image is scored between 50 and 100 with awards being 80 and above .
95 Gold with Distinction
85 Silver with Distinction
78 – 2 points short of an award
The images in order of scores
All in all a great result and I can rest easy until APPA 2015 !