Silver with Distinction

By |2016-10-22T09:42:34+10:00June 14th, 2007|Categories: Photography|Tags: , , , |

It's time to blow my own trumpet.. Two of my photograhs were awarded at the 2007 Canon Australian Professional Photography Awards just a few weeks back. One, entitled Feet First was awarded a Silver with Distinction, and the other, Reflection got a Silver award. Competing directly against professional photographers across Australia, I must admit I'm stoked to achieve such fabulous results on my first attempt at a national photography competition. It's going to be difficult to follow up on this, but I'm very happy nonetheless. Feet First Reflection

Giving away great images

By |2016-10-22T09:42:34+10:00April 21st, 2007|Categories: Photography|Tags: , , , , |

There is a very unfortunate trend it seems with photography competitions worldwide. On the surface these competitions look great. They offer the people who enter chance to win an excellent prize (like a Canon EOS 30D or 5D plus lens). It all seems above board and fair enough, and the winner would no doubt see it as good value to get a camera in return for a photograph. But you have to look at the bigger picture. It's all about the value of a photograph. To an amateur, no matter how good the shot, it's just eye candy. They can't sell it (or don't know otherwise) but they do want to be recognized as being good photographers. Competitions give them that opportunity. And with the amazing uptake of [tag]digital photography[/tag] in the last decade or so, there are a lot of snappers around. Chances are some of them are going [...]