I am pleased to announce that I have been awarded Runner-up ‘Landscape Photographer of the Year’ in the 2012 AIPP Epson Victorian Photographer of the Year Awards, collecting 10 awards for 12 images submitted. A great result for my second year of entries. Congratulations to all Photographers who submitted images into the Awards, amazing images from all involved.
The judging for the awards had taken place on 16th and 17th April, with the Awards night following on the 18th. The AIPP is Australia’s Leading Professional Photography Institute.
During the past few weeks I have been totally absorbed in the preparation of my images for the awards, post production, editing, printing and finally mounting. Painstakingly sifting through image after image over and over again, trying to decide which images will make the cut.
When looking through my photos so often, my mind becomes a little bamboozled with the editing process. To help clear the cobwebs from my thinking, I seek advice from family, friends and fellow photographers. This approach tends to make the editing process even more confusing, because everyone who offers their opinion have their own personal likes and dislikes, which throws my head into more of a spin. Therefore, I head back into the darkroom in my mind and start the whole editing process over again (on my own) and after what seems like an eternity, 12 images have been selected.
This year I entered 3 categories, 4 images in Portrait, 4 Landscape and 4 Illustrative, picking up 8 Silver Awards and 2 Silver Distinction Awards.