So following on from my success earlier in the year at the Queensland Professional Photography Awards, I decided to enter the National Awards. I didn’t enter to win any awards, but more to see how my work fares against the best in the country. Not too badly as it turns out. I entered the same three images that I entered into QPPA, but with further processing and refining (nothing major, just a little cleaning up and extra polishing) to bring them to a national standard of finish. It was an amazing experience to be there and mingle with the best, and humbling to know that I’m not out of place being there. I’m very excited to now be a National Award Winning Photographer.
Again, first up my car rig shot. The camera was attached to the side of the car, and I was driving the car whilst actuating the camera remotely to take this photograph. It received a score of 76 at APPA, which places it just out of award range, but still a very good score. You don’t get scores in the 70’s by accident.
Old Melbourne Gaol. I fixed up a few areas that I missed on my QPPA entry and was happy to increase my score on this photograph. It went up to a 84, which is one point from being a Silver with Distinction, so I’m very happy to come away from our National Professional Photographic awards with a Silver Award.
As for the Emu, Well judges still hate Emu’s. It was awarded a 73.