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2014 National AIPP Photography Awards

This weekend saw the 2014 AIPP National Photography Awards being held in Sydney. The AIPP (Australian Institute for Professional Photography) hold these photography awards each year to showcase the best photography Australia has to offer. Each state also holds their own photography awards to showcase more local photography, but this time around, the National photography awards are supposed to showcase the best of the states. Myself, in the past have been reasonably successful in both the states and national competitions winning numerous awards including but not limited to a Gold in the national science category while I was a student photography and more recently second place in the SA state photography awards’ Contemporary Photographic Art category.

I’m pleased to announce that I have added two more awards to my lengthening list of photographic accomplishments. A silver award in both the illustrative and landscape categories, with my other two entries in the wedding and travel categories scored in the high professional practice range.

The way the photography awards work is that there are a panel of 5 judges who are respected professionals in their own right who view each printed image. They each give a score out of 100, and they are then averaged to give a final score. Any score above 80 wins an award. 70 and above is considered professional standard, 80 is a silver award, 85 is silver with distinction, 90 is a gold award and 95 is gold with distinction.

2014 AIPP Photography Awards results

The below two images both scored a respectable 82 in the landscape and illustrative categories. awarding me with two solid silver awards at this year’s AIPP National Awards. As a bit of a side effect of my success over the last few years I may be eligible for an AIPP honour elevating me from a usual accredited AIPP member up to an associate of the AIPP, which would be awesome. I’ll find out about that in the next few weeks.

Photography from Tasmania trip

As some of you might remember in a previous blog I posted I have spent the last week driving around Tasmania and doing my best to capture the beauty that is Tasmania. The day before I left I had a wedding, and the day after I got back I had a wedding, so it’s been a busy week for me. Anyway, the purpose of this blog post is to give you a bit of a sneak peek of some of the photographs I took in Tasmania. I’ve only had a short while to go through them, and edit them, but this is what I have to show you at the moment.

Random spots around Tasmania

Tasmania really is a very pretty spot in the world. the landscape reminded me greatly of New Zealand, with the cold weather to match. It’s really a shame that not more people visit. That said however I did see plenty of foreign tourists in and about the hostels and hotels I stayed at so it looks like the word is out overseas, but not on the mainland of Australia. The weather was a little disappointing with very overcast days most of the time, and my camera filters not doing what they were supposed to, but I persevered.

Coles Bay/Wineglass bay

These areas are a part of the most visited national park on the island of Tasmania, Freycinet national park. The park boasts a number of white sand beaches and a number of rough hiking tracks over 3 a small mountain range all encompassed by water. A beautiful location.

Russell Falls

Russell Falls are located on the eastern boundary of Mount Field National Park which is about an hour north west of Hobart. After a short, pretty walk amongst a temperate rain forest, you are greeted with three such waterfalls.