T H E ( A L M O S T ) W E E K L Y P H O T O G R A P H
06 September 2016
I Win, I Win, I Win (Well, Sort Of)....
A stormy afternoon on the voyage to Paradise Harbour, Antarctica. Canon EOS 5DSR with 200-400mm 1.4X @ 400mm, 1/1250 second @ f5.6, ISO 100.
I'm just back from APPA, the AIPP's annual Australian Professional Photography Awards. And each year, Tony Hewitt, David Oliver and I have a small wager on who will get the highest aggregate from our four prints. Yes, the overall Professional Photographer of the Year is important (congratulations Lisa Saad), but much more important is the outcome of our little wager which involves paying for lunch.
You may realise that Tony, David and I are judging the Better Photography magazine 2016 Photo of the Year Award and entries close on 7 September - that's probably tomorrow as you read this! So get your entries in now (or you can also put in late entries up to 15 September, but it's a little more expensive to do so....)
But back to my story... Tony and I had our entries in the landscape category. We were on a break, looking along the walls where the winning entries were being hung. Tony congratulated me, saying he'd seen a Gold and Silver for me up on the wall - and while we don't know whose print is whose (names aren't shown at this stage of the process), Tony recognised my photos from their location - our recent Middlehurst Art Photography Workshop in NZ. However, there was something about the way Tony was congratulating me that made me a little suspicious.
The Better Photography Magazine Photo of the Year 2016 is open to photographers from around the world.
Have your photographs professionally judged by three AIPP Grand Masters of Photography! Every entry gets a score and a brief judge’s comment.
Show us your most compelling photographs and you could win a Bronze, Silver or Gold Award.
There are six fantastic Category Awards with a special product hamper from Datacolor, Canson, Momento and Wacom. And then there’s the prestigious Better Photography Magazine Photo of the Year 2016 Award with a $5000 cash prize!
Six Great Categories To Choose From – Or Enter Them All
Once again, we have a very special judging panel. Peter Eastway, Tony Hewitt and David Oliver have all won major photography awards and judged dozens of photography competitions internationally, each with over thirty years’ experience. All are AIPP Grand Masters of Photography and they bring to the judging a wide range of experiences, understanding both the traditional aspects of photography and the new avant garde styles.