As photographers, whether new or seasoned veteran’s, we continue to push the boundaries of our creative flair and are always willing to learn and improve our craft.
The buzz in the photography world at the moment has been centred around the International Loupe Awards, and as I write, the judging is taking place and results are coming through.
From my own point of view there was something this year that held me back from taking the plunge into the award arena, I felt that some of my skills needed more refinement to be up to higher quality award standard.
Really if you think about it, you will never know what that standard is unless you are in that arena and being judged? This is a great debate within the industry, are you a better photographer just because you win an award? Does that make you more appealing to your current and potential clients? Or are you wanting recognition for your talent? Now I am not going to enter into this debate as I am certainly not qualified to judge either way. Is really comes down to a personal decision.
Actually I am very proud to say I know many photographers within my circle that have won awards this week on their very first time entering, with or without the awards, I still love what they do.
Over the last few months I have been pushing the boundaries with some personal projects to create that award standard. I had a creative plan in my head and went and created some photographs during recent shoots, a few photos worked but I see some clear mistakes and they are not quite portraying what was in my head, so I will keep pushing and learning until I feel it is right.
I will finish this weeks blog showing you some of those photos and let you decide for yourself if they are yet of that award standard, you can be my judges.
I must also thank my model Natalie Belbin and MUA Alice Henderson and Tami Perrin of Dr Dread for hairstyle. You girls rocked this day.
Until next week.