Australian Professional Photography Awards 2012

At the end of May the Australian Institute of Professional Photography conducted its annual photo awards (the APPAs), and I’m happy to report that three of my images received Silver awards! All three from 2011, covering the Southern Ocean, the Arctic, and Africa.

The three images are:

Drake Crossing

Guillemot fly-by

Claiming my buffalo

The APPA judges weren’t so keen on my fourth entry (it did at least almost get a Silver). Sitting in the audience of the Science, Environment, and Nature section judging for four hours straight was very educational. Both in seeing the actual prints and in hearing the judge’s discussions. I’m looking forward to seeing what next year’s judges make of my next selection: I’ve got a few candidates picked out already.

Also last month I received two Bronze Awards in the 2012 Epson International Pano Awards (both images were from last July’s Svalbard expedition). I got some Bronze last year as well: maybe I can make some new panos in the coming year that are impressive enough to wow the judges.

Glacial melt
Polar bear country

And in other news, I’ve been made an Associate of the AIPP (instead of just a member), giving me the right to put more letters after my name.

It’s been a busy couple of months. And it’s still busy: I’m getting ready for a month travelling, checking out some new (to me) locations in Europe. This time my partner’s coming with me! Keep an eye on the “Where’s David” map over the coming weeks.

– David Burren AAIPP AAPS

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