International Light Painting Awards 2013

Wow, what a week it’s been. I’m still in complete shock after my image was awarded 1st place in the first International Light Painting Awards earlier this week.

The worldwide competition established by Jan Leonardo Wöllert saw it’s first year this year, but the submitted images were anything but immature. The quality of the nominees’ work is nothing short of spectacular, leaving me feeling… Humble.

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A sweet day at RHS Rosemoor

Ryan and Deb Social

I recently shot a wedding at the gorgeous Rosemoor Gardens in Devon, owned by the Royal Horticultural Society. The happy couple were Ryan and Deb who were blessed with good weather and good friends and family. The lovely scenery was quite easy to work with and I quite enjoyed seizing the opportunity to drag them out into the darkness after their first dance. A great example of what can be achieved when both the photographer and the couple are feeling creative.

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A lovely day to get hitched.

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July and August worry me the most as far as the weather is concerned. Experience shows that no matter how much planning you put in, you can never predict the weather on the day you get married. Contrary to last year’s  torrential downpours, the first few days of July have actually been quite like they should be, for once!

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Keep on fighting

Having just purchased my first DSLR I bumped into a random guy at work and found myself engrossed in conversation with him. As he left he said he ought to let me know who he was, so he reached into his bag, pulling out this flyer with an image of Muhammed Ali. He then introduced himself as Flip Schulke, photojournalist. In a very modest manner, he went on to say ‘I made that.’

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Sony World Photography Awards 2013

SWPAI was delighted to receive an email to tell me I had been commended in the low light category of the Sony World Photography Awards this year, its a competition I have always dreamed of winning, so I am very happy to have had a mention. The images in this year’s gallery are absolutely stunning and worthy of a few minutes to pause and browse the amazing work highlighted in the open competition.

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