AND THE AWARD WINNER IS!

I am absolutely thrilled to announce that I have been named as a three time award winner by The Guild of Photographers!

They Guild receives hundreds of images each month from some of the most respected photographers in the industry. Each image is reviewed by a panel of highly experienced judges who grade each image in accordance with international judging criteria. And I’ll be honest, I never thought I’d win an award, let alone three!

HIGHEST EXPECTATIONS

As well as considering the lighting, composition and framing of each image, they also enlarge every photograph to 100% before a judge scans it from top to bottom looking for any minor imperfections. And when I say minor, I mean minor, as the tiniest speck of dust is enough to prevent your image being graded.

I’ve been too nervous to enter before now, but I decided to challenge myself in 2018! So, I submitted three images that are very different to my day-to-day photography, as they contain no children! But each image has it’s own tale to tell (which I’ve shared below!)

THE AWARD GOES TO…!

Waiting 21 days for the results to be announced was agonising. But discovering I’d been honored with three bronze awards was one of the best feelings in my career!

I was literally speechless. To receive one award is an achievement, but to get three was mind blowing! It’s a huge honor and an amazing ego boost to know my work is respected by my industry peers!

THE FLYING SCOTSMAN

Like many young children, my son is addicted to trains! So when I heard the Flying Scotsman was stopping in Banbury Station I decided to take him along. The train would be there for a matter of minutes, and so I took my camera along in order to get some general snaps that he could look at later. This image stood out and even got published on The Banbury Guardian’s website that evening!

Drivers peering out of Flying Scotsman Award Winning image

BLENHEIM PALACE

Before my son started to school, we used to embark on fun adventures every Friday. One autumnal day we headed to Blenheim Place and had a hearty walk around the grounds when I spotted this stunning view. To get such a low angle, I had to lie in the mud with my son on my back frantically swaying from side-to-side as he sung Row Row Row Your Boat. I was surprised the image was even in focus, let alone award-worthy!

ST PAUL’S CATHEDRAL

Last year I treated a friend to a trip to London to view an amazing photography exhibition at The Tate Modern. She’s a keen landscape photographer so we headed up to the new viewing platform to take in the amazing views and I couldn’t resist taking this shot!

 

Fancy visiting the Tate Modern yourself? Check out their website here! 

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