Last year I entered my first international photography competition. I have been studying under Sue Bryce for a couple of years through her amazing educational site and was lucky enough to go to her workshop in Italy last year. In September she launched The Portrait Masters, a massive conference and accreditation scheme which allows photographers from all around the world to submit images for judging by some the THE top international photographers. Every image (and this year there were over 6500!) is judged and critiqued by 5 judges and points awarded. There are 7 categories and three levels Bronze, Silver and Gold. Each winning image is given a point which goes towards becoming an Associate, Master and finally Grand Portrait Master.
The competition is extremely fierce and the winning images are AMAZING (you can see all the winners here
I am honoured and extremely proud to say that out of the 8 images I have submitted so far, I have 5 Bronze awards (the 3 that didn't make it were only 1 point away). I am determined and focused to gain my Associates over the coming year and to keep pushing and learning to eventually become a Grand Master in my field.
I would like to thank all my clients and models who have helped me along this journey.