I was delighted to win more awards in the British Institute of Professional Photography (BIPP) Cotswold Region Awards recently.
I received two silver awards, one bronze and two merits for my fine art photography and classical studio portraits of dogs. The awards were entered by professional photographers throughout the Cotswolds.
The images were assessed by a team of judges including Worcester photographer Bryn Griffiths, a fellow of the BIPP, who said the quality of lighting on the dog portraits was stunning. He was accompanied by Chris Harper, chief executive of the British Institute of Professional Photography.
The presentation ceremony was held at The Cheltenham Film Studios and I was pleased to have the win reported in the Cotswold Journal.
I have included a section of their report below.
Mr Smith was delighted to gain the award. ” I have been receiving as many commissions to photograph dogs as humans in the last year and I am really enjoying the challenge.”
“Photographing dogs involves a completely different discipline and approach.” he said.
“In order to get an insight into its unique personality it is essential to understand how dogs behave and to get to know them.”
“It’s not just a matter of recording what the dog looks like. I aim to portray a look that the owners will recognise and connect with”