Australian Professional Photography Awards 2013

I just returned home from the annual Australian Professional Photography Awards (APPA) held in Melbourne, where hundreds of my good friends and colleagues watch nervously as our images get judged by a panel of experts and given a score out of 100.
For weeks, and sometimes months, we agonize over choosing which images to enter, pour our heart and soul into them, refine them, then refine them some more to make them perfect. The whole process is stressful (as all my photographer friends will attest to!) but it really pushes you outside your comfort zone and helps you grow and better yourself each year...

 For me, it's the highlight of my working year, a time to catch up with my beautiful friends, my photography family, meet new ones, learn and be completely inspired!
It was my goal at this years awards to better myself from last year and I did that by being awarded a SILVER WITH DISTINCTION award for a portrait (see below) that is my most precious image I have taken to date. Of my two beautiful children. That to me is worth more than all the golds in the world.
I also received 2 Bronzes - one point away from Silver for the portrait of the cute little boy and baby below. 
So thank you APPA and Melbourne for yet another amazing year. Til next time xx




4 comments:

Nicole anderson said...

Well done char! Beautiful images! You are such an inspiration! xxxx

nancy said...

oh charmaine, i am so happy to finally see the portrait, wish i had seen it in person. it is absolutely stunning. but i did meet YOU in person and that was a highlight of my weekend.
until next time... xx

Christen white said...

The pic of baby is so cute, you deserve this award. Do you also offer services for family portrait photography .

Charmaine Otto Photography said...

Hi Christen! Thank you! Yes I certainly do! Feel free to drop me a line if you're interested! I'd love to hear from you :)

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