As a new member of the IPPA (Irish Professional Photographers Association) Heat 2 happened about a week after I joined, so I missed the opportunity to enter-I simply wasn’t prepared. I was ready for Heat 3 though and I did enter. I came away with 1 Merit, and 3 Highly Commended’s and an Award of Excellence. I’m delighted with that.
One of my favourite images (and the top marked) was one of actor John O’Dowd from a commissioned shoot. Our aim was a more editorial look rather than straightforward headshots. We were both delighted with the outcome of the shoot.
The full set is on the IPPA Awards Site.
Update: Based on the points from the top 4 images in a category, I’ve been announced as a finalist in the Photographer of the year for Portrait.