Well, my feet have barely touched the ground since last night at the annual MPA Awards for the London & Essex region. The Master Photographers Association is the UK’s only trade body exclusively for full-time professional wedding, portrait and commercial photographers.
Admittedly I did enter a fair number of images, but it was worth it! I came away winning four categories, getting second place in five categories, two third places, as well as some Merits! I was blown away, and absolutely delighted! The competition was judged by one of the country’s top judges Hoss Mahdavi who is a distinguished Fellow of the Master Photographers Association. The awards evening at the Old Plough House in Bulphan was attended by some of the top Photographers in the region that came from as far a field as Norfolk, Suffolk , Hertfordshire, Essex, London and Kent to compete.
Here are my winning images, starting with the Classical Potrait category:
This was the winner of the Events category:
The Pets section was awarded to this image of a beautiful horse:
Finally the Pictorial and Illustrative Art winner was this image:
I’ll be posting a few more images in due course, but I hope you enjoy these!