Last week the annual Queensland AIPP Photography Awards were held, with a full weekend of judging, culminating in a black tie awards dinner to announce the lucky recipients.    This years awards were again a success with some really stunning work on display.  Thanks to the tireless efforts of the Queensland AIPP Committee for making this event such a success.

Photographers of course, are familiar with these awards, but for those of you that aren’t professional photographers, these awards are put on each year by the Australian Institute of Professional Photography – first State awards and then at a National level (to be held later this year in June).

QAPPA, as it is affectionately known, is an opportunity for photographers to put their stuff out there anonymously, to be judged by others in their industry.   It is a great opportunity for newcomers to the industry to compare their work.   It is also an opportunity for not-so-newcomers, like me, to see if we still have the goods.

One of the newcomers, is our very own Karen Pedwell, who joined Studio Impressions early this year after completing her Bachelor of Photography.   Karen blew us all away with a truly beautiful portfolio that gained her the title of 2010 Queensland Photographic Artist of the Year.   Here she is accepting her award from the one and only Ian Poole. We couldn’t be more proud!


This time I took the chance to submit some of new landscapes I’ve been doing and I’m really excited to say they got me 2010 Queensland Landscape Photographer of the Year.    Here’s one of the images from the winning folio…….


Chris Knoblauch from Sterling Studios took out Queensland Professional Photographer of the Year with some stunning wedding work.  Well done Chris!    Winners of each category can be found on the Qld AIPP website.

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