I have worked behind the aipp lines, back in 2013. I was lucky enough to be involved in handling the entries, working behind the scene preparing and delivering the works for judging. It was a valuable experience from which I learned all about how these events run. It was good to connect with experienced photographers, judges and be a part if the industry I am working in.
I have mixed feelings about this stuff, I really like the fact we have a industry body that and help us gauge and measure different styles of works. There are just so many talented people creating images it can in some ways make you feel untalented. On the other have it makes you try harder to improve your own ability. I have won AIPP golds and silvers which is an honer but I don’t see who that really defines anyone as great I really means to me I am at a professional level I am proud to be there and I have worked hard to learn this trade . As we are all products of our surroundings we can learn but some people are just naturals. To have an eye to see light and compose a story in one frame is our challenge we are always chasing the holy grail shot, maybe it is one shot in your life that defines your career maybe no one will ever see that one shot you keep private the one that could be a gold at AIPP.
I want to be part of the industry as a professional photographer AIPP is something to definitely consider being affiliated with. I look forward to entering some work but the competition is hot and there are many talented people to compare my work with . The expense is a concern maybe not worth the outlay but it is just something I should be involved in as a photographer, being involved means I can meet and interact with others in this field that in itself is valuable in my opinion..
What an interesting weekend, at The Epson AIPP awards.
Here are some of my notes leading up to the event. Note to self only upload the cropped image I made the mistake of submitting the original image uncropped and I was contacted to explain why my digital file was different than the print. It was a rookie mistake and I now know to only upload the final cropped print file not the original working image.
AIPP Entries Conformation
Hi Daniel Bunce,
Thanks for entering the 2016 AIPP Epson State Awards.
This is just a quick note to inform you that all your entries have been successfully validated and are now entered into AIPP Epson State Awards. Please note images will be rechecked during the breakout period for the following rule requirements; *Matt size – Must be 40 by 50 cms *VISIBLE image size – must be no smaller than 26 cms on the longest side *Matt Thickness – can’t be more than 6mm *None of Images entered can contain the same subject If you haven’t done so already, your print labels are downloadable from http://aippawards.com/awards/labels , assuming you are logged into the awards entry system.
Just a reminder all categories require PHYSICAL prints to be submitted for judging. Good luck, don’t forget, if you can’t get down to judging venue, you can watch it all on the Live Stream.
My Concepts Notes
Locations I have visited to get shots are Brisbane City, Springbrook, Fort Lytton, Coochiemudlo, North Stradbroke Island,
AIPP Mat Size is 40 x 50 cm = 15.7 x 19.6 inch 6mm thick
Photoshop Size 35.75 x 15.06 cm
Streets Print Size 14 x 6 inch
Streets Print Size 14 x 10 inch
Paper Fine Art, Metallic
Concept Critique – Remove the road, Check the tonal Range, Remove some Grass, Remove the stick from the car window.
Ice and Powder
Shot 1 model wearing hoodie
Shot 2 powder explosion
Shot 3 water frozen to ice
Photoshop Size 28.39 x 17.13 cm
Size 11.177 x 6.75 inch
Streets Print Size 12 x 8 inch
Paper Fine Art, Metallic
Concept Critique – Remove bubble from eye, look more scared, make the eyes and face more prominent and color
Sand and Form
Shot 1 naked female
Shot 2 textured sand
Shot 3 waters edge or ocean waves
Photoshop Size 12.267 x 13.16 inch
Final Size 32 x 33 cm
Paper Fine Art