Award Winning Pet & Wildlife Photographer Guildford Surrey
As a pet and wildlife photographer I do my best to continually push my work forward, and entering competitions which attract many of the world’s finest photographers is one way of doing just that. The huge professional imaging competition run by the BPPA and the SWPP (Society of Wedding and Portrait Photographers) is now in the 8th round of the year and I was delighted to learn today that two of the four images I entered gained the Highly Commended designation.
Images awarded Gold medals and Highly Commended scores are re-examined by an independent panel of judges each December and a final shortlist is put together prior to the Photographer of the Year Awards in January. I’m honoured to hold the current Photographer of the Year title in the Pet Portraiture category for my fine art low key animal photography. This is a special service we offer alongside our classic pet and animal portrait photo shoots. Fine art studies like this are perfect for large wall presentation, and we have a wonderful selection of frames and modern canvas products to choose from.
As you can see, I photograph pets and kept animals of all kinds (as well as creatures in the wild). Animal photography doesn’t always go to plan, so flexibility and an open mind are key. Dogs who are obedience trained will offer us the most flexibility in what we can achieve. But self-ruling or untrainable animals demand an ever changing game plan, often resulting in images with a unique dimension. All of our work takes place on location where animals are most relaxed and most likely to enjoy their photo shoot.
The awards gained in the August round were in the Pet Portraiture and Nature and Wildlife categories.