I wrote a blog before about the benefits about being involved with The Guild of Photographers. One of those benefits is being able to enter into the Image of the Month competition.
Every month, all members have the option to enter their images into a variety of categories. There are set criteria that must be fulfilled in order to enter. Images are then judged by a panel of 3 of their master craftsment (absolute top of the game photographers) and given a score. That score could be converted into a Bronze, Silver or Gold award depending on how high the image scored.
I’ve not had the guts to enter before. Having only started my newborn photography journey 2 years ago (Thank you Facebook for reminding me of that last week!), I am still at the beginning of my journey.
Maybe it was the effect of lockdown that pushed me over the edge – haha! – but this month I entered a few images into the image of the month competition.
21st of every month is results day and they’re usually posted at 12pm. I kept refreshing from about 11;45 just incase. I don’t think I was this nervous about getting my a-level results! But at 1pm I refreshed again and
I GOT A BRONZE AWARD!!!!!!!!!
My other images were classified which is still really good and I am absolutely super proud of myself and how far I have come in my journey so far.
So I am now an award winning newborn photographer.