Nalla Photography, Aylesbury are Award Winning Photographers!
Kerri and I have been members of
'The Guild of Photographers'
ever since we have been in business together.
The Guild offers support and training to thousands of photographers across the country. Every month they hold a competition called
'The image of the month' (IOM).
Kerri and I have watched from the sidelines as month by month we see many stunning images being awarded Classified, Bronze, Silver and Gold
(There is a Platinum, but it's never been won!)
The awards are for technical excellence in the art of photography.
(I have added a break down of what is needed for each level of the competition in the footnotes below.)
So this month we held our breath and entered this beautiful image of Kennedy
and are really proud to have achieved a Bronze!
This is massive for Kerri and I, it is a pretty gut wrenching experience. As the national standard it amazing... Take a look at The Guilds public facebook page to see the level of competition... It's amazing xxx
A Platinum Bar Images of exceptional or outstanding quality (only awarded to the ultimate of images)
A Gold Bar Images of particular distinction (very rare)
A Silver Bar .. Images that are very well crafted (difficult to achieve)
A Bronze Bar .. Images of a strong standard at a national competition level (something to be proud of)
Classified .. Images of a standard worthy of acknowledgement relevant to the genre entered but which are not deemed award winning at national competition level. In many cases it is possible that with one or two small tweaks these images could have scored even higher, so feedback could be of value.
Not scored .. Images that do not reach our 'Classified' level score will not be given a grade. Often images in this position do evidence competition potential, but require some things to be different for the image to score higher in a national competition. In some cases it can be just one thing that prevents a higher score such as dust spots which are clearly visible or the accidental inclusion of a business watermark. Feedback would be of value in these cases so it is well worth considering it.