APPA Awards Results 2012

This year was my first time entering the prestigious Australian Professional Photography Awards (APPA). Up to 4 prints can be entered and are judged by the best photographers in the industry.

The entries were all judged live at the Digital Show on the weekend at the Melbourne Exhibition Centre. Being there to watch the judging was pretty cool and was certainly an interesting process. Some of the photographs entered were unbelievable. There are certainly a few talented photographers in Australia.

To top it off I walked away with 3 Silver Awards myself and ironically it was Yellow Bus (a previous award winner) that missed out this time. To say I’m absolutely wrapped is an understatement and certainly inspires me to try and raise the bar for next year. APPA 2013 here I come hahaha.

For those in the know regarding points my prints scored the following:

Ghan Tank – 83 pts (Silver)

Unnamed Hill – 81 pts (Silver)

Railway Crossing – 80 pts (Silver)

Yellow Bus – 76 pts

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Landscape Book of the Year – Finalist

Wow! An exciting few months for Marty Schoo Photography was this week capped off by being named a finalist (final 5) in the Momonto Book of the Year Awards in the Landscape Category with my project book “I s o l a t i o n”.

The Landcsape Book winner chosen from many entries deservedly went to outstanding landscape photographers Dylan Toh and Marianne Lim with their “Iceland” Book. 

Overall Book of the Year honour went to the brilliant well-known Australian photographer Stephen Dupont with his “Stoned in Kabul” Book which is an account of his times in Afghanistan over the last few years.

For me there is always next year again of course, hehe!

To see all the finalist books and find out a little more visit the Momento Awards Website right here…

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A Wedding in the Grampians National Park

Your wedding can be wherever you want it to be. Recently Jessica and Brian decided they wanted to get married on a mountain peak in the Grampians in Western Victoria and chose a location near Mt Stapylton for its stunning views. It would remind them of their Canadian home.

With great weather, and family and friends close by, the day was an outstanding success with great venues such as Mt Zero Olives close by. There is nothing better than a wedding with a difference. Make yours what ever you want it to be!

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