Some would say they hate contests in photography. Some would say they love them. We go for the second choice. A contest is the best motivation to bring some discipline in such a subjective domain. When we say discipline, we mean sit down, review your work, your evolution, try to see the woods for the trees. Also, we believe it’s important to choose a competition that is right for you, as a photographer. To admire the work the judges do and also the previous winners because this way, being selected makes it more significant.
We want to give ourselves the opportunity to grow and develop our photography skills by presenting our work to a panel of judges and peers. Taking part in competitions makes us feel alive photographically. The contests test us, challenge us and make us understand if our pictures are different from the ordinary. We really love photography and we are very happy to be wedding photographers, which is why we always put love in our photos and if one of our pictures wins, it gives us a profound happiness.
There are many wedding photography competitions in the world today, some legitimate, another less serious, some for many years, some born yesterday. Today we are light years away from what it was only 5-6 years ago in this industry. This is really a great news for our customers, the offer of good wedding photographers on the market is huge. On the photographer’s side, if you want to win awards, the competition will be more and more difficult, as years go by. This is what it gives even more value to these competitions.
Also, thanks to the competitions and the communities that are built around them, we have met new and valuable friends and fellow photographers from around the world and this would not be possible if we weren’t involved with these contests or at least it would be more difficult to connect with photographers around the world who do not participate.
The fact of winning a prize does not make you a better photographer, absolutely. We are all winners, as long what we are seeking for is growth.
We are all winners. We aren’t all fighting over the same pie, since each photographer is unique and has a unique way of doing things and seeing photography. Rather, we can create more pies, and create more prosperity, happiness, and good-will in the world.
Founded in 2011, Fearless Photographers is “a professional wedding photographers’ directory of the world’s best wedding photographers for brides and grooms. Every two months, a curated competition is open for submissions from our members. Of these submissions, less than 3% are selected by a panel of curators as “Fearless Awards” – photographs that excel in redefining wedding photography. These awards are added to the photographers’ portfolio pages and are used to determine their rankings. Each curator is hand picked because of his or her photographic talent and/or knowledge of wedding photography. These internationally praised professionals are among the most respected and sought after in the wedding industry.”
“Realizing the gap in the market for a wedding portal in the UK with the very best wedding photography in the world, the site was born. WPS has become much more than it was originally intended to be, growing month after month, showcasing the very best wedding photographers and wedding photography around the world. Originally WPS was created as a UK based wedding directory but over the years has grown internationally”
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