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 guidelines 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 to you.
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. The contests test us, challenge us and make us evaluate our photos, check which one are really valuable in time.
There are many wedding photography competitions in the world today. Now we are years away from how this market looked like only 5-6years ago in this industry. That’s really great news for our customers, the offer of good wedding photographers on the market is increasing. Therefor, these competitions will be more and more difficult, as years go by. This is what it gives even more value to these awards. For us, it’s always a good opportunity to review and analyse our work and see where we should work more!
Thanks to the these 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. The fact of winning a prize does not make you a better photographer. We are all winners, as long as what we seek for is growth.