Loupe International Awards ~ Award Winning Photographer

I entered the Loupe International awards and fantastically all entries received an award! Several were very close to Silver, so that means I will just have to work harder for next year!!

 I think you know who this first photo is of!  My gorgeous Keiko is an award winning pooch, although to us he’s a gold star all the way!

Award Winning Dog Photographer

This image from Namibia placed in the Top 50 for Photojournalism (25th in fact!!). You can check that out here.

Loupe Awards Bronze Award Portrait Photograph

I love this next photo, my ‘Ice Avatar’.  To me its a unique perspective and largely unseen world.  It’s proved an interesting image with judges, some love it and see what I see.  Others sit at the opposite end of the scale and thats okay with me!  Photography is a subjective art, so that some people love it, is awesome for me!

International Loupe Awards Landscape Photography

The moment I took this image I thought I might have captured something great.  The baby nestled in amongst the bigger elephants is so beautiful to me.

International Award Winning Photographer Science and Nature

Miss Crystal of the RSPCA and one of the exhibition stars.  Its incredible to me that this image has done so well considering the location available to me when this was shot.  Being on location can be challenging and being in a shelter is one of the toughest!

Pet Photographer International Awards

A slightly bigger cat.  Again this one’s from Etosha National Park in Namibia. Oh, I do so love cats, big and small!

Award Winning Photographer Wildlife Lion

Loupe International Photography Awards Certificates

I took this next landscape image at Yosemite this time last year.  Having never seen an iced over lake before, this was an awesome sight to me and one where we spent the best part of the morning exploring.

Landscape Photography International Award Winner

Otis was called ‘Devil Dog’ for his cheeky personality and this gave me an idea for his profile pictures!  He is far to cute and sweet to be a true devil!

Shar Pei Award Winning Dog Photographer

A Leopard – my favourite of the wild cats.  You can read the story behind capturing this photograph here.

Leopard Namibia Award Winning Wildlife Photographer

It is wonderful to be recognised by peers and people who have been in the industry for years and years.  Admittedly, it gives me confidence.

Entering awards like the Loupe International Awards, however, is about far more than being an Award Winning Photographer.  It’s about ensuring the professionalism of my work.  It’s about challenging myself to perfect my photography.  It’s about pushing myself to try new photography techniques, to explore something new or to experiment in capturing something differently.

Kerry Martin

Kerry is 'Top Dog' here at Puppy Tales. With her own adored dogs, she completely gets that your four legged furry buddy is absolutely part of the family. That they sleep on the bed, that you want to take them everywhere, that you plan holidays so they’re included & that their presence makes your life incredible.