Updated post on 30th Nov 2010:
Approved Member of AG|WPJA – The Artistic Guild of WPJA
Those of you who follow my work will know that back in September I was accepted as a member of WPJA. Following on from that, I’m proud to announce that I have now been accepted as a member of AG|WPJA – The Artistic Guild of the Wedding Photojournalist Association.
What is the AG|WPJA?
I guess they can describe themselves better. Here’s are some excerpts from the AGWPJA website:
“The Artistic Guild of the Wedding Photojournalist Association is a distinct division within the Wedding Photojournalist Association (WPJA). The AG|WPJA focuses strictly on the artistic and “fine art” aspects of wedding photojournalism.”
“AG|WPJA members are international wedding photojournalists, who excel both in creating outstanding images through a documentary approach, and in the art of post-production processing of wedding photographs. In a nutshell, AG|WPJA photographers take great candid pictures, enhance them using the technology available, and deliver museum-quality images from your wedding day.”
“The AG|WPJA has become a refuge and a platform for dedicated wedding photojournalists who also happen to be masters in digital photo enhancement. It’s also a showcase for the finest artistically enhanced wedding photography in the world, not to mention a great Web destination for the bride and groom seeking something special.”
My wife and I are both over the moon about the news. 2010 has been a really good year for us and we’re looking forward to 2011.
Time for a mini celebration I think.. :-)
Posted on 3rd Sep 2010
Approved Member of WPJA – The Wedding Photojournalist Association
I’m happy to announce that I am now a proud member of WPJA – The Wedding Photojournalist Association.
Why am I happy?
Well, it’s because I’m honoured to be part of a community which has some of the worlds most best wedding photographers as members.
Quotes from the WPJA website:
“The WPJA puts the world’s best wedding photography at your fingertips. We offer a new perspective on wedding photography – quietly capturing the real moments as they happen for the bride and groom.
It is our goal to use photography to tell the story of your wedding day, not dictate it for you.
IMPORTANT NOTE: Membership in the WPJA depends entirely on photographers meeting our high standards for inclusion. One CANNOT simply pay his/her way into the WPJA. We emphasize this is NOT another ad-driven wedding web site”
“The Wedding Photojournalist Association (WPJA), an International, membership-based organization, represents professional photographers skilled in the documentation of weddings and events in a candid, unobtrusive style. The WPJA was founded to uphold excellence in the area of wedding photojournalism.“
“Leading the way in Wedding Photojournalism, WPJA represents the most discriminating talent around the world technically, creatively and visually. Qualified members hold industry-leading standards, skills and business integrity.”
Now you know why I’m happy. This will now give me that extra drive to keep pushing for excellence and grow as a wedding photojournalist.