I’m pleased to say that this morning it has been announced that I have won the BWPA 2011 Video category with a short film I made earlier this year when sepending most of the Spring with a local family of Great Crested Grebes. You may reacall from a prior blog post just what it cost in terms of lenses too!
I owe a great deal of thanks to friend and fellow photographer Paul Bunyard who really got my head round the capablilities of SLRs when it comes to video and also got me started with the otherwise daunting process of editing all the various clips that the several weeks I spent with these birds generated, the hardest part of which was getting it all down to the one minute running time requirement of the competition!
Paul and I co-run weekends teaching how to get the most out of your SLR from a video perspective (there’s much more to it than simply turning to the video setting) as well as the editing side of things too and you can find details of our next one here:
I was also really pleased to achieve a Highly Commended for the Watching the Roost image in the Living Landscape category and for my local town canals Swimming Cygnet shot to be chosen for inclusion in the book of this years competition as well.
I’ve never been one that enjoys blowing thier own trumpet generally but on days like this it’s always nice to know that your work is both recognised as well as appreciated.