Another Gold Competition Award for a Notley Abbey Wedding Image

An image entered into the Society of Wedding and Portrait Photographers (SWPP) monthly International Image competition for June 2012 has been awarded a prestigious Gold Award. This was particularly important to me as although I have won several Gold’s before as well as Silver’s before, as a previous award winning wedding photographer, the judging process has become that much more rigorous so that only the very best International images get awarded a Gold. Well over a thousand images get enetered into the various categories and in June a total of only 8 Gold’s were given to wedding images to see them and all the other category Gold’s click here.

I thought it would be fun to show the final image after my post production and then how it looked straight out of camera as an unprocessed RAW file , the image was taken at a April 2012 Notley Abbey Wedding of Kelly & Daniel and the technical details for those interested are:

  • Camera: Canon EOS 5D MKII
  • Lens: EF 70-200 F2.8L IS MKII USM at 200mm
  • 1/500th sec at f5.6 (cetre weighted in camera metering), manual exposure
  • ISO 400
  • Post production in Lightroom 4, CS5 and NIK filters

AFTER my Post Production:


after post-production

BEFORE straight out of camera RAW Image:


straight of of camera


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