Perth photographer, Steve Wise, is the 2010 Epson AIPP Western Australian Professional Photographer of the Year ('WAPPY').
The Awards are held annually by the Western Australian division of Australia's leading professional photography industry body, the Australian Institute of Professional Photography (AIPP).
Competing against more than 86 of the state's best photographers who submitted a total of 139 folios, Steve will walk away with more than $2000 for his stunning images. In addition to the Professional Photographer of the Year award, Steve will also be awarded the 2010 AIPP Western Australian Wedding Photographer of the Year.
Award categories include portrait, landscape, commercial, illustrative, and wedding photography. There are additional categories for Student Photographer of the Year as well as an Emerging Photographer Award. In 2010 additional categories included Portrait (Family) and Wedding Album.
Recognised leaders in the industry facilitated the judging process including visiting photographers Adam Finch (Brisbane), Kylie Lyons (New South Wales), Ian van der Wolde (Victoria) and Andrew and Robyn Campbell (Victoria).
The Epson WAPPAs are a celebration of photographic excellence and represent the best of the best in the state's professional photography. 2010 Category Winners are:
2010 Epson AIPP Western Australian Professional Photographer of the Year Steve Wise, Greenwood, Perth
2010 Albums Australia AIPP Western Australian Wedding Photographer of the Year Steve Wise, Greenwood, Perth
2010 Jorgensen Albums AIPP Western Australian Wedding Album of the Year Roger Clark, Capel
2010 Fitzgerald Photo Imaging AIPP Western Australian Portrait Photographer of the Year Tina Urie, Kalgoorlie
2010 Team Digital AIPP Western Australian Family Portrait Photographer of the Year Samantha Lishman, East Fremantle
2010 Kodak Australasia AIPP Western Australian Illustrative Photographer of the Year Kelly Feil, Kinross
2010 Camera Electronic AIPP Western Australian Landscape Photographer of the Year Anna Bombardieri, Leederville
2010 AIPP Western Australian Commercial Photographer of the Year Tony Hewitt, Bateman
2010 AIPP Western Australian Student Photographer of the Year Michelle Kiddie, North Perth (Central TAFE)
2010 AIPP Western Australian Emerging Photographer of the Year Kate Brockhurst, Joondanna
Exhibition of Epson 2010 Western Australian Professional Photography Awards
Monday 30th August through to Saturday 11th September 2010
QV1 Lobby: 250 St George's Terrace, Perth
Opening Hours: Monday to Friday 7am-6pm
Founded in 1963, the Australian Institute of Professional Photography (AIPP) is a not-for-profit organisation run voluntarily for and by professional photographers and industry representatives who seek to set a standard of excellence within the photographic industry. The AIPP strives to promote and maintain the highest standards of professional competence and business ethics in the industry. By maintaining rigorous entry criteria and a binding Code of Ethics for members, as well as providing ongoing education via seminars, workshops and events, the AIPP is a brand of trust in the photographic industry. AIPP Committees represent members on important issues such as copyright; taxation, legal and business matters; insurance; digital imaging and work practices.
For further information, visit http://wa.aipp.com.au