Tuesday, 22 March 2016
Friends, Photography + Blog Awards Season
Last week nominations opened for two very prestigious award ceremonies within the parent blogging community - The MAD Blogging Awards and The BiBs - and this weekend I was chuffed to pieces to discover that I have been nominated in them both. The best bit of all is that in both cases I have been nominated in the photography category, which was a massive surprise and really does mean a hell of a lot to me.
I know I don't stand a chance of winning when there are so many talented bloggers out there with professional equipment, software and training, but it really is an incredible honour to be nominated, and even if I made it through to the short list it would be an amazing achievement. I can't afford the fancy camera - I take all my photos on my iPhone and only edit them using filters and effects from iPhone apps - but photography is one of my passions, and it just goes to show that you really don't need to spend a fortune to be able to take nice pictures if it's something you enjoy and have an eye for. I like to capture memories as we, as a family, are making them, and most of the time my iPhone is on hand to do the job. I'd love to get my mitts on a Nikon or a Canon, but I kind of feel that I might miss things in the time it takes to get it out of it's bag and take it's lens cap off. Although there is a time and a place for posed shots (and I do take plenty) I much prefer the natural ones, especially when the girls are the subject of my photographs.
You can vote in the MADs here up until 8th April, and in the BiBs here up until 13th April. Nominations will be counted and the shortlists will be announced later in the month. If you read family blogs regularly and have your favourites, make sure you give them a well deserved nomination to show them that you care. And if you think I'm worthy of another nomination in the Photography category of either and you have two minutes spare to pop my URL in the relevant box, then you will seriously make my day. Thank you, thank you, thank you x
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