EST.D 2007 Suzanne Taylor
Photography
Turning Emotion into Art • Red Deer, Alberta •

Photography Awards | Red Deer & Calgary Photography

Photography Awards

When I became a photographer, I intended to one day be good enough to take some half decent pictures of my kids.  That was the only thing that I was going for – no joke.  I just wanted to be able to enjoy taking pictures of my kids and hoped to catch a good shot from time to time.

What evolved over the last 10 years however has been the awakening of a passion that I have luckily been able to share with many people who also appreciate and enjoy the art that I create through the medium of photography.  I have been very fortunate to be awarded several titles since I began competing at photography in January of 2015.  I have won photography awards through several different international bodies NAPCP,  International Color Awards, International Spider Awards, International Wedding Awards, Child Photo Competition and Shoot and Share 2016 Photo Contest.  Thousands of photographers enter their images for a chance to be recognized and be ‘someone’ that has something different this very over saturated industry.

My awards and titles are as follows:

  • January 2015 NAPCP International Image Competition [First Place] “Carbon Copy.”
  • April 2015 International Color Awards Nominee “Belly Laughs.”
  • July 2015 NAPCP International Image Competition [First Place] “A million wishes
  • July 2015 NAPCP International Image Competition [Third Place] “May you build a ladder to the stars…and stay forever young
  • July 2015 NAPCP International Image Competition [Honorable] “Strong and Free.”
  • July 2015 NAPCP International Image Competition [Honorable] “Prayer.”
  • December 2015 10 Annual Black and White Spider Awards [Nominee] “Fort
  • January 2016 International Wedding Photography Awards [Winner – 4th Cycle] “At Last
  • March 2016 Shoot and Share 2016 International Image Competition [Third Place] “Little Red Haired Riding Hood
  • March 2016 Shoot and Share 2016 International Image Competition [Top 100] placement
  • March 2016 International Color Awards Winner [Honourable Mention] “A Million Wishes
  • March 2016 International Color Awards  Nominee “Big Dreams
  • March 2016 International Color Awards Nominee “Little Red Haired Riding Hood
  • August 2016 Baby Photo Awards [Winner – 5th Cycle] – “Flower Child”
  • August 2016 Baby Photo Awards [Winner – 5th Cycle] – “Three’s Company”
  • November 2016 NAPCP International Image Competition [First Place] “Their Madonna
  • November 2016 11th Annual Black and White Spider Awards [Honorable Mention] “Carbon Copy
  • February 2017 2nd Half Black and White Child Photo Competition 2016 [Honorable Mention] “Flicka
  • February 2017 2nd Half Black and White Child Photo Competition 2016 [Nominee] “That Warm Summer Breeze
  • February 2017 2nd Half Black and White Child Photo Competition 2016 [Nominee] “Hair Tickles
  • March 2017 International Color Awards Nominee “Be Free
  • March 2017 International Color Awards Nominee “Stand On Guard For Thee
  • March 2017 International Color Awards Nominee “Taking Her Home
  • March 2017 International Color Awards Nominee “The Happy Face
  • March 2017 International Color Awards Nominee “To Catch A Falling Star
  • March 2017 Shoot and Share 2017 International Image Competition [15th Place] – “Apples and Kisses”

It has taken a LOT of work, time, investment and love to get to where I am currently – and saying that there is so much further for me to go.  I can take an amazing technical image, a goal and effort that has taken me about 8 years to be aware of and figure out and perfect for me – but something still lacks and something is bound to give soon.  I want to chart new territory, I want to pioneer, I want to be looked at by my peers and know that I helped influence them in some way with my imagery and skill.

As a photographer the landscape is not changing.  There are more and more people who are investing a few months pay into “good cameras” and while I would say around 60-80% of those people either give up or make the decision to leave as they are burnt out or cannot find fulfillment.  That still leaves 20-40% of those people your direct competition – maybe not now, but they very well could be in the future.  I don’t say that in the sense that you should cut them out of your life and try to avoid all eye contact – that would just be silly…and cold.  I reference those numbers simply because you MUST keep practicing and creating so that you can rise above the game and be more then everyone else.  Become a professional and you will not regret the steps you must walk to get there because it is not an easy walk – grab some hiking boots though and commit.

I never thought when I first picked up a camera as a child with a REALLY old roll of film in it that I would be able to one day hang titles on my office wall knowing that I have something.  Something that a handful of judges really liked – enough so that they awarded me photography awards I dreamed of a long time ago.

Suzie
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