EYE CATCHING: Adam Hourigan’s winning wedding photos at the Australian Professional Photography Awards.
EYE CATCHING: Adam Hourigan’s winning wedding photos at the Australian Professional Photography Awards.

Emotions caught in the life of a photo

DAILY Examiner photographer Adam Hourigan has been recognised for his commercial and personal work at last month's Australian Professional Photography Awards.

The awards attracted more than 4000 entries from some of the world's best photographers.

Adam's four prints this year all received a silver award, meaning they all scored more than 80 marks in the competition.

"To achieve an award standard the print must be an image that is above the normal standard for professional photography," Adam said. "So to have all four of my entries recognised this year is a real honour."

One of the prints was made from a portrait taken of pianist Paul Hankinson and turned into a collage where the lines are blurred between it being a straight portrait and an artistic shape.

The other three photos were rewarded in the hotly contested wedding section.

"In the wedding category, you're trying to stand out of a lot of photos that are essentially of the same subject matter, a bride and groom," Adam said

"What you're trying to deliver in your photos is not just a pretty picture, or a nice record of the day, but something with real emotion, or a strong story that instantly attracts you to the frame and makes it stand out from anything else captured on the day."



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