Continuing on with today’s successful entries into the 2015 South Australian AIPP Professional Photography Awards, otherwise known as SAPPA. I’ve come away with three more silver awards in the science category. The full name for the category is actually ‘Science, Wildlife and Wild Places’ So I entered two purely science based images in my solarizations, and two in the way of wildlife. I very much wish I had my images from my recent trip to Alaska, Nevada and Hawaii for this category though, as I have some absolute treats coming out of that! Earlier today I received 2 other silver awards for my entries into the landscape category, so these three bring my tally up to 5 out of 8 prints so far judged. I still have 4 prints in the wedding photography category which is being judged tomorrow. If you don’t know I run an Adelaide wedding photography business by the name of SvenStudios.

SAPPA Science Awards 2015

The following images I submitted for judging in this year’s SAPPA Science Awards

84 – Silver Award

Pt Noarlunga Solarization
This particular print was what I thought to be the least strong of the two solarizations I put into the Science Awards, but it ended up being my highest award print yet. It’s a 4 month exposure of the Pt Noarlunga Jetty, South of Adelaide.

82 – Silver Award

Lady Bay Sun Passage
This one is what I thought to be a much cleaner sun passage, or solarization this time only 3 months however localised over Lady Bay, further south of Adelaide.

81 – Silver Award


My last award winning print was of this Koala which I shot whilst shooting an engagement shoot as part of my wedding photography business.

Finally I received a lowly 72 for a spider macro I shot. I wish I submitted one of the super macros I took of the same spider, as they were much more visually stimulating!
Garden Orb Weaver Spider