British Professional Photography Awards - update.

It was a great weekend in Newcastle, good to see so many friends from all over the UK and some new ones from overseas. The Awards this year was a more muted event compared to past years, mainly due the the BIPP pulling out of the PPQB and going their own way. As usual, there was a good bit of controversy over some of the winning images, particularly in the wedding and portrait categories. Variety is the spice of life, so it is said. It will be interesting to see if any of this year's winning images influence the content of next year's entries.

I had to settle for runner-up in the UK Landscape & Travel category this year, but I shall be trying hard to regain the Oskar in 2009. Three outright UK titles in four years makes the Awards rather addictive!

June, July, August, September and October were manic for us in the business this year. We had weddings all over the UK and were speaking at several seminars, including a three day stint at the MPA School of Photography which was held this year at Durham Castle. It was a very well attended event and we look forward to being involved again in the future.