2010 Canberra - Photo Marathon
A photo marathon is a photographic competition where photographers of all ages and levels of expertise are given a list of specific themes that they are to interpret and photograph within a specific time frame. For the 2010 Canberra Photo Marathon the challenge time was from 7:00am to 8:30pm, and there were 12 themes. Photo Marathons are held all around the world. Today, 27th March 2010 was the first time that a photo marathon was held in Australia, and it was held in my hometown Canberra.

First Place - International Garden Photographer of the Year 2013
I am very excited to announce that my image "Dogwood Cover" won first place in the category "The Beauty of Plants" in the International Garden Photographer of the Year.

International Garden Photographer of the Year
International Garden Photographer of the Year is the world's premier competition and exhibition specialising in garden, plant, flower and botanical photography. International Garden Photographer of the Year is wholly owned and organised by GALPA Ltd. It is run in association with the Royal Botanic Gardens, Kew, United Kingdom. The first exhibition was held in 2008 at Kew Gardens. It was held outdoors in the grounds of the Gardens, using weatherproof fine art prints. Since then, annual exhibitions have been shown at Wakehurst Place, Lacock Abbey, Alnwick Garden, Westonbirt Arboretum, Garden Museum, London.

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