Examiner Newspapers’ photographer Kelly Pilgrim-Byrne has taken home a number of awards after entering her photographs in the pet/animal category of the 2017 AIPP Western Australian Epson Professional Photography Awards last week.
The Southern River-based photographer was awarded the silver medal for three of her photographs last Tuesday.
Her entries impressed the panel of five judges with her fourth photograph earning recognition in the High Professional Practice Range.
The awards are run by the Australian Institute of Professional Photography (AIPP) in each state throughout the year and lead up to the national AIPP awards in August.
Ms Pilgrim-Byrne said she felt honoured to receive the awards, having only taken up photography quite recently.
“I only picked up a camera seriously three years ago, and I absolutely love photography,” Ms Pilgrim-Byrne said.
“I came to photography quite late in life, in my mid forties, and I can’t imagine my world without photography in it now.
“This was my first year entering as a fully accredited member of the AIPP and to have three of my four photographs awarded has inspired me to continue to aim even higher.
“To be able to enter the national awards, I needed to score at least two silvers, so now my preparation will begin for the national awards,” she said.
Ms Pilgrim-Byrne said she is very excited about attending the national awards, which will be held in Melbourne in late August.
To view more of Kelly Pilgrim-Byrne’s work visit http://7to1photography.com.au/