” I’M ON CLOUD NINE !!!! ”
I am overjoyed to say that of my nine images that made it to the final judging stage of the National awards for the Master Photographers Association, ALL NINE of my images have made it through, and have been awarded AT LEAST, a National Merit Award !!!!
My images were judged on Monday 7th of September, by five high profile judges, from the world of photography. The average score from all five judges for each of my images had to be at least 80/100 to obtain at least a National Merit Award (I won’t know the actual scores for each image, till after the awards ceremony).
Images obtaining an ‘Award of Excellence or ‘Category Winner’ are selected from the MERIT winners, and announced at the awards ceremony on Sunday 18th October 2015 at Hinckley Island Hotel.
I am filled with pride over winning these awards, as I have won 9 over the last three years, so to match my last three years tally, all at once is fabulous !!! I am keeping everything crossed, that some of these Merit awards will make it to ” Awards of Excellence “, or even “Category Winners”.
I am overjoyed to announce that I received an email today from the Master Photographers Association, informing me that out of the 12 images I submitted for the National awards ceremony, 9 of my images have been selected to go into the final stage of judging for the prestigious awards !!
The National Annual Awards Gala is held on 18th October 2015 at Hinkley Island Hotel, Leicester, and sees photographers worldwide come together to compete for the titles and trophies !!!
I am proud to continue my great record of getting images to the finals, in every year of having my own business !!! This is the most images I have had selected to go into the final round of judging, more than doubling last years total of 4 images into the finals, of which 2 of those images went on to win Merit Awards. This again cements my place, as one of the leading North East wedding photographers.
The lucky couples who have made it so far are :-
Lisa and Leos (2 images), Marriott Hotel
Emma and David (2 images), Crathorne Hall
Keighley and Jonathon, Alnwick Gardens
Ruth and Matt, Rudding Park
Kayleigh and David, Grand Hotel
Karen and Chris, Wynyard Hall
Leanne and Neil, Eslington Villa
Just goes to prove that working hard, with not many days off, and long hours, pays off in the end !!!
I am delighted and honoured to announce that I was officially made the only UK Ambassador for Photoshop Digital albums yesterday !!! A very prestigious honour indeed, as these guys have over 5000 Professional Photographer customers, all over the world !! The company have partnered up with me, and see my work as leading the way for North East wedding photographers, as well as the rest of the UK, and abroad.
I met up with Nikolaos Axelis who is CEO and Vice President, and Evagelos Karalis CEO, at The Photography Show in Birmingham.
I am one of only eleven photographers worldwide to have received this Ambassadorship, and the only photographer in the UK !!!
This firm are totally unbelievable, for quality, craftsmanship and second to none customer service !! Which I will be passing on to all my customers with all their unique hand crafted albums and products.
I have known for a while that I was being made UK Ambassador, but it was made official yesterday, when I met them in person !! Two of the nicest guys you could meet. Thanks again for such an honour. Now I just need someone to take a good image of me for their website !!! ha ha
The group image shows myself, Nikolaos, Evagelos, and Arild. The other photograph was taken without me knowing, as I was singing Photoshop Digital’s praises to other UK photographers at yesterdays show !!! I just couldn’t help myself !!! ha ha
Award winning photographer in the north east, Michael Hope, is delighted to announce for the second year running, the photoshoot he provided for Daccs Hair and Beauty Salon in Washington has sent the salon through to another major UK final.
Cutting edge hair styles mixed with his award winning contemporary photography combined to send Nicola Slade through to the National finals of the Wella Trend Vision Awards ceremony held in Manchester on 15th May 2012.
The winning image of model Indi Sharp beat of competition from around the Uk to make the finals. The winning image also now covers a whole wall in the Washington based salon, measuring a massive 14×10 feet in size.
Michael would like to wish everyone associated with Daccs the very best wishes for the finals, adding ” The standard of the styles produce by the stylists completely surpassed those from last years competition. Everyone involved had upped their game from last year, and it has again proved successful “.
Well done girls !!!!!!
I would like to wish all my past, present and future clients, and to all my Facebook followers, a very Happy New Year from Michael Hope Photography.
This year has seen my business grow incredibly, and already 2013 is going to surpass 2012. I am always striving to bring you new exiting products and albums, and 2013 will be no different !! Big changes and plans are coming into effect in the next few weeks to make Michael Hope Photography even better !!
Look out for coming wedding exhibitions I will be attending this year, and keep your eyes open for the new exiting products coming soon.
Wishing you all the very best for the coming year.
Sunderland photographer Michael Hope has had two images placed into the Hall of Fame at the National Awards ceremony for the ” American Crew Face Off Awards Finals 2013 “. Michael was commissioned to take the images by Melanie Hunter from the Cutting Edge Hair and Beauty Salon of her chosen hair design for model Bailey.
The entries were submitted from the whole of the UK, with only the finalists at the awards ceremony held at ” The Point ” in Manchester on Sunday 11th November. Melanie was delighted to be placed into the Hall of Fame, especially as this was the first Hair styling competition she has ever entered !!! Amazing !!! Melanie and Michael hope to team up again soon for further up and coming competitions.
Sunderland photographer, Michael Hope Photography would like to wish Melanie Hunter from The Cutting Edge Hair Salon, good luck in the UK finals for the Global Men’s Hair Styling Competition ” American Crew Face Off ” tomorrow !!! Melanie, and model Bailey, made it through to the prestigious UK finals with images taken by Michael Hope Photography !! Fingers crossed that we win, then it’s off to LA !!!
EXCELLENT NEWS !!!! I’ve just found out this morning that a shoot I undertook for Melanie Hunter from The Cutting Edge Hair Salon, for the Global Men’s Hair Styling Competition ” American Crew Face Off ” has got through to the finals !!!! Well done Melanie, and model Bailey, and good look for the finals !!!! The Final is to take place in LA in November !! Michael wishes them the best of luck for the final.
Michael is delighted to announce that the recent photoshoot he provided for Daccs Hair and Beauty Salon, has sent the Washington based salon through to a major final.
Cutting edge hair styles combined with his award winning contemporary photography made sure that Nicki Cunningham (Young Talent), and Nicola Slade (Colour Award), made the Regional finals of the Wella Trend Vision Awards 2012, to be held on May 16th, at Manchester.
Michael would like to wish the two very talented girls the very best of wishes for the finals from everyone associated with Michael Hope Photography.
On the back of winning his four National Merit awards last October, Sunderland Photographer Michael Hope is now taking his award winning photography to do battle in America, by entering the prestigious Black and White Spider Awards.
Now in its 7th year, it is the leading International awards honouring black and white photography. The award entries reach photographers in 154 countries. Receiving a Black and White Spider Award is an endorsement of distinction from the most trusted names in the business. The awards ceremony takes place on Saturday 12th May 2012.
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