2015 Champagne Shoot Out | Antrim Castle Gardens & Clotworthy House

Written By Shea Deighan

Four award winning photographers.

30 minutes to shoot. 30 minutes to edit. No pressure.

Welcome to the first blog post of the PPANI. This blog is aimed at you, the public to give you a little insight into the lives of our PPANI members and what it’s like to be one of Northern Ireland’s best and brightest professional photographers.

2015 PPANI Champagne Shoot Out

Todays subject is the annual PPANI Champagne Shoot Out. This year, the Antrim Castle Gardens & Clotworthy House hosted the event. Four award winning photographers from the 2015 PPANI awards battled it out for a bottle of bubbly. This is a popular day for members and it was a chance to let our hair down near the end of a very busy wedding season.

Award Winning Photographers

The photographers who took part this year were were Jay Doherty, Chris Semple, Audrey Kelly (who won last years event)  and current PPANI Photographer of the Year Catherine MacKenzie.

The Format

The format of the competition is as follows:

Each participating photographer has 30 minutes to shoot with the same model bride and groom in the presence of the PPANI members in attendance. The other three photographers are kept in another location so they don’t know what is going on. After the shoot, the participating photographer has another 30 minutes to prepare three edited images for display at the end of the day to all of the other members in attendance.

When each shoot is over and after seeing all of the edited images from each participating photographer in a slide show, the other PPANI members in attendance are asked to choose their favourite in a secret vote.

And The Winner Is

Jay Doherty! Jay won the shootout with the most votes. Congratulations Jay and to Chris, Audrey and Catherine for taking part. Here are some highlights of the day and of course the presentation images from each participating photographer.Professional Photographers Association of Northern Ireland | PPANI | Champagne Shoot Out

Professional Photographers Association of Northern Ireland | PPANI | Champagne Shoot Out

Professional Photographers Association of Northern Ireland | PPANI | Champagne Shoot Out

Professional Photographers Association of Northern Ireland | PPANI | Champagne Shoot Out

Professional Photographers Association of Northern Ireland | PPANI | Champagne Shoot Out

Professional Photographers Association of Northern Ireland | PPANI | Champagne Shoot Out

Professional Photographers Association of Northern Ireland | PPANI | Champagne Shoot Out

Professional Photographers Association of Northern Ireland | PPANI | Champagne Shoot Out

Professional Photographers Association of Northern Ireland | PPANI | Champagne Shoot Out

Professional Photographers Association of Northern Ireland | PPANI | Champagne Shoot Out

Professional Photographers Association of Northern Ireland | PPANI | Champagne Shoot Out

Professional Photographers Association of Northern Ireland | PPANI | Champagne Shoot Out

 

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