Thursday, November 22, 2012

So what does AIPP Accreditation mean anyway??

You may have seen on my Facebook page the other day my announcement of having received accreditation with the AIPP. You may have asked yourself what does that mean? 


Well by exact definition the AIPP is the Australian Institute of Professional Photography
With continuous improvements and greater accessibility to cameras that produce a high quality image, why should you commission an AIPP Accredited Professional Photographer? The old saying "you get what you pay for" is a short and highly accurate answer.

An Accredited Professional Photographer:

  • Is Assessed and Proven – Accredited members are judged by an assessment panel to ensure that each accredited member achieves and maintains an expected level of craftsmanship
  • Is Professional - operates a registered business
  • Is Professional - has liability insurance, as appropriate to their business
  • Is Professional – agrees to follow the AIPP Code of Ethics and AIPP Terms and Conditions of Membership
  • Is Professional – agrees to abide by the AIPP Accredited Membership Business Requirements
  • Is Experienced – every Accredited Member has a minimum of two years industry experience or has completed a minimum two year photographic program before applying for Accreditation
  • Is Experienced – Has the skill, creativity, style and ability to get the job done on time and on budget
  • Never Stops Learning – through the AIPP Continuous Professional Development (CPD) program, all Accredited Members must take part in workshops and seminars throughout each year to ensure they continue to develop along with the industry.
(Information taken from the AIPP website. For more information check out the AIPP page)

In my work I want to continually keep pushing myself to grow, improve, learn new skills and be challenged. To date the AIPP has already provided this opportunity along with ability to network with other amazing photographers so I can't wait to see what 2013 brings!

Monday, November 19, 2012

WAR on the Race Track! {Brisbane Event Photographer}

It's always refreshing to get out and photograph something different to your 'usual' once and a while. The afternoon pictured below I swapped family portraits for fast cars! 

'WAR' stands for Wednesday Afternoon Racing :) This group of friends and colleagues get together one Wednesday afternoon each month and head to the Holden Driving Centre for hours of fun. Over the afternoon they are taught how to drive - fast! They also get to have a heap of fun on the Skid Pan learning how to over steer and under steer on a wet surface. 

Spending time at various race tracks over the past 8 or so years with my husband I have grown to appreciate the skill in driving and driving well and these guys certainly had a greater appreciation by the end of the afternoon. Loads of fun and it certainly had me wanting to jump in a car myself and take it for a spin round the track! The group finished off the day in The Bumper Bar trackside with a few drinks and a podium trophy presentation for the winners of the fast laps challenge held at the end of the day.
Interested in organising one of these afternoons for yourself? Then get in contact with The Driving Centre and tell them Splash Photography sent you!


  Splash Photography is available to cover your Sporting Event be it big or small - email for more details.

Monday, November 12, 2012

Gerard & Jen's Engagement {Brisbane Event Photography}

When one half of a couple celebrating their engagement is a chief, you know the food is going to be fabulous at the party! This bride-to-be certainly didn't disappoint with so much attention to detail it was amazing. Printed personalised menus and a dessert table that had everyone (including myself) drooling all night.... Jen and Gerard had decided to have a big engagement party and a small intimate wedding so friends and family gathered to celebrate and I have to say both families were adorable. It was touching to see them both welcome the other partner and families literally with open arms. It was one of those events where I truly enjoyed being a part of the occasion. Jen called just a few weeks after their engagement party to say they had decided that they couldn't wait until the new year to get married and they were bringing their wedding forward to December. I was thrilled to be asked if I would be a part of their day. It was a huge compliment however I had to regretfully decline as I'm going to be overseas at the time of their wedding. I'm sure it will be another touching event for all involved and I look forward to hearing all about it.