Australian professional photographer, Kira Likhterova M. Photog LSWPP, won Gold again at the Australian Professional Photographer Awards [APPA] in Melbourne. Held annually by the premier and widely respected Australia Institute of Professional Photography [AIPP], the awards are recognised internationally as showcasing the best photography & photographers in the world.
In the awards, entrants are allowed to submit 4 images. Of Kira's 4 images, two won Gold, and the other two won Silver with Distinction awards; beating many established and well-respected photographers.
The latest awards also qualified Kira as a Master of Photography [M. Photog], one of only a select number in Australia.
At a glittering ceremony held in Crown Casino ballroom where her new qualifications were conferred; the winners of each photographic category were also announced. Kira was awarded runner-up for the title of AIPP Wedding Photographer of the Year 2010, in a contest where only a few points separated her from first prize.
These latest awards come after taking out the NSW AIPP Wedding Photographer of the Year 2009 title, and two SWPP International Wedding Photographer of the Year 2008 awards in London.
The rigorous judging process took place this weekend from Friday 4th June through to Sunday 6th June at the Digital Life Expo the Melbourne Convention & Exhibition centre.