Owen is now a "Qualified Member" of the SWPP.
Owen was recently awarded a Licentiate with the SINWP (Society of International Wildlife and Nature Photographers) which is a new organisation within the SWPP. This was a very challenging but rewarding project which took 12 months to complete.
Owen has now attained The "Associate" Qualification in Landscape Photography.
This Qualification is held by only 10% of SWPP members.
His next goal now is to attain the elusive "F" or Fellowship which is held by only 1% of SWPP menbers.
Owen took up photography in 2007 after an Easter break to Amsterdam. While there he and his wife Joy visited numerous art museums.
He was blown away with what he saw. Dutch masters such as Vermeer and Rembrandt. Their paintings looked like photos. He knew he would never be able to paint like these, so he decided to buy a camera and try to take photographs in their style where possible.
He became a member of Dungarvan Camera Club the same year and won "Best Newcomer Photographer".
This was a huge boost to his confidence and inspired him to work harder in trying to improving his photography further.
He has also successfully completed a City and Guilds in Photography in W.I.T.
Owen was 1 of 6 photographers shortlisted for Landscape Photographer of the Year 2010 and 2011 by the SWPP.
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Co. Waterford, Ireland