Derry photographer Connie Green, LPPANI and LBIPP of 21st Century Photography is through to the finals of the Photographer of the Year 2102 in the Professional Photographers Association of Northern Ireland, which is taking place in the Culloden Hotel, Belfast on Sunday, March 25.
Two of Connie’s photos (pictured right) have been shortlisted to the last five in the classical weddings and pictorial categories.
They were selected from hundreds of entries from the top photographers in Northern Ireland.
Connie is a qualified member of the PPANI which means that he has to prove his ability to a panel of judges as a fulltime and fully insured professional photographer.
He is also a member of the British Institute of Professional Photographers.
Connie, who has over 25 years’ experience as a photographer, says one of the nicest compliments he gets from his clients is, “We met as strangers, but left as friends”. Connie’s ability to not only photograph weddings and portraits in a friendly and relaxed manner which brings out the best in his clients, but also his attention to the requirements of his clients makes him highly sought after for large corporate firms and small businesses alike who frequently seek him to photograph their premises, employees, goods and services.
“I always listen to the ideas of my clients and incorporate them into the photo shoot whenever possible.
“I also do a lot of off-the-cuff photography at weddings when ideas will flow on the day and sometimes they make the best photos and also ensures a very individual album for my clients,” he said.