Updated: Mar 27
I've been a member of Canadian Association for Photographic Arts (CAPA) for a couple of years now and have a few medals and awards under my belt so a new medal is now becoming "another medal". Definitely nice to be recognized but not so unique. But a very unique award was given to my Macro Aliens photos in the "Series of Four" competition. A Gold Medal with a perfect score of 30, given by every one of the 3 judges, for "Series Quality". This has never happened before in the history of this competition. Here are the stars of the show, my four winning Macro Aliens images, and the medal they won.
A bit of a background on the Milk Aliens: I experimented with water drop collision photography last year just before the Covid lock-down. I had a few friends over and one of them asked if I had ever done this with milk. I wasn't keen on the idea because I really liked the transparent quality of water, milk is opaque so that was going to be missing. But N.L. put a bug in my ear and I decided to give it a try. Milk is opaque true, but this is what gives it a great reflective quality of light! The colours you see in the photos above are not from adding food colouring to milk (as we do when we shoot coloured water drop collisions), it's simply dictated by the colour of the gel you put on your flashes! That really changed things up a lot and made it fun.
The Milk Aliens book is still available for purchase through my Etsy Store: https://www.etsy.com/shop/PhotographyOne.