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"I'm still floating on my cloud" says Lorraine after double awards success at photographic convention

Lorraine Finney receives her trophy for Photographer Of The Year in the Natural World Category from Mike McNamee, Professional Imagemaker Editor.

By Staff Reporter [email protected]

Published: April 5, 2023 | Updated: 6th April 2023

A Bournemouth photographer says she’s still on cloud nine after winning two prestigious awards at an international photographic convention.

Lorraine Finney was presented with the Photographer of the Year award for In Camera Artistry by the Societies of Photographers.

Her success came at the awards dinner on the final evening of the convention in London.

The winning image was called Icelandic Blue III, pictured.

Having just returned to her table, she was called on stage again.

This time it was receive the award for her image – ‘Winter Trees in Isolation’ – in the 20” x 16” print competition of the ‘Natural World Category’.

The fine art landscape photographer, who has run her own photography business since 2015, said she was stunned to have achieved success in such a competitive international competition.

Lorraine added: “I have great respect and admiration for so many of the photographers here.

“There is so much creativity and talent on display.”

In a LinkedIn post to her followers, she added: “I am still floating on my cloud.

“The awards evening was truly inspiring.

I was lucky enough to have my husband, son and his fiancé with me celebrating my nominations.

“My heart was pounding as I walked up on stage to collect my certificate.

“But as they announced the winner of the In Camera Artistry Photographer Of The Year Category and it was ME I felt shocked and emotional all at the same time.

“It was like walking on stage to collect your trophy at the Oscars, but more real.

“To take home two trophies from the night was such an achievement for all the hard work that I put into my photography.”

Lorraine operates as Lorraine Finney Photography from her base in Boscombe.

She finds her inspiration in the natural world and the opportunities nature presents on the day.

As a fine art photographer Lorraine uses high quality mediums such as aluminium, wood, and limited edition framed fine art prints with art glass.

She is currently exhibiting at the Hengistbury Head Visitor Centre until April 27.

Lorraine is also at the Highcliffe Food and Arts Festival from June 10 until 11 and Mudeford Arts Festival from July 29 to 30.

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