2012 Creative Asia Awards

The 2012 Creative Asia awards had a total of 1730 images entered by 438 photographers from 47 countries.

I was pleased to receive two awards this year : one SILVER and one BRONZE award:

Silver Award Landscape

Halong Bay Islands

bronze award illustrative

“Halong Bay Islands” Earth Shots “Photo of The Day”

Another one of my Travel Photos won “Photo of the Day”  today. This is a photo I took a few weeks ago in Vietnam whilst I was on a Photographic Trip.

Click on the following link to view:


Queensland Festival of Photography Portrait Competition – Top 50 Images

I entered one of my portraits photographs into The Queensland Festival of Photography Portrait Prize recently. 

To my surprise I made it to the top 50 finalists, meaning that my image will be presented in an online exhibition on the QCP (Queensland Centre for Photography) website.

Here is the link to view the online gallery of images of the TOP 50.

My portrait “A Contemplative Moment” is image 29 of 30.


The link to view the TOP 20 images is:



A Contemplative Moment

A Contemplative Moment


“A Surreal Village” Earth Shots “Photo of The Day”

One of my Travel Photos won “Photo of the Day”  on the 8th February.

Click on the following link to view:


APS HONOURS -Associate of the Australian Photographic Society – AAPS

The “Associate” Certificate of the Australian Photographic Society has been awarded to me. The goal I set myself was to to achieve this in one year…and what a year!!!
To attain the AAPS Honours you need to be a Member of the APS (Australian Photographic Society) and enter National and International Photo Salons. http://www.a-p-s.org.au/ Points are accumulated for any photo Acceptances and Awards are given for anything higher than an Acceptance, such as Best of Show, First, Second, Third Place, Honourable Mentions, Merits, etc.

The Society rewards its members who achieve excellence in photography. Members achieve different levels because of their motivation, exemplary service, desire to reach a goal, improve self esteem, recognition of their skill, artistry and ability. Recognition to APS members is given for skill in the form the Honours category that is being applied for, in my case, Associate (AAPS)

Sue Black APS Honours – Associate

Published in “Digital Photography + Design ” Magazine

I’m so excited and fortunate to be featured in Australia’s Top Selling Digital Photography Magazine.

My published work is in the “Digital Photography + Design” Magazine. (Page 72-73).

Dec 2011-Jan 2012 Edition available in newsagents now.

The link for the magazine is:


“Digital Photography + Design” Magazine Publication
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2011 International Loupe Awards

This year the International Aperture Awards have been renamed the International Loupe Awards.

I entered the OPEN Category which is the most challenging category as you are competing with the best professional photographers as well as amateurs!!!

The International Loupe Awards is a very tough competition as you are up against top professional and amateur photographers worldwide.

I was happy to be awarded one SILVER and two BRONZE awards this year. My portrait shot was only one point under a Silver too…

(Last years results are here:  https://sueblackphotos.com/2010/11/17/the-2010-international-aperture-awards/

Today the top 50 images of each category will be posted on the website so I can’t wait to see these.


Results as follows:




Published Photo – Byron Bay: The History, Beauty and Spirit

One of my photos has been published in a book called “Byron Bay:The History,Beauty and Spirit”. This means a lot to me as it is a picture of a very special lady with a local Nimbin Hippie. If you click on the last page of the sample page you can view the picture. http://www.byronbaybook.com/sample-pages.html
There is also a short video view of the book here: http://www.byronbaybook.com/home.html@1.56 minutes


AFIAP Honours Certificate, Badge and Photographers Card


Signed, Sealed and Delivered

My AFIAP Certificate, Badge and Photographers Card arrived in the post today. 

Fédération Internationale de l’Art Photographique, or FIAP (Eng. The International Federation of Photographic Art),


AFIAP – (Artiste FIAP). Is awarded to those authors, whose artistic and technical qualities have been acknowledged through participation in national salons and through the acceptances in a number of international salons under FIAP patronage.

AFIAP Certificate, Badge and Photographers Card

Herbert Award. First Place in APS National Open Digital 2010 Who’s Who

HERBERT AWARD from the Photographic Society of Australia


I received a medallion in the mail yesterday. I had no idea that I had won this. I went to the APS site and located what it was for. It was awarded to me as a result of coming first in Australia for the Open Digital Section during 2010. I also discovered my other results below. What a surprise!

National Open Digital: 1st Place


In the three remaining categories my places were:

National Photo Travel Digital : 2nd Place


National Nature Digital: 12th Place


National Creative Digital: 14th place