Prestigious industry accolades for photographer

Mark Barnes.
Mark Barnes.

Local photographer Mark Barnes recently scooped three awards at a national photography event.

The annual awards evening was held in the Galgorm Resort and Spa on Sunday, March 5.

Mark from Carnmoney, runs a photography studio and office in Kilroot Business Park, Carrickfergus.

He recently joined the Professional Photographer Association of Northern Ireland (PPANI).

Mark was awarded Licentiate Photographer of the Year for the best submission panel of 20 images over the past three years, He also finished runner up in Classical Wedding Photographer of the Year 2017 and Reportage Wedding Photographer of the Year 2017 with over 450 images entered into the annual awards.

The panels and images were judged by three renowned worldwide photography judges - Greg Moment from Krakow, David Stanbury from Wigan and Glenn Norwood from Belfast.