A CAMERA club snapper has won a clutch of prestigious awards for his photography skills.

Ian Taylor, from Middle Barton, took home three top prizes at the Cotswold region annual award ceremony of the British Institute of Professional Photography awards.

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The photographer has placed well in the awards on several occasions in the past and has even won a national award in 2008.

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He said he was optimistic this year with a strong submission but 'you never know' how awards are going to be judged.

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In the end he came away with first, second and third in the Street/Documentary category, first and second in the Fine Art category, and first place in the Self-Commission Commercial category - a category for personal work with commercial potential.

He said: "To win one category would have been a great achievement given the standard of professional photography in the region but to win three is truly remarkable."

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He added was hopeful for the national award ceremony later in the year as all his winning images are automatically entered.

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