Local Photographer receives Awards
Each year, Professional Photographers of America holds its International Photographic Competition. Judged on 12 elements of fine-art portraiture, those recognized with awards known as “Merits” represent some of the best work among professional photographers around the world. As a local photographer who just received an award of this magnitude, I am over the moon with this honor.
This week I received news that three of my fine art portraits received Merits and one of them received the coveted title of “going LOAN”! Loan images are decided based on the 12 elements and are considered among the “Best of the Best”. Many of you who know me have been extremely supportive and know how hard the road has been. I want to say thank you so much to all who have been there through every step of this journey. The instruction I’ve received to improve my competition prints has carried over into how I look at my client work and am so happy that you…my clients…will receive that benefit.
The 2016 IPC Competition has come to a close now and judges have finished their last minute awarding of Grand Imaging Awards (the GIA’s) so I can finally share my images that received Merits and my Loan image. Thank you again for your support!
As a local photographer to the Bryan College Station area, I wanted to show the process of an image from start to finish in order to take an image to the level of receiving a Merit through PPA’s International Print Competition. I hope to have some more information about entering print competition and why I am involved with something that can be so frustrating at times. Right now, I decided to start with a side by side of the beginning image and the completed image to allow you to see the subtle changes that goes into creating a Merit print. Please enjoy.