2 New Accreditations! ~ Woohoo!! Just got word that I have received two new accreditations, one for Canine Portrait, the other for Newborn. Soooooo exciting!!!! This brings my total to 6! Here are the winning images!
March 2012 ~
PPOC National Print Competition ~ This year marks an amazing achievement milestone in the way we are able to have our images judged. It was always necessary for PPOC members to travel great distances at times to watch our images being judged, if you wanted to learn from the experience. Well not anymore! We were able to view this process from the comfort of our own homes, even in our jammies And so I did, coffee in hand for several hours I sat, glued to my laptop screen, watching image after image go by, and hearing what the judges had to say about each and every one. It wasn’t just about watching my images go by, it was all of it, seeing what the makers were up to this year in terms of subject matter, photoshop work, lighting, composition, as all of this does play a huge part in the making of an image. All I can say about this new process, IT ROCKS!!!! And here are my results:
This was a new entry for the Nationals, being that two of my Provincial entries didn’t get accepted, I chose to enter something entirely different. I am happy I picked this one! It scored an Accepted, and is titled ”Finishing Touches”
And of course you’ve seen this one before, the image that scored a Merit at Provincials, now scored an Accepted at Nationals, go figure. It just goes to show how tough the competition is out there, this one is ”Ruin”
February 2012 ~
Provincial competition time again! Out of 4 images entered I had this one score a Merit, plus receive the Best In Class Portrait award, which means I now have a beautiful little award sitting on my shelf
Here is “RUIN”
Every year at this time I, along with many of my fellow PPOC members, struggle to find (maybe struggle is a harsh word for some?) those few images that really struck a chord with them, so much so that they worked them until they were competition worthy. I love this time of year, it’s nerve wracking, but at the same time it pushes me forward, towards making something a little extraordinary out of my images. The PPOC print salon is not an easy competition. There are no shortcuts to take, there are no snapshots worthy, this is the best of the best. This is the kind of imagery I strive to make every day. It’s not just pressing the shutter button, it’s so much more than that. Artistry, vision, and depth. Thinking outside the box.
My image titled “The Love Boat” scored an “accepted”
And my image titled “Colored Girl” scored an “Excellence”!!!
November 2010 ~ I have earned an accreditation in Boudoir Photography! So exciting!!!
May 2010 ~ I decided to get my butt in gear again this year and work on some images for the PPOC national image competition, and all of my hard work paid off. I am so happy to have had 3 out of 4 images accepted!