At the last minute, I got word of our state’s professional competition this year. I quickly picked and entered my prints digitally the same day to make the deadline because I had no time to print them. However I also picked up my sample wedding book off my table and turned it in too. It is an exact copy of what the bride and groom received. It was not designed special for competition or display, it was a real wedding sitting in my studio.
I just won 4 more awards this week at the Intermountain Professional Photographers Association yearly convention. This was the image that won all four awards, the light I photographed when I was stuck in Maine. I just mentioned it actually in my last blog post. It’s titled, “Isle of Light.”
The awards it won were a Kodak Gallery Award (that makes 7 of these for me know), the ASP State Elite Award (called the Best of the Best, my 2nd one), 1st Place Master’s division, and Master’s Court of Honor.
The level of competition is very difficult in the Masters, because the skill levels are all so high. I like competing though, because I like knowing that I can continue to create great images year after year and am always doing better.
I am always trying to raise the level of quality that I offer my clients each year, and to do a better and better job. As expectations and competition rise, I hope that clients see these awards as a sign that my quality and commitment to great images also rises each year.
Well now my print case has been shipped off to regionals and I’m anxious to see how they do. I’ll keep you all posted.