Addendum: Photo Contests

I was recently at an gallery opening of photographs with the theme of portraiture.  And there were walls full of beautiful portraits in many different poses and situations in a well-lit gallery show. Some natural, documentary style.  Some set up, posed, created. The show was phenomenal.  A beautiful representation of many different styles of portraiture.... Continue Reading →

Why Photo Contest Rejections Aren’t Necessarily a Bad Thing

How could that possibly be a good thing, having your work rejected, you ask.  Well, let me tell you about myself.  I've both won awards as a photojournalist and haven't won awards as a photographer. Why is that?  Timing.  Placement.  What the curators want. I have my brand of photography--documentary photography, photojournalistic storytelling, street life... Continue Reading →

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