Quick story- The McClanahan’s are very close friends, and earlier in the year when we were hanging out Dan & I had made a pact that we were both going to make the top 10 photographers in Iowa this year (despite the fact that last year was both of our 1st time even entering the competition!). Our pact ended up working out well for us with me earning top photographer and Dan taking a close second.
This is another image I entered titled Desolation. It scored an 84 which is still a very very good score.
The final portrait in my print case. I really liked this one because of the gritty emotion it portrayed.
The following print was entered for score only, just to see how good it was. (It doesn’t count as part of your final score, but the judges don’t know which prints are for score only so that they judge everything the same.) This wedding image would have scored a 91 if I had entered it into the competition!
Finally, I swept the digital competition for the 2nd year in a row with 1st, 2nd, and 3rd place. The images below each poster are some of the original elements I used to create the poster.