Thursday, November 20, 2014

Monday, November 3, 2014

ATPI Contest Finals (Finally Done With That...)



What did you learn during this contest preparation?
I learned that there is a lot of work that goes into a contest, and that there are very few pictures that are good enough to go to contests. I also learned some valuable skills with Photoshop (I've always wanted to learn how to use it...and now I know some of the basics and more).
Most enjoyable?
Editing and seeing all the pictures I took on a big screen. It's completely different seeing your pictures on your small little camera screen to seeing it on the big Mac computers.
Challenging?
Sometimes I didn’t know how to edit something properly, or I just couldn’t get it to look right.
What makes a great competition image?
Proper balancing, color, and other good editing skills. It also helps to tell a story or to be something different or interesting that will catch a person's eye. You don't want your picture to be uncreative or something a person's seen a million times before.
What would you change for next year about your entries or editing?
I would like to have more places to shoot at, maybe going by myself and going to places, or having better quality pictures from previous cameras of my own.

Nature #1






















Nature #2

Nature #3





Architecture #1

Architecture #2

Studio Portrait #1


Studio Portrait #2

Advertising #1
Portfolio






Digitally Constructed Image #1

Digitally Constructed Image #2