Inspire Photo Contest 2015, Sponsored by ShootQ

© Taylor Witham

Thank you to everyone who entered this year’s Inspire Photo Contest, sponsored by ShootQ. We received some fantastic and diverse entries.

And the winners are …

– First Place: Taylor Whitham, t.Dow Photography – Second Place: Jeff Turner, Black Thumb Studio – Third Place: David Apuzzo, David Apuzzo Photography

First Place Winner (508 Votes): Photo by Taylor Whitham, t.Dow Photography

 

Second Place Winner (389 Votes): Photo by Jeff Turner, Black Thumb Studio

 

Third Place Winner (212 Votes): Photo by David Apuzzo, David Apuzzo Photography

 

Photo by Kelly Cronin Bicknell, Kelly Cronin Photography

Photo by Stephanie Krist, Stephanie Rita Photography

Photo by Michael Hanlon, Hanlon-Fiske Studios

Photo by Danielle Klein-Williams, dani. fine photography

Photo by Dawn Ferragamo, Dawn Ferragamo Photography

Photo by Christina Richards, Christina Richards Photography

Photo by Marina DeMarco, Lumina By Marina

Photo by Bryan Jamieson, Bryan Michael Photography, LTD.

Photo by Will Wohler, Will Wohler Photography

Photo by Elizabeth Clark Libert, Elizabeth …

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Inspire 2014 Image Contest, Sponsored By ShootQ

robert-norman-ct-wedding-photographer

Thank you to everyone who entered this year’s Inspire Photo Contest, sponsored by ShootQ. We received some fantastic and diverse entries.

And the winners are …

– First Place: Robert Norman, Robert Norman Photography – Second Place: Laura Dee, Laura Dee Photography – Third Place: David Apuzzo, David Apuzzo Photography

First Place Winner (485 Likes): Photo by Robert Norman, Robert Norman Photography

Second Place Winner (413 Likes): Photo by Laura Dee, Laura Dee Photography

Third Place Winner (196 Likes): Photo by David Apuzzo, David Apuzzo Photography

Photo by Nicki Pardo, Pardo Photo

Photo by Robin Dini, Robin Dini Photography

Photo by Jean Chisser, Photos for Your Life

Photo by Shari Ciarleglio, Face Forward Photography

Photo by Jolene Richard, Oh Snap Photography

Photo by Lou Fernandes, Everlasting Films and Photography

Photo by Olga Maturana, Olga Photo

Photo by Mindy, Everlasting Films and Photo

Photo by Brooke Whicher, Brooke Whicher Photography

Photo by Jennifer Fiereck, J. Fiereck Photography

Photo by Meg Hamilton, Rodeo and Co Photography

Photo by Scott Ferrede, …

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The Pro Photographer’s Guide to WPPI

Headed to WPPI this week and next? Like 15,000 wedding and portrait photographers, you are headed to one of the biggest gatherings of people from our industry, that you’re ever likely to encounter. Whether you’ve been a dozen times, or are headed out for your first time, the entire experience can be a bit overwhelming (to say the least). Between the platform classes, master classes, impromptu classes, shooting experiences, mentoring, and of course – the parties – there’s a lot happening. Want to come back in one piece?

Here are my WPPI Survival Tips:

1. Don’t try to do everything. You’ll hear this a lot from many people who have been there, but seriously – DON’T try to see everything. You can’t. It’s too big, and you’ll end up robbing yourself of the benefit of what you DO take in. Be picky about where you spend your time. You’ll get the most …

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