Today, I will reveal the nine images I’m submitting for WPPI’s First Half Print Competition. It took me about two months to decide which images to enter. Only images taken within the last two years were eligible. There are three different divisions: Wedding, Portrait and Creative. Each division has six sub-categories. I chose to only enter in two categories. Wedding/Wedding Photojournalism and Portrait/High School Seniors.
Although this is a contest, in my mind I’m only competing with myself. For now, my initial goal is for one image to score at least an 80. This is a chance to grow as an artist. This is the beginning of fulfilling a goal to become a Master Photographer. In order to reach that goal, I have to accumulate 20 points. By scoring an 80 on one image, I will receive one point towards my Honors of Excellence. If five points are received within four consecutive years, I will become an Associate of WPPI. As soon as five points are received, I will have an additional six consecutive years to receive 15 more points. If I accomplish that, I am a Master Photographer. Easy, right? No, it’s not easy. WPPI’s web site only lists 60 Master Photographers. They also list 11 Double Master Photographer, two Triple Master Photographers, and two Grand Master Photographers. These are the photographers who will be judging my work.
Entries for Print Competition
Until next time, be positive, happy, and healthy, and don’t forget to be photographed.
**Some of the images contained in this post were shot under the direction and for assignment of Cristina Young Wedding & Portraiture. The images are copyrighted by Cristina Young Wedding & Portraiture, but are used herein with permission.
I am a San Antonio-based wedding and senior photographer who started Ata-Girl Photography Co., LLC in 2010. As one of the up-and-coming San Antonio wedding photographers, I am also available to shoot in Austin, Houston and Dallas and the surrounding areas. I am also available for destination weddings worldwide. Ata-Girl Photography Co. offers an amazing wedding photography service that you won’t soon forget. As a professional photographer, my sole purpose is to provide you the absolute best photography experience.
I am a professional photographer who enjoys documenting the important milestones and captivating moments in people’s lives. I firmly believe that the unique set of circumstances I have faced in life has prepared me to take a personal and genuine interest in my photography clients. When I’m not photographing a wedding, family or high school senior, I love hiking, cycling, reading, listening to Elvis and most importantly, I enjoy seeing my daughters happy!
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