I just returned from a whirlwind trip to Atlanta GA where I attended the annual conference of Professional Photographers of America–Imaging USA. One of the highlights was participating in the awards ceremony where I celebrated the results of the 2015 International Print Competition. I had four for four prints accepted into the Professional Photographers of America Imaging USA Print Exhibition! Two of four entries were also accepted into PPA’s prestigious traveling Loan Collection. A panel of 43 judges made their selections from over 5200 entries. My Gold Level Award was based on having all four entries selected and two of them also included into the loan exhibition. Only 101 photographers made it to this level so I’m quite honored to be among them!
I’m always looking to learn things and the seminars and trade show never disappoint. I was excited to see prints done on a variety of beautiful cotton rag papers- can’t wait to try out some new ones on my upcoming projects! As a long-time member of Professional Photographers of America (PPA) and the member state organization Professional Photographers of Massachusetts (PPAM) of which I’m a past president I have lots of friends in the industry so Imaging USA is always a lot of fun!
Here is one of my prints!
Closing Party at the Atlanta Aquarium. This fish got a Gold Level Award too!
My photography friends! They’re like part of the family!