This week was a great one for 6 of my favorite images at the 2010 Florida Professional Photographers (FPP) Competition in Orlando, FL. Every year pro shooters from around the state gather for this distinguished event and convention. The competition is fierce, and the images are all top notch, so it’s a real honor to rank in the top ten.
The prints in the competition are judged on 12 primary elements, some of which are: Impact, Creativity, Technical Excellence, Composition, Lighting, Style, Print Presentation, Subject Matter, and Story Telling.
There are a number of categories, and awards are available for 1st -3rd place, and best in show. Overall scores contribute to a ranking that this year placed me in the FPP top ten which was the most exciting award of the week.
All six of the submitted images are posted below. The big winner was the “sunrise sculler”, that earned a score of 95, 1st place, and Best In Show. This was the second year in a row I took 1st place in the landscape category and that 95 is an extremely difficult score to achieve.
The Smoking Man
Sunrise on the St Lucie
Some of these images will now compete internationally at the Professional Photographers of America (PPA) competition. “The Sandbar” and “St Lucie Blvd” are currently on the national PPA exhibit. These competitions are really a great way to hone my skills as a photographer and fine art printer.
My thanks to Master Photographer Julie Hughes of Abbey of London for her inspiration and encouragement to compete.