Another month of fantastic entries in the monthly contest series has ended and as always, the quality of entries just keeps getting better and better.  When I saw the folder of images to review and judge, I think Tracy actually heard me utter “How am I supposed to pick a winner from these?”  So, after much deliberation (I even enlisted the help of some photographer-friends to help me narrow it down), the winner has been decided.  I am pleased to announce that Cameron Gardner is the September winner!

September Winner - Cameron Gardner
September Winner - Cameron Gardner

The sense of movement and tack sharp quality really made it stand out – I think this could even be submitted for stock (where shots have to be absolutely flawless…)!  Congratulations to Cameron – please email me your contact information so I can ship the RS7 out to you!  Special thanks to the folks at Black Rapid for their sponsorship of the contest series, and to everyone for the participation!

October Begins

A special month begins here because as most know by know – this place is all about learning, whether it’s sharing tips and tricks, composition techniques, and everything in between.  One of the most invaluable resources I have used in my own learning has been that of the National Association of Photoshop Professionals – or NAPP!  These folks offer great training, tutorials, and the forums are a special group of people.  I can’t tell you how much I’ve learned about photography from these folks.  Why am I talking about NAPP so much though? Because the winner of the October contest will be able to take advantage of a year of membership with NAPP!!!  That’s right, a one-year membership with NAPP is up for grabs.  Given the nature of the organization – the theme for the month is appropriately picked as:


To get all the details and information on the October theme, submission guidelines and all that stuff, head over to the contest thread on Flickr and enter your best shot!  Entries are being accepted today! Good luck, and here’s to a month of happy shooting!

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